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Frances 26 Regatta results

Postby itchen » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:53 am

:D Had a great time for a good cause at the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta in Irvington VA . Some of you may be interested in how the boat performs. While this is a good time handicapped race , the Frances turned in a respectable performance in a division of 11 boats crossing the finish line first but getting a second on corrected time. Handicap assigned for the Frances was 250. Winds were about 10 knots average. Seabird placed ninth overall for the first race which included 100 boats in 10 divisions. Results below in order of finish.

Division 7 Orange
1 57 Prudence Sailmaster 22 Robert Montague 294.0 04/Oct/14 - 13:46:24 0:01:56:24 0:01:27:59 1 7
2 17 Seabird Frances 26 Mark Giegel 250.0 04/Oct/14 - 13:43:33 0:01:53:33 0:01:29:23 2 9
3 433 Quest Alberg 30 Richard Hazlegrove 216.0 04/Oct/14 - 14:11:31 0:02:21:31 0:02:00:38 3 33
4 26 Gull Columbia John Tidwell 231.0 04/Oct/14 - 14:14:32 0:02:24:32 0:02:02:12 4 36
5 F 14 Albatross CD 30 Robert Qualls 228.0 04/Oct/14 - 14:15:46 0:02:25:46 0:02:03:44 5 38
6 193 Alice Eastwind 25 Bruce Gibbs 228.0 04/Oct/14 - 14:16:24 0:02:26:24 0:02:04:22 6 40
7 F 15 Mahalo II Watkins27 Pedro Pimentel 234.0 04/Oct/14 - 14:23:27 0:02:33:27 0:02:10:50 7 45
8 F 16 Merlin cheoy lee 33 offshore ketch Van Nall 240.0 04/Oct/14 - 14:30:38 0:02:40:38 0:02:17:26 8 46
9 838 Tranquility Ericson 27 Glenn Bryant 231.0 04/Oct/14 - 14:50:48 0:03:00:48 0:02:38:28 9 60
10 18 Wayward Wind Fisher 25 (Motorsailer) David Herndon DNF 501.0 12
11 109 Gypsy Pearson Vanguard 33 Steve Taylor DNF 234.0 12

In the second race the following day we placed a second in our division in winds under 7 knots....not bad at all.

Mark
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Re: Frances 26 Regatta results

Postby efkirton » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:49 pm

Mark,
I am thinking about registering my Frances with phrf New England this season, hoping to participate in a couple of the local chase races. I am interested in the 250 rating that you sailed with in 2014. As I recall your boat is cutter rigged, what sails resulted in the 250 rating ? I have seen 237 ratings for the Victoria 26 but have yet to find a listing for the Frances aside from your report.

Thanks in advance for any insight that you may contribute.

Eric

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Re: Frances 26 Regatta results

Postby itchen » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:07 am

Hello Eric,

I converted my Frances 26 to a sloop rig when I purchased her. The sloop rig was better suited to the sailing I do and with a roller furling jib
and reefing mainsail, I am able to adjust sail area for most conditions . The boat was handicapped as a sloop in the race.



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Re: Frances 26 Regatta results

Postby itchen » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:24 am



Sloop rigged Seabird.


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Re: Frances 26 Regatta results

Postby itchen » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:14 am

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