Cowes Week Ltd, organisers of the world’s best-known sailing regatta and highlight of the British Sporting Summer is delighted to announce that Artemis Investment Management has extended its support of the regatta in 2015 to include an awe-inspiring aerial display by the Red Arrows which will significantly enhance the shore-side programme at this year’s regatta.
Artemis Investment Management, sponsors of the Artemis Challenge at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes week, have stepped-in with support to ensure the regatta’s Red Arrows display goes ahead in 2015. The timing is perfect, as this year’s edition of the celebrated annual charity race around the Isle of Wight looks set to be the largest in its nine year history. Over the years, the 50 mile sprint around the island has welcomed some of the world’s most celebrated sailors and the celebrity guests onboard are expected to match the impressive fleet.
Commenting on the announcement, Dick Turpin, Partner at Artemis Investment Management LLP said: “We’re delighted to offer our support to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week by ensuring the appearance of the world famous Red Arrows again this year, completing the line up of spectacular aerial displays and providing the Cowes Week audience with some unforgettable shore-side entertainment”
Kate Johnson, Commercial & Marketing Director for Cowes Week Limited added: “We’re delighted that Artemis are supporting this year’s Red Arrows display. It will be a fitting end to a spectacular day on the water at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. The Artemis Challenge starts at 10am on Thursday 13th August. It will be a racing start not to be missed and we recommend watching from behind the cannons by the Royal Yacht Squadron, or along The Green. The Red Arrows display will begin at 6.50pm, head to Cowes Parade for the best view”
“In addition, we’re extremely excited to announce an incredible display by an RAF Typhoon, which wowed the crowds at Cowes Week in 2014. The Typhoon display is at 7.30pm on Friday 14th, ahead of the magnificent Firework display which will begin at 9.30pm”
The full entertainments schedule for this year’s regatta is available online at http://aamcw.co/entertainment. This information is continuously updated so anyone planning their trip to Cowes during the regatta should check back regularly.
This year’s regatta takes place 8-15th August and those thinking about entering to take part in the racing are reminded that the standard entry fee ends on Friday 31st July at noon. Anyone who can’t take part for the full week can pick whichever day – or days – are convenient to them. Enter at http://www.aamcw.co/yourentry.
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 takes place from the 8-15 August.
Cowes Week 2016 takes place from the 6-13 August.
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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: Nyetimber, Liz Earle, Boss Watches, Chatham Marine, Chilgrove Gin, CNBC, Gill, Isle of Wight Council, Sunsail, 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.
About Aberdeen Asset Management
Aberdeen is an independent asset management company. Formed out of a management buy-out in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1983, it is now a FTSE 100 company operating on the ground in over 23 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Defined by a pure focus on asset management, including equities, fixed income, property and multi-asset portfolios, Aberdeen’s investment solutions are driven by commitment to straightforward, transparent investment approaches that stress intensive, first-hand research and a long-term view.
The company manages £330 billion in assets on behalf of institutional and private investors, as of 31st March 2015.
Aberdeen participates in sponsorships where it can get actively involved and make a difference to an event, individual or team. Aberdeen’s current sport sponsorship portfolio includes properties across golf, sailing, rowing and hockey. The group is also involved with a number of cultural and arts sponsorships.
To find out more about Aberdeen’s capabilities visit: www.aberdeen-asset.us
To find out more about Aberdeen’s sponsorships visit: www.aberdeen-asset.com/sponsorship