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Everyone loves a capsize, dont they? We were wondering where all the
cameras were pointing when JP Morgan flipped, until Ingrid Abery sent
this fantastic sequence. See it here.

Cowes Week Snippets
Tomorrow,
Davina McCall will be swapping her usual role as Big Brother presenter
to join Alex Thomson, onboard his Open 60 yacht Hugo Boss during Skandia
Cowes Week, the world’s longest – running and largest annual sailing
regatta. Full story.

On Thursday 7th August 2008, Champagne G.H. Mumm will be once again
celebrating Skandia Cowes Week in an audacious way! Joined by their
auspicious team of high-achieving adventurers Bear Grylls, Neil Laughton
and Tom Avery, they will be taught to race on the exciting multihull
X40s by BT team ambassador Dame Ellen MacArthur. Sports fan, Jodie Kidd,
will also be joining in the action with G.H. Mumm Adventure Team. More.

The Swallow class, which was an Olympic class in 1948, is celebrating
its 60th anniversary this year so there’s lots happening at Skandia
Cowes Week to mark the occasion. The competition is red hot, with at
least half the fleet capable of taking an overall win. Right now, Harry
Roome is fighting it out with Charles Fisher and Anthony Lunch for top
spot. More.
This Cowes Week pic by Mark Lloyd images. More here.

Figaro Here, Figaro There
This year’s Solitaire du Figaro seems to be taking a leaf out
of Mozart’s book, coz this Figaro is certainly here, there and
everywhere. This transat has gone from France to Spain and the leaders
are now back in France. Gildas Morvan celebrated his 40th birthday on
the eve of the start the race from Vigo to Cherbourg, three days later
he can blow out four candles and celebrate his fourth leg victory since
his first participation in the race in 1993. When asked at the start
of La Solitaire du Figaro back in La Rochelle, what would his experience
bring, he responded “The difference comes down to how you handle
the race, how you start and how you position yourself against the rest
of the fleet.” As to whether he would be aggressive or not he
responded, “There are key moment on each race, and these you have
to know how to recognise and make the most of.” More