Big winds at Lendy Cowes Week
Friday, August 4, 2017 9:25 AM
Today saw brutal conditions in the Solent, with gusts topping 35 knots, in which only the largest yachts raced. These had an adrenaline fuelled day for the final races of the Sevenstar Triple Crown series that saw boatspeeds of close to 30 knots.
Prizes for the series, which takes place on the middle three days of Lendy Cowes Week, are some of the most prestigious trophies in the sailing world. Igor Yakunin’s Ker 46 Lady Mariposa R is overall winner, picking up the Duke of Edinburgh Triple Crown Trophy, along with the Royal Yacht Squadron’s King’s Cup 1920.
Ludde Ingvall and Sir Michael Hintze’s 100ft maxi CQS won the Royal Southampton Yacht Club’s spectacular Queens Cup, and Team Jolokia the King George V International Cup.
Tomorrow is forecast to be another sunny day with perfect winds for the 700 smaller boats competing at the regatta.