Action from Cowes Dinghy Week, from left, Doug Wright and Adam Kay in 825, Sarah Younger in 7, and Matt Smith in 215. Picture by Peter Boam.
MORE than 100 boats are battling it out off Gurnard for Cowes Dinghy Week.
There are nine classes being contested — cat handicap, shadows, fast, medium and slow handicap, RS400s, RS100s, Laser Radial and Laser 4.7s — with the regatta finishing today (Friday).
On day one, the experienced pair of Bowen and Kellett had two wins in the RS400, while commodore Mark Harrison won both RS100 classes.
The cats and fast handicap boats faced challenging courses while the slow handicap and Laser 4.7 classes were also not immune to the difficult conditions, but Ben Symons got the better of Harry Carter to take the win.
Day two brought marginally better conditions with Harry Blowers leading the 16-strong Laser Radial class while in the Shadows, Paul Tanner and Carl Blenkinsop took a win apiece.
In the cat handicap class, Chris Murphy came through for the win, while in the slow class, Simon and Alice Bean took the gun but were beaten to second on handicap by Derek Ness.