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Cowes Week 2011 - Artemis Challenge returns on 10th August

by Camilla Green on 5 Jul 2011
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2011 is being held on the Isle of Wight between 6th and 13th August.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary the Artemis Challenge will take place in the middle of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the world’s largest sailing regatta and one of the UK’s biggest sporting events. Some of the biggest names in ocean racing will battle it out in a high adrenaline 50 mile crewed race round the island onboard the latest generation Imoca 60 monohulls, competing for a £10,000 charity prize fund and accompanied by celebrity guests.

The Artemis Challenge, sponsored by Artemis investment Management, one of the UK’s leading investment companies and the largest British sponsor in offshore sailing, is recognised as one of the key events of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and is a magnificent spectacle, showcasing the best of offshore racing within easy reach of spectators.

The start line this year already features a world class line up of five imoca 60s, the same racing machines that compete in the legendary non-stop round the world Vendée Globe solo race, and the Artemis Challenge is the only UK-based Imoca event. Artemis Ocean Racing will be skippered by record-breaking yachtswoman Dee Caffari, who will be competing against fellow British offshore racer Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss. They will be joined by some of France’s top sailors including Armel Le Cleac'h on Banque Populaire, Vincent Riou on PRB and Bernard Stamm on Cheminées Poujoulat. Further entries will be announced in the coming weeks. Between them, the fleet of skippers have completed 11 circumnavigations of the planet and features two former winners of solo round the world yacht races.

The Artemis Challenge at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has long attracted a strong list of celebrity guests. Teams competing in the race in the past have included sports stars Zara Phillips, Amy Williams, Will Greenwood, Mike Tindall and James Haskell, as well as other stars from the world of entertainment, including Davina McCall, Bryan Adams and James and Oliver Phelps, the Weasley Twins from the Harry Potter movies. Celebrity guests for the Artemis Challenge 2011 will be announced in the coming weeks including unique spots on board available to the media.

The race follows the classic America’s Cup route around the Isle of Wight, starting at 10 AM on the Royal Yacht Squadron Line. The winner will be the IMOCA 60 that takes line honours after completing the 50 mile sprint back to the Royal Yacht Squadron Line (weather permitting), winning £10,000 for the charity of choice of the Artemis Challenge Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week website
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