The Official Mount Gay Rum’s Red Cap Party took place on Thursday at Shepard’s Wharf, Cowes.
Competition Now Closed: Readers of Island Pulse have been given the opportunity to Win a bottle of Mount Gay Eclipse Rum and a RIB Ride to watch the racing on Sunday 12th August during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
The Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup ended with a more typical Solent day, finally providing sailors with some fresh conditions and waves for the last double points scoring race of this week long series for international three boat teams and their amateur crews.
Today the race management of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup bravely pushed ahead with the scheduled course anti-clockwise around the Isle of Wight.
Two thirds of the way into the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup and still it remains very tight between the seven international three boat teams taking part. After five days of racing this is the first day the lead hasn’t changed – with RYA Team GBR Black ahead on day one, France pulling into the lead after the offshore race and RYA Team GBR Red edging ahead yesterday.
The Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup fleet received an inadvertent visit from HM Queen Elizabeth II on the morning, of her Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Cowes Yacht Haven where the 21 boats are based in this premier three boat team event for international amateur crews.
The Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup fleet came ashore today after their high scoring offshore race with war stories, not of wrestling on the foredeck in gale force winds, but of repeatedly anchoring in a flat calm to prevent themselves being whisked off down Channel by the powerful spring tide.
At 10.00 am the 21 competing yachts set off on the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup 24-36 hour long offshore race, the most highly scoring segment in this series for international three boat teams with amateur crews. News Update Results