Prince Philip Cup 20th June 2022
Published 12:49 on 22 Jun 2022
The Prince Philip Cup, Seaview Yacht Club on Sunday 20th June 2022
Former Bosham Sailing Club Commodore Simon Radford, Captain William King OBE and Brian Nixon attended the 65th Prince Philip Cup hosted by Seaview Yacht Club representing Bosham Sailing Club.
The Prince Philip Cup was presented by Prince Philip in 1956 as a contest to encourage sailing and social contact between Island and Solent Clubs and is now held by Seaview Yacht Club. Races are held on Seaview's one design Bermudan rigged "Seaview Mermaids" and are crewed by 3 people. Thankfully following Seaview Yacht Clubs intervention, Her Majesty the Queen has allowed the Prince Philip Cup to continue following the death of Prince Philip.
The Bosham team departed at 0745hrs under the capable hands of Captain Kings skilful Solent navigation enabling us to get to Seaview for some needed pre-race coffee. Conditions were generally Force 4 from the North meaning a rather confused sea state in the Seaview race area with the usual strong tides to contend with and ensuring challenging and very busy spinnaker work.
The event had 9 teams of various clubs based around the Solent. Racing was intense with a total of 6 races (Windward/Leward generally 2-3 laps). The overall winners were Imperial Poona Yacht Club followed by the Hamble River Sailing Club and RORC was in third place. Bosham finished in 6th place.
Although Bosham did not finish on the podium fun was had by all, with no damage and just a few sore and tired bodies afterwards.
We departed Seaview soon after the racing was completed and we arrived back to Bosham Quay at 1800 hours. A special thanks to Simon Radford for organising the day and also for getting the Bosham crew to and from Seaview on his RIB"
Last updated 22:02 on 16 January 2023