Lendy Cowes WeekTuesday 8th August 2017
Lendy Cowes Week – the world’s oldest, largest and most spectacular sailing regatta of its kind saw Andrew Kent, Davanti Tyres Regional Sales Manager set sail on his first Lendy Cowes Yacht race on ‘The Davanti’.
The annual Lendy Cowes week started on the 29th July and finished on the 5th August 2017, which this year’s regatta included Andrew Kent from Davanti’s UK team, on the aptly named yacht ‘The Davanti’.
Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.
‘It was a great race, the crew led by skipper Charles really pulled together, a thoroughly enjoyable time and to win our class was fantastic!”. Says Andrew Kent Davanti’s Business Development Manager.
“The Davanti” is a new Grand Prix version of the J/112E which was launched last year. Davanti Tyres was splashed in the spring and owned by the J Composites CEO, who won several French regattas with it. She arrived in the UK two days before the RTI race, a crew was quickly assembled and the boat went on to win their class! New owner Charles was delighted. The next regatta for this boat after Cowes Week will be the J-Cup in Torbay.