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I had never heard of the Cowes Week festivities in the south of Britain, until I started getting some email with little video clips (first one above). Looks like a lot of fun.
Of note is that their charity this year is Toe in the Water, which is emphasising competitive sailing for injured servicemen. A way to get back involved in physical and mentally challenging sports and activites for some of our heroes that have paid a heavy price.
About Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week
Cowes Week is one of the longest-running regular regattas in the world. With 40 daily races, up to 1,000 boats, and 8,500 competitors ranging from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors, it is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. Having started in 1826, the event is held on the Solent (the area of water between southern England and the Isle of Wight made tricky by strong double tides), and is run by Cowes Week Limited in the small town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight.