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post #4682 of Old 08-15-2013
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Re: And Cowes week was also raced recently: some movies

I had the good fortune to be able to compete at Cowes Week in 1998, aboard a chartered Humphreys 35 in one of the CHS classes. It was quite an experience - over 1,000 boats in what was a non-Fastnet year. Weather was unexpectedly tropical, save for the Monday when it blew very hard - well into the low 30's - and we had a few exciting broaches downwind.

Cowes is a charming town, dedicated to sailing, and the Solent is a terrific place to sail - very challenging with currents, sand bars, ferry traffic, and the full range of wind strength. Very much looking forward to getting back there some time, preferably in a Fastnet year.

We deal in lead, friend.
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