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SHADOW CATAMARAN NATIONALS HELD AT GURNARD

The 2016 Shadow Catamaran Nationals were held at Gurnard Sailing Club ) between 17th-19th June, with some competitive racing on the Solent. Several of the 20 local regulars were unable to attend – 4 being professional sailors away on duty, others being in Europe or pregnant or both and having NHS operations – nevertheless 12 local Shadow sailors entered plus Graham from Eastbourne helped …

PRESSURE MOUNTS AHEAD OF ISLAND SAILING SPEED CHALLENGE

There’s just 2 weeks of preparation left before a kitesurfing family from Exmouth attempts to smash the World Sailing Speed Challenge by kitesurfing around the Isle of Wight. 3 members of the Bridge family, who collectively make up Team Bridge, are taking to the waters around the Isle of Wight over the last week of June in an attempt to beat …

ROYAL STARTER FOR ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2016

The Island Sailing Club in Cowes has announced that Prince Michael of Kent GCVO has been confirmed as the Race Starter for the 2016 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on Saturday 2nd July. Prince Michael will join Race officials on the Royal Yacht Squadron platform to commence the spectacular starting sequence and fire the cannon signifying the first of 11 class …

SLINGSBY ANNOUNCED AS COWES WEEK LADIES DAY SPONSOR

Organisers of Cowes Week have announced another addition to their family of supporting sponsors as Slingsby Artisan Gin joins Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week as the Official sponsor of Ladies Day. Slingsby Artisan Gin is a small batch produced London Dry Gin from the beautiful North Yorkshire spa town, Harrogate.  It is made with the finest natural and locally sourced botanicals, Harrogate …

COWES CLASSIC TO RETURN IN SEPTEMBER

The British Powerboat Racing Club have confirmed that the Cowes Classic powerboat race will return to Cowes on 3rd and 4th September 2016. This year will be the 56th year of powerboat racing from Cowes, which is to include the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes and Cowes-Poole-Cowes races. Organisers are going all out to make this event as spectacular as possible and are aiming to keep spectators …

ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT EXTEND COWES WEEK SPONSORSHIP

Cowes Week, one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events, has been given a boost this week with the announcement that Aberdeen Asset Management has agreed to support the sailing regatta for one more year in 2016 – adding a final chapter to their Cowes Week story. Aberdeen’s original five year title sponsorship commitment of Cowes Week …

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