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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - Final Day

 
Sadly, the wind gods refused to smile on the final day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup off Cowes and no racing was possible

By a six-point margin the 2018 Quarter Ton Cup winner is confirmed as reigning champion Aquila, designed by Rolf Vrolik, owned and helmed by Sam Laidlaw and crewed by Brett Aarons, Gareth Fowler, Tom Forrester-Coles and Robbie Southwell.

Second place overall went to Kieran Hayward and his team of Mark Lees, Duncan Yeadlsey, Ben Cooper and Sam Richmond sailing the 1978 Fauroux designed Blackfun. This team also won the Rigit UK Low Rating Division Trophy.

Louise Morton and her all girl crew of Lucy Macgregor, Kate Macgregor, Susie Russell, Vicky Lenz and Bethan Carden aboard the 1978 Fauroux designed Bullet took third place overall and also claimed the Coutts Trophy for the boat with the most race wins, thanks to their three conquests on the opening day.

In the Corinthian Division for all amateur crews Pierre Paris’s Pinguin Playboy, designed in 1979 by Fauroux and crewed this week by Jerome Herbert, Rodolphe Deschamps, Benoit Duchemin and Baptiste Touzard, claimed the Corinthian Quarter Ton Cup Trophy for an incredible fifth time.

Second place in the Corinthian Division went to the 1980 Quarter Ton Cup winner Hellaby, which was designed by Laurie Davidson and this week has been crewed by helmsman Simon Smith, owner Rob Stewart, Nick Young, Alistair Blair and Barry Shotton from the Medway.

The Corinthian podium is completed by the 1974 Norlin designed Olivia Anne VI, owned by Jan Thirkettle and crewed by Matt Perkins, Maria Perkins, Ewan Adams and Will Holden.

One of the biggest cheers of the evening was reserved for the presentation of the Marineware Concours d’Elegance Trophy which was awarded to the 1976 Stephen Jones designed Wings, owned by Berry Aarts.

Final Rankings eight races

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