Hot com­pe­ti­tion at first Lendy Cowes Week

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Lendy Cowes Week 2017, the first for the new loan ser­vices ti­tle spon­sor, was a var­ied bag even by Cowes Week stan­dards.

The cre­ation of a new Seven­star Triple Crown tro­phy se­ries for maxi yachts and large ocean rac­ers gave the week a big-boat fo­cus, and drew out many of the largest Rolex Fast­net Race en­trants such as the rad­i­cally mod­i­fied CQS.

A full fleet of Volvo 65s also com­peted in a mid-week race around the Isle of Wight in full-on con­di­tions with gusts top­ping 40 knots and wind against tide cre­at­ing a sub­stan­tial sea state on the south side of the is­land. MAPFRE was first home, com­plet­ing the 50-mile course in 3h 13m 11s, and set­ting a new out­right mono­hull course record, beat­ing the time held by the

The crew of the 1939 clas­sic Whooper cel­e­brate their over­all win at Cowes Week

Z48 Is­abel, the old­est Vic­tory class boat (1948), won her class

The Volvo 65 MAPFRE set an out­right around the Isle of Wight mono­hull record in full-on con­di­tions

A clas­sic sight at Cowes Week. The XOD fleet was won by John Trem­lett’s Lass, X80 (pic­tured left)

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