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20 July 2019: Swallow News

Published 14:23 on 20 Jul 2019

Cowes Classics Week Build Up - Late July 2019

This edition's salty wisdom.

CCW 2019
We have a record 14 entries this year which should give us a great week both on and off the water! Could we ask all entrants to please RSVP asap to the invitation below.

The attached spreadsheet from our Class Captain shows known passage intentions as at the date of this News. Please email him with any late corrections.

Moorings details also attached. Contrary to rumours we will again be inside the breakwater this year.

CCW 2019 National Swallow Drinks Party Invitation

Peter and Lucy Snell on behalf of the Whimbrel and Blue Tit syndicates have pleasure in inviting all Cowes Classics Week Swallow entrants to their Cowes drinks party this coming Sunday, 28th July, details below.

Please note that due to the unprecendented size of the entry this year, we need to be aware of numbers. As offical Party Administrator Could I ask one individual on behalf of each Swallow to RSVP to me, Paul Giles,, as soon as you can, advising whether your boat is able to attend and if so with how many individuals? I will collate and advise our hosts.

In previous years Peter and Lucy have informally extended this invitation to other classes and third parties. Unfortunately, given the size of the entry, this will not be possible this year.

Peter, Lucy, myself and all other Whimbrel and Blue Tit-ers very much look forward to meeting the fleet for which we are sure will be another memorable evening in the best of Swallow Traditions!
Sunday 28th July 19:00 to 21:00

24 Castle Road, Cowes, off the top of Barrs Hill, otherwise known as 'No Access to Park'.

£10.00 on the door per person for exceptional food, drink and bonhomie!

Dress Code: ties not essential.

Le Loop
Qu'est-ce que c'est? Charles est maintenant à nouveau un rosbif? Oui! il écrit:

"On Sunday I finally completed the 2019 Tour de France route with arguably one of the most dangerous moments of the whole trip - doing a lap (the pros do nine laps but on closed roads) between the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre before finally finishing the trip with a photo in the middle of the traffic there with two of my closest riding companions.

It has been an epic journey and brilliant now to see the pros racing the same route in a race that is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

I have received a personal message of thanks for all of the donations made in support of the William Wates Memorial Trust and we had young people from several of the charities supported on several of the days. Your generosity helped make me one of the biggest fundraisers of the event, and the trust has raised around £335,000 in total so far from 2019. If anyone further would like to make a donation the link as before is

I hope that during the event some of you may have found my daily Facebook and Strava updates, and those of the Le Loop team.

Looking forward to CCW next week now!"

C'est moi, au milieu ...

Bosham Regatta
Bosham SC Regatta (not!). Congratulations to Skua for being first across the line in the ISC-organised 'alternative' event and to Svala (Hugo F) for winning it. They're honourable folk in No 3 - Calvert is S and Treloar is P!

Courses Conundrum.
First in a new series!

In a short 5-lap windward/leeward course with final leg to the finish in fickle wind competitors are starting to lap each other by the time the leaders are about to complete lap 3.

With the wind starting to fail and ebb starting the PRO decides on an urgent change of course; straight to F after B and this is signalled through the necessary flag C, hoots and course board close to B.

Competitors Jasper and Stewart are running in parallel but on different laps, Stewart having completed the greater number. Both see the course change, both sail directly to F. Jasper gets a gust and takes the winner's gun.

1 Stewart protests that he is the winner but does he protest Jasper or the Race Committee?
2 And under which rule?
3 Does Stewart have a valid case against either?
Given the lapping potentially introducing confusion is there any better way of enacting such a course change?

Last updated 16:24 on 5 August 2021

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