Foiled for a second day
The Red Funnel Easter Challenge may have been blown out for the second day but the competitors will had a golden opportunity to take advantage of the facilities made available by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Cowes Yacht Haven events centre was the setting for a workshop, led by some of the top racing coaches in the world on Championship Preparation.
Jim Saltonstall, Cathy Foster, Barry Dunning, Jamie Wilkinson and Eddie Warden-Owen were centre stage, along with Dave Atkinson from the RYA and weather expert Mike Broughton. About 300 competitors attended the briefing. The main focus was on preparing boat and crew for a busy season of RORC racing ahead. There was a lively discussion between the panel and the audience, covering the important aspects of preparing for the season as well as detailed explanations of some of the rules of sailing.
Tonight the crews are enjoying supper at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club to prepare themselves for racing tomorrow.