New race organised

The organisers of Cowes Week have announced a new ‘relaxed’ race for cruising boats this year after popular demand.

Following feedback from many cruiser owners, a single day of ‘fun’ racing has been introduced on the final Saturday of the regatta, 10 August, for boats rated under the Island Sailing Club Rating System. The day’s racing will cost just £30 and will take place over a relatively short course with a late morning start.

The aim is to enable cruisers to experience the fun of Cowes Week within a very simple race format. Any cruisers wanting more than one day of racing with like-minded skippers can join the ISCRS class on whichever days during the Week are convenient to them.

Cowes Week Limited have published the Notice of Regatta for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the world’s best-known sailing regatta, which in 2013 takes place on the traditional dates of 3 – 10 August.

Entry fees have been maintained at 2012 levels with no increase, and event organisers have also introduced a range of welcome cost savings for early entrants.

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