With exactly twenty announced – and the rumors of even more unannounced – participants in this event, there are many other reasons to look forward to next weekend.
The Half Ton Class is very happy to be back in Cowes, courtesy of the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The regatta program is finalized, with fine races that – perfectly according to the Half Ton Class spirit – will be very varied: for now, there are seven windward – leeward races, four round the cans and one round the island race on the program. It will depend on the circumstances how this turns out.
Even more in that spirit, it is impossible to predict who has a chance of winning this cup. The Irish teams are as strong and focused as ever. We don’t say anything about Swuzzlebubble, but that Checkmate XV (David Cullen) comes to defend her title is still telling. Just like the French Halfajet (G+R Treussart) who comes with a crushing victory of four of the five races in the latest Tour du Finisterre.
Also, look out for Général Tapioca (Phil Pilate), Chimp (Roger Marino) and even Quokka 8 (Peter Rutter). There are more candidate winners; but the most important issue will be who will in the end will receive the Half Ton True Spirit Trophy.
The big unknown factor of course remains how much time one has been able to spend during the many lockdowns pimping the boat, (G+R Treussart). Team training and …applying the Mills recipes to the letter… 😊
That will all become clear as from Monday, August 15.
Fast Lines Half Ton Classics Cup 2022 – Cowes 14-19 AUG
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