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COWES WEEK CONTINUES SUPPORT OF YOUTH SAILING IN 2018

Cowes Week Limited have announced that they will continue their youth initiative which offers discounted entry fees to boats with crews of under 25-year-olds. The Under 25 Youth initiative, which has been running since 2012, has succeeded in doing what it was originally designed for – inspiring and making it possible for young people to race at Lendy Cowes Week. …

1851 TRUST IS APPOINTED OFFICIAL EVENT CHARITY FOR LENDY COWES WEEK

Cowes Week Limited has announced that the 1851 Trust has been selected as the official event charity for Lendy Cowes Week 2018. Encouraging youth participation in sailing will play a vital part in the continued success and popularity of the sport and more specifically of events like Lendy Cowes Week. CWL therefore felt it was right to appoint a charity …

LENDY COWES WEEK 2018 OPENS FOR ENTRIES

Entries for the world famous Lendy Cowes Week regatta have opened today (Wednesday), with organisers Cowes Week Limited (CWL) announcing a range of competitor-led initiatives for the flagship event. Feedback from the various classes taking part has led to a comprehensive re-working of the entry fee structure. Standard and Late entry Fees for all classes have been reduced for the …

DAVID GOWER NAMED NEW CHAIRMAN OF COWES CLASSICS WEEK

Recently elected Commodore of the Royal London Yacht Club, David Gower, has succeeded Sir Richard Ottaway as Chairman of Cowes Classic Week. Entries in Cowes Classics Week, which is looking forward to its 11th year in 2018, have grown to almost 200 since 2008. The regatta offers a different racing and social experience to other Cowes regattas and has rapidly become …

SMALL SHIPS HAVE RAPID RACE

Steady Force 6 winds did not deter the vessels in Saturday’s annual Small Ships Race off Cowes. 20 entrants – from a 10m long yacht to a 33m ketch, and with 180 young trainees taking part – braved challenging weather in the Solent. Split into 4 classes with 3 different starts signalled by cannon from the Royal Yacht Squadron, they …

COWES WEEK SEEKS NEW REGATTA DIRECTOR

The organisers of the world famous Lendy Cowes Week regatta are seeking a new Regatta Director to replace Phil Hagen, who left Cowes Week Limited after this year’s regatta to focus on his other business interests. The Regatta Director role is a year-round, part-time post and carries a responsibility to evolve the on-the-water side of the regatta in order to …

THE SMALL SHIPS ARE RACING AGAIN AT COWES

The annual Small Ships race, a youth event where at least half of the crew on each vessel need to be between 12-24 years of age, starts off Cowes on Saturday (7th October). This race for smaller Sail Training vessels is organised by the Association of Sail Training Organisations based in Gosport. It takes place on the first Saturday in October …

NEW RACING MANAGER FOR ROYAL OCEAN RACING CLUB

The Royal Ocean Racing Club has announced the appointment of Christopher Stone as the new Racing Manager from mid-November 2017. He will succeed Nick Elliott who has carried out an exemplary job over the past 9 years for the international members’ club based in London and Cowes. Chris, from Australia, will bring over 15 years of expertise to the position that includes …

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