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COWES REGATTA ISLE OF WIGHT 1980S

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England circa August 1985. Cowes Sailing Regatta, all races are started when the small cannons are fired. Different flags used to indicate to competitors racing information. The cannon in front of Royal Yacht Squadron are from Royal Adelaide one of King William IVs yachts and the race officer who fires them is known as the “gunner".
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1980s Cowes Regatta the flag unfurled to start a race
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England circa August 1985. Cowes Sailing Regatta, all races are started when the small cannons are fired. Different flags used to indicate to competitors racing information. The cannon in front of Royal Yacht Squadron are from Royal Adelaide one of King William IVs yachts and the race officer who fires them is known as the “gunner".

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