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A real mixed bag of weather was experienced during the annual Cowes Week Regatta for 2023. RSYC members and Race Management team enjoyed taking part in this, by far the biggest Solent Regatta of the year.
The large RMT contributed to running 4 days of the 7-day racing schedule. Chief Race Officer, Mike Garvey and his team were on The Hound and Dave Martin and his team were pin end boat Sabrina, which was again graciously supplied by Dave this year. We had two RIBs laying the windward, leeward courses each day; one of which was lent to us by the Royal Southern Yacht Club.
Day 1, saw the team start the racing for Etchells, Dragons, Darings, J70’s and SB20’s. On subsequent days, the team managed racing for J70’s and SB20’s. The competitive fleets made for some impressive starts after general
recalls for the first race each day. Based on
the Hill Head plateau, the south westerly winds were over 20+ knots each day making committee vessel and pin end tasks quite a physical challenge but the whole team showed great resilience. The J70 and SB20 competitors
were grateful to RSYC for hosting the racing. Thanks was also received from the Cowes
Week Regatta Director.
Linda Sign Captain of Racing

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