I'm finally back in Cowes after the 3000-mile round trip to Eastern Finland
Cowes is a beehive of racing
activity during the summer, and the summer is not yet over. Yesterday there was a huge Etchells race
, and today there are races going on all over the Solent. Cowes is not only the center of the universe, where offshore
is concerned, offshore
powerboat racing also takes place here. There is a gaggle of hot powerboats in Cowes today getting ready for the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes offshore powerboat race
, which starts tomorrow.
Wow, that's a crazy race. The record
is nearly 100 knots (!) over the 200-odd mile course.
I know those waters well -- you would have to be completely insane. I think I'll anchor
out tomorrow and watch the start.
A Marathon battle at Cowes – Cowes Classic 2016