A striking image of one of Skandia Cowes Week's biggest entries


You don’t want to mess with this weapon!

Mike Slade’s Leopard 3 is channel dodging in the big IRC super zero fleet at Skandia Cowes Week. One look at this cracking shot (from Matt and Dan at OnEdition) and you can imagine the fun to be had on this beast at the leeward marks of a short course.

Leopard’s carbon bowsprit is 15ft long, her mast is 154ft high and she can set 15,000 square feet of sail downwind. Blimey.