Vice Admiral's Cup

News of this weekends 'level' rating event

Friday July 8th 2005, Author: Louise Morton, Location: United Kingdom
The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club's Vice Admiral's Cup, incorporating the B&G Farr 40 UK Championship, gets underway on the Solent this Saturday 9th July. The regatta, which was put together in the wake of the demise of the Admiral's Cup to provide some fun racing for the disappointed competitors, has attracted 20 entries in two classes.

The roll call for Class 1 includes six Farr 45s, four Swan 45s and two DK46s. No handicap system is being used for this regatta and the fleet is looking forward to some very close competition with the results being scored on a first over the line basis. Crews to watch include Keith Miller's Crackerjack and Nigel Bramwell's Hawk in the Swan 45s, newcomer Jerry Otter, fresh from numerous successes in his IMX 40 could be the boat to watch in the Farr 45s and the DK46s of Chris Brown and Nick Lutte.

Class 2 comprises the seven Farr 40s plus Peter Rogers & Roger Duckworth's Kerr 11.3. The Farr 40 class has seen a UK revival this season and for this regatta we have a good mix of old hands such as Tony de Mulder, Philip Tollhurst, David Murrin, Rob Goddard and Nick and Annie Haigh along with newcomers Marcus Vivien and Andy Greenwood.

Racing will take place between Saturday 9 July and Monday 11 July with a total of eight races scheduled on a combination of Solent and windward/leeward courses. Ashore the RCYC will be providing plenty of apres sailing fun including a dinner on the Saturday night and a BBQ on Sunday.

Entries:

Class 1
John Merricks Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme Farr 45
Fever Klaus Diederichs/Grant Gordon Swan 45
Renaissance John Bainbridge Farr 45
Rebel Jerry Otter Farr 45
Audacious David Wadsworth Farr 45
Cutting Edge Robert Lutener/Martin Elwood Farr 45
Shockwave Nick Lutte DK46
Nemo of  Cowes Bernard Lambilliotte Swan 45
Hawk Nigel Bramwell Swan 45
Crackerjack Keith Miller Swan 45
Atomic Peter Morton Farr 45
Fidessa Fastwave Chris Brown DK46
Class 2
Highlife Peter Rogers/Roger Duckworth Kerr 11.3
Too Steamy Nick & Annie Haigh Farr 40
Victric Tony de Mulder Farr 40
Farrfalina Cadhire UK Rob Goddard Farr 40
Creative Play Andy Greenwood Farr 40
2XL David Murrin Farr 40

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