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Olympic medallist to compete in Isle of Wight sailing race

Wed 21 Jul 2010

Olympic medallist to compete in Isle of Wight sailing race

Tourists booking Isle of Wight holidays will be able to see an Olympic medallist in action during their time on the island.

Simon Hiscocks - who won medals in sailing events in Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004 - will be taking part in the Artemis Challenge, which is set to be held during the flagship Isle of Wight event Cowes Week.

According to the Daily Sail, he will fly the British flag in Artemis Ocean Racing, while other entrants will include the solo sailor Dee Caffari, who will pilot Gaes Centros Auditivo.

It promises to be one of the main events of Cowes Week - which takes place from July 31st to August 7th 2010 - with many people booking their Isle of Wight holidays to coincide with the programme of sailing races.

Sailors competing in the Artemis Challenge on August 3rd will be battling it out for a £10,000 charity prize.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-19900635-ADNFCR

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