Great Start for Round the Island race

RTI start 2015

‘Panther’, GBR43X in the centre of the picture. The Grand Soleil 43 that I am currently skippering. We had a fantastic start in this years Round the Island Race. Front row, starboard tack heading for the green off of Cowes. One of the smallest and slowest boats in Class 0 we had to make sure we just had clean air and didn’t get sat on by one of the bigger boats. A great scrap all the way down to the Needles and then a fantastic run with the big masthead kite all the way to St Catherines and then after a gybe on to Bembridge Ledge Buoy. Finally up to Cowes and finished 23rd in Class. Happy with that result with a new boat and relatively inexperienced crew.

Cowes week next then it will be training on the Class 40 when we bring it back to the UK.

:-)

Can’t wait…

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