|Rank||Sail No||Name||Type||Owner||Hcap||Race 1||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Race 7||Race 8||Race 9||Race 10||Race 11||Race 12||Nt Pts|
|1||GBR9500||Polly||Impala||Ben Meakins & Adrian Cudmore||0.884||1||(4)||(3)||1||1||1||1||1||(2)||1||1||8|
|2||NED9616||Imptish||Impala||Smith, Tullett, Hance||0.885||(3)||1||1||(3)||2.5||2||3||(7)||1||2||2||14.5|
|3||GBR9519||Two Frank||Impala||Sam Flint & Olly Love||0.884||2||2||2||2||2.5||(6)||(6)||2||3||3||(4)||18.5|
|8||GBR9578||Curved Air||Impala||Gareth Morris||0.881||(11/DNC)||8||8||(11/DNC)||(11/DNC)||3||5||5||11/DNC||11/DNC||11/DNC||62|
|9||GBR9548||Vlad the Impala||Impala||Peter Dessent||0.884||(11/DNC)||(11/DNC)||(11/DNC)||11/DNC||11/DNC||11/DNC||11/DNC||8||8||6||3||69|
Well done to Imptish, who was first Impala in both races of weekend 2 of the Hamble Winter Series! Here’s Scallywag having a small issue with a quarter tonner on the startline…
Results are at www.hamblewinterseries.com
|2||GBR9519||Two Frank||Impala||Oliver Love||0.884||12:27:52||1:57:52||1:44:12|
Good to see 2 Impala’s racing at the recent Grimsby and Cleethorpes Yacht Club regatta on the Saturday and Sunday of the August Bank Holiday. There are 3 Impala’s in the Humber area including Lifjetti 5 but only Menace and Ruffian are actively racing.
The 2 Impalas raced in the IRC fleet alongside a variety of boats with the smallest being a GK24 and the largest an Elan 37 ; the NHC classes made the total numbers racing 17 on both days.
Menace won both races with Ruffian taking 3rd place on Saturday and 2nd place on Sunday in a variety of wind and sea conditions ranging from 5 knots up to 20 knots.
Led our competitors to comment on the conditions being ‘ideal Impala conditions’ but we are happy to sail in all conditions !
We invested in new North Sails this year which we get out on special occasions and they have performed very well and I would thoroughly recommend them – the day to day set are 10 years old and it is fair to say they are a bit baggy !
Also took the trouble to remove 10 years of filler and antifoul off the boat we bought last year and now have a bottom we can be proud of.
Can’t speak for Ruffian but we are trying to come south on Menace to do a bit more class racing.
All in all we are having a very enjoyable time racing in the Humber and Brian my co-owner is now back in Impalas after having sold Firebird a few years ago ; I have also got my 12 year old son on board as ‘pitman’ and hope to train him to ‘bowman’ asap as I am a bit big for the pointy end (6’4 !)
Best regards to all
‘Having owned one of the last Impalas built in the 80s , cannot remember the number and although called Cabaret 2 I insisted she be renamed, when I was looking for a light weather boat for our usual minus 10 knot breeze in Malaysia I though of the class, real pocket cruiser, lovely to sail fully equipped and safe> I looked at quarter tonners better rated but a bit too basic (no head room) and having had so much success with my Beneteau First class 8 here really did not want to go back to that.