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HYS ONE TON CUP: Grapefruit Graphics Race Day

Cowes, September 22 September, 2017. The HYS One Ton Cup, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the One Ton Cup was created in 1899 by the Cercle de la voile de Paris (CVP). Grapefruit Graphics Race Day Two longer round the cans races produced a different dynamic to the HYS One Ton Cup on Grapefruit Graphics Race Day. After a short postponement, a southwesterly breeze arrived at midday, piping...
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HYS ONE TON CUP: TT Rigging Race Day

Cowes, September 21 September, 2017. The HYS One Ton Cup, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the One Ton Cup was created in 1899 by the Cercle de la voile de Paris (CVP). TT Rigging Race Day Three Windward Leeward races were fired off in quick succession by PRO Stuart Childerley and his team. Racing was held in the central and eastern Solent, with a southwesterly breeze averaging 15 knots, ...
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Girls on Film Wins Lendy Cowes Week

Unique, fast, fun, and at times frustrating, there is nothing quite like Cowes Week, this year sponsored by Lendy. In the 12 strong FAST40+ Class, Peter Morton's CF40+ Girls on Film, triumphed after a stunning display in medium to heavy air. Sir Keith Mills' Ker40+ Invictus was second, and Bas de Voogd's Carkeek MkIII Hitchhiker was third. Girls on Film Crew: Peter Morton, James Day, Be...
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Girls on Film win Lendy Cowes Week

Peter Morton's British CF40+ Girls on Film is the FAST40+ Class winner for Lendy Cowes Week, narrowly beating Sir Keith Mills' Ker40+ Invictus, which finished runner up for Cowes Week. In a thrilling final race, to the Nab Tower and back, Girls on Film finished first to win not only the series but the New York Yacht Club Trophy. Bas de Voogd's Carkeek MkIII Hitchhiker, was second for the race,...
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No play today – to the wire tomorrow

Racing for the FAST40+ Class at Lendy Cowes Week was called off early this morning, Thursday 3rd August. Gusts of over 30 knots were recorded on the Bramble Bank, and with every indication that the southwesterly buster would continue all day, the race committee called of racing for the day. Phil Hagen, Regatta Director, Cowes Week Limited confirmed that Race 6 was officially abandoned, mean...
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Dutch Delight – Day One Lendy Cowes Week

Bastiaan de Voogd's Dutch Carkeek MkIII Hitchhiker was the winner on the first day of Lendy Cowes Week, taking Line Honours in just over five hours to win the Royal Southampton Yacht Club Hillhead Salver. Hitchhiker's Boat Captain, Rogier van Overveld, spoke about the Dutch team's win. “This is the first regatta with our new rig, since our previous rig was damaged in a winter storm. We got ...
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Signal 8 joins FAST40+ Class for Lendy Cowes Week

Thirteen examples of the FAST40+ Class will make up the largest Grand Prix class, racing at Lendy Cowes Week. From the 29th July to 4th August, the FAST40+ Class will be the first start of every day at Britain's most famous regatta. Racing a mixture of tight Solent courses, and longer coastal races, Lendy Cowes Week marks the third scoring regatta of the 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit. Sir Keith Mil...
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Invictus wins the FAST40+ Cloudy Bay Trophy

2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 2(ii) Round the Island Race presented by Cloudy Bay FAST40+ Results 1342 yachts competed in this year's Round the Island Race, and nine of the top twenty yachts to finish were FAST40s. Sir Keith Mills' Ker40+ Invictus, helmed by Keith and his son Alex, took Line Honours for the FAST40+ Class, and the class win after IRC time correction to lift the FAST4...
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Slow Motion – Hand to Hand Combat

2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit ROUND 2(i) Hosted By the Royal Southern YC RESULTS With virtually no wind in The Solent this morning, the FAST40+ Fleet was kept ashore by PRO Tony Lovell until midday, but it was well worth the wait. A 6 knot northwesterly wind was just about sailable for the start of the first race and by the end of the second, and final race, the breeze piped up to 12 knot...
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