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Sunsail and Cowes Week Limited Team-Up to Offer a New Charter Package for US Sailors

At the Miami Boat Show in Florida (USA), Sunsail and Cowes Week Limited (CWL) launched a new charter package for US sailors interested in participating in the world famous Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.

US sailors will be able to buy this package through the Florida Sunsail office in Clearwater and the choice of yachts is across a range of different boat types (not just the fleet of Sunsail’s Match First 40s) and Sunsail’s team is also offering assistance with booking flights, accommodation and transfers, if needed. The aim is to provide a comprehensive service to the US racing community by leveraging the relationship between Sunsail and CWL.

Commenting on the latest news, Michelle Warner, Sales and Marketing Director of CWL said: “When we announced the new relationship with Sunsail as our official charter sailing partner back in October 2014, one of the things we were really keen to do was explore ways of developing a package with Sunsail to make entering the event for overseas visitors even easier. We’re delighted to be launching this new package for the US market, with more news to follow in the near future regarding other countries where similar arrangements will be established.”

International interest in Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 is already high with 20 per cent of all entries received so far from outside of the UK. The new package helps to build on this strong position by taking steps to make it even easier for sailors from around the world to get involved.

This year’s regatta takes place August 8-15, 2015. Visit www.aamcowesweek.co.uk for more details on the event or contact the Sunsail office in Clearwater, Florida to discuss package options (877-630-7443)


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About Sunsail

For 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 vacations.

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.


About Aberdeen Asset Management 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 7,000 competitors race during the week ranging from weekend sailors to World Champions and Olympic medallists.

The lively festival atmosphere at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week means there is 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 8-15 August 2015 (a little later than usual due to the tides). Entries are now open online.

The event is supported by its Title Sponsor, Aberdeen Asset Management and the following supporting sponsors also help to make the event a success: Sunsail, Abu Dhabi, Boss Watches, Chatham Marine, Chilgrove Gin, CNBC, Gill, Isle of Wight Council, Mount Gay Rum and Volvo Car UK. The Official event charity is UKSA, supporting youth sailing opportunities.


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.