The official launch of Cowes United
, a brand new Committee Boat for Cowes, took place on 13th May on Trinity Landing, attended by Ben Rouse, High Sheriff of the Island, and a host of local sailors.
This purpose-built catamaran is a state-of-the art Committee Boat, which is fully equipped to a high standard, and the boat has already been booked by Cowes clubs for some of their racing this season. It will be used at major events including Cowes Week, Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classic Week, the IRC Nationals, Telegraph Bowl, Silicon Cup, and the Royal Thames Etchells Invitational for the Gertrude Cup. Cowes United
has been made available through a successful collaboration between the owner David Franks, Cowes Clubs and Classes Association, and local sponsors including Joliffes Chandlery, B&G and Spinlock. Cowes United will also be used for youth sailing events supported by Cowes Yacht Haven and Red Funnel.
After consulting the Harbour Advisory Committee and with their support, Cowes Harbour Commission will be assisting the Committee Boat project through the provision of free mooring at Trinity Landing, delivered as a stakeholder benefit.
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