Sunsail Extends Relationship with Cowes Week as Official Charter Sailing Partner

Friday, 06 January 2017

Cowes Week Ltd, organisers of the world's best-known sailing regatta and highlight of the British Sporting Summer, are delighted to announce the extension of the regatta’s relationship with leading charter sailing brand Sunsail.

Sunsail have been the Official Charter Sailing Partner of Cowes Week since 2015, and due to the success of the partnership the relationship has been extended for a further five years.

Sunsail’s matched fleet of 30 Sunsail Match First 40s will be available to both private individuals and businesses from Sunsail’s regatta base in Cowes Yacht Haven on the Isle of Wight, which includes a dedicated hospitality area for its clients.

Scott Farquharson, General Manager at Sunsail, comments on the brand’s continued support for Cowes Week in 2017, “We are truly excited to be continuing our sponsorship of Cowes Week in 2017. Cowes Week is one of the UK’s biggest and longest running  regattas, and we remain committed to supporting its ongoing success. Cowes Week gets passionate sailors, like us, out on the water, living and breathing their love of sailing, and is the perfect opportunity to attract new sailors from the UK and beyond. Activity for 2017 is already gearing up – we’ve already received lots of bookings, with many new teams signing up to the event.  Not only is Sunsail continuing its commitment to Cowes Week in 2017, but also to other destinations with the introduction of two new flotillas to its extensive portfolio – a bespoke rum tasting flotilla in the British Virgin Islands, and a new flotilla route at its Palma base in Mallorca.”

Kate Johnson, Commercial and Marketing Director at CWL, added: “Sunsail has been an important part of our regatta for many years and we’re delighted to be extending our relationship. Many people have been introduced to sailing through Sunsail. The fleet gets more competitive each year with its mix of individuals and businesses who charter for Cowes Week year after year, and those who are trying it for the first time. A huge advantage of chartering with Sunsail is the flexibility they are able to offer with crewed or bareboat charters, and the possibility of taking a boat for the full week or just a day out on the water.”

This year’s Cowes Week takes place between July 29 and August 5.  For more information about the event visit the official website: www.cowesweek.co.uk

For more information please contact:

Cowes Week Limited
Kate Johnson
T: +44 (0) 1983 248 003
E: kate.johnson@cowesweek.co.uk

About Sunsail

For over 40 years Sunsail has led the way in sailing adventures. From the first pioneering flotillas in Greece to today’s choice of the best and lesser known yachting destinations, Sunsail is the word when it comes to sailing holidays. On a mission to pass on the passion, even complete beginners can now enjoy the world’s best cruising grounds by hiring a skipper from any Sunsail base. 

Sunsail offers Independent Yacht Charter, Flotillas, Sailing Schools, Events, and Yacht Ownership. Sunsail operates in 26 diverse destinations throughout 19 different countries and Caribbean islands with a fleet of over 800 yachts and catamarans. For more information visit www.sunsail.co.uk

More information at www.sunsail.co.uk

For more media information please contact Jenny Walford or Charlotte Goodby at ADPR jenny@adpr.co.uk / charlotte@adpr.co.uk or call 01460 241 641.

About Cowes Week

Cowes Week is one of the UK's longest running sporting events, having first taken place in 1826. The aspirational and inclusive sailing regatta is the largest of its kind in the world, attracting between 800 and 1,000 yachts in up to 40 classes. Around 8,000 competitors race during the week ranging from weekend sailors to World Champions and Olympic medallists.

The lively apres-sail atmosphere at Cowes Week means there are plenty of social and exciting onshore activities for sailors and the thousands of spectators who visit Cowes each year. The next edition of the regatta takes place from 29 July - 5 August 2017 and entries are now open online.

The event is supported by the following sponsors who also help to make the event a success: Westerhall Rums,  Nyetimber, Chatham Marine, MUSTO, Isle of Wight Council, Sunsail, Fever-Tree and Volvo Car UK.

More information at www.cowesweek.co.uk

About Cowes Week Limited

Cowes Week Limited (wholly owned by Cowes Combined Clubs Limited) was formed in November 2007 to provide a single management board with overall responsibility for the event. This ensures that the business operation of both the shore-side and racing elements are managed in a streamlined way. 

About Sunsail

For over 40 years Sunsail has led the way in sailing adventures. From the first pioneering flotillas in Greece to today’s choice of the best and lesser known yachting destinations, Sunsail is the word when it comes to sailing holidays. On a mission to pass on the passion, even complete beginners can now enjoy the world’s best cruising grounds by hiring a skipper from any Sunsail base. 

Sunsail offers Independent Yacht Charter, Flotillas, Sailing Schools, Events, and Yacht Ownership. Sunsail operates in 26 diverse destinations throughout 19 different countries and Caribbean islands with a fleet of over 800 yachts and catamarans. For more information visit www.sunsail.co.uk

More information at www.sunsail.co.uk

For more media information please contact Jenny Walford or Charlotte Goodby at ADPR jenny@adpr.co.uk / charlotte@adpr.co.uk or call 01460 241 641.