The Sailing Director role is a full time post, and carries a responsibility to retain and further develop Cowes Week’s position as a “must-do” regatta on the global sailing calendar. The organisers are looking for someone who is well-known on the yachting and racing circuit, has the vision to take the regatta forward and can work with existing and potential entrants, class associations and organising clubs to ensure the event offers the best possible racing experience.
Commenting on the role, Stuart Quarrie, the outgoing Sailing Director said:
“I’ve had a fantastic time during my 17 years at Cowes Week, but it’s time now to for me to move on and hand the reins to someone with the enthusiasm and passion to take the event through the next stage in its development.”
Chairman of Cowes Week Limited (CWL), Peter Dickson, added:
“Finding the right Sailing Director is crucial to continue the important work of evolving the event. It’s an exciting time for Cowes and for the regatta, and this is a great opportunity for the incoming Sailing Director to really make their mark at one of the world’s premier regattas.”
The new Sailing Director will work as part of a small executive team and also with the member clubs of Cowes Combined Clubs through the regatta’s Sailing Committee. An attractive package is available to the right person, with a salary of c£50k, depending on experience. The closing date for applications is 7th April 2015 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week commencing 20th April. The successful candidate will start in July 2015, gaining some experience of this year’s regatta, before taking over from Stuart in August.
Anyone interested in the role should request further details from Peter Dickson, Chairman of CWL, at [email protected].