Thanks to Suzanne and Alan for this sailing update. In their own words. Ed
Looking forward to 2014 The Royal Ocean Racing Club is pleased to announce the publication of the Notice of Race for the 2014 Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup.
This event based in Cowes will start on Saturday 19th July and follow a similar format to previous years with a mixture of inshore races in the Solent, an offshore race in the English Channel and a race around the Isle of Wight during the event.
Formed in 1992
The Commodores’ Cup is an international three-boat team event using the IRC Rating system.
In 2012, after eight competitive races over the week, team GBR Red came out triumphant. This was the eleventh edition of the Biennial Commodores’ Cup and featured Brewin Dolphin as the title sponsor for the first time.
Sponsor’s connection to the Island
Executive Chairman of Brewin Dolphin Jamie Matheson is a keen sailor and has a boat based in Cowes and is therefore a regular visitor to the Island. Having bought Edward Heath’s boat ‘ Morning Cloud’ he renamed it ‘Opposition’. Jamie has committed his company to sponsor the 2014 and 2016 Commodores’ Cup.
Jamie is also a keen gardener and Brewin Dolphin, a stockbroking company, celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2012 by sponsoring a garden at Chelsea Flower Show. For this 2012 event they commissioned award-winning garden designer Cleve West to create a show garden on Main Avenue.
Image: © RORC/Rick Tomlinson