Cowes Week, UK - 2001

XKP powers past to winward

Big Food

Bush brings up the bag

What kept you Dexterity Boys

Cowes Week Rating

Overall rating: Natives:
Weather: Social scene:
Racing quality: Cost:
Sailing conditions: Exotic Locale:


  • Introduction of the Bundy cup award for racing between to EA teams
  • Superb race results with a 5th in an expert one design fleet
  • Put to the test in huge winds, cold and raining conditions, big currents and lots of other boats on the water
  • Bowman thinks about “life” after brief small pitch pole incident
  • EA’s get broadcasted on Cowes week radio during race
  • Skipper takes a dunk in the Solent during the start sequence
  • Amazing repair jobs get the crew back out there every day

The Inside Scoop

"With a turnout of over 16 Escaped Aussies (numbers grew during the week) we had to charter two boats and found some neat racing boats, Dehler 33’s, in a one design division of 22 boats.

Called XKP and Dexterity, they were perfect to create our internal Escaped Aussies competition for the prized “Bundy Cup”, a bottle of the finest from that Queensland town..."