1998 - Cowes (England)
Organised by Cranfield
Overal winner : Patrick Caiger-Smith - Cranfield
SAILING PROGRAMME :
Thursday : Registration, Practice race, victualling
Friday 3 races, last leg to end at the entrance of the Hamble river (mooring at Port Hamble)
Saturday: 2 races, back to Port Hamble.
Sunday : 1 race back to Port Solent
Supervision : Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club
Boats : Sun Fast 36 (Jeanneau) chartered by Sunsail
SHORE EVENTS :
Thursday : Champaign reception and Boson's call competition. Visit of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.
Friday : Gala Dinner at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, skit competition.
Saturday : Cook-oon-board competition, bridge building competition.
Sunday : Prize giving lunch
Hilarious testing session for the bridge building competition. The competitors were given 3 meters of balsa, a tube of superglue, 2 meters of string to build the most
resistant bridge of 1meter span. After 1 hour of allowed construction time, the bridges are load tested with a bucket of bricks. Three of the bridges resisted to more than 20 kg!
The Cook-on-Board competition is performed by 4 person per crew (the other 4 are building the abovementionned bridge). The 4 cooks host a dinner for 4 bridge builders of
another boat. A team of dedicated (!) judges ranks each dinner throughout the night. One of the best moments for the organisers !.
A terrible collision between IMD and IE Madrid took place on saturday as one of the boats suddenly broached under spinnaker. The IMD crew saved their boat only by sailing
her back to Portsmouth with a constant tilting.
Alumni of the Cranfield Institute of Management
Rob Lambert, Paddy Caiger Smith, Simon Anderson