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  Date 1 Aug - 15 Aug
  Description Skandia Cowes Week attracts around 8,500 competitors and over 1,000 yachts with crews ranging from weekend club sailors through to Olympic medallists and World Champions.

This great British institution is also a highlight of the social and sporting calendar and, as such, it attracts around 50,000 visitors to Cowes during the Week plus a further 50,000 or so to watch the traditional Friday night fireworks display.

  Location Cowes
United Kingdom
  Event Type Regatta
  Event Website www.skandiacowesweek.co.uk

sail-world.com -- News - 2008 Skandia Cowes Week

Cowes
Fri, 1 Aug 2008 to Fri, 15 Aug 2008



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Skandia Cowes Week - 2008 Final Overall Results By Sue Pelling/CWL, Cowes, IOW , 2:07 AM Sun 10 Aug 2008
As Skandia Cowes Week 2008 drew to a close Stuart Quarrie - Cowes Week Limited's CEO - spoke about the hugely successful week and says the general feeling from competitors and visitors is a positive one. As the 14-year partnership with Skandia comes to and end, Quarrie chatted about the changes that have occured over that period, and how Skandia has really helped to develop the week ...
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Zelda wins J/109 at Skandia Cowes Week By J109 media, Cowes, IOW , 7:19 PM Sat 9 Aug 2008
The J/109 Zelda, Ben Richards/Michael Ewart-Smith, won the fleet event at Skandia Cowes Week 2008 with five wins from seven races. Second was Shiva, Matt Boyle and third JOhnny Blue II ...
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Skandia Cowes Week - Final day By Sue Pelling/CWL, Cowes, IOW , 6:49 PM Sat 9 Aug 2008
Make the most of the sunshine this morning in Cowes if you're up and about early because it's going to cloud over and rain soon. Although the sun is shining this morning here in Cowes for the final day of Skandia Cowes Week, weather expert Chris Tibbs tells us it won't last long. But the good news is, there'll be some wind ...
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Skandia Cowes Week daily round up By Kate Laven/CWL, Cowes, IOW , 7:44 AM Sat 9 Aug 2008
The penultimate day of Skandia Cowes Week found the engraver poised to etch names, new and old, on some cherished silverware as the Solent was cleared of racing boats to prepare for a tumultuous fireworks display. Conditions in the Solent once again suited Niklas Zennstrom’s Ran, which crossed the finish line just over a minute ahead of Charles Dunstone’s Rio. ...
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Ian Williams wins SB3 event at Cowes Week By Media, Cowes, IOW , 3:21 AM Sat 9 Aug 2008
Team Pindar triumphs again at Skandia Cowes Week - Pindar’s World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams today won the SB3 class at Skandia Cowes Week, a great finish to a successful week for Team Pindar, who also won the Artemis Challenge on Tuesday ...
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Skandia Cowes Week - Day 6 Overall Results By Event media, Cowes, IOW , 2:57 AM Sat 9 Aug 2008
In total contrast to the life they've been used to recently while serving in operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, the RAF have been enjoying a week on the Solent racing on the RAF's J/109 Red Arrow. But it's not been all plain sailing because the competition in the 39-strong J/109 fleet has been extremely tough throughout the week ...
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Light winds for penultimate day Skandia Cowes Week By Event media, Cowes, IOW , 7:04 PM Fri 8 Aug 2008
Today could be one of the lightest days we've seen so far at this year's Skandia Cowes Week. According to weather expert Chris Tibbs a west to north-westerly air stream with a band of showers will cross southern England this morning but will pass to the east of Cowes ...
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Kerry Gruson awarded Liz Earle Ladies Day Trophy By Sue Pelling/CWL, Cowes, IOW , 4:50 PM Fri 8 Aug 2008
US sailor Kerry Gruson has been awarded 2008 Liz Earle Ladies Day Trophy at Skandia Cowes Week Thursday evening. The award, to celebrate the achievements and contribution of women in sailing is now in its third year, and at a special prizegiving ceremony Thursday evening Dame Ellen MacArthur presented Gruson with the award. ...
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Skandia Cowes Week - day 6 overall results By Kate Laven CWL, Cowes, IOW , 3:40 AM Fri 8 Aug 2008
Sparkling sun, glistening seas and a decent breeze. The sixth day of Skandia Cowes Week showcased the best champagne sailing conditions, helping along the celebration of women in sailing on Liz Earle Ladies Day. Charles Dunstone and his crew on the TP52 Rio were in blistering form to win the New York YC Challenge Cup, which this year was contested by the fleets in IRC Class Zero and Class 1 ...
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Liz Earle Ladies Day at Skandia Cowes Week By Sue Pelling/CWL, Cowes, IOW , 6:48 PM Thu 7 Aug 2008
The good news is, there should be more wind today for Liz Earle Ladies Day. Still from the south-west, the wind should increase 15kts with gusts and it could increase more as the day progresses. Racing starts at 09:45 this morning with the Extreme 40 class and the Laser SB3s set off at their usual time of 10:05. Class Zero IRC are racing for New York YC Challenge Cup today starting at 10:30 ...
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Skandia Cowes Week - Overall positions after day 5 By Kate Laven, Cowes, IOW , 4:19 AM Thu 7 Aug 2008
The picture across the Solent today was one of upright masts and idle sails as the fleet in Skandia Cowes Week battled on day five with gaping holes in the wind and big ripping tides - There were heaps of Aussie giveaways and special promotions in celebration of the twinning of Skandia Cowes Week with Skandia Geelong Week, the day proudly sponsored by Tourism Australia plus a herd of kangaroos!! ...
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Skandia Cowes Week - day 4 Round Up By Kate Laven CWL, Cowes, IOW , 6:29 PM Wed 6 Aug 2008
The big boats were ruling the waves on day four of Skandia Cowes Week as the second Artemis Challenge at Skandia Cowes Week for Open 60s gave Pindar skipper Brian Thompson a fairytale ending. Also, Geoff Carveth stormed home to his first win of Skandia Cowes Week on Team Earl's Court to go top of the Laser SB3 leaderboard ...
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