J Class Hundred Guinea Cup, Crosbie and Dale Lorimer Images

Lionheart powers away from the start off Cowes - J Class 100 Guineas Cup
Velsheda, Lionheart and Ranger lined up off the Royal Squadron start line on Saturday, minus Rainbow which was suffering technical problems.

Despite the light breeze all three yachts made it most of the way around the island, before the Race Committee decided to call it a day as the fleet approached Hurst Castle in a dying breeze and a strong west going tide, making progress to the finish line a struggle. The times taken at The Needles were used to decide the race outcome.

Lionheart was leading to that point and she also took out the King's Cup.

Crosbie and Dale Lorimer joined the huge fleet of spectators and media as the three Js circumnavigated the island. Her are some of their images.

Lionheart in spray - J Class 100 Guineas Cup
Dale Lorimer

Rangre powers eastward to the finish - J Class 100 Guineas Cup
Dale Lorimer

Spectators and RYS members await the starting cannon - J Class 100 Guineas Cup

Lionheart approaches The Needles - J Class 100 Guineas Cup

Velsheda under spinnaker - J Class 100 Guineas Cup

Ranger powers past the famous Needles Lighthouse that marks the western entry to the Solent as she heads for the finish - J Class 100 Guineas Cup

Lionheart heads for the Needles - J Class 100 Guineas Cup

Lionheart leads Velsheda past St Catherine's Point, the southernmost point of the Isle of Wight - J Class 100 Guineas Cup

Move along now please! - J Class 100 Guineas Cup

Chaos in the Solent as the Js prepare for their start - J Class 100 Guineas Cup

Ranger chases Velsheda and Lionheart past the Needles - J Class 100 Guineas Cup
Dale Lorimer