by Fiona Brown
Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2011 is to be hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, from 11th to 13th July.
Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2010
With less than a week to go to the start of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup anticipation is building amongst the international fleet signed up to compete. This is the seventh running of the event since the spectacular revival of the Quarter Ton Class back in 2005, and in addition to the core of regular domestic Quarter Ton Class aficionados who flock to Cowes each year, this year entries have also been received from Ireland, France and the Netherlands, as well as from as far afield as Russia and New Zealand.
Following an afternoon of registration on Sunday 10th July and the Coutts Welcome Reception at Royal Corinthian Yacht Club that evening, racing will get underway on Monday 11th July and run through until Wednesday 13th July, with three races scheduled to take place each day. Racing will be run under the IRC handicapping system, enabling boats designed to all three versions of the Quarter Ton Class rule to compete as a single fleet.
As is always the case at this event, the cut and thrust of the competition on the water will be more than equally matched by the camaraderie, fun and frivolity on shore, with a full post racing social programme in place, including the now legendary Coutts Quarter Ton Class Gala Dinner at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club on the evening of Tuesday 12th July.
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club website
Quarter ton class website