The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club announced the Vice Admiral's Cup Regatta will run in June 1/2/07
The 2007 Vice Admiral’s Cup Regatta has been confirmed by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Cowes. The prestigious event will be held from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 June 2007.
The event expects to have more than 40 boats participate and will combine short course Solent racing with a great social programme hosted at the RCYC’s Cowes clubhouse.
The popular 44-46ft class expects to have ten Swan 45’s, as well as a number of Farr 45s and DK46s. The Vice Admiral’s Cup Regatta will provide the Swan 45’s with a perfect tune up for the Swan 45 World Championships running in Cowes this summer.
The big boat class for 50-52 footers, with a maximum IRC rating of 1.36, has already attracted four TP52s, and will be the first time we will get to see them race in the Solent.
The Quarter Tonners class will also be back to show off their lines.
The two big boat classes will level race, retaining the popular “first past the post” format, and the Quarter Tonners will race under IRC.
Jerry Otter, owner of the Farr 45 Werewolf, sums up the appeal of the regatta perfectly:
“I’d just like to thank the Royal Corinthian for what they’ve done with the Vice Admiral’s Cup event. I think bringing it through for the first time in 2005 when the Admiral’s Cup failed was a tremendous insight and I think the success we’ve seen not just that year when we were just two classes, but in 2006 in particular with the 40.7s and the Quarter Tonners plus the great social programme shows it has real potential for the future. In my own personal opinion level racing has to be the way forward, people want racing where they can see exactly how they are doing on the water.” – Jerry Otter
For more information about the 2007 Vice Admiral’s Cup please contact Louise Morton, Secretary, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club – Tel 44 (0)1983 293581 or visit www.rcyc.co.uk