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News - 31/07/18

Must read Notices and Lendy Cowes Week news

Local Notice to Mariners No. 17(T) has now been issued for Lendy Cowes Week 2018 with details on start and finish lines, racing mark buoys, The Precautionary Area, plus safety and navigation advice.

Additionally, skippers taking part in the regatta are advised to familiarise themselves with all current Cowes Local Notices to Mariners, and in particular the following:

14 of 2018 – Speed and Wash 
13 of 2018 – Amendments to General Directions 
06 of 2018 – Tidal Flows in Cowes 
05 of 2018 – Safety of Navigation 

Further harbour information for competitors is contained in the Cowes Week Ltd regatta safety booklet.

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One of the new and exciting developments for this year’s regatta sees the introduction of a Double-handed class. Double-handed racing has recently become incredibly successful worldwide, both inshore and offshore and this new class reflects the demand for, and interest in, Double-handed sailing. Racing will be held as part of the Black Group and courses will be about 3½ hours long with an interesting range of wind angles, but somewhat fewer legs than for the standard IRC classes.

In the year marking 100 years since women were given the vote, Lendy Ladies Day returns to the regatta on Tuesday, 7th August with a celebration of female talent on the water to inspire more women to take up sailing. The day’s events will culminate in the presentation of the Ladies Day Trophy at an evening reception attended by famous faces from the world of sailing, as well as celebrity and VIP guests.

The 1851 Trust is onboard as the official event charity for Lendy Cowes Week this year. Encouraging youth participation in sailing plays a vital part in the continued success and popularity of the sport, including events like Lendy Cowes Week. The 1851 Trust is an innovative education charity committed to inspiring young people to become innovators of the future and stewards of the environment.

Whether you are a competitor at Lendy Cowes Week, are interested in watching the racing, or simply want to be involved in the festival atmosphere of the event, there are plenty of things to see and do shoreside with a packed entertainment schedule at the official regatta venues. Find out what’s on day by day on the event website.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest Lendy Cowes Week news on the event website and check out the new Lendy Cowes Week Competitor App