SIX MONTH COUNTDOWN BEGINS

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Day TwoThis week, Cowes Week Limited has published its Notice of Regatta for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014 (2nd – 9th August) which is already looking in great shape with well over 100 entries received before the end of 2013 and with more being registered on a weekly basis.

The popular Aberdeen Asset Management Under 25 initiative, which was expanded to provide support to twenty under 25 year-old crews in 2014 when it was announced in November, has reached capacity this week with the full quota of crews. Aberdeen Asset Management look forward to welcoming all under 25 crews and witnessing an even more fiercely fought battle for the Under 25 Trophy this year.

Organisers are looking forward to a year of celebrations with the 80th anniversary of the Victory Class, the 10th year of the reformation of the Quarter Ton Class, plus the 50th anniversary of co-ordinated race management by Cowes Combined Clubs at this year’s 188th Cowes Week.

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On the water highlights include the inaugural European Championships for the J/111 Class which takes place on the first 4 days of the regatta, a repeat of the successful 2-race-a-day format for the SB20 and J/70 Classes at the start of the Week, as well as the possibility of another Big Boat mini-series which, subject to demand, will be introduced for those boats taking part in the Round Britain and Ireland Race and wanting to take part in Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week too.

There are also a number of early-bird incentives on entries, berthing, ferry travel with Red Funnel, and through the accommodation agencies of Quay Management and Regattalets. In addition, regular entrants to the regatta are able to earn a 20% discount on their entry fee if they’re successful in attracting newcomers to the event. More details on all discounts are available in the Notice of Regatta and on the event website at www.aamcowesweek.co.uk which you can download by clicking here.

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