Prince of Wales Cup - International 14 National Championships 2022
International 14's Series and POW Challenge Cup Winner - Glen Truswell and Ed Fitzgerald in Scrumpet, 1553 from Itchenor S.C.
The International 14 is a fast, 14 foot ‘double-handed racing dinghy with a long history. The class originated in England in the early part of the 20th century.
They have evolved from the beautiful wooden hulls of the 1920s to the carbon fibre machines of today. It is sailed and raced in many countries around the world and was one of the first true international racing dinghy classes recognised.
It is a development class, with a set of rules that allow for innovation and development and is the ultimate in double-handed dinghy racing.
An exhilarating boat to sail, with their twin trapezes, asymmetric spinnakers and hydrofoils on rudders.
Where to watch
They are coming to Fowey Wednesday 1st June - Saturday 4th for their National Championships and the prestigious Prince of Wales Challenge Cup to be raced on Friday 3rd June.
The boats will be launching from Caffa Mill from about 11:00 and will sail out of the river to the racing course offshore. From there the 1st of 3 back to back races which starts around 13:00, with boats returning to Caffa Mill from about 16:00.
Come and watch the fun from either the club’s terrace or better still on the water.
The first race for the Prince of Wales' Challenge Cup was hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes in 1927. The race takes place over a traditional long course, and over the years has attracted international competitors.