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WIGHT WATER W


Lendy Cowes Week is about to launch into a new era. Numbers are up and international interest is now at an all time high Words: Sue Pelling


ith just a few weeks to go before the opening race of Lendy Cowes Week 2017 (29 July-5 August), overall


entries across the board at this annual, world recognised regatta, are up 10 per cent on this time last year. Equally encouraging is the fact that international entries are on the rise too with a total of 41 teams already signed up. The announcement of Lendy, a leading peer to peer lending platform, as the new title sponsor for the next three years, seems to have fired up new interest, which bodes well for the long term success of the event.


While it is not unusual in a Fastnet Race year to attract a larger than usual foreign contingent, nearly 40 international teams have already signed up, and potentially there is more to come, which could make it one of the biggest international entries ever seen at Cowes Week.


The introduction of the Sevenstar Triple Crown event for big boats launched earlier this year has also certainly prompted the recent flurry of teams of super sized yachts in the rush to sign up.


This new Sevenstar Triple Crown initiative is effectively a series within the regatta, open to large IRC rated racing boats up to 36m loa. Three classes will compete: Maxi-Racer Class; Cruiser-Racer Class (both with a minimum TCC of 1.500) and an Ocean-Racer Class (minimum TCC of 1.400). The series will take place on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of Lendy Cowes Week, with the Wednesday race being designated an Around the Island Race.


This interesting new event has been endorsed by The Duke of Edinburgh who has kindly agreed to loan one of the magnificant trophies from the Royal Collection. The trophy, to be know as the Duke of Edinburgh Triple Crown Trophy, will be awarded to the overall winner of the Sevenstar Triple Crown at a prestigious prizegiving ceremony at the Royal Yacht Squadron.


©Paul Wyeth


The Sevenstar Triple Crown will also see the awarding of The Queen’s Cup, The King George V International Cup and the Royal Yacht Squadron’s King’s Cup 1920, which will be awarded to the three winners of each of the Sevenstar Triple Crown classes.


ONBOARD | SUMMER 2017 | 83


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