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Top Sailing Events in 2015 29 Jan 2015

Ahoy shipmates, 2015 is going to be great!
This summer will see a host of special sailing events taking place in the Solent. We are looking forward to seeing Sir Ben Ainslie compete in the America?s Cup World Series in Portsmouth as well as welcoming back the majestic JClass yachts as part of the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary celebrations. Plus our usual favourites, Round the Island Race and Cowes Week, all adding to the excitement this season. 2015 is definitely the year to get out on the water and the following are our top picks for you.

Westward Cup, Cowes 15-18 June
An exceptional opportunity to see some of the world?s finest classic schooners racing in our home waters. An ?A? list turnout is anticipated to include Mariquita, Mariette, Eleonora and Brittania. This will be a memorable spectacle recreating Big Class racing of the 1920?s & 30?s.

Round the Island Race ? 27 June
Have you ever been tempted by the world?s largest yacht race? It?s also one of the UK?s largest participant sporting events. More than 1700 yachts cross the start line and race westabout the Isle of Wight to compete in this 50 nautical mile yacht race. Up to 11 guests will be able to fully take part in and enjoy the race under the guidance of our expert crew. Our Swan 55 Galiana is a superb racer cruiser ideal for this event. You will have an exciting, yet comfortable and safe race.

America?s Cup World Series Act I, Portsmouth 24-26 July
Sir Ben Ainslie heads up our British entry racing in AC45 catamarans in this unique 3 day event. Up to 8 international teams are expected to compete in this close quarters exhilarating racing. The 45 foot high tech catamarans can attain speeds between 25 & 30 knots, flying above the water. This will be quite a show! An exhibition will also show the history of the 1851 Americas Cup as well as a full shore programme of entertainment with a festival feel.

Bicentenary Invitation Regatta, RYS 27-31 July
Celebrating 200 years of history at the Royal Yacht Squadron, this regatta will welcome visiting international yachts including the spectacular J class yachts. There will be team racing, one design racing and a race around the island. Unmissable, this regatta will be the one to watch!

Cowes Week 8-15 August
Whether you want to race or spectate you are sure to enjoy this amazing regatta – one of the biggest and best in the world! We offer you the unique opportunity to experience the thrill of ‘big boat’ racing on our classic Swan 55 Galiana. Or if you’d rather soak up the the action from the sidelines we can offer some luxury spectating packages too. But one thing’s for sure we’ll offer you an experience your guests will remember forever.

We want to welcome you aboard our beautiful classic Swan 55 yacht for a wonderful summer full of balmy sailing days and special events. What better way to wash away the winter blues than with a sailing date to look forward to? We still have some good availability so why not give me a call to discuss your summer hospitality plans.

We look forward to welcoming you on board during the 2015 season.