Sailing round up on Cowes Week Ladies Day

By Matthew Mckew

Published on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 18:33


Sailing round up on Cowes Week Ladies Day

Cowes Week Ladies Day. Picture by Paul Wyeth

THE winner of the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Ladies Day competition for 2016 was Island skipper Emma Baker.

Emma, of Clatterford Road, Newport, raced alongside Steve Warren-Smith.

She was the highest placing female skipper of the day and awarded the Ariel Cup by the Royal Southern Yacht Club at the Island Sailing Club.

Emma and Steve placed second in the Squib Class, behind Rehydrated.

There were seven Island winners in the class sailing, with Adam Gosling extending his lead in the Black Group with yet another win in the IRC Class 3.

The Yes! crew are currently in pole position to win this year's regatta, with four wins from four.

Jo Richards once again led IRC Class 7 with Woof, finishing 12 seconds quicker than Paul Dunstan.

Dave Wright then rounded off the top three.

Artemis 77 finished first in the Beneteau Figaro 2, just 19 seconds ahead of Artemis 23.

Dauntless has won the Daring Class consistently since 2011 and Giles Peckham is firmly establishing his boats chances of winning again, with another win.

There was an Island win in the Etchells, when Mark Downer, George Downer and Dominic Mortimer crossed the line first on Moonlight.

Sam Laidlaw saw success in the Quarter Ton aboard Aguila, finishing six and half minutes ahead of the nearest contender.

Tomorrow marks Youth Day, with organisers keen to promote the next generation of sailors.

The Victory Class will hold a demonstration fomr 5.30pm just over The Green. The class was first established in 1934.


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