icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_bullet_arrow icon_call icon_close icon_facebook icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_instagram icon_login icon_mail icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_refresh icon_search icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_video_play icon_youtube

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest Boat International & Events news.


Missing your newsletter?

If you’ve unsubscribed by mistake and would like to continue to hear about the latest Boat International & Events news, update your preferences now and let us know which emails you’d like to receive.

No, thanks
Pendennis Cup Day 2: Unfurled unleashes her true potential and Firebrand sizzles

Pendennis Cup Day 2: Unfurled unleashes her true potential and Firebrand sizzles

'A wonderful day, beautiful weather, Falmouth at its best,' was how Firebrand owner Ed Dubois described Wednesday’s racing in the Pendennis Cup. No rain, occasional glimpses of sunshine and a predominantly south-westerly force three to four resulted in smiling faces all round in Falmouth yesterday evening.

The start of the race was delayed after the wind shifted during the countdown process. 'It was a lot lighter at first and further left than the forecast so we went into a short postponement to let it settle a little bit,' says race officer Peter Craig. But the race soon got underway with Class 2’s staggered starts and a one and a half mile beat towards the Manacles.

This was followed by two long downwind legs during which Mariette, which had started first, 'got stuck in a light patch off St Anthony’s while the rest of the boats followed a line of pressure down,' says Tim Tregear, Pendennis Shipyard’s Palma manager who was sailing on board the Herreshoff schooner. A four mile (mostly port tack) beat followed, and then two tight reaches to the finish.

For the second day running, Unfurled got line honours but this time she was far enough ahead to win on corrected time as well. 'Unfurled sailed a phenomenal race,' adds Tregear, 'she was blistering'. Once again Adela was second over the line and on handicap, although just 26 seconds separated her corrected time from Mariette’s in fourth, with the Bill Lee-designed 21 metre sloop Breakaway between them in third.

Class 3 was set a course which allowed more opportunities to fly spinnakers than in Tuesday’s race. On board Firebrand we went one better getting line honours just ahead of Tomahawk, and also winning on corrected time with *Mikado *second.

'This is a disparate group of boats,' says Craig, 'and we’re looking to give them a variety over the four days so that it’s not the type of courses which are laid that determines who wins the regatta. We were trying to get a little a little more upwind and a little more dead downwind today.'

Racing will resume tomorrow after today’s lay day.

Subscribe to BOAT Pro to access brokerage sales data and unlimited specs for 12,157 yachts in our Superyacht Directory – the world’s most comprehensive superyacht data.

Get Started
BOAT Pro is the only superyacht market intelligence product that can offer:
Upgrade your account
Your account at BOAT International doesn't include a BOAT Pro subscription. Please subscribe to BOAT Pro in order to unlock this content.
Subscribe More about BOAT Pro