This year we have committed to sponsoring a yacht at the regatta during Cowes Week. Our very own International Sales Executive, Mark Jeffery, will be onboard with a crew of teammates competing for the first time at Cowes Week. It is Marks’ first return to the regatta since 2019, where he was a trimmer on a Swan 65. Mark has 10+ years of previous experience racing as he was main sheet and tactics on a Provavia 37 on the west coast of Scotland for several years.
We are racing a 1984 X-Yachts built 3/4 tonner called ‘Impulse II’ (Sail number: GBR3408R) and we are entering her as ‘Datum Impulse II’ for this regatta. Her owner is Colin Baldwin a friend of Marks for over 20 years, who bought Impulse II purely to race this summer and the team are currently undertaking a fast-paced refit including new engine, navigation electronics, deck gear, running rigging, mast and booms and sails.
“I’m delighted to get the opportunity to return to the regatta after so many years and really excited that my colleagues at Datum have also backed and supported me and our team by sponsoring our yacht and team gear. We are hoping the weather will be good for a fast and fruitful regatta and wish all the competitors a great time.”
We are hoping to be very competitive due to the combination of the upgrades we are doing to the boat coupled with a very experienced race crew with a huge amount of experience of racing in the Solent. Wish the team and Datum Impulse II a fast and safe journey during a week of celebrations in Cowes.