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Cowes Week - Surprise victories on day 7 By Rupert Holmes, 6:45 AM Sat 13 Aug 2011
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has reached its seventh day of racing which presented a more gentle day than those earlier in the week. The day's racing got underway with bright sun and a gentle breeze that built to 15-18 knots. The day also saw incredibly tight racing across dozens of classes and a surprise early winner in the XOD class. ...[more]


Cowes Week - XOD fleet youth and rivalry prevail By Marina Johnson, 5:17 AM Sat 13 Aug 2011
At Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the XOD class are readying to enter into their final day of racing tomorrow with young university match racing star Andrew Shaw who is now unbeatable following a 17th place today in X186 Phoenix in a race that enjoyed a marked improvement in weather conditions, with soft south westerly breezes. ...[more]


Cowes Week - HRH The Princess Royal starts XOD fleet By Marina Johnson, , 3:07 AM Fri 12 Aug 2011
Cowes Week special race today marked the final day of the three day AAM XOD Class Centenary Regatta. Andrew Shaw achieved a second successive bullet and third of the week in X23 Phoenix propelling him further into the overall lead after five races in the X One Designs, the biggest class competing at Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) Cowes Week. ...[more]


Cowes Week day 5 - High adrenaline racing By Rupert Holmes, , 5:48 AM Thu 11 Aug 2011
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has now completed its fifth day of racing on the Solent which was sandwiched between areas of high and low pressure. It was yet another day of hard, wet beats to windward, followed by high speed downwind blasts that had competitors grinning from ear to ear as they came ashore. ...[more]


Cowes Week XOD fleet cope with windy weather By Marina Johnson, 5:20 AM Thu 11 Aug 2011
At Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the XOD fleet are coping with windy, rough weather. 'XODs can cope with tough conditions, but today was definitely the top end of the scale for the preservation of XOD sailors.' This was one competitor’s comment as he came off the water after a windy and rough today. ...[more]


Cowes Week – Big name stars battle it out for charity By Camilla Green, 2:41 AM Thu 11 Aug 2011
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - The fifth edition of the Artemis Challenge was a near record-breaking day out for Ewan McGregor, Zara Phillips and Natalie Pinkham, who joined world class skippers for the 50-mile sprint around the Isle of Wight. The Artemis Challenge saw four Imoca 60 teams battle it out for a £10,000 prize fund for the charity of their choice. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Royal Southern YC launches 175th Anniversary programme By Peta Stuart-Hunt, 7:58 PM Wed 10 Aug 2011
Cowes Week - In 2012, the Royal Southern Yacht Club will celebrate the 175th Anniversary of its formation in January 1837. Born on the rising tide of enthusiastic support for yachting in the early days of Queen Victoria’s reign, the Club has enjoyed royal patronage throughout its life, graced initially by Queen Victoria and, for the last 59 years, by HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh ...[more]


Cowes Week – XOD secretary wins Ladies Day Trophy By Rupert Holmes, , 6:58 AM Wed 10 Aug 2011
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week – Another glorious day’s racing was held on the Solent today. Tina Scott, XOD class secretary, was crowned as winner of the Ladies Day trophy. Tina Scott has been a major force in the organisation of the fleet’s centenary celebrations, including the 145-boat fleet competing this week. The Trophy marked the culmination of a variety of activities to celebrate ...[more]


Cowes Week - Winds lead to shifts in XOD positions By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 4:45 AM Wed 10 Aug 2011
At Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, dramatic changes in the XOD positions have ensued after fluky winds arose. 'Well, someone had to win,' commented co-owner of X169 Perdix David Humphreys, somewhat modestly after beating 138 other XODs on the third day of racing for the 100 year old class. ...[more]


Cowes Week day 3 spectacular sailing in glorious sunshine By Rupert Holmes, 4:57 AM Tue 9 Aug 2011
Cowes Week wrapped its third day of racing with thousands of competitors turning out to enjoy another glorious sunny day. After two hours of racing the bulk of the Daring fleet was impressively tightly bunched – and mingled with J/80s – as they dropped spinnakers and turned upwind at their sixth mark. ...[more]


Cowes Week Day 2 blessed with bright sun and strong winds By Rupert Holmes, 6:10 AM Mon 8 Aug 2011
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week competitors were blessed with an abundance of bright sun and strong winds that gave competitors a fresh set of challenges after the opening day’s light airs. Mean wind speeds had built to more than 20 knots before racing started, while gusts topped 30 knots at 1430, before easing marginally later in the afternoon. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Conditions too extreme for XOD and Solent Sunbeam classes By AAM Cowes Week, 8:13 PM Sun 7 Aug 2011
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, day two conditions were deemed too extreme for two White Group day boat classes. According to Stuart Quarrie (CWL CEO) the Solent Sunbeam class requested not to go out, while a decision was made by the XOD class captain and class race officer not to send the 145 boat fleet out. ...[more]


Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week day 1 off to a flying start By Rupert Holmes, 6:07 AM Sun 7 Aug 2011
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has now completed its first day of competition. The fleet dealt perfect sailing conditions, and light breezes in the morning which gradually built to a steady 15 knots by the end of the day. Short tacking against a light west-south-west wind and a building adverse tide meant getting close inshore could result in big gains. ...[more]


AC World Series Regatta and ESS Act 5 competition for Artemis Racing By Artemis Racing, 8:20 AM Sat 6 Aug 2011
America’s Cup World Series regatta begins tomorrow as does Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week; both events will witness Artemis Racing compete. 'We have a new team and we are learning a lot of things about ourselves, catamarans and multihulls in general...' ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 to be broadcast live from Cowes By Extreme Sailing Series, , 2:09 AM Fri 5 Aug 2011
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 - Complementing its global TV six-part series and programming platform, and the live TV coverage at each of the four previous worldwide Acts, the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5 from Cowes will also be broadcast live. ...[more]


Cowes Week - Artemis Challenge attracts big name stars By Camilla Green, , 9:22 PM Wed 3 Aug 2011
Cowes Week - Artemis Challenge is set to continue the tradition of attracting big name stars as Ewan McGregor, Zara Phillips and Natalie Pinkham take to the water in 2011. The Artemis Challenge, a high adrenaline 50 mile race around the Isle of Wight to claim a £10,000 charity prize fund, will take place on Wednesday August 10th in the middle of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week ...[more]


Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Regatta Village relaunch By Fiona Brown, , 6:32 PM Mon 1 Aug 2011
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - If you are heading down to see the regatta this year make sure you check out the all-new Cowes Yacht Haven Regatta Village. This year the Regatta Village is undergoing a complete transformation and with its chilled vibe, exclusive hospitality and retail outlets and brilliant retro entertainment line-up each evening it’s definitely the place to be. ...[more]


Cowes Week - HRH The Princess Royal to start XOD fleet By Peta Stuart-Hunt, 6:36 AM Wed 27 Jul 2011
At Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2011, the XOD Class Centenary is attracting a record-breaking fleet with HRH The Princess Royal being expected to lend her support. The pub and dockside chat about this year's Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week could well be assumed to be about rock star sailors, celebrities and million pound maxi racing yachts turning up. ...[more]


Cowes Week 2011 – Prince Philip's Dragon 'Bluebottle' on display By Fiona Brown, 6:37 PM Wed 20 Jul 2011
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2011 - His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM, GBE, AC, QSO, PC, is the owner of the famous Dragon 'Bluebottle' and in 2011 has celebrated his 90th birthday. 'Bluebottle' is being specially transported from the Falmouth Maritime Museum and will take pride of place in the sponsors pavilion in the Cowes Yacht Haven Regatta Village ...[more]


Cowes Week 2011 - Artemis Challenge returns on 10th August By Camilla Green, , 10:11 PM Tue 5 Jul 2011
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2011 - Celebrating its fifth anniversary the Artemis Challenge will take place in the middle of 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 ...[more]


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