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YES! is 2017 Gold Roman Bowl winner

Adam Gosling's JPK 10.80 YES! was the winner of the the biggest trophy of the day, the Gold Roman Bowl at the 2017 Round the Island Race, in association with Cloudy Bay.

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Often they say that the race is won either by the biggest or the smallest boats and for a time it looked like this would be a big boat race, after an impressive performance from Irvine Laidlaw's Reichel-Pugh 82, Highland Fling XI.

However, with Fling sitting at the top of the results table, Yes! and much of the rest of the IRC1 fleet within which she was racing, stormed home to dislodge a number of previous finishers from the top positions.

Highland Fling did manage to hold onto second, but ultimately Yes! was in another league taking victory by just under eight minutes corrected.

Gosling's team a well-known group in the Solent and have won a great many trophies and plaudits but the Round the Island Race win had thus far eluded them.

This afternoon they join a very special group of 81 winners from the illustrious race. Congratulations to all of the crew.

Saturday's top trophies have gone to:

IRC:
1 - Gold Roman Bowl winner - YES!
2 - Silver Roman Bowl winner - Highland Fling
3 - Royal Thames Challenge Trophy winner - Salvo

ISC RS:
1 - Silver Gilt Roman Bowl winner - Antilope
2 - Fidelis Trophy winner - Cherete
3 - Geisco Trophy winner - Touché

The provisional results are on the website

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1 July 2017 17:33 GMT


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