THE HENLEY WHALERS -

“Ice Breaker” - To Cowes, Isle of Wight - 4th January 2015

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"Icebreaker 2015 " was interesting in several ways.

1) Winter floods at Henley had prevented Molly being slipped out to the trailer in 2013 & 2014, so 2015 was the first one since 2012.

2) The car transporter Hoegh Osaka had stranded on Bramble Bank in the early hours before our arrival.

3) Construction of the new protective bank off Cowes necessitated a diversion exacerbated by the swift cross-track tidal flow. (See Tracks)

4) Friends from "Langstone Cutters" were able to join the fun - First time in several years we'd shared the event with them.

5) Learning-point - The calculated heading (outbound) had made allowance for the westbound tide and would have got us there with less effort. We should have trusted it, and monitored drift, instead of trying to go "straight-line".

IceBreaker
Hoegh Osaka

IceBreaker
Rowers

Stats
Outbound - Rowing - 3.93 Nm, 1 hr 35 mins, Av 2.5 Kt, Max 4.4 Kt.
Inbound - Mainly Sailing - 4.45 Nm, 2 hrs 2 mins, Av 2.16 Kt, Max 5.6 Kt.

IceBreaker
Helm
IceBreaker
After Lunch
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Pictures from previous years > 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.
Weather forecast (Cowes) here. - Calshot webcam here.

Molly's tracks
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Molly's Ice-Breaker 2015
tracks

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Afternoon

"ViewRanger" advantages :-
Zoom right in for fine details of courses
See time, distance, speed at any point on a track
Analyse steering errors, etc.

Why are our tack angles sometimes much better than others?

HOW TO USE "VIEW RANGER" - Conversion. 1 Statute mile = 0.87 Nautical miles approx.VR2

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