image of Solent yachting
Solent yachting

By William Mills

Yacht masts

Panerai British Classic Week 2015 started in Cowes over the weekend with racing taking place all week and building up to a memorable Parade of Sail on Saturday 25 July past the Royal Yacht Squadron clubhouse.

 

Osborne at Cowes
Osborne at Cowes

 

Having Fun
Having Fun

 

Seventy eight yachts have registered for the racing with a race taking place every day. The yachts have been divided into six classes.

On Sunday class O, large classics, with three entrants was won by Mariquita,a 29 metre gaff cutter and built in 1911 by William Fife & Sons.

 

Yacht Soufriere

Soufriere, a 16.5 metre Dublin based modern classic won the Class 1 race on Sunday.

Cowes Panerai British Classic Week 2015

 

Yacht 3

 

Cetewayo

Cetewayo, a 48ft fractional rigged Laurent Giles sloop built in 1955 by Morris and Lorimar won the class 2 fleet of twelve.

Cetewayo at prizing giving
Cetewayo at prize giving-David Murrin

 

Eleonora

Eleonora’s crew relax after Sunday’s race. At 50 metres this N.G.Herreshoff designed racing schooner is the largest entrant this year.

Jap prize giving
Jap prize giving winners of class 4-David Sherriff

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