26 Jun Illes Pitiuses and the Quarter Ton Cup – Day 1
Following on from their “Round the Island” exploits Illes Pitiuses is now in action in this years Quarter Ton Cup hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club. The series kicked off yesterday and runs through to Friday with a 3 races a day format and one discard after 6 races. There are about 33 seriously optimised quarter tonners competing, mostly crewed by top quality sailors and professionals are allowed. Last year they finished a very creditable 11th place so they will be looking to improve on that and at least get in to the top 10. There is also a “Corinthian” division using the same race results but only boats with all amateur crews are scored. This year the paperwork has been submitted correctly meaning their results will count towards that division as well.
With 3 races completed yesterday Illes Pitiuses got off to a fantastic start as this extract from the day 1 press release from the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club explains:
“In the Corinthian Division for the all-amateur crews Illes Pitiuses, a 1983 Fauroux design owned by Jason and Dominic Losty, leads the pack by single point margin from Pierre Paris’s Pinguin Playboy (1986 Castro) with Phil Cook’s Purple Haze, the beautiful varnished 1976 version of the Thomas designed Bolero which won the inaugural revival Quarter Ton Cup in 2005, in third. Illes Pitiuses got their day off to a great start by winning race one overall and went on to also claim fourth overall in race three, added to their seventeenth in race two they now lie seventh overall as well as leading the Corinthians.”
Hopefully they can continue their great form in to day 2 and get the results which will mean their discard could really help them move up in the overall results as well keep them at the top of the Corinthian division.
We’ll keep updating the results each day but if you want to follow the action all the information, results etc.. are available on the RCYC website (click link).
Also there are loads of really good high quality photos, video, and live updates available on the quarter ton cup blog/website (click link).