Regatta Format: Evolve or Die:
Since 1826, Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.
So what does this seemingly successful event do? For the first time, the 2018 edition will see the introduction of a new Double-handed class with entries invited for boats with IRC ratings between 0.900 to 1.085.
“This reflects a growing part of the sport and we want to offer the racing that sailors want,” reports Regatta Director Laurence Mead. “For some classes that is a bit more of…
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Maserati’s record race at Cape Finisterre:
(February 20, 2018; Day 33) – Giovanni Soldini and the crew on the trimaran Maserati Multi 70 are nearing the northwestern tip of Spain at Cape Finisterre in their attempt to break the 13000 nm record from Hong Kong to London. After Finisterre, the team will continue upwind across the Bay of Biscay for another 350 nm to reach the tip of Brittany before making the easterly turn toward London. The team is 743.7 nm from the finish and is 1476 nm ahead of the record pace (as of 20:54 UTC). Details.
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