A comprehensive range of charter packages will be on offer at this year's Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Entries are gathering pace ahead of this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week (3-10 August). For those still considering their plans, this year’s event will offer something for everyone, meaning plenty of ways to get involved in the racing action.
 
One option for sailors with the desire but not the tools is to charter a boat for either individual days or for the whole week. Britannia Corporate Events and Solent Events, both offer a comprehensive range of charter options for experienced sailors on a bareboat as well as for those new to the sport on professionally skippered boats.
 
Britannia Events can also offer one-design racing within the new Fairview class. Sunsail will again offer racing within their own dedicated class too.
 
In addition, the crew search forum is an invaluable tool on the event website, matching available crew with boats searching for extra crew for the Week.
 
For anyone not sure about which boat or option would suited them best, Solent Events are holding an open day from Gunwharf Quays Marina in Portsmouth on Thursday 18 April where the available options can be explored.
 
Sailors keen to take part in this year’s regatta are encouraged to submit their entry within the Early Bird discounted period which ends at midnight on Monday 27 May.