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FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION LUNCH TO SUPPORT ANDREW SIMPSON FOUNDATION

The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) is busy finalising its plans as this year’s official charity for Cowes Week. The Foundation, set up in memory of Olympic medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, provides opportunities for thousands of disadvantaged young people to develop life skills through the challenge of sailing. Over the last few months the Foundation team has been liaising with businesses, clubs and …

LENDY ANNOUNCED AS NEW TITLE SPONSOR OF COWES WEEK

Leading peer to peer lending platform, Lendy, has been announced as the new Title Sponsor of Cowes Week for the next 3 years, beginning with this year’s regatta which starts on 29th July 2017. Cowes Week, now bearing the official title Lendy Cowes Week, is one of the world’s best-known sailing regattas with a rich heritage dating back to 1826. …

VOLVO CAR UK CONTINUES COWES WEEK SPONSORSHIP

Organisers of Cowes Week have announced that Volvo Car UK will be continuing its support as Official Vehicle Partner of the famous regatta in 2017. Volvo has been an official sponsor of Cowes Week since 2013 and so the new agreement marks an extension of the existing relationship. The company has been a key sponsor of sailing in Britain since 1999 …

WESTERHALL INTRODUCED AS THE NEW RUM OF COWES WEEK

Westerhall Rum, the award-winning Grenadian spirit, is the official Regatta Rum of Cowes Week 2017 and plans are in place to bring some Caribbean attitude to the world-famous sailing event. Rum has long been associated with sailing and maritime life and Cowes Week is no different. This year, Westerhall is stepping up to the plate as sponsor of Cowes Week …

DUKE OF EDINBURGH LOANS TROPHY FOR TRIPLE CROWN AT COWES WEEK

Cowes Week Ltd, organisers of the world’s best-known sailing regatta, have announced a new trophy for the Sevenstar Triple Crown series at Cowes Week 2017. The new trophy will be awarded to the overall winner of the Sevenstar Triple Crown. Loaned by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the trophy will be named the Duke of Edinburgh Triple Crown Trophy. Cowes …

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 …

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