6th - 13th August
Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.
We would be delighted if you could join us for a day of competitive sailing, racing the Beneteau 40s. We will have Skipper Pip Hare and Skipper’s mate Ash Harris on board the Cazenove Capital yacht.
Please find full event details below. If you have any further queries, please contact Becs Young on 020 7658 3887 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On the day
7.45 am Board Red Jet ferry from Southampton Town Quay to West Cowes
8.45 am Breakfast at the Sunsail Hospitality Suite
9.45 am Safety briefing on board followed by practice session
11.40 am Sunsail F40 race commences
4.00 pm Return to Cowes Yacht Haven
5.30 pm Afternoon prize giving
6.00 pm Depart Cowes
Getting to Cowes
Getting to the Red Jet terminal
Trains from London - There is a regular service from London Waterloo to Southampton Central (where the train terminates). Timetables can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk. There is a free bus service from Southampton Central to the Red Jet terminal where you take a ferry across to Cowes. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside the train station.
If you are driving, parking is available at the Town Quay Triangle car park off Platform Road and Town Quay Road.
Red Jet passenger ferry across to Cowes
There is no need to buy a ticket for the ferry across to Cowes as we will send you a return ticket. This is a busy time of year so please give yourself time to allow for queues on arrival. The passage across to Cowes takes 25 mins. For ferry times and more information visit www.redfunnel.co.uk.
Getting to the Sunsail Hospitality Suite
Disembark the Red Jet, turn left out of the station and walk through the yacht haven, you will see the Sunsail Hospitality Suite straight ahead.
What to wear and bring
On the day we will provide you with a kit bag which includes a branded polo shirt and gilet. In addition, we will provide life jackets and sailing gloves. In the event that we are unlucky enough to have a wet day, then we will have full wet weather gear on board for all guests.
Things to bring
- Deck shoes – trainers are not ideal as the deck gets very slippery
- A hat for protection – if it is sunny, the UV on the water can be very fierce
- Sea sickness tablets
- A towel
- A change of clothes (just in case)
- Sun glasses and appropriate sun protection factor
- Jeans are not ideal as if they get wet they stay wet – we recommend cotton trousers or shorts
- If you have an overnight bag, please make sure it is a soft/light bag as it will be stored below deck
Normally sailing against each other, 2016 will be the third year Pip and Ash join forces to run the same boat. In 2015, they skippered Cazenove Capital to second place overall.