Cowes Week Ltd seeks new Regatta Director

Organisers of Lendy Cowes Week  are seeking a new Regatta Director to replace Phil Hagen, who left CWL after this year’’s regatta to focus on his other business interests.

The Regatta Director role is a year-round, part-time post, and carries a responsibility to evolve the on-the-water side of the regatta in order to retain and further develop the Lendy Cowes Week’ position as a “must-do” event on the global sailing calendar.  Organisers are looking for someone who is well-known on the yachting and racing circuit, has the vision to take the racing programme forward and can work with existing and potential entrants, class associations and organising clubs to ensure the event offers the best possible competitive experience.

Chairman of Cowes Week Limited (CWL), Peter Taylor, said, ” “Finding the right Regatta Director is crucial to continue evolving the event on the water. This is a great opportunity for the incoming Regatta Director to really make their mark at one of the World’s  premier regattas.””

Kate Johnson, Commercial & Marketing Director CWL added, ” “It’’s an exciting time for Cowes and for the event, with our new Title Sponsor Lendy and great family of Supporting Sponsors in place to support the next stage of development of the regatta. I’’m looking forward to welcoming the new Regatta Director to the team”.”

The new Regatta Director will work as part of a small executive team and also with the member clubs of Cowes Combined Clubs through the regatta’s   Sailing Committee. An attractive package is available to the right person, depending on experience.  Closing date for applications is 6th November 2017 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week commencing 13th November.

Anyone interested in the role should request further details by emailing