Come and visit us at iconic Cowes Week 2014 as Clipper 70 makes its debutBack to archive
One of the UK’s longest running events, the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week plays a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.
This week, two of the brand new fleet of Clipper 70s will compete for the first time in this renowned regatta, following the recent completion of their first circumnavigation during the Clipper 2013-14 Race.
Competing under Clipper Events in the IRC Class Zero, OneDLL and Henri Lloyd will be battling it out once again to win the brand new coveted trophy, The Edmund Whelan Celebration Trophy in memory of Barrister yachtsman, former RYA Deputy Secretary General and legal affairs manager Edmund Whelan, an internationally influential figure in UK sailing who died recently after a short fight with cancer.
The Clipper 70s have been put through their paces in the recent 40,000-mile Clipper Race smashing previous fleet records and will be a fierce contender against their rivals.
To celebrate the boats participation in the prestigious race, On Thursday 7 August open boat tours will be available from 10:00am to 16:00pm at the Cowes Yacht Haven. Jump on board OneDLL and find out what the new breed of Clipper 70 ocean racers can do from former Clipper Race skippers and crew members.
Since 1826 when only seven teams competed for a gold cup, Cowes Week has evolved. Each day on the Solent there are up to 40 races with more than 1,000 competitors ranging from Olympians to weekend sailors with spectacular crowds of spectators lining the shores to be at the heart of the action. On Friday 8 August at 21:30pm the famous Cowes Week fireworks are a spectacle not to be missed, as spectators and racers alike celebrate the action packed week of sailing.
Providing bespoke charters and access to some of the country’s most iconic regattas, Clipper Events stands apart from other providers. Using its unique fleet of identical ocean racers for sailing events which can also meet the business and relationship development objectives of UK and global companies, corporations are also able to get close to their customers, entertain clients and build teams.
Clients come from all walks of life with a variety of sailing experience, from complete novices who have never sailed before to seasoned sailors and even circumnavigators who have taken part in the Clipper Race.
For more information contact Clipper Events Manager, Emma Eason, [email protected] or call +44 (0) 2392 526000.