WINDELER CUP POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST TO REDUCE FOOTFALL IN COWES

The Island Sailing Club has decided to postpone the Windeler Cup event to 7th August 2021.

Previously, this Saturday formed part of Cowes Week, with a full day’s racing for the White Group classes, so an ideal time to run the new Windeler Cup and end a great week of sailing for the 13 classes already in Cowes (Daring, Dragon, Etchells, Flying Fifteen, Mermaid, Redwing, Sunbeam, Swallow, Sonar, Squib, RS Elite, Victory and XOD classes).

Rob Peace, Rear Commodore for Sailing, Island Sailing Club said:

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“Whilst we are delighted with the entry numbers for the Round the Island Race, it has been harder to encourage entries for the Windeler Cup. The feedback has been positive from many classes, but this year has been difficult for new events and competitors have been understandably cautious.

“The Club is also aware of the additional footfall the day boat classes would generate in the town and wished to reduce this and concentrate on organising the Round the Island Race in a safe and considerate manner.”

The course for the Windeler Cup ‘Round the Solent’ race will be published on 6th August taking into account the expected conditions. The race will start from the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes and finish on the ISC line.

It is expected that the start will be at approximately 10.00 and the course will consist of legs of no more than 30 minutes each, so plenty of tactical options and passing opportunities, with a course length of about 4 hours.

Sonars are available to charter from the Island Sailing Club, contact [email protected] Current entrants will be informed and moved to the new date. To enter visit https://www.islandsc.org.uk/racing/windeler-cup and entries close on 2nd August 2021.

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