Fund managers get more than they bargain for at Cowes

David Brunner and Simon Cooper pictured getting more than they bargained for on Cowes Sunday! Rathbones may have been ‘established in 1742’, but, fresh from the city comforts of New Bond Street two of its employees seem to be having trouble establishing themselves quite so firmly on the water.

With choppy water and gusts of over 20 knots throughout the day, conditions proved difficult for all the fleets: of 862 boats that raced, just 672 finished. The challenge was certainly on for the Sunsail Sunfast 37 crews. David is still licking his wounds: ‘my left hand was in the wrong place, and my fingers have now got some very large dents in them! I thought that we were going to get very wet? it wasn’t until afterwards that our skipper, Bob, explained that we couldn’t really capsize.’ Simon concurrs: ‘I was clinging on for dear life!’ Luckily their clients didn’t seem to mind the drama too much, the boys told YM, and managed to hold on not only to the boat, but also their glasses of Pimms!