Yesterday, July 29, 2015 saw the majestic J Class sailing yacht VELSHEDA win the class in the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta‘s Race Around the Island. Superyacht VELSHEDA was followed by luxury yacht LIONHEART, placing second.
Following a cancellation of the first two days of racing due to strong winds, the J Class fleet enjoyed the boisterous conditions around the outside of the island, with the breeze touching 20 knots at times.
“We were never really worried at any point,” said super yacht Velsheda’s Tom Dodson. “It’s a good one to win and I think we did all the right things we should have.”
Superyacht Lionheart’s tactician, John Cutler, comments: “Velsheda sailed really well. They got the jump on us at the first shift after the start. I am kicking myself for that but I did say before that it could down to the first cross, the first shift and that pretty much was it.”