Swiss surgeon, Tim yachted in from Palma with his young, good looking crew on the nineteenth century gaff cutter Marigan. They handled this complicated yacht superbly and won the racing finishing just one point ahead of Ashley Devonshire’s oh so beautiful sloop Madrigal which was built by William Fife on the Clyde in 1938. Madrigal was equal on points with Balearic legend Argos
built in Essex in 1964. This sloop, owned by a very sporting Spanish family has been winning races in this part of the Mediterranean since the early 70’s.
The most magnificent yacht in the fleet was the gaff schooner Kelpie of Falmouth. Her Kenyan skipper Jerry kindly invited some young Ibicenco sailors to join his crew and gave them an initiation into the dark art of schooner sailing. This is the spirit of White Island Classics.