15:42 Saturday 10 Aug 2019 CWL/Sue PellingQuotes of the day

CWL/Paul Wyeth

A selection of quotes from around Cowes today

Michael Grade – The Lord Grade of Yarmouth and former Chairman of the BBC – Cruiser (Div A) Zephyr

“Zephyr is a delightful 50ft sloop with carbon hull and rig, built in 2005. Shame about the wind disrupting the start of the regatta but I can’t wait to get on the water now. There is a point when you just want to get out there.”

Katie Cole – Dragon, Ecstatic

“We have a lot of pressure on us this time because we [Eric Williams and Chris Brittain] have to defend our winning title from last year. As always the competition at this event is extremely hot but we are very much looking forward to going out and giving it our best shot, but most importantly we are looking forward to a lot of laughs and good fun this week.”

Matt Sheahan – the voice of Cowes Live

“Clearly it was a shame there was no racing today but the conditions were just as forecast and the decision earlier in the week to abandon racing today was completely justified.

“We were aboard the GAC Pindar commentary rib, and the only boat out on the Solent at 0930 this morning and conditions were pretty wild.

"It is looking good for tomorrow though, so tune in for the start of Cowes Week broadcast live.”




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