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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 …

COWES WEEK 2016: DAY 3 ROUND-UP

VIDEO: The Solent delivered a north-westerly breeze that varied from 8 knot lulls to 25 knot gusts, giving varied conditions to challenge the 8,000 sailors at this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week yesterday (Monday). The Black Group yachts starting on the Bramble line first headed to the east on a tight spinnaker reach. With the tide carrying competitors over the …

TENTH ARTEMIS CHALLENGE LOOKS SET TO BE THE FASTEST YET

Celebrating a decade of high-octane big boat racing in UK waters, this year marks the tenth edition of the Artemis Challenge – the jewel in the crown of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. The ocean racing titans will start from the Royal Yacht Squadron line at 09:50s on Thursday (11th August). For 2016 two giant trimarans, Phaedo3 and Concise 10, will …

COWES WEEK 2016: DAY 2 ROUND-UP

VIDEO: Competitors enjoyed a second day of sunny, stunning conditions at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week yesterday (Sunday), although the early starts saw the wind gusting an adrenaline pumping 25 knots, before the breeze settled down to 16-20 knots for the rest of the morning. The larger Black Group yachts predominately sailed in the western Solent where they enjoyed sparkling …

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