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Harken Cowes Week update!

Hannah Cotterell

Varying weather!

It's been a busy start to Cowes Week, with varying wind and weather forecasts making for exciting conditions. There is an endless stream of beautiful yachts rafted in the various marinas around Cowes and we've seen sailors fleeing to their boats to make the most of the weather.

Equally the land activities, bars, shops, restaurants and music venues have been a hive of activity especially on days like yesterday (Tuesday) with many overflowing earlier than usual when a lack of wind stopped sailors from getting out on the water!

Harken Regatta Support in full swing…

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The Harken Tech Team have been very busy in the Cowes Yacht Haven with their regatta van buzzing with sailors looking for technical advice, spares and support. At the beginning of the week we had a visit from James Day (Green Marine) racing on a J109, 'Pure Joy'…

"When our chartered J109 needed patching up by race day Alun Hughes and the Harken Tech Team came through for us with parts, tools and expertise!"James Day (Green Marine), Yacht - Pure Joy.

"On Friday night we went down and helped put their furler back together after there were some problems adjusting the forestay tension. The following day we paid them a visit again to help sort out some issues with mainsheet, all went well and we got them sorted in time for racing the next day."Alun Hughes, Harken Tech Team regatta support.

Out and about this Cowes Week…

Try dinghy sailing?

It' great to see the varying activities that are available this Cowes Week, both on and off the water! The Volvo stand in the Yacht Haven is well worth a visit, providing an RS dinghy simulator to give kids an idea of what it's like to sail their very own dinghy! Why not come down and try tacking for yourself?

Why not get your feet wet with UKSA?

UKSA are as energetic as ever, providing opportunities to take people sailing and paddle boarding as well as a number of other water based activities, whether it's for the first time or a refresher!

The UKSA stand has something for everyone, especially if you would like to get out on the water. #seachange

Meet Alex Thompson?

The Hugo Boss stand, in the Yacht Haven has a regular gathering in the evenings with frequent visits from Alex Thompson, don't miss this great opportunity to catch up with the guys at Hugo Boss this Cowes Week!

Until our next update…

The morning is ticking along in the Yacht Haven and the buzz is starting to build, we're off to set up our Harken Grinder Challenge which has proved very popular so far! Come along and see if you have what it takes to get on our leaderboard. There are lots of exciting prizes to be won for those who can stay on the board at the end of the week! #GrinderChallenge!

That's all from the Harken team here at Cowes Week for now! If you're coming over to Cowes Week we'd love to see you, pop in and visit us in the Yacht Haven.

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