RTYC Success at Cowes Week 2014


Another successful Cowes Week has passed, with a fantastic week of racing, despite theThursday and Friday’s fickle wind not filling in in time for all the classes to get racing underway, however, the wind did arrive again in time for the last race day on Saturday. Luckily, an array of beer tents managed to keep the crew entertained for a rather windless days.

Numerous RTYC members competed in an array of fleets, with some particularly impressive wins from the following:

David Franks’ Strait Dealer won IRC Class 4, which had a total of 28 boats competing in it, with a race win on Monday and four 2nds, and finished 9th Overall in the Black Group.

Irvine Laidlaw’s Cape Fling II a Reichl Pugh 52, dominated the IRC Class 0, with one win and an array of seconds.

Adam Gosling’s Corby 36 YES! Won IRC Class 2, and was second overall in Cowes Week, and won the Black Group overall results, with an impressive five 1sts and two 2nds.

Nick Stagg’s China White took first place in the highly competitive Etchells fleet with fellow RTYC member Kim Ridge on board.

Bill Wyatt was on board Ziva the Victory who finished second in her class, another notoriously competitive class.

The Race Officials, headed up by Gill Smith and Jenny Woods, also played their invaluable part by running the first three days of the regatta, they most efficiently executed the swift course setting, starts and finishes of over 1,000 boats, being sailed by approximately 8,000 competitors, ranging from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors and charter guests, in varying wind conditions and strong double tides.

RTYC wishes to extend congratulations to all of the members who participated in the sailing and the running of 2014’s Cowes Week.