Yachts getting ready for the start of day two…..
By William Mills
Panerai British Classic Week
20 July 2015 – The second day of Panerai British Classic Week 2015 may have featured grey skies and drizzle, but nothing could dampen the spirits of the 77 strong fleet of classic yachts as they came together for a spectacular Long Inshore Race sponsored by Classic Boat in partnership with Wight Vodka.
Five of the six classes started en-mass with only Class 0 starting separately and all boats raced the same course allowing for combined fleet results to be given as well as Class results.
After his disqualification following a port/starboard incident yesterday, Ed Dubois and his crew aboard ‘Firebrand’ sailed a fabulous race today putting them into fourth in the overall fleet and first in Class 2, thirty seconds ahead of nearest Class 2 rival ‘Cetewayo” owned by David Murrin.
Avia Willment’s ‘Siris’ romped home to victory in the 8 Metre Class and sixth overall.