Before racing on the fourth day of Cowes Regatta Week. Designer' Uffa Fox - accompanied?
Before racing on the fourth day of Cowes Regatta Week. Designer' Uffa Fox - accompanied by a television and press launch -went sailing in the sailing boat Coweslip. Laying at anchor nearby was the royal (motor) launch Britannia on the which the duke was staying for the Regatta. A navy patrol boat circled the Britannia to keep sightseers a distance.
The duke sailed close into shore and waved to thousands of holiday makers watching him. Later the duke competed in Coweslip in a flying Fifteen race and came in seventh.
This year the"week" has nine days of sailing in 14 Regatta held by eight yacht clubs with some 300 yachts competing on most days. Cowes week is the premier yachting festival of the British Isles.