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TNS SWISS WATCHES BRING NEWCOMERS TROPHY TO COWES WEEK

TNG Swiss Watches are partnering with Cowes Week Ltd to provide a Newcomers Trophy, to be awarded to the boat with the best overall result racing at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week for the first time in 2016. Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has always welcomed first-timers and the team are on hand throughout the week to provide any additional …

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR COWES WEEK LADIES DAY TROPHY

Cowes Week Ltd has announced that nominations are now open for the coveted Ladies Day Trophy, as well as plans to turn Cowes navy-and-white in a fabulous celebration of women in sailing, this year sponsored by artisan gin brand, Slingsby. Ladies Day will return to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on Tuesday 9th August with a number of celebrations culminating …

PHAEDO 3 BREAKS RACE MULTIHULL RECORD

MOD70 trimaran ‘Phaedo 3’ has shattered the multihull race record in a time of 2 hours 23 minutes, 23 seconds during today’s windy J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island race. The trimaran, skippered by Brian Thompson, smashed Sir Ben Ainslie’s previous record by some 22 minutes. Owner Lloyd Thornburg has said: “Today was incredible – one of the best sails we’ve ever had on …

1,533 ENTRIES FOR SATURDAY’S ROUND THE ISLAND RACE

Entries have closed at a very respectable 1,533 for the 2016 Round the Island Race, sponsored for the twelfth and final year by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.  The oldest boat competing in this year’s Race, to be held on Saturday (2nd July), is almost certain to be Thalia (Sail #11). Built in 1888, she was one of the last yachts by …

MIXED RESULTS AT SWANAGE FOR RYDE ROWING CLUB

A strong team from the Wightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club travelled to Swanage for the Association run Swanage Hants & Dorset ARA Championship Regatta on Saturday (25th June), knowing that it would difficult to repeat the previous week’s strong performance of four Championship wins at Newport Regatta – and so it proved. The best performance of the day probably came from …

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 …

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