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News - 02/08/16

Enjoy safe sailing at Cowes Week

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is enjoyed by around 8,000 skippers and crews, on between 800 and 1,000 boats who take part in eight days of competitive racing. The vast majority have a great week with no incidents, but all competitors need to appreciate that sailing is a risky sport. Racing in such a large fleet, in one of the busiest shipping areas within the UK, does have its hazards, which need to be considered and managed sensibly by all competitors.

Cowes Week Regatta advice for all mariners, including information on start and finish lines, the Precautionary Area, and speed restrictions for the Friday night fireworks display, is contained in Cowes Local Notice to Mariners No 49(T) of 2016

For all harbour users, visitors and everyone coming to Cowes Week, the latest advice on safety of navigation within Cowes Harbour can be found in Cowes Local Notice to Mariners No 48 of 2016

In addition, the Cowes Week Safety Booklet for 2016 is available to download from the Race Documents section of the event website and all competitors are advised to read the publication as part of their race preparation.

Top image: Cowes Week Safety Booklet