Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Press Release
Anticipation Builds Ahead of 2011 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
Cowes, UK -04 July 2011 - With less than a week to go to the start of the 2011 Coutts
Quarter Ton Cup hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Cowes, anticipation
is building amongst the international fleet signed up to compete. This is the seventh
running of the event since the spectacular revival of the Quarter Ton Class back
in 2005, and in addition to the core of regular domestic Quarter Ton Class aficionados
who flock to Cowes each year, this year entries have also been received from Ireland,
France and the Netherlands, as well as from as far afield as Russia and New Zealand.
Following an afternoon of registration on Sunday 10th July and the Coutts Welcome
Reception at Royal Corinthian Yacht Club that evening, racing will get underway
on Monday 11th July and run through until Wednesday 13th July, with three races
scheduled to take place each day. Racing will be run under the IRC handicapping
system, enabling boats designed to all three versions of the Quarter Ton Class rule
to compete as a single fleet.
As is always the case at this event, the cut and thrust of the competition on the
water will be more than equally matched by the camaraderie, fun and frivolity on
shore, with a full post racing social programme in place, including the now legendary
Coutts Quarter Ton Class Gala Dinner at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club on the evening
of Tuesday 12th July.
For further information about the 2011 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup please visit www.rcyc.co.uk
or contact Jo Chugg,Sailing Secretary, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, The Parade,
Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QU, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com],
Tel +44 (0)1983 293581.
Revived Coutts Quarter Ton Cup Winners
2005 - Purple Haze (1977 David Thomas design) - Tony Dodd
2006 - Enigma - (1977 Ed Dubois design) - Ed Dubois
2007 - Espada - (1980 Bruce Farr design) - Peter Morton
2008 - Tom Bombadil (1982 Doug Peterson design) - Chris Frost & Kevin George
2009 - Anchor Challenge (1978 Bruce Farr design) - Peter Morton
2010 - Cote (1990 Gonzalez design) - Darren Marston & Olly Ophaus
The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club was founded at Erith, Kent in 1872. Over the years,
it operated from a number of locations but finally settled at Burnham-on-Crouch,
Essex where the 'Northern' branch of the Club continues to operate and prosper.
In 1948, the Club established it's 'Southern' branch at Cowes in the present Clubhouse.
The Cowes branch of the Club has over 800 Members. It's position, the style of
the Clubhouse and its grounds set it apart from the other Clubs in Cowes. It is
the favourite spot for relaxing after sailing, and its ambience has also helped
it be successful in attracting visiting yacht clubs and classes.