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Isle of Wight sailing to increase

Thu 24 Jun 2010

Isle of Wight sailing to increase

The Isle of Wight is set to benefit from increased numbers of sailors around its shores, as a new academy for the sport is to be created.

Artemis Investment Management is to create the offshore sailing academy in order to promote British talent in the sport, reports the Southern Daily Echo.

According to the newspaper, the company is also set to announce a sponsorship package for Isle of Wight event Cowes Week, which takes place from July 31st to September 7th 2010.

Sailing expert Rod Carr, a former chief of the RYA, said: "We need to put in place a structured training programme that focuses the best advice in the world on a small group of talented sailors."

Mr Carr, who will help to oversee the running of the academy, added that this will help Britain to compete with France in the world of sailing.

Later this summer, Cowes Week will welcome sailors from all over the world to compete in various races around the island.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-19856007-ADNFCR

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