Sponsorless Cowes battles bravely on
The organisers of Cowes Week have not managed to secure a sponsor for this year’s event. They are still hoping the situation will change in their favour, but in the meantime are pressing on regardless with the UK’s most famous sailing racing week.
Cowes Week has 100,000 plus spectators who come for the event which is 180 years old.Around 1,000 yachts race in up to 40 classes and there are 8,500 competitors ranging from weekend sailors through to Olympic medallists and World Champions. It is estimated that Cowes Week contributes £60 million to the Isle of Wight economy annually.