Hudson Wight is official clothing sponsor of 2014 Charles Stanley Cowes Classic Week
Fast-growing performance sailwear brand Hudson Wight has been named the Official Clothing Sponsor of the 2104 Charles Stanley Cowes Classic Week sailing event, which takes place from 21 to 25 July.
The regatta, run by the Royal London Yacht Club, is a highlight of the Classic Sailing circuit and for 2014 is expecting to involve over 150 yachts and around 700 crew competing in the Solent.
Entries are expected from a wide-range of yachts and dayboats from ex-America’s Cup 12-Metres to the smallest boats, the two-man Flying Fifteen Class. Day boats will include the XODs, Darings, Sunbeams, and the Classic Day boat class traditionally draw the largest fleets.
Meanwhile the Classic Cruiser/Racer division will freature the SCODS, Twisters and Stellas, and the glass Nicholson 32’s and 36’s and Rustler 31’s – now 50 years old.
The famous sailing event will provide valuable brand exposure for Hudson Wight. Competitors can purchase Hudson Wight kit during CSCCW from the Pop-Up Shop at the Royal London Yacht Club.
The Charles Stanley Cowes Classic Week social schedule will also be a big draw for sailing fans. There will be an opening reception supported by Charles Stanley, tea and homemade cake after racing each day provided by Winkworth, the Haines Boatyard reception on Tuesday, a supper at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Fishbourne on Wednesday, and a Harken sponsored race-day and prize giving on Thursday.
The Charles Stanley race-day and overall prize-giving takes place on Friday 25 July.
Hudson Wight on site with a Pop-up Shop
Hudson Wight is a relatively new technical sailing clothing brand which sells direct from its website http://www.hudsonwight.com and from an outlet on The Parade in Cowes. Competitors and visitors to Charles Stanley Cowes Class Week can visit this showroom to meet the team and pick up essential pieces of kit such as sailing trousers, jackets, gloves and caps.
Also for the duration of this event, the Royal London Yacht Club has invited Hudson Wight to provide a Pop-Up Shop on the Club balcony.
Event-branded Day Jackets
Hudson Wight is producing Event-branded Day Jackets for the team of seven Race Officers as well as Polo Shirts for the Club staff and all the Event volunteers. The company is also providing a range of fantastic prizes for the competitors.
A Hudson Wight Performance Jacket is being presented to the winner in each of the 12 classes racing and the Overall winner receives a complete Hudson Wight Bundle including a full set of HW1 offshore-spec foul weather gear.
Photo: Jonathan Hoare