PBO boat tester and photographer David Harding was on the water only a few yards off Poole YC.

‘It was fairly breezy and, by the standards of the harbour, also on the choppy side. First an R19 keelboat capsized – which it’s not really supposed to do. The lifeboat appeared and the pictures tell the rest of the story. Then

about an hour later a GK24 lost its rig about 100 yards before the finish line. Another shout for the lifeboat…