Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Floaters

Panerai British Classic Week 2011 overall

by Justin Chisholm on 26 Jul 2011
Final day of racing - Panerai British Classic Week 2011 Lloyd Images © http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/
Panerai British Classic Week 2011 was hosted by the British Classic Yacht Club (BCYC), in Cowes, took place from 17th to 23rd of July.

The event saw a wide range of weather conditions which tested the skippers and crews of the 71 vintage and classic yachts to the full. After gales on the opening day of the regatta had sadly put paid to the much anticipated around the island race, competitors then faced challenging 20 knot plus breezes on the second day, as well as contrastingly light and capricious winds and rain on many other days. Despite the vagaries of the weather however, the spirit of friendly competition and warm camaraderie which has always typified this annual event was very much in evidence again this year.

The competitive action on the water was equally matched by the pace of the activities ashore. In their second year of association with the regatta, event sponsor Panerai once again contributed greatly to the overall atmosphere of the event, laying on a brand new, luxurious and expansive hospitality area for the owners and their crews to enjoy pre and post race refreshments. As well as the regular social schedule which featured dinners, crew parties, as well as plenty of unofficial marina bar mingling (to the accompaniment of some great post race musical acts), this year the grace of the regatta's wonderful fleet of classic yachts were juxtaposed with the style and magnificence of 60 classic cars taking part in the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) Summer Trial. Additionally, on the penultimate day, Rob Thompson and Eileen Skinner, who had been competing at the regatta aboard Sir Francis Chichester's legendary Gipsy Moth IV, announced the launch of their new charity, The Gipsy Moth Trust. Rob and Eileen have generously donated their iconic 'Gipsy Moth IV' to charity as a gift to ensure it is safeguarded for the nation.

In Class 1, with a win on the final fifth race of the series, R A Rankin's 1985 12 Metre 'Italia' finally triumphed in the fierce week long match race battle with Richard Matthew's 1985 12 Metre 'Crusader', to take the overall Class 1 prize. In Class 2 the third of the 12 Metres at the regatta, John Lister's 1937 'Wings', won Friday's final race to also close out a class win. Sir Michael Briggs aboard his 1904 'Mikado' continued his dominance of Class 3, winning the final race to finish the regatta with a perfect unbeaten score, which earned him the overall regatta prize. David Myatt's Class 4 performance on his 1948 'Marguerite' had been similarly comprehensive, and he won the final race to secure a comfortable class series victory.


Overall Prize Winners:

Stiff Drink Award: (Bottle of Spirit Whisky - Donated by Spirit Yachts)
Awarded to the Race Committee's Philip Gage for the fright he got when Harold Cudmore swung the bow of 'Crusader' past him missing him by 25mm at the start of the Challenge Races.

Crunchie Awards:
Awarded to the crew of 'Crusader' for hitting the Cardinal Buoy and to the crew of 'Thelma VI' for running aground in Osborne Bay.

Lightening Boat Award:
Awarded to Bob Gatehouse of 'Erida' who couldn't find his oilskins and they appeared when he hoisted his spinnaker and were picked up by the boat behind.

Shaken Not Stirred Award:
Awarded to the Cruising Division's David Spensley-Corfield of 'Ceilidh Mhor' and Sally Kellman of 'Croix Des Gardes' for going above and beyond the call of duty by swimming between the boats with a supply of wine in Osborne Bay.

'Je Ne Sais Quoi' Awards - Awarded to the boats adjudged by the competitors to have 'that special something'.
Class 1: 'Choices' - Beat Kuehni
Class 2: 'Athena' - Earl of Cork and David Glasgow
Class 3: 'Gipsy Moth IV' - UKSA
Class 4: 'St. Patrick' - William Collier
Cruising Class: 'Droleen II' - Tim Bennett

Cetawayo Trophy for the Overall Winner:
'Kelpie' - Pelham Olive

Wight Vodka Best Dressed Crew Award:
Awarded to 'Mirella' - Yvon Nicholas

Lallow Cup for the best presented new entrant:
Awarded to 'Thalia' - David Aisher

Overall Regatta Winner:
'Mikado' - Sir Michael Briggs

BCYC website

Zhik Dinghy 660x82Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82Barz Optics - Kids range

Related Articles

JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiff images from Race 2 in the fresh breeze
Michael Chittenden was riding on the Camera Cat for Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for 18ft skiffs Michael Chittenden was riding on the Camera Cat for Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for 18ft skiffs, and provided this image gallery for the day, in which Yamaha (NZ) took her second win from as many races in the seven race series. Today's race was sailed in a fresh offshore breeze, with yesterday's rain giving way to blue skies making for a magnificent day for skiff sailing.
Posted today at 11:22 am
18ft skiffs - Yamaha has second win on Day 2 of JJ Giltinan Trophy
NZ champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship NZ champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship with another stunning victory in today’s Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour. With eyes set firmly on becoming the first New Zealand team to win the coveted crown on Sydney Harbour, David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins sailed another faultless race to win by 1m14s
Posted today at 9:43 am
Clipper Round the World - Meet the 2017-18 crew - Greg Schey
Greg Schey is well on road to achieving that dream, after completing third of four sail training levels this week “I’ve always wanted to sail around the world. Since I was knee high to a grasshopper, one thing that I’ve always said is that’s what I want to do.” Greg Schey, a 27-year-old doctor from Swansea, Wales, is well on the road to achieving that dream, after completing the third of four sail training levels this week ahead of setting off for full circumnavigation in the Clipper 2017-18 Race this summer.
Posted today at 4:37 am
18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Replay coverage - Race 2
Replay coverage of Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour - sailing in 15kts Replay coverage of Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour - sailing in 15kts
Posted today at 3:30 am
JJ Giltinan Trophy - More images from a funky Day 1 on Sydney Harbour
More images from Michael Chittenden from the first race of the 2017 JJ Giltinan Trophy on Sydney Harbour, Michael Chittenden was on the water for the first race of the 2017 JJ Giltinan Trophy on Sydney Harbour, sailed in a funky breeze, leaden skies and plenty of rain. Plus a 300 metre long cruise liner at one end of the course and a waka wall at the other
Posted on 25 Feb
Vendee Globe - Video of Conrad Colman finish in Les Sables d'Olonne
Scenes of Kiwi solo round the world racer, Conrad Colman taken at the finish of the Vendee Globe race Scenes of Kiwi solo round the world racer, Conrad Colman taken at the finish of the Vendee Globe race, which he completed under jury rig after being dismasted 700nm from the finish. In Foresight Natural Energy Colman became the first New Zealand sailor to complete the Vendee Globe, he also became the first in eight editions of the race to sail the entire race using only renewable energy sources.
Posted on 25 Feb
Vendee Globe - Heerema delayed by Biscay lows
With 16 boats now finished, eighth edition of the Vendée Globe becomes the race with greatest ever number of finishers. With 16 boats now finished, the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe becomes the race with greatest ever number of finishers. Until now it was the 2000-2001 edition, with 24 starters and 15 finishers, which saw the biggest number of starters reach the end of their race at the legendary South Nouch buoy.
Posted on 25 Feb
Bella Mente Racing starts 2017 season with major victory at RORC C600
Bella Mente Racing starts 2017 season off with major victory at RORC Caribbean 600 Bella Mente Racing, led by owner/driver Hap Fauth, launched its 2017 campaign season with a major victory this week, winning IRC Overall, CSA Overall and CSA 1 at the RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua; The team took home coveted RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy for the IRC win as well as the Bella Mente Trophy, the team’s namesake award, for being first IRC yacht to finish that is wholly manually powered.
Posted on 25 Feb
Cool drone footage of Dongfeng Race Team on the water
Dongfeng is back in the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign. Dongfeng is back in the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign. Stunning drone footage of the re-fitted Volvo Ocean 65 has been released as the team hit the water off the coast of Lisbon.
Posted on 25 Feb
49th Transpac early entry deadline approaches on March 1st
Planning for the 49th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race is well underway Planning for the 49th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race presented by the Los Angeles Times and organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club is well underway, with 52 monohull and multihull entries from nine nations already signed up for this biennial 2225-mile ocean race, one of the world's oldest having first been sailed in 1905.
Posted on 25 Feb