The world’s largest sailing regatta – Cowes Week – is looking for a new charity to sponsor in 2017.

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Cowes Week appoints an official charity in order that fundraising activity during the event can be conducted in a focused way. For the past three years sailing charity UKSA has been the beneficiary, receiving more than £200,000. The initial length of agreement offered will be one year, to cover the 2017 event. Cowes Week Director, Phil Hagen , said: “I would encourage charities to apply. If they think they are inline with our messages and the world of sailing, then please don’t hold back. “The one thing we can offer as an event is the fact we get so many people coming to visit.” UKSA Chief Executive, Ben Willows said:

“Thanks to the generosity of those attending Cowes Week we have raised over £200,000 in the last three years. “This has allowed UKSA to provide transformational and life changing opportunities to many young people and to invest in the site to continue to offer world class facilities bringing amazing outcomes. To be the Official Charity to Cowes Week has been a huge honour. “As a charity which uses the power of the sea to make a difference to young people’s lives, what better way to do it than at the world’s most famous sailing regatta.”

Any charities that are interested in becoming involved can find an application form at Cowes Week 2017 takes place from 29 July – 5 August.