Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Blue Bird Cup

On Challenge Day of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, Tara Getty presented a new cup called the Blue Bird Cup (formally Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Grand Meeting International de Canots-Automobiles et Hors-Bords presented to him by the United Nations). The challenge was made with the Sparkman & Stephens yacht Argyll, owned by actor and comedian Griff Rhys Jones. The race between Skylark and Argyll was closely fought in the fickle breeze. While Skylark led most of the way around the course, Rhys Jones and his crew on Argyll picked the shifts well, managing to sail into more breeze on the last leg and finished in front of Skylark to win the Blue Bird Cup.