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Cowes Week Round-up!

By Hannah Cotterell
15/8/2015

What a difference a day makes!

The start of Cowes Week saw high temperatures and beautiful sunshine - but  for the past two mornings sailors have been greeted with grey skies that decide to pour with rain just in time for crews to clamber aboard their boats and head off for another day of racing. On the bright side the wind has been picking up which should make for competitive racing.

Repairs…

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Yesterday Sailcare, next to the Haken Regatta van in the Yacht Haven, was a hive of activity as crews hauled their sails back ashore for last minute repairs!

"We've had a pretty busy week here in Cowes with lots of crews bringing their sails in for last minute overnight repairs. With Fastnet looming we are gearing up for a busy few days to come!" Gerry from Sailcare

It's busy at the Harken Regatta Van…

It has been a steady week with many technical enquiries on systems and maintenance.

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The other day we had a visit from a local sailor who came over to the van in the middle of the pouring rain, thunder and lightning, looking for winch servicing advice. Before I knew it the Tech guys got a winch out, took it to pieces and showed them how to service it, check for damage and wear as well as lessons on re-greasing and oiling properly, all whilst the storm blew outside and the rain hammered on the van roof!

We also had a visit from Sam Davies with a last minute pedestal foot switch repair, which saw the tech team busy at work making repairs in the back of the van.

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Winch upgrades…

"Harken came down to have a look at our boat, the Tech guys managed to get a winch upgrade in place just in time for the rest of the seasons racing, thanks guys!" Nick Martin, Maverick

Fastnet…

And so Cowes Week is slowly coming to an end! But we still have the excitement of Fastnet to come and our Tech Team and Regatta Van will be on hand in Cowes to provide support for sailors right up until Sunday afternoon. So for all things sailing, technical advice and support - come find us in the Yacht Haven!

That's all for now…

The Harken Cowes Week Team!

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