Here’s a report from our pal John Corby, one of the coolest around.
A total of 9 Corby designed yachts turned up for the inaugural Corby Cup regatta consisting of 6
races held over 3 days, Friday to Sunday 20th to 22nd June, run from the
Royal London Yacht Club in Cowes.
Because of the wide range in size from the 45ft Incisor down to the 25ft Drakes Drum, the fleet
was divided for extra prizes in addition to the overall winner.
The racing format was also wide-ranging, starting with 2 short Solent races from the Club line on
Friday afternoon, followed by 3 windward leeward races from a committee boat start on Saturday
with a final longer Solent race planned for Sunday morning. The Sunday race was cancelled
due to strong wind, a popular decision with every crew bearing in mind the party the previous