Inaugural Porto Cup – Lefkas Sailing News –

Williams & Smithells took part in the Inaugural Porto Cup for both racing and cruising yachts. Stephen & Sarah joined one of our yacht buying clients from a few seasons ago and thoroughly enjoyed a good day out on the water. The fleet was divided between ‘regular racing yachts’ and ‘cruising yachts’. Only two of the five crew had any prior race experience. Despite that and a mediocre start, we managed to hoist our cruising chute a little ahead of the others and began working our way up through the 16 strong fleet (with yacht sizes ranging from around 28 foot right up to a 54 footer)

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We had an exciting race (but without incident ) and achieved the surprising result of 5th overall, our live-aboard Bavaria 36 somehow getting the better of some racing yachts and quite a few much larger yachts… The owner was also delighted to have won the ‘First live-aboard’ Prize in what was his first-ever yacht race.

Williams & Smithells were also proud to sponsor the event, particularly with event proceeds going towards the Lefkas ‘Lighthouse Charity’ -aimed at helping the less fortunate.

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