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RED FUNNEL PLEDGES ONGOING SUPPORT FOR ETCHELLS YOUTH ACADEMY

Red Funnel has confirmed that it will continue to support the highly successful Etchells Youth Academy. The academy has seen over 350 young people get out on the water since it was formed. More recently, it has coached 16 top youth sailors from the RYA’s British Keelboat Academy along with a far less experienced youth team from an inner London school, …

MERMAID GIN SPONSORS COWES EVENING RACE SERIES

The Island Sailing Club (ISC) has been organising a weekly evening race series in Cowes since the late 1940s and in 2017 it is sponsored by Wight Mermaids Gin, a local produced and quality gin. The original ISC race series started around 1947 and is referred to locally as the ‘Tuesday night race series’. Up to 90 boats compete during the …

SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT TO SPONSOR COWES WEEK TRIPLE CROWN

Organisers of Cowes Week have announced that Sevenstar Yacht Transport  will take naming rights to the new Triple Crown at this year’s event.   The Sevenstar Triple Crown at Cowes Week is a new initiative for 2017. A regatta within a regatta, the series is open to large IRC rated racing boats up to 36m LOA. The series will take place …

ENTRIES FLOODING IN FOR INAUGURAL COWES WEEK TRIPLE CROWN

Momentum is building in the lead-up to the inaugural Triple Crown at Cowes Week – the new mini-series for Big Boats holding its first edition in 2017.  Cowes Week Ltd  has this week announced the confirmed participation of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and the super-maxi CQS, setting the scene for what promises to be some stunning and highly competitive …

ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT TEAM UP WITH UKSA TO OFFER CONFIDENCE MASTERCLASS

Aberdeen Asset Management, the global asset management group, have announced their support to 2 charities in an initiative that will see unemployed young people develop their confidence and make the move into sustained employment. The project will see the piloting of a Confidence Masterclass for 12 young people, aged 16 to 24, to build on current skills and lead to sustainable …

ENTRIES OPEN FOR CHARLES STANLEY DIRECT COWES CLASSICS WEEK

Cowes Classics Week is back once again in July 2017 with a newly branded sponsor title, courtesy of Charles Stanley Direct, a new division of Charles Stanley, which will be sponsoring the event for the first time. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week is expecting up to 180 yachts to attend the event for some spectacular Solent …

TNG SWISS WATCHES JOINS COWES WEEK AS TIMING PARTNER

TNG has joined Cowes Week as the Official Timing Partner for the 2017 and 2018 editions of the famous event. Inspired by a passion for water sports and sailing in particular, TNG Swiss Watches has developed and produced an outstanding, high-quality range of watches in collaboration with their own Swiss watch makers. The collection sets a new benchmark for nautical …

100-STRONG IRC FLEET EXPECTED FOR 2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

June 2018 will see the cream of the IRC fleet gather in the Solent for an exciting 12-race multi-disciplinary team and individual regatta. The Commodores’ Cup, a team-based keelboat event, has been running every other year since 1992 and has seen incredible competition amongst amateur-sailed IRC rated offshore keelboats representing various countries and geographical regions. One of the main reasons …

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