The first race in the 2012 Pendennis Cup on Tuesday 3rd July was a closely fought battle in both classes. The winner in the Cup Fleet was named as Mariette of 1915 and the Little Dennis Classic Fleet winner was announced as Mikado.
Mariette of 1915 is a 42.05m sailing yacht built by Herreshoff and launched in 1915 and Mikado is a 47m sailing yacht built in 1986.
The traditional welcome BBQ at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club remained dry for the 300+ attending guests and crew on Tuesday. Superyacht UK was the official wine sponsor for the evening. For the regatta, the Pendennis Cup team have organised seven social events that will be attended by over 1,000 guests over the course of the week. Yesterday, a relaxing evening at the Chain Locker Pub in Falmouth was had by all. Guests enjoyed a pint whilst listening to traditional Cornish Sea Shanties courtesy of 'Falmouth Shout'.
With today set aside as a lay day, the crews will have a day off preparing to battle again for the Pendennis Cup tomorrow.
Yesterday, both fleets were closely matched providing an interesting spectacle, especially when the fleet hoisted their spinnakers after the first mark.
Unfurled was the winner of day 2 in the Pendennis Cup Class Fleet and Firebrand took pole position in the Little Dennis Classic Class Fleet.
Yesterday, Pendennis Shipyard's latest refit, Adela's sister ship A2, left on her maiden voyage, passing close to the yachts on the start line. The Feadship, previously known as Masquerade of Sole, departed after the completion of her 16-month refit in Falmouth, which included a technical and design overhaul of all decks as well as a 5m stern extension across 3-levels.
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