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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. …

COWES WEEK 2016: DAY 6 ROUND-UP

VIDEO: Yesterday’s racing on Day 6 of AAM Cowes Week 2016 started in an unstable westerly breeze of 10-14 knots that gradually swung towards the north-west through the morning. It increased to give gusts in the upper teens as the thin cloud over the Solent broke up, giving way to long sunny periods. The first start of the day was …

COWES WEEK 2016: DAY 5 ROUND-UP

VIDEO: Day 5 of Cowes Week 2016 saw patchy sun, with a north-westerly airflow that produced a 8-12 knots of wind for most of the morning. However by midday it became more variable in strength in the central Solent, with very light patches under areas of cloud. For the first time ever White Group dayboats started from the Bramble line. …

HANNAH STODEL SCOOPS LADIES DAY TROPHY

Hannah Stodel, British Paralympic sailor, has been announced as the winner of the Slingsby Ladies Day Trophy at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. The trophy recognises the outstanding contribution, commitment, or achievement of women in sailing. The annual Ladies Day returned to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week yesterday (Tuesday) with a number of celebrations culminating in the presentation of the Ladies Day …

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