The Blaze Inlands were held at Queen Mary Sailing Club on the 14th and 15th October 2006 and they were won by Mike Lyons, the national champion, with 6/6 wins! A report, results and some pics can be seen at the Blaze Class Association website. Thirty Blazes took part.
To the left are links to a web page for Race 1 to Race 6. For each race there are plots of the track taken by me (Stuart Brown, Blaze 713) - on average a middle of the fleet Blaze sailor. I had a bad start to the series with mediocre results for the remaining races. The courses were sausage-triagle-sausage-(triangle).
The results are instructive! In races where I played the wind shifts poorly on the beats you can see tacking angles of less than 90 degrees (especially race 1, where I came 24th). In races where I did better (eg race 6 - apart from the bad start when I was legitimately squeezed out at the committee boat end and had to tack and jibe, crossing the line last) you can see that I played the shifts better, with tacking angles of more than 90 degrees.
On each race there is an overall plot of the race and a link to an animated plot of the same race, with a graph of boat speed. Units are knots/nautical miles. Feel free to add comments!
There is a legend on the bottom left of the large image showing speed during the race (km/h).