Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Cowes Week

This week I am at Cowes week with Ross Williams and Guy Cribb taking on some big catamarans. Today we got to race them which was pretty intense. Over 100 boats on the water in the Solent so it was super choppy and really hard just to sail in a straight line! Luckily Ross, fresh from his 6th place in Fuerte, was able to still put his foot down and beat the boats. I held my own, but racing 8.2 sails is not my specialty. Few scary moments too out in the Solent slaloming around 60ft Yachts! Best bit about the event is hanging in the VIP lounge afterwards, mixing it with the stars of the sailing world! More wind tomorrow, so lets see how it turns out.

The shot is of the GAC Pindar boat that we are against. Skippered by Nick Moloney who is in the Guiness Book of records for crossing the Bearing Straight in 22 hours on a windsurfer. What a legend!

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