This painting of modern sailing yachts racing around the Isle of Wight, brings alive the drama and atmosphere so often experienced during Cowes Week.
Yacht Racing During Cowes Week, Isle of Wight, 2012
This painting is based on a photograph by Alex Irwin
Acrylic on Gallery Professional (44mm deep) medium grain cotton canvas made by Fine Art Canvases
16 inches x 36 inches x 1.75 inches (40.6 cm x 91.4 cm x 4.4 cm)
This painting was sold on 3rd August 2014 at Echo Beach Gallery, 4 Broad Street, Ilfracombe, North Devon. EX34 9EE.
This painting captures one of the many races that are held during Cowes Week: a famous sailing regatta held each year at the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. This scene is from a race that took place on the Friday. Among the yachts featured in the painting are: Fever Glenfiddich (a Class 5 IRC J/97 design yacht, sail number GBR9197R), Italia (a 12 Metre Class Zero IRC carbon fibre yacht, sail number ITA-7, launched in 1990), Marta (a Sigma 38 Class yacht, a one-design boat built to cope with the challenge of difficult offshore sailing conditions, sail number GBR6388T) and Quatrosoloutions Panda Nova II (also a Sigma 38 Class yacht, sail number GBR8275). Although the weather had been fairly bad during the middle part of the week and conditions had been challenging for the competitors, by Friday sailing conditions had improved and Fever Glenfiddich won IRC Class 5 again to take second in Black Group