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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 …

WIN FOR COWES-BASED CREW IN ONE TON CUP

During Lendy Cowes Week this year there was some tight and exciting sailing in the Fast40+ Class, with sailing in the class described as unique, fast, fun, and at times frustrating. Over the past few days the Fast 40 + Class has been back in the waters off Cowes, this time racing for the One Ton Cup which was hosted by …

LITTLE BRITAIN CHALLENGE CUP SUCCESS AT COWES

With a new venue and a new format, this year’s Little Britain Challenge Cup for members of the construction industry took place recently and saw the event’s 30th anniversary. After some keen racing, with courses set by the Island Sailing Club, sailors enjoyed the hospitality of Shepard’s Wharf in Cowes especially the ‘pier’ venue and ‘Sugar Store’. After a tough 2 …

SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW OPENS FOR 2017

Warmth and bright sunshine were the order of the opening day of TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. Based in Mayflower Park, next door to the Red Funnel terminal, the 10 day event is the first of an initial 2 years sponsorship deal between British Marine and TheYachtMarket.com. Fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur Millie Mackintosh was on stage in Solent Park to officially …

ISLAND TO PARTICIPATE IN WORLD’S LARGEST SAILING EVENT

‘Bart’s Bash’ returns for the fourth year running this weekend, with sailors across the world taking part in the fundraising event. Registered charity ‘Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’ now also referred to as the ‘Andrew Simpson Foundation: The Sailing Charity’, was set up in memory of, and inspired by the Olympic sailing Gold medallist, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson. Founding Trustees are Sir …

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