What's in store for competitors and visitors on day 4 of Skandia Cowes Week 7/8/07

Another bright, sparkling morning will give way to rain later in the day and light winds are expected for day four of Skandia Cowes Week.

According to the Chris Tibbs, the weather expert, there is a trough of lower pressure on the way with a band of showers moving across the west of the country which means rain is expected over Cowes later today.

The early morning heat should create a light south-westerly sea breeze veering round to the north-west but the development could be restricted by the rain. The maximum breeze will be between 8-13kts from the west-south-west.

Tibbs said the observations at 0700 on Brambles Bank this moring was 4kts from the west-north-west.

What’s on today
As well as the all-important racing which commences with the Laser SB3 start at 1005 this morning there’s plenty of action later in the day including the Extreme 40 exhibition.

Watch out for Dame Ellen MacArthur who’ll be taking part in the this special event off Princes’ Green later today. MacArthur will be sailing with Nick Moloney and Darren Bundock.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will also be out and about at Cowes Week today, racing aboard Robin Aisher’s DaringDefiant.

Visitors to Cowes Week will also have the chance take part in the special Radio Controlled Laser racing event which will take place on the Cowes Parade by Trinity Landing. Racing starts at 1800 and runs through until 2000.

Skandia/UKSA’s Try Sailing event takes place on a daily basis. All you need to do is head to the Try Sailing tent on the Cowes Parade and book your place for a free one-hour sailing lesson.

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