The yachtsmen from Hobart are showing their class at the ongoing Cowes Week event held on The Solent on the Isle of Wight in England.
The Cowes Grand Slam is a very popular event and one of the important regattas that many of the sailors will look to take part in before the SB20s World Championship.
There is a strong British contingent testing the waters of the Solent and have so far won two races over 2 days of the competition. But, the Australian contingent from Hobart is also making its area proud by competing very solidly in the Cowes Week. The SB20s are racing in the Cowes Week and the conditions are changing every day. The contestants had to face stiff windy conditions that moved from 20 knots to 30 knots for the day.
Paul Burnell is the new man from Australia to win a race at the Cowes Week on Day 2. He, along with his brother Tim and owner Richard Powell steered the British yacht Marvel to win the race four of Day 2.
The Tasmanian Porco Rosso from Australia is in the lead position after the Day 2 of the event. He finished the Day 2 races with placing of 2-3. He did a good job on the first day of Cowes Week by winning on and finishing third in another race. He was able to wade off the strong challenged posed by the British contingent at the event.
Rosso is currently on 9 points with his boat Marvel on 11 points after 2 days of intense racing. Another boat from the UK, Xcellent is on 12 points and Export from Australia is in the 4th position with 13 points. The young sailor from Tasmania Elliott Noye has been the best helmsman so far in the Cowes Week.