29th July - 4th 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’s Pip Hare and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 7658 3887.
On the day
07.45 Board from Southampton Town Quay to West Cowes
08.45 Breakfast at the Cowes Yacht Haven
09.45 Safety briefing on board followed by practice session
12.00 Sunsail F40 race commences
16.00 Return to Cowes Yacht Haven
17.30 Afternoon prize giving
18.00 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 and so we suggest getting the 7.45 or 8.15am ferry from South Hampton town quay. 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 terminal and walk through the Yacht Haven, you will see the Sunsail Hospitality Suite straight ahead.
What to wear and bring
The week prior we will send you via courier a polo shirt and gilet along with your ferry tickets. In addition, on the day we will provide life jackets, sailing gloves, hats, sun protection factor and sea sickness tablets if required. 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
- Cotton trousers or shorts - jeans are not ideal as if they get wet they stay wet
- Deck shoes – trainers with good grip are OK but do keep in mind the deck can get very slippery
- Warm layers in case it is cold
- A towel
- A change of clothes (just in case)
- 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, 2017 will be the fourth year Pip and Ash join forces to run the same boat. In 2016, they skippered Cazenove Capital to fifth place overall.
We recommend finding accommodation for the night prior to the race and/or the night of the race to ensure a smoother race day and to fully enjoy the après-race atmosphere. (The Pig in the Wall Hotel, The Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa, The Regent Guest House, Novotel Southampton are all close by)