Scorpio and Estrella were the outstanding small yachts in last week’s Panerai British Classic Week Regatta, held in Cowes 9-15 July.
Scorpio, sailed by Richard Matthews, with a crew that included Saskia Clark, scored a second and five firsts in the small boat class giving them the class win and the EFG Trophy. Estrella, sailed by John Mulcahy and crew scored a second, two thirds and a fourth giving them third in class 4.
Most impressive was Scorpio’s overall win on the long course, a 45-mile race around the Nab Tower followed by an upwind leg to Yarmouth, during which the wind freshened to 25 gusting 28 knots forcing the retirement of more than half the 30 boat fleet. Standing waves whipped up by a three knot spring tide made a small boat win all the more remarkable.
In addition to trophies for her class and overall win, given the extreme conditions, Scorpio was also awarded a special prize presented by Spirit Yachts, for the crew most in need of a stiff drink!
Full results for Class 4 and overall regatta prize winners can be found separately on the website.
Well done guys!