Congratulations to Sir Keith Mills (who's main boat is his Yawl Y83) and his team for winning the Gold Roman Bowl in Saturday's Prestigious Round The Island race in a TP52. Keath you might want a spinnaker on the Yawl now!
“We always have a good tussle with the other TP52s — Pace and Weapon of Choice — but today we had a new sail that we've not used much before. It's an A3 spinnaker that helped us to pull away from Pace on the way to the Needles.
We then had some really good fast surfing round the back of the Island, although my arms feel as though they have stretched today, the boat has tiller steering which is hard work.”
He added: “It was great for the team on board today. They really enjoyed it and it was more special because most of us were at Bart's
(Andrew Simpson) funeral yesterday — we all thought it would be a fitting tribute to him if we had a good race today.”