Results FYS Beneteau Owners Weekend 15

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16th FOX’S YACHT SALES BENETEAU OWNERS WEEKEND 2015

Met by the forecast sunshine and South Westerly breeze, a fleet of 22 Beneteau’s from 21ft to 48ft lined up for the FYS 16th Annual Beneteau Owners Regatta on the East Coast in aid of the RNLI. Amongst the fleet were several newcomers to the Fox’s Yachts Sales event.

A short start line, (set on time!), between “Fox 1” and the Harwich Town SC buoy, with 12-14 knots of breeze, the competitors were keen to get cracking at 11.00hrs, apart from the usual late arrivals.

A one-sided beat saw the First 31.7 “Silver Gull” closely chased by the Oceanis 48 “Indulgence”, power up to Pennyhole with some well sailed smaller boats hanging on to their coat tails. A long, foul tide, run to Outer Ridge gave those with waterline length a chance to stretch their legs. The smaller boats split off to the finish from Outer Ridge whilst the larger boats went round an extra loop including Pye End and Pennyhole.

The smaller boat fleet was led home by Chris Coggins in “Rattle and Hum” closely followed by the team on “Extra Old”. Special note should be made of the fleet within a fleet – The First 25’s had a great time racing together, with much place changing and all close to each other. The bigger boat fleet was led home by “Indulgence” with “Silver Gull” only 15 odd seconds behind and the First Class 10 “Shavonne” another minute or so further back.

At 13.40 the warning signal for the second race sounded with a slightly increased breeze of around 16-18knots. A competitive start with a short beam reach to Harwich Shelf made for a busy rounding before heading up the Stour. At this point the Thames Barge, “Melissa” decided to join in the fun. Surrounded by the fleet “Melissa” was luffed hard up the River Stour, which was not necessarily on their passage plan as they were trying to head up the Orwell!

Once again the smaller boats had a close race all the way back to the Royal Harwich and were led home by Derek and Jill on the First 310, “Extra Old”. The larger fleet had a longer course up the River Stour and by the time they were on the return trip the sea breeze had filled in. A fetch up to Shotley Spit in 25+ knots of breeze followed by a bit of a sleighride past Felixstowe and Levington gave all the crews massive grins. Line honours were hard fought and there were 3 boats overlapped at the finish, “Shavonne”, “Silver Gull” and “Indulgence” in that order, giving the Race Committee a bit of a headache.

After the timings for both races were entered into the complex (and secret) handicapping system the results were as follows:

OVERALL RESULTS

White Sail under 33′                                       White Sail over 33′
1.     Extra Old – First 310s                                       1. Shavonne – First Class 10 
2.    Enigma – First 211                                             2. Escapade – Oceanis 42cc        
3.     Rattle & Hum – First 300 Spirit                        3.  Silver Gull – First 31.7
4.     Scorpio – First 21.7                                           4. Indulgence – Oceanis 48    
5.    Gemini – First 25s

The Beneteau Owners Weekend is a fun event with the main aim of raising funds for the RNLI, whose valuable work saves lives at sea. The event raised over £1200 for this good cause. With thanks to all our Sponsors and supporters.

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FYS Beneteau Owners Weekend

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PLEASE NOTE THAT FYS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY DUE TO BENETEAU OWNERS REGATTA.

FYS are delighted to have over 21 entries for the forthcoming Owners Weekend, to be held on Saturday 18 July 2015 at the RHYC. If you haven’t entered please download Entry Form here: 2015 FYS BOW

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CURRENT ENTRY LIST –  July 2015


WHITE SAIL UP TO 33ft

Boat Name                      Model

SCORPIO                         First 21.7

MALLARD                       First 21.7

ENIGMA                          First 211

GEMINI                            First 25s

LAZY DAYS                      First 25.7

GEM                                 First 25.7

LOUP DE MER                First 260 Spirit

RATTLE & HUM               First 300

MR BLUE SKY                  First 310

EXTRA OLD                      First 310s

OLYMPIA JANE                Oceanis 31

AXIS                                   Oceanis 331

 

WHITE SAIL OVER 33ft

Boat Name                       Model

SHURIG                             Oceanis 34 – tbc

SACRE COEUR                 Oceanis 34

ESPRIT                               Oceanis 35

UMBRIA                             Oceanis 36cc

BETHICCA                         Oceanis 411

ESCAPADE                        Ocenais 42CC

L’AUBERGE                      Oceanis 43

SHAVONNE                     First Class 10

SEASCAPE                       393

SILVER GULL                 First 31.7

INDULGENCE                   Oceanis 48  

 

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Boat Name                     Model

TOMORA                        Trawler 34

STRATAGEM                  Oceanis 44cc

SERENITY                       Oceanis 34

DRAGONFLY GB           Oceanis 34

 


With thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters.

 

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Gryphon II Circumnavigators

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Congratulations to Chris and Lorraine of GRYPHON II who have recently completed their circumnavigation over 5 years, on-board their Beneteau Oceanis 423.

Fox’s Yacht Sales were pleased to help support them whilst they were in far flung places, including supplying them with new standing rigging whilst they were in Malaysia.

Chris and Lorraine are enjoying some time in Grenada, West Indies, before returning to the UK.

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FYS Beneteau Regatta 15


SATURDAY 18 JULY 2015

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In aid of the RNLI 

We are delighted to announce after last year’s success, the 16th Beneteau Owners Regatta, and invite all Beneteau Owners to enter.  Donations to the RNLI would be welcomed with your entry.

To be held at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club. We will have two light-hearted “races” on the Saturday, the first race will be around Dovercourt Bay, followed by a passage race finishing at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, River Orwell.

 

PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!!!

For the combined results of the two “races” on handicap

WHITE SAIL CLASSES   (Mainsail & Headsail)

Class 1 – Up to 33ft              1st/ 2ndon Handicap

Class 2 – 34ft & over            1st /2nd on Handicap

SPIRIT OF THE EVENT –       Given to the entrant who organisers consider typifies the spirit of the event.

 

If you would like to enter the Beneteau Owners Weekend, please download the Entry Form 2015 FYS BOW  or please contact us at: info@foxsyacht.co.uk

 

Beneteau Flyer 6 wins TWO Motorboats Awards

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Fox’s Yacht Sales are pleased to announce that the Beneteau Flyer 6 has won the starter category award at the MOTORBOAT Awards 2015 and a further award at the European Powerboats Award 2015.

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PowerBoat_2015 Beneteau Flyer 6 – European Powerboat of the Year 2015 Winner.

Triumph as the Beneteau Flyer 6 wins a further award, the Flyer 6 is winner of the category up to 25 feet at the European Powerboats Awards. Six   completely different concepts fought it out in the small class for boats measuring up to 25 feet. The prize was awarded to the Beneteau Flyer 6.

 

 

The Beneteau Flyer 6 is unique in its ‘three-in-one’ concept and a design that takes ideals  from the car and aviation industry and is unique in the high-performance of his new generation Air Step® hull with excellent handling capabilities and an attractive price/performance ratio.

Download the specification:  FLYER6SPACEdeck Foxs Yacht Sales

View full details on the range at: http://www.foxsyachts.co.uk/beneteau-power/flyer/ 

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Fox’s Yacht Sales 2014

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Fox’s Yacht Sales 2014

Wishing all of our customers a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. If you have any enquiries over the festive season we will be open as follows:

2014

24 December – 28 December 2014    –  Office Closed

Monday 29 Dec and Tuesday 30 December 2014     –  OPEN

Wednesday 31 December – 1 January 2015   –  Office Closed

Friday 2 January 2015 & Saturday 3 January 2015  –  OPEN

2015

Monday 5 January 2015 – return to normal hours

Dates are inclusive

 

Fifteenth Beneteau Owners Weekend

Fox’s Yacht Sales were delighted to have had eighteen entries for the fifteenth Beneteau Owners Weekend, in aid of the RNLI. For the week leading up to the 2nd of August the weather forecasters had had several changes of mind. The long range forecasts had predicted a lot of rain due throughout the day with absolutely no wind. It was a great relief to all that the day stayed completely dry! In the event the day started out with a little cloud over the horizon and once the sun burnt off the cloud it evolved into a beautiful day with some great breeze kicking in for the afternoon.

Eventually the Committee Boat arrived on station and wisely postponed the start to let the fitful breeze steady and the radio traffic die down.

The first start was a relatively well contested affair, “Shavonne” opting for the pin end for a bit of tidal shelter whilst the rest of the fleet were evenly spread and “Bigwig2” winning the Committee boat end.

A long foul tide beat to Pennyhole spread the fleet out considerably but with some light and long downwind legs, some of the non-spinnaker bigger boats struggled a bit.

Once again the First 21’s and 25’s had a rare old battle around their course with “Loup de Mer” sailing really well to get the gun.

By the time the stragglers had finished the wind had filled in to a solid 18knots and the sun was shining. A fair tide, downwind start for the second race had the potential to be a messy situation but the fleet behaved really well with no one jumping the gun. That said, a boom-committee boat interface was narrowly avoided (you know who you are!).

A bunched fleet at the first turning mark, the Harwich Shelf meant there were a few calls for water before the fleet tramped off up the The Stour. With the wind set fair for the race back to the line at the RHYC the fleet nearly caught the Race Officer unaware such was the pace of their return. However, we counted them out and counted them back in again!

Fox’s Yacht Sales NEW Website!

Fox’s Yacht Sales are pleased to announce their new website. Keep updated on News and Events! If you have any queries or would like to include information on the website please contact us at:

e: info@foxsyachts.co.uk

t: + 44 (0) 1473 694 694

Beneteau Owners Weekend 2014

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We are delighted to announce the dates for the 15th Beneteau Owners Weekend, to held at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club will be on 2 August 2014.

Basic CMYKWe will have two light-hearted “races” on the Saturday, the first race will be round Dovercourt Bay, followed by a passage race finishing at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, River Orwell.Entry is free however donations to the RNLI are gratefully received.

Please email: jacqui.kotze@foxsyachts.co.uk for an entry form.