Classic Cowes conditions
A week of cracking sea breezes
Mark and Liz Rushall raced their cruising yacht Ragdoll, a 27 foot Honeybee, for the first time at the Panerai's and finished a very credible 4th in the very competitive Class 4. (Jap the winner of class 4 won the event overall too). Mark, an Olympic sailing coach commented, "Ragdoll is normally our cruising boat - we raced her for the first time this year. Our new crosscut main went up for the Panerai's and was perfect. We are delighted with our new sails. We were astonished we could outpoint a lot of bigger boats, and really held our own in the fleet. Until now, we've never had any upwind pointing and avoided long beats against the tide where we could. As well as a fun week at the Classics, our new sails have transformed our cruising plans too. Good result!"