iShares Cup Extreme 40s at Cowes Week. Boats bite the dust!

iShares Cup at Skandia Cowes Week by Rick Tomlinson

iShares Cup at Skandia Cowes Week by Rick Tomlinson

The iShares Extreme 40s where racing in the iShares Cup at Skandia Cowes Week on Saturday off the beach in Cowes at Cowes Week on the island of Wight in the United Kingdom. The wind kicked up to over 22 knots, which proved way too much for the Extreme 40 catamarans.

Between race two and three, the iShares Cup fleet was hit by a terrible squall pitchpoling Team Aqua on her nose. Frank Cammas on BMW Oracle retired after the fourth race when his front beam broke following a collision with sailing team BT.

Read the full story here about Cowes Week – Crash and Capsizes for iShares Cup

Skandia Cowes Week by Rick Tomlinson

Skandia Cowes Week by Rick Tomlinson

Drizzle and dark storm clouds made for a dramatic backdrop on the Solent at Cowes Week, where over 968 sailing boats took to the race course on the first day of racing!

Read the full story here about the King of Cowes at Cowes Week.

Read all about Cowes Week here: Skandia Cowes Week

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