The Energy Blog St Lawrence takes overall honours in Inter-Parish Round-The-Island Yacht Race
Race 6

The fleet, with some proudly flying the flags of the Parishes they were representing, got off to a good start helped by a westerly breeze. Lady Penelope (St. Peter) and Solus Ortis (St Clement) rounded the Corbière lighthouse first, followed closely by Abracadabra (Trinity) and Arctic Tern (Grouville).

On this leg, colourful spinnakers were launched to maintain speed against south-flowing current and several positional changes resulted in a new leader, The Dog’s….  (St. Clement), as the fleet rounded Grosnez for the leg along the north coast, the longest of the race.

The light breeze stayed steady, and it began to look as though an early decision to end the race at St Catherine’s breakwater, in view of a forecast of no wind in the afternoon, might have been premature. However, just as the lead boats arrived off Rozel, the breeze dropped off and the race did conclude at St Catherine’s.

Line honours went to The Dogs…. followed by Abracadabra, Lady Penelope and Zanzibar (St Ouen). However, when the handicapping system, which includes adjustments unique to this event relating to the percentage of crew from the represented parish and number of parish officials was taken into account, the overall honours went to Class 2 winner Aphros, representing St Lawrence, followed by Sombrero (St Saviour), and Lady Penelope (St Peter).

The latter was the winner of Class 1, with Trinity’s Abracadabra second and Zanzibar (St Ouen) third. Sombrero was again second behind Aphros in Class 2, with Paper Tiger (St Lawrence) third.