Volvo Ocean races, Global Challenge starts, America’s Cup Anniversaries and numerous Cowes Weeks, are all spectacles that have taken place on the Solent during the 13 years Marine Events has been in business.
Non of them compare to what we saw on the water last week!
Four, stunning J-Class Yachts were in the Solent to race, each boat with enough sail area to cover Centre Court from the rain 7 times over! 3 football teams to crew one boat and a history of racing that dates back to the 1920′s.
Marine Events were lucky to be on the water for the 100 Guinea Cup on Saturday with their clients NEC and Computacenter, the 100 Guinea Cup is a clock wise race around the Isle of Wight which was first raced for in 1851, that race now well known as the ‘America’s Cup’!
The Race started in perfect 10 – 12 knots of wind and clear blue sky, even with a flotilla of hundreds of boats, Marine Events were able to get up close to the racing, as you can see above.
The race was unfortunatly cut short at the Needles due to a lack of wind, but NEC, Computercentre and Marine Events were already moored up out side the pub by then!
For more Pictures of the NEC/ Computacenter event of of the J Class Yachts, please click http://www.marine-events.co.uk/photo-gallery/event-photos-2012/neccomputacenter