The Kers Dominate the Myth of Malham
Ancasta are thrilled to announce that the McConaghy Kers put in an astounding performance this weekend and absolutely ruled the ocean waves in the race around the Eddystone Lighthouse.
According to the Royal Ocean Racing Club, this year’s Myth of Malham , provided a far more tactical race for the 120 yachts competing in their 230-mile event and with wind conditions ranging from zephyrs the first night to 25 knot gusts on the last day, most of the fleet used their full sailing wardrobe in their efforts to exploit the race route as a Rolex Fastnet qualifier.
Edward Broadway’s Ker 40, Hooligan VII, was declared overall winner of the RORC Myth of Malham Race after time correction under IRC.
“We were the last Ker 40 out of the Solent,” admitted Broadway. “We chose to play the island shore and the two other Ker 40s, Magnum and Baraka, went to the mainland shore and they were both just ahead at the Hurst Narrows. However, we caught up and virtually match raced all the way to Eddystone with Magnum. This is the first season with our Ker 40 and it is such a fantastic boat to sail; really responsive and very fast. I am an old man but just about all the crew have come from the British Keelboat Academy, including Aaron Cooper who has built the sails.
I can’t really single out any defining moment in the race, save Magnum’s kite ripping, which was a big gain for us. However, my crew were magnificent; totally committed and extremely respectable sailors.”
It is fair to say that the Kers dominated winning positions, taking the top three and another coming in fifth. These results give testimony to this superior racing design and build.
Anyone wishing to know more about the McConaghy Kers can contact Sam Pearson at Ancasta on 02380 450 000, [email protected]