Nominations required for Champagne G.H. Mumm Ladies Day at this year's Skandia Cowes Week 11/7/07

The organisers and sponsors of Skandia Cowes Week are providing a superb range of activities and celebrations to highlight the achievements of women in sailing during Champagne G.H. Mumm Ladies Day on Thursday 9 August. Now we need YOUR nominations.

The day’s sponsor, Champagne G.H. Mumm, in conjunction with the regatta organisers Cowes Combined Clubs (CCC), is pulling out all the stops to support the day and a host of supporting sponsors and suppliers are providing fabulous prizes and fun activities especially for women attending the regatta on the day itself.

With more women than ever competing at this fabulous eight day sailingfest in August – over a third of the 8,500 sailors racing – Champagne G.H. Mumm Ladies Day embraces female sailors ranging from corinthians and those overcoming difficulties in order to sail, to those who have perhaps more publicly undertaken remarkable challenges and achieved extraordinary results.

CCC is delighted to announce that the Double Olympic Gold medallist Shirley Robertson, and Elaine Bunting, the Features Editor of Yachting World will join them in selecting this year’s recipient of the G.H. Mumm Ladies Day Trophy. The panel will shortlist five nominees, all of whom will be invited to join the exclusive early evening Champagne G.H. Mumm Ladies Day Reception and Award ceremony, at which the winner will be announced and the exquisite Isle of Wight Glass Trophy will be presented by Dame Ellen MacArthur in front of an invited audience, including the media. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will present the champagne prizes and each of the five nominees will receive a Champagne G.H. Mumm Voyager Kit (a champagne chiller, perfect for using on a boat) and the winner will also receive a Magnum of G.H. Mumm.

Each nominee will also receive a fabulous Goody Bag containing a selection of Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare products, a bottle of Cockburn’s LBV Port (Late bottled vintage), a Henri Lloyd Washbag, an invitation to a Volkswagen Touareg Unlimited Day and and National Boat Shows are supplying two tickets to the Southampton and London Boat Shows. And if that’s not enough, the overall winner will also be presented with a highly prized Corum watch.

Nominations close at midday on Friday 3 August. Full details and nomination form at :www.skandiacowesweek.co.uk

In addition to this all female competitors at Skandia Cowes Week are invited to register their names with Champagne G.H. Mumm to be put into a hat to win a celebratory bottle as they cross the finish line on Thursday 9 August. They will also receive an invitation to join the Mumm team at their bar in Cowes Yacht Haven to enjoy a glass or two with some of the G.H. Mumm adventure team, and this invitation will also be extended to the invitation-only Champagne G.H. Mumm Ladies Day Reception at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club from 1830.