09:58 Monday 6 Aug 2018 Sue Pelling/LCWDay 3 preview Charity Day

Photo Paul Wyeth/LCW

Light winds forecast have forced the postponement of racing on the third day of Lendy Cowes Week.

The glorious sunny weather continues however and, with at least two hours before racing, crews are now taking the opportunity to enjoy the shore-based activities and fly the flag to support the 1851 Trust, Lendy Cowes Week’s official charity – on Charity Day.

Racing situation

Today is another stunningly beautiful and sunny day on the Solent, but a slack pressure gradient means a relaxed wait for the sea breeze to build. This is not expected to arrive before 1200 and there’s a risk it may not fill in fully until 1500.

Watch for further updates later this morning. If further delays are necessary the accelerated start sequence, with five-minute intervals between each start, may be used.

White Group fixed line starters – racing postponed for two hours, first start not before 1205

Black Group fixed line starters – racing postponed for two hours, first start 1210

Black Group committee vessel – one hour postponement, first start not before 1140

White Group committee vessel – XOD and Victory – not postponed. Scheduled start 1250/1300


When racing gets underway, White Group classes will start from the Bramble Line and Black Group from the Royal Yacht Squadron line. The Black Group committee vessel is likely to be in the western Solent, where better winds are forecast. When the sea breeze does fill in a minimum of 8-10 knots is expected, with a possibility of it building to 12-14 knots.

Charity Day activities

Activities lined up include the 1851 Trust workshop, “Past, Present & Future”, which is running from the official charity stand along The Parade every day this week.

Based in Portsmouth at the INEOS TEAM UK, British America's Cup team headquarters, the 1851 Trust is a dynamic and innovative educational charity committed to inspiring young people through sailing to become innovators of the future and stewards of the environment. For a chance for youngsters to take part in the daily 1851 Treasure Hunt, and show your support with a £10 donation, which will go towards paying for a young person to experience a hands-on workshop at the Tech Deck, at the 1851 Trust’s headquarters in Portsmouth.

Visitors to Lendy Cowes Week also have the chance to take part in the 1851 Trust Charity Auction that takes place at the Lendy Lounge on The Parade from 1630 today.









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