In the last minute of the start sequence for race 8 the wind went right and the race committee was forced to AP the start with seconds to go. They are moving the line and watching the breeze which had gone back north and dropped to 4 knots. Rob Lamb and the RYS Racing team are doing everything they can to get this race underway but the weather goods are not cooperating.
This northerly seems to be holding so we’re under Starters Orders for race 8 of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup.
Now the wind had swung back round into the north and it’s blowing at 10 knots. Race Committee are shuffling the marks again in the hope of getting race 8 of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup underway.
The wind has suddenly swung round into the SW and we have 7 to 8 knots. The Committee are monitoring and getting marks shuffled round in the hope that it is here to stay. Stand by.
Having arrived in the race area in a sailable 7 knots the wind has now dropped to sub 4 knots in the Solent and so far no racing has been possible on the final day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2016. As you can see from our photo the boats are only just making way over the tide. To make things worse its started to rain. The race committee is constantly monitoring the wind but with a final start cut off time of 14.30 its not looking promising.
Good morning and welcome to the final day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2016 in Cowes. The good news is that we have some wind and the race committee and boats are on the water and preparing for the start of racing at 11.00. Currently the mark layers are reporting around 7 knots across the race course so fingers crossed we will be underway on time.
We have two final races for you today and with all the fleets remaining to be decided it’s all to play for so stay tuned!
Unfortunately there was an error in the day 2 report regarding the results of the Low Rating Division. The paragraph should have read:
Piers Hugh Smith and his crew aboard Magnum Evolution are still leading the Low Rating Division and now have a four point lead over Eric William’s Love In A Mist with Flashheart a further eight points back in third. Spider Pig, the lowest rated boat in the regatta, is fourth with Phil Cook’s Purple Haze fifth.
Our apologies to Love In A Mist who was omitted from the report and for the other errors in points reporting.