August Racing Round-Up
— 29 Aug 2008
A number of Humphreys-designed boats scored podium finishes at this year’s Skandia Cowes Week, Europe’s largest regatta. In Class 2 the Elan 410 Premier Flair owned by Jim MacGregor ended the week in first place in a fleet 42 boats strong, while Peter Scholfield’s HOD 35 Seatrack ended in the same position in Class 3, in a similar sized fleet. Still in Class 3 the brand new Elan 450 Hurrycane VI, owned and sailed by Kenny Bruneflod, managed a very credible fourth place overall, taking three firsts in the process.
Having convincingly won her class at Cork Week, the Humphreys 42 Oystercatcher XXVI was one of the favourites to win Class 1 at Skandia Cowes Week but finished with a mixed bag of results. However she did finish first in Wednesday’s race, winning the Albert Cup in the process. Since Cowes Week Oystercatcher XXVI has competed at the IRC East Coast Championships in Ramsgate, winning Class 0 overall.
Rather further north, early August saw Tor Hove win his class in the single-handed Simrad OneStar in his Elan 410 Elanor. Tor successfully negotiated the two courses set in the notorious Skagerrak Sea to gain a convincing victory with a 1st and a 3rd place.
Meanwhile in Turkey, the new Elan 340 Solo Elan has won her first two regatta’s, finishing as top boat in IRC Class 2.