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04:10 Sunday 16 May 2021 Cowes Week welcomes Cuvée 450 as new drinks sponsor

Cowes Week Ltd (CWL) is delighted to announce the appointment of Cuvée 450 as the Official Sponsor of the Cowes Week Opening Party for competitors, to be held for the first time in 2021 on Saturday 31 July.

Cuvée 450 is a brand of the Slimwines company, which also includes The Ginery and Pink Prosecco DOC Rosé brands, and the Cuvée 450 Opening Party will be serving free bubbly, Gin & Pink Prosecco to kick the evening off after what will hopefully have been a sunny day of racing in 15 knots of warm breeze!   The new daily prize giving will take place at 1930 as part of the evening.

The party will launch the social events at the Regatta and the team at Cowes Week are delighted to have Paul Anthony Gidley, CEO of Slimwines and his team joining as the sponsor of the Opening Party as well as the official bubbly, Gin & Pink Prosecco sponsor for the Regatta.  Cuvée 450 will also be offering a Magnum to each class winner as well as bottles of gin and pink Prosecco at the overall prize giving on Friday 6 August.  

Laurence Mead, CWL Regatta Director commented:

I am so pleased to be able to announce Cuvée 450’s sponsorship of the new Cowes Week Opening Party.  I’ve always felt that having a good party to welcome everybody to the town and to the Regatta has been a missing element and when we first started talking to Paul, before the cancelled event in 2020, he was immediately on board.  I have no doubt that all of the class winners will be pleased to win one of his fabulous products at the overall prize giving on Friday 6 August.   We are delighted to welcome Paul and his team to the Cowes Week family and  to have a local Island-based company joining us as a key supporter.”

Paul Anthony Gidley, CEO of Slimwines commented said:

“My team and I are delighted to sponsor the Cowes Week parties and beyond, and we look forward to offering everyone a good time on us! Gin lovers will be pleased to know we will have four on show, fizz lovers have Cuvée 450 Sparkling White & Pink to enjoy, and of course, our best selling Pink Prosecco DOC Rosé too.  So don’t worry, whatever your tipple, we'll be delighted to look after you.”

Cuvée 450 will also be providing a Magnum to each boat in the winning team of the Cuvée 450 Solent Team Trophy so there will be more than one way to get your hands on Slimwine’s fantastic products during the week!

Yacht clubs may enter a team of three in the Cuvée 450 Solent Team Trophy, one of which must be from Black Group and one of which must be from White Group. Clubs may enter more than one team and national teams are also eligible, particularly aimed at northern European entries where three boats from one country are in attendance even if they are not from the same yacht club.  The Royal Southern Yacht Club hold the trophy from 2019 (their team being the yachts Jiraffe, Eat Sleep J Repeat and McFly).