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Challenging tactical decisions at Lendy Cowes Week 2018 - Day 6

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Lendy Cowes Week 2018 - Day 6
Lendy Cowes Week 2018 - Day 6

A combination of light northerly winds and strong tides provided navigators with challenging tactical decisions today.

The 100-strong Squib fleet produced easily the tightest racing of the day - the leaders crossed the line just two seconds apart. Midfleet there were some even tighter battles fought, with places 23-29 determined by just 14 seconds.

The TNG Swiss Watches Newcomers’ Trophy is awarded to the most successful entrant in either White or Black Group who has never participated in Lendy Cowes Week before. This year a total of 59 entries are battling it out on the race course for the trophy.

The 3 crews vying for line honours this year are:

- Josh Metcalfe & Mark Hogan in the Squibs onboard RICO’SHEA (136)
- Skipper Philippe Frantz's crew in IRC 1 onboard ALBATOR (FRA 830)
- Skipper Arianne van de Loosdrecht's crew in IRC 3 onboard TEAM HEINER III (NED 7020)

RICO’SHEA is currently standing 3rd in the Squib National Championships which is being staged here at Lendy Cowes Week. 

Mark Hogan, who sails at the South Caenarvonshire Yacht Club in Wales, is carrying on the Squib sailing and winning legacy of his Dad, the late Chris Hogan, who won the National Championships eight times before he passed away in 2016.