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CCW News Archives 2019

Daring DauntlessDauntless, sailed by Richard Acland and his crew, was almost untouchable in the 14-strong Daring Class which finished competing at Cowes Classics Week today. Five first places and a throwaway third ensured victory at the top of the leaderboard of the 143 yachts which took part in the 12th edition of the event this week.

Richard was guest helm on Dauntless carrying away the historic 1792 Cup. “I couldn’t have done this without our brilliant crew,” he said, which included co-owner Jane Peckham. “The boat was very well prepared. Getting clean starts seemed to give us the advantages that got us away from such a tight competitive fleet.”

The Daring Class was just one of six keelboat classes competing on the Royal London Yacht Club’s committee boat race areas along with the National Swallows, Solent Sunbeams, Dragons and Flying Fifteens, Bembridge One Designs and X One Designs.

RLYC CakesSituation as of 09:40 this morning Friday 2 August 2019.

Circuits 1-4 (Committee Boats); AP over AP is removed for all circuits and competitors should go afloat.

Shoreline circuit 5; N over A is displayed.

 

 

 TJP2369All classes in the 12th Cowes Classics Week fleet had to kick their heels this morning on the Cowes waterfront as they, along with the Race Officers of the Royal London Yacht Club, waited for breeze to fill in from the west.

Enough wind finally arrived at lunch time for Cruiser classes including classes 1,2 and 3 to get away on a short race from the Club’s shoreline start. The yachts made quick work of reaching the first windward mark on the ebb tide but once round, the breeze died once again, and progress against the tide was slow as the yachts hugged the beach along the Green of West Cowes - much to the delight of the spectators on the beach.

Richard Hargreaves’ elegant 30 sq metre Aeolus led the way along the beach, pursued by Lawrence Wride’s 1967 One Tonner SunMaid V, last year’s Cowes Classics Week champion. As the yachts headed north and found a little more breeze Sunmaid V was able to pull ahead and finish once again in first place, after the course was shortened, keeping her a point ahead of Aeolus after five races.

 TJP8984 2537Tim Jeffreys is out and about on a RIB capturing moments of classic sailing and you can see his pics of each day in our online gallery here.

 

 

 

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