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COWES WEEK CONTINUES SUPPORT OF YOUTH SAILING

Cowes Week Limited, organisers of Cowes Week, have announced that they will continue their youth initiative which offers discounted entry fees to boats with crews of under 25-year-olds. The Cowes Week 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 …

NEW SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT COWES WEEK

Cowes Week Ltd (CWL) has this week announced new sponsorship opportunities for brands looking to partner with the Cowes Week regatta and capitalise on the next phase in the event’s development. Previous Title Sponsor Aberdeen Asset Management celebrated their final year of association with the event during the 2016 regatta, and the opening now provides a rare opportunity for fresh …

ISLAND OPTIMIST STARS JOIN RIO SAILORS ON BBC BREAKFAST

UPDATED: Last month Paralympic gold medalist Helena Lucas, Olympians Alyson Young and Nick Thompson, along with Mike Bushell from the BBC, were joined by 4 sailors from Gurnard Sailing Club to film a feature on sailing that will be broadcast on BBC Breakfast on tomorrow (Saturday 15th October). This program will now air on 22nd October. The 4 sailors – Cameron Hook, …

SMALL SHIPS RACE IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER

The annual ASTO Small Ships race saw its 13th start off Cowes on Saturday. The race is for sail training vessels, with 5 different classes, and boats made from wood, steel, glass fibre and concrete and rigs including Bermudan, ketch, cutter – and even a catamaran. The race start, off the Royal Yacht Squadron, was delayed by the passage of some …

SMALL SHIPS RETURN TO COWES ON SATURDAY

The annual Small Ships Race returns to Cowes this coming Saturday (1st October) and Islanders have the chance to see the entire fleet from Cowes Parade. Organised by Gosport-based charity Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), the Small Ships Race brings many different Sail Training vessels together for this 1 day event. Like the big tall ships races half the crew have …

GLITTERATI GATHER IN COWES FOR THE START OF ETCHELLS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

250 guests attended the Etchells World Championship Gala Reception, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club yesterday (Sunday) ahead of the 6-day regatta taking place in Cowes this week. Medina Marching Band opened proceedings and Regatta Director David Franks welcomed the sailors to the regatta. As the flags of the 11 nations taking part were raised on Trinity Landing, the …

COWES WEEK 2016: SHORESIDE ROUND-UP

With Cowes Week over for another year, Alan and Suzanne Whitewood take a look back at the shoreside events which play an important part in the sailing regatta. One of the first events of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2016 was a preview showing  the latest works available at Kendalls Fine Art. New to this gallery one of the exhibitors …

COWES WEEK 2016: DAY 7 ROUND-UP

Competitors and spectators enjoyed simply stunning weather on the penultimate day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week yesterday (Friday). The Isle of Wight and Solent were bathed with unbroken sun, while the westerly wind slowly swung into the south west and increased from 6-9 knots to reach 15 knots at lunchtime, before giving gusts of 20 knots in the afternoon. …

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