Coral of Cowes

It was the height of summer but the sky over Cowes was grey, overcast and rain was falling in the Solent . As I stepped aboard Coral, the game plan changed, owner and skipper Richard Oswald told me she had just been sold. This would be her last race before the new owner, who in three days time, will sail her to the Mediterranean for a life of private cruising.

Coral was launched in 1902 and was winner of the Kings Cup in 1926 and 1928. She is a two masted schooner, LOA 98ft wih a 15ft beam.