The second day's racing here at Cowes is well underway as the final class to start crosses the line off the Royal Yacht Squadron
The second day’s racing here at Cowes is well underway as the final class to start crosses the line off the Royal Yacht Squadron. The canon smoke billowed across the entrance to Cowes in the fresh westerly breeze this morning, signaling the start to the Class 0 IRC. Leopard made a quick getaway, and although wasn’t amongst the first across the line, she soon powered through the pack and took a substantial lead.
Approaching her 20th birthday, Australia II proved that technology can’t have improved that much as she gave a much younger 12-metre, Crusader, a run for her money. She stole the scene, punching a powerful pace to windward and the Western Solent. Not to be outdone, Velsheda made a brief appearance, lifted her skirts and attracted an entourage of spectator boats.
Racing is still underway, and will continue for a while longer for some of the smaller boats. Results are promised to be available much sooner than yesterday, but that will wait to be seen. We’ll keep you posted…