Red ArrowsOn the closing evening of a most exciting Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the famous and spectacular “Red Arrows” were in full flow watched by thousands of spectators both on land and afloat. Following the display, fireworks filled the whole sky as Cowes celebrated the conclusion of yet another fantastic sailing event.

In the Dragon Class GBR 720 “Aimee” helmed by Graham Bailey, crewed by his Wife Julia, young Will Heritage and their 4th crew Richard Powell won the week with a day to spare. Recording five 1st places and a 6th, was enough to lift the huge Cowes Trophy and set this fast and dynamic team up for their challenge at the World Championship next month.

GBR 682 “Ecstatic” helmed by Eric Williams, crewed by Katie (Petticrows) Cole and Matt Walker hold onto 2nd place just ahead of GBR 761 “Jerboa” helmed by Gavia Wilkinson-Cox and crewed by Mark Hart and Phillip Catmer. These two boats have enough of a points lead on the rest of the fleet to simply “Match Race” for the overall runner’s up spot.

Over in Ostend, Tim Tavinor helmed his new “Alfie” Petticrow to victory on the first day of the Belgium National Championships. Tim who was crewed by Nicola and Thomas Wilton, are using this event to prepare the boat for Lawrie Smith’s challenge to retain his World Title in September.

Higher, Faster, Longer………….     Stavros.   (GBR 660).