- by Andrea Maslovar
Our very own Commodore, Tom Daniel competed with ‘Tiger’ sporting the PMYC racing sails, in the Quarter Ton Cup 2019. The Quarter Ton fleet have Upon the company’s economic decline the Porto Montenegro development marked a change in the dynamic of Tivat, the Boka Bay, and the whole of Montenegro. What was once a naval base is now a luxury superyacht marina with luxury residences bringing in superyacht business and those from the yachting and high-end real estate sectors.
The Arsenal Cup regatta is a great way to honour the historical roots of the area and appreciate where the future leads, for PMYC staff and members, and local sailors alike. become very popular with UK sailors offering an affordable way to race. The newest boats in the fleet were originally launched in 1992, with a ban on anything more recent than 1996. The boat handles like a boat of that age wit Symmetric spinnakers sailing directly downwind, unlike the modern fleet with their asymmetric spinnaker gybing across the course to reach the downwind mark, the quarter ton fleet stay closely packed and the emphasis is on quick, accurate manoeuvres. The fleet is not a one-design fleet like many of the more modern fleets, but according to the followers these 25- footer’s biggest appeal, is that they provide the best handicap racing in the Solent.
Comments from Tom after the regatta were, “We had a hugely enjoyable QTC — great people & great racing.” And “Tiger dressed in PMYC colours did well — in fact we won the low rating division!”