Over 150 finance professionals participated in the inaugural Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Finance Challenge in 2014 and due to its success, the 2015 event will not just be repeated, it will be staged over five days instead of just one.
The event will be organised in partnership with Sunsail, the newly appointed Official Charter Sailing Partner of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, using Sunsail’s identical fleet of 30 Sunsail Match First 40s between 10th and 14th August 2015.
The winners of last year’s regatta, Aberdeen 1, followed by Deloitte Blue, with Red Funnel M&G 1 in third, have already expressed an interest to participate.
A daily prize giving will be held in Sunsail’s hospitality area in the lively Cowes Yacht Haven and the overall Challenge champions will be awarded the perpetual Finance Challenge Trophy on Friday 14th August.
All finance companies racing in the Sunsail Match First 40 class will be eligible to enter and Sunsail has allocated a portion of its 30 strong fleet for finance companies wishing to take part.
Commenting on the announcement, Jill Maxwell, Group Head of Sponsorship & Corporate Events at Aberdeen Asset Management said:
“The 2014 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Finance Challenge was a real success and something we are really proud of, especially as we managed to cross the line in first place! The new five day format in 2015 will create even more of an opportunity for finance professionals to compete against and network with each other in a friendly, yet competitive race.”
Simon Boulding, Events Director of Sunsail UK, said:
“The Sunsail fleet is perfectly matched, creating the ideal platform for finance professionals from around the world to compete against each other on a level playing field, with just the skill and determination of the teams deciding who will win.”
Those companies wishing to enter the Challenge should contact Alex Tredget of Sunsail Events at, [email protected].