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Big boat series concludes at Lendy Cowes Week

Lady Mariposa and their three trophies. Photo by Paul Wyeth.

Lady Mariposa and their three trophies. Photo by Paul Wyeth.

James Woolven

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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:34

STRONG winds yesterday (Thursday) saw almost all of the racing at Lendy Cowes Week called off.
Only classes in the Sevenstar Triple Crown event went ahead as the big boat series was concluding yesterday.
Igor Yakunin’s Ker 46 Lady Mariposa R won the Sevenstar Triple Crown overall.
“We are really happy with our success this week and very excited to have won the first ever Sevenstar Triple Crown event,” said Yakunin, a 20-year-old medical student.
“I feel we were a bit lucky to have won overall, because Gladiator retired yesterday, but I suppose that happens in all sports.
"We had good, solid racing and the social programme has been amazing, so I am hoping that more big boats will enter next year – there’s a lot on offer here.”
Prizes for the series are some of the most prestigious trophies in the sailing world.
As overall winner, Yakunin picks up the Duke of Edinburgh Triple Crown Trophy, along with the Royal Yacht Squadron’s King’s Cup 1920 and the Sevenstar Triple Crown Trophy.

 


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