Sunday, 14 August 2011

King Panther

Almost exactly eight years ago, we went in my brother-in-law's boat to Cowes, to watch the start of the Fastnet Race. Edmund was crewing on board Panther: here it is just before the start.

In those days, Panther was wont to appear discretely down the list of finishers. The crew, however, has stayed together and this year - with Edmund still leaping around the foredeck - it not only won five out of seven starts, but topped the table for Black Group Overall (that's all boats with cabins capable of racing offshore). So, while Thomas watched the America's Cup from near his flat in Cascais, Edmund was winning Cowes Week!

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