Lendy Cowes Week Day 3
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:38 AM
Day three of Lendy Cowes Week delivered yet more racing in blazing sun and a perfect south westerly breeze of 12-16 knots that gradually built to a peak of 20 knots by the end of the afternoon.
It was a day of intensely close racing for many competitors, with numerous podium places decided by only a handful of seconds after more than three hours of racing.
Today was also the event’s Charity Day, supporting the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Inspired by Bart’s Bash, the annual international day of racing for which an overall winner is calculated, the Foundation applied the same process to the 800 competitors racing today, with Sam Cox’s King 40 Nifty provisionally named as winner of the Cowes Bash.