14:12 Saturday 5 Aug 2017 Sue Pelling/LCWWinners' quotes

Victory class photo Tom Gruitt/LCW

Malcolm Stewart, Victory, Isabel

“This boat was built in 1948 and is the oldest boat in the fleet. We bought her 10 years ago, raced her here last year, and we’ve done what we set out to achieve so we are immensely happy.

“It was certainly a tough week but we learned a lot from our experience last year. In fact we studied the notes from last year and followed the classic rules of sticking to the fleet and not doing anything clever and it seemed to pay off. More than anything though, we had exceptional boat speed upwind especially and pointing five degrees higher than anyone else, which, of course made a huge difference.

“Lack of time due to work commitments means this is the last time I am racing Isabel because she is now on the market. Shame, but I hope to be back at Cowes in a couple of years, which I am already looking forward to.”


Freddie Peters, RS Elite class, Young Skipper, White Group winner, Riff Raff

“I think I can put our win down to a combination of things. Getting a good start was crucial, and knowing where we were going on the course. Thanks to Ellie and Emily who did a fantastic job of navigating, we always knew where we were going. The other thing, of course, was boatspeed.”




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