Cup Fleet Doubles
The final fleet for the Pendennis Cup, 2nd-7th July 2012, has been confirmed at 13, whereas in 2010 the event saw only 6 yachts compete. Battling for the honours this year will be Adela (55.5m), Athos (61.2m), Bare Necessities (24.8m), Bequia (27.6m), Breakaway(21.34m), Eleonora (49.5m), Firebrand (13.11m), Mariette (42m), Mariquita (38m), Mikado (12.5m), Tomahawk (14.8m), Unfurled (34m) and Velacarina (26m).
These will be separated into three classes with the each day taking the format of a pursuit race with staggered start times allocated base on IRC ratings. Class 3 will consist of the smaller yachts with a waterline less than 15m. Class 2 will group together the Bermudan-rigged with waterline length exceeding 15 metres, and Class 1 will consist of the Gaff-rigged yachts with waterline length exceeding 15 metres.
On Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th the racing yachts will leave Port Pendennis Marina from 9:30am ready for the start at 11:30am, with the fleet returning to the marina 3:00pm onwards. The best public viewing point for yacht movements in the marina will be around the back of The National Maritime Museum on Events Square, with the racing visible from Pendennis Point, Gyllyngvase Beach and St Mawes.
Posted on: June 21, 2012