This was the final event that we raced fully crewed around the cans in Mostly Harmless. A few days later we were to do the Round Britain and Ireland Race, then to lay her up for a season while we raced our Laser SB3 and then put her on the market. The crew had raced together for several seasons and it showed.
We only sailed the first weekend of Cowes Week. Tim Wright of Photoaction took a series of photos (on the Saturday I think) of the crew off Lymington:
Tim then took a spectacular sequence of photographs as we came round Egypt Point towards the finish at the Royal Yacht Squadron. With over 20 knots of breeze we had the Open 60, Pindar, with a crew of corporate guests, inshore of us. Anxious to get into deeper water, the skipper indicated that he needed to gybe onto port. Without a word being said among the crew, Mostly Harmless was able to harden up around her transom, missing her by no more than a few feet, and keep the kite flying: