(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Racing conditions for this year’s Cowes Week could be described as challenging interspersed with "champagne sailing" for those sun gods and goddesses looking to enjoy the "southern climate" of England; enjoying all the Solent could possibly muster over the week long event.
At the end, the J/109s proved they’re the class to beat. With excellent one-design competition, it was clear it would not be a "cake walk" for the winners atop this class. Nevertheless, the mid-week leader continued to sailing consistently to take first– Rick Garret’s JEROBOAM won with a convincing record of 1-3-1-2-1-2 for ten points to finish 13 points clear of second place finisher Adam and Helen Wright’s VELVET ELVIS (7-4-2-3-6-1). Third was Mike Smith’s ZELDA with a 8-9-1-5-1-3 record, fourth was Matt Boyle’s SHIVA and fifth was Glyn Locke and Gill Ross’ JAMBHALA.
(via the Aug 11 J/Newsletter)