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Cowes Week overall – Stunning conditions By Cowes Week, 9:31 PM Tue 21 Aug 2012
Cowes Week 2012, held from 11th to 18th August, provided some stunning racing conditions with sunshine and good breeze for the majority of the regatta. Commenting on the Week, Stuart Quarrie, regatta CEO, said: 'The variety of conditions during the Week made for some exciting and challenging racing.' ...[more]


Cowes Week – SB20 fleet overall By Katie Ashworth, , 7:34 PM Tue 21 Aug 2012
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2012 - A healthy fleet of 28 SB20's contested this year’s event. The class represented the second largest one design fleet after the XOD's who enjoyed another very large entry. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Ideal conditions on day 6 By Rupert Holmes, , 6:06 AM Fri 17 Aug 2012
On day six of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, winds averaging 15 knots, with some stronger gusts, provided ideal conditions for competitors and for a record-breaking circuit of the Isle of Wight. The start for the SB20 (formerly SB3) class was in relatively light winds, but the fleet encountered big gusts and lulls only a few hundred metres to the west. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Flying action in the Artemis Challenge By Lucy Harwood, , 4:29 AM Fri 17 Aug 2012
At Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the stage was set for record smashing conditions in the sixth edition of the Artemis Challenge. The two MOD70’s racing didn’t disappoint, Musandam-OmanSail and Fonica went flying off the start line immediately hitting 17 knots and excelling in the 20 knot conditions. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Upset plans on day 5 By Rupert Holmes, , 4:23 AM Thu 16 Aug 2012
On day five of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, a vigorous and unstable cold front, associated with an un-seasonally deep low pressure system moving across southern England, upset plans for racing today. Although mean wind speeds for much of the day were not forecast to be particularly severe, the possibility of sustained squalls of 33-34 knots was a serious concern for race officials. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Close battles on day 4 By Rupert Holmes, , 6:13 AM Wed 15 Aug 2012
Day four of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week dawned with plenty of sun and light southerly winds that started to build at 0900, reaching 10-12 knots by the time of the first starts. Later the breeze increased still further, to give puffs of up to 16 knots by late morning, before easing back to a mean speed of just over 10 knots. ...[more]


RS Elites at Cowes Week By RS Elite Class Association, , 5:53 AM Wed 15 Aug 2012
There was no easing into the swing of things at Cowes Week for the RS Elite fleet! Day one saw a downwind start with the breeze gusting over 20 knots and building. At the first mark, four boats were virtually abreast with Jono Brown in Aeolus getting inside with Crauford McKeon in Kandoo III second and Iain MacDonald Smith in Freebie third. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Prestigious Britannia Cup to be awarded By Sue Pelling / CWL, , 5:14 AM Wed 15 Aug 2012
The Britannia Cup is one of the most prestigious prizes at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and today, IRC Class 0 will compete in order to claim it. The Cup will be awarded to the winner of the class today and formally presented at the Royal Yacht Squadron prizegiving on Friday 17 August. ...[more]


Cowes Week - A truly international regatta By Sue Pelling / CWL, , 5:04 AM Wed 15 Aug 2012
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has established its position as a truly international regatta with at least thirteen different nations taking part. Competitors have travelled from as far as Australia, Norway, Hong Kong, Sweden and Antigua to take part, and international journalists from India, Russia and China are here to experience the qualities of this unique British sporting occasion. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Gusty and shifty day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 4:57 AM Tue 14 Aug 2012
The defining feature of day three of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week was a gusty and shifty southerly wind that ranged from less than ten knots at times to gusts of more than twenty. After a bright morning, a band of cloud with showers on its leading edge was moving eastwards towards Cowes, with very light winds forecast to follow in its wake. ...[more]


Cowes Week Day 2 - Perfect conditions for Family Day By Rupert Holmes, , 3:55 AM Mon 13 Aug 2012
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week second day saw plenty of sun and a south-westerly breeze that built to give perfect sailing conditions in 14-17 knots of wind for the event’s Family Day. An erratically moving weather trough that brought a line of showers and light winds to Cowes just before racing was scheduled to get underway presented a headache for race officials. ...[more]


Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Ladies Day preview By Cowes Week, 1:46 AM Wed 1 Aug 2012
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Ladies Day is being held on Thursday 16th August 2012. Plans are shaping up for this year's Ladies Day! There are a variety of fun and celebratory activities taking place this year in support of Ladies Day; our celebration of women in sailing. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Shore side events programme announced By Ben Cummings, , 8:42 PM Wed 27 Jun 2012
The excitement is building in the approach to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2012 in this special 'Best of British' year. Organisers are pleased to announce a varied programme of shore side events and activities to complement the race schedule. ...[more]


Artemis Challenge to showcase offshore racing By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 8:31 PM Wed 20 Jun 2012
For the sixth straight year the Artemis Challenge will be one of the highlights of the AAM Cowes Week 2012, the world’s largest sailing regatta and one of the UK’s biggest sporting events. In a new twist to the classic route around the Isle of Wight, the Artemis Challenge will see teams of monohull IMOCA 60s and multihull MOD 70s race around the island to claim £10,000 for charity. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Tips on tidal planning By Rupert Holmes, , 8:06 PM Fri 8 Jun 2012
Abderdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is being held from 11th to 18th August 2012. Although these days Cowes Week is timed to avoid the Solent's biggest tides, they still play a very important part of any successful race strategy. Unlike the majority of sailing venues, the Solent demands that tidal planning takes precedence over wind strategy. ...[more]


Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - International entries received By Ben Cummings, , 7:04 PM Mon 28 May 2012
AAM Cowes Week 2012 - Competitors from across the globe will enjoy the fun and festivities of this year’s Cowes Week in what is a very special year for Great Britain. Of the entries received so far, there is representation from Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA; all helping to give the regatta its international flavour. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Traditional fireworks display saved By Ben Cummings, , 10:51 PM Wed 16 May 2012
Cowes Week - Following the news that Aberdeen Asset Management has extended its sponsorship of the world-famous regatta, until 2015, the financial services company has also extended its support to include a significant proportion of the necessary funding to safeguard the traditional event fireworks display. ...[more]


Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week organisers release safety film By Cowes Week Ltd, , 1:45 AM Tue 17 Apr 2012
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week organisers by CWL, is taking place from 11th to 18th August 2012. Cowes Week was first established over 185 years ago in 1826, and during its evolution has finely tuned its operations and working relationships with the local harbour authorities to ensure a safe event within the busy shipping channel in the Eastern and Central Solent. ...[more]


Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Extreme 40's to participate By Cowes Week Ltd, , 7:50 PM Wed 18 Jan 2012
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week to provide plenty of spectacular close-to-shore racing. Following the news that the UK edition of the Extreme Sailing Series will take place in Cardiff this year (24th to 27th August), CWL continues to work closely with the team at OC Thirdpole to ensure a presence for these exciting boats at AAM Cowes Week in 2012. ...[more]


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