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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 'one of the best ever'

Mon 15 Aug 2011

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 'one of the best ever'

The Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has been described as one of the best ever after it came to an end over the weekend.

Chief executive officer for the event Stuart Quarrie said it had been an untypical time due to the weather over the course of the few days of competition.

"It's the first time I can remember such a consistently breezy Cowes Week. It's certainly the first one with an average wind speed over 20 knots, but the feedback we've had so far is that it’s been one of the best Cowes Weeks ever," he added.

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week attracts thousands of people to the Isle of Wight every summer, making it one of the island's most popular tourist events.

Beginners travel to the Isle of Wight for their first taste of competitive sailing, while some of the sport's biggest names take part in a range of races around the island.

Celebrities are also spotted on the Isle of Wight, with this year's famous faces including the recently married royal Zara Phillips and Hollywood actor Ewan McGregor.

The latter - who is known for his appearances in movies such as Transpotting, I Love You Phillip Morris, Moulin Rouge and the Star Wars films - said his time on the island during the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week "was a fantastic introduction to a really adventurous sport".

TV and radio presenter Natalie Pinkham was another of the celebrities to have taken part in some of the races held during the event, which came to an end with a massive fireworks display lighting up the skies of the Isle of Wight.

Due to the 2012 Olympic Games that are being held in London, the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week will be held from August 11th to 18th next year, in order to avoid clashing with any of the major sailing contests.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800699482-ADNFCR

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