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Volkswagen return to Skandia Cowes Week

by Sail-World on 8 May 2008
The VW Touareg King of Cowes at Skandia Cowes Week, 3rd of August 2007. - SB3 Nationals Richard Langdon /Ocean Images © http://www.oceanimages.co.uk
The Volkswagen Touareg King of Cowes competition returns to Skandia Cowes Week this summer.

On Friday 1 August the various class winners from Skandia Cowes Week 2007 will race in identical Laser SB3s off Cowes in a one-day, three race regatta.


Some 32 leading national and international helms will have the opportunity to pitch their skills on the water against each other for the King of Cowes title and prizes of a Volkswagen Touareg, Laser XD and Laser BUG up for grabs.

Plus a fantastic holiday for the lucky owner of the winning boat.

As in 2007, the winning helms will be drawn at random through an independent draw to ascertain which SB3 owner they will be paired with. The class winners must helm their boat with the SB3 owner as principle crew member.

The SB3 class winner will not be permitted to sail his own boat but will also be allocated to a boat through the independent draw to prevent any unfair advantage.

For 2008 three races are scheduled with no discard, but the course format revised slightly to include a Skandia Cowes Week style 'round the cans' course in addition to the 'windward leeward' format which was used exclusively at the inaugural event.

The independent draw to match class winners with SB3s will take place later in May.

Event website - www.skandiacowesweek.co.uk
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