Third race of the season for Turn to Starboard

10th April 2019

Round three of Turn to Starboard’s 2019 racing season headed to the seaport town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight for the Nab Tower Race.

The 35-nautical-mile course run from Cowes to Nab Tower, a steel and concrete cylinder built to protect the south coast from German submarines during World War One. The structure now acts as a light to guide ships into the deep water channel for Portsmouth and Southampton.

After crossing the start line, the Turn to Starboard crew worked together to ensure the boat was in a good position and made a long beat down the Solent, the strait that separates the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England. Overall, the race was completed in 4 hours and 17 minutes and the crew await the final result once the IRC Handicap Certificate is issued this week. 

Turn to Starboard Race Officer, John Savage, said: “The race was really good fun and all seemed to enjoy themselves”.

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