Solent Events Sales Manager Simon Hedley is a race officer for Cowes Town Regatta Committee at the Royal Yacht Squadron during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week each year. This year see’s the 50th anniversary of Cowes Combined Clubs (CCC) and guess who features in a starring role on the home page of the official regatta website?… we all think it shows his best side!
Despite the regatta being close to 190 years old, it was not until 1964 following the suggestion by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (who was a regular competitor and Admiral of the Royal Yacht Squadron) that Cowes Combined Clubs was formed to organise and run the regatta. Simon takes the Thursday of Cowes Week off each year to act as Line Officer and during the 2012 regatta had the job of confirming the fastest ever round the Isle of Wight time of 2 hours 21 minutes and 25 seconds set by the MOD 70 Catamaran ‘Foncia’.
Today Cowes Week is one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. Solent Events are proud to be an official charter provider for the regatta and are currently busy planning the 2014 event.
Solent Events are official charter supplier to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, so if you are interested in taking part please contact us for more information.