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The British team suffered a devastating crash, nose-diving heavily into the Solent and throwing CEO and wing trimmer Chris Draper somersaulting
With the first day of racing at Cowes SailGP called off due to gale force winds and rough sea states across the UK and in the Solent, all six teams competing in this inaugural season of SailGP knew that Super…
Enda Kenny and the crew of Tusk celebrate their win with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Enda Kenny can add his name to the list of Irish yachting politicians as he crewed adventurer Bear Grylls’ regatta winning boat Tusk in Cowes yesterday (Thursday 8 August), as TheJournal.ie reports. The former Taoiseach was taking part in the…
Cowes Week Title Sponsor Appoints Administrators Amid Investigation By Financial Regulators
Island Echo is reporting that Cowes Week title sponsor Lendy Ltd has entered administration just weeks before this year’s edition of the annual Isle of Wight sailing fixture. The Portsmouth-based property finance firm today (Friday 24 May) appointed administrators following…
RS Elite yachts racing at Cowes Week 2017
#CowesWeek - RS Sailing released a statement expressing its members “deepest sadness” following the death of a sailor during Cowes Week on Friday (10 August). The man in his 60s was thrown overboard from an RS Elite class yacht in…
Yachtsman Dies at Cowes Week Sailing Regatta
A sailor, rescued from the water at Osborne Bay earlier today, has died at Cowes Week.  According to local sources, Emergency Services were called after a man in his 60s was thrown into the water from an RS Elite class…
Mermaids in action at this year’s Lendy Cowes Week regatta
#CowesWeek - Lendy Cowes Week organisers are seeking a new regatta director to replace the departed Phil Hagen. The job is a year-round, part-time post with responsibility to evolve the on-the-water side of the regatta, in order to build upon…
Tschüss skipped past Triple Crown winners Lady Mariposa on corrected time in the final race of the IRC Zero series
#CowesWeek - It’s third place overall for the Irish crew on Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss in the IRC Zero fleet at Cowes Week. Maurice O’Connell, Ross Monson, Johnny Mordant and Simon Johnson only moved one place down the table…
Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss has four Irish crew for Cowes Week
#CowesWeek - The Irish crew on Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss have much to celebrate as they stand second overall in the IRC Zero fleet at Cowes Week. Tschüss benefitted from the retirement of top contenders Gladiator and Tonnere in…
Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss will have four Irish crew for Cowes Week
#CowesWeek - Maurice O’Connell and three other Irish sailing stalwarts are headed to the Isle of Wight to join the crew of Tschüss, Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180, for Cowes Week. Navigator Ross Monson, boat captain and pit boss Johnny Mordant,…
The new Committee Boat is launched in Cowes
The official launch of Cowes United, a brand new Committee Boat for Cowes, took place on 13th May on Trinity Landing opposite the Royal London Yacht Club. Ben Rouse, High Sheriff of the Island, made an amusing speech and dedication.…
Three of the sailing world's most historic and prestigious trophies will be awarded to the three classes: The Queen's Cup, presented to the Royal Southampton Yacht Club by Queen Victoria in 1897;  - The King George V International Cup (also known as the White Heather Cup) from the Royal Thames Yacht Club, a huge flagon that was awarded for the 23 metre class in 1911 and won by White Heather II
Cowes Week, organisers of one of the world's best-known sailing regattas, have announced the introduction of a new big boat race series, the Cowes Week Triple Crown. The new Cowes Week Triple Crown will be a regatta within a regatta:…
Cowes Week Sailing on the Solent
Cowes Week, one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events, has been given a boost this week with the announcement that Aberdeen Asset Management has agreed to support the sailing regatta for one more year in 2016…
Phil Hagen has been appointed Regatta Director of Cowes Week. Phil takes the reins from Stuart Quarrie, who retired following this year's regatta in August. Phil is no stranger to Cowes Week, having started as a course setter 11 years ago.…
Day Five at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week
#cowesweek – Cowes Week today was a beautifully warm day with a stable east-north-easterly air flow over the Solent area that mostly averaged 9-11 knots, with a few stronger gusts, making for excellent racing conditions. The day saw the first…
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week
#cowesweek – The second day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week delivered perfect conditions, with bright sun and decent winds. A west-south westerly breeze built gradually through the day to give gusts approaching 20 knots by early afternoon. With 30-degree…
SB20 Class Ready for 'Tour de Cowes' Grand Slam
#sb20 – The SB20 fleet looks set to be one of the most colourful and competitive on the water during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, as they host their four-day Grand Slam event with 'Tour de France-style' leaders' spinnakers for…

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