Racing in the RYS Bicentenary Regatta
This week we have been competing in the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary Regatta. So far it has been a bit breezy, blowing spots of dalmatians. After racing was cancelled on Monday the anticipation was set for Tuesday as competitors wondered whether racing would go ahead. The winds and sea state were still looking strong in the morning, but the call was made and racing was on, and it turned out to be a good decision.
The crew of EH01 enjoyed a blustery day of fierce competition; this regatta has attracted a wealth of top notch yachts raced by very experienced sailors and EH01 is the only yacht in it run by a commercial business. The crew in the bright lime green “A-Team” inspired shirts were in excellent spirits all day and the pit crew worked incredibly hard in the long upwind legs. We finished a very credible mid fleet position.
n 1972 a crack sailing unit was sent to prison by a naval court for a Chinese gybe they didn’t commit. These sailors promptly escaped from a maximum security marina to the East Cowes underground. Today, still wanted by the navy, they survive as sailors of fortune. If you have a yacht racing problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the EH-Team