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14 June 2005, 12:57 pm
Super Maxis Set For Cowes
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Skandia Cowes Week 2005
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

At least two of the world's major players in the competitive big boat arena have confirmed their intention to race at this year's Skandia Cowes Week, which takes place at Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain from 30 July-6 August.
The Australian owner/skipper Grant WHARINGTON is shipping in his 98 foot Super Maxi Skandia Wild Thing next month whilst the latest generation Super Maxi, the New Zealand built 100 foot Maximus has already arrived in Cowes amidst a flurry of excitement having recently enjoyed a record breaking race across the Atlantic Ocean. She took handicap honours after finishing five hours behind the giant schooner Mari-Cha IV in the Rolex Transatlantic Challenge. Her owners are successful Kiwi businessmen Charles St C BROWN and Bill BUCKLEY.
Skandia Wild Thing
© Wild Thing Yachting
George HENDY, the Project Manager for Maximus, has already told Skandia Cowes Week's Regatta Director Stuart QUARRIE that he wants the 22 strong crew to race for two to three days towards the end of the week and both HENDY and QUARRIE hope that there will be enough Maxis entered to ensure that they can race for their own trophies.
Peta Stuart-Hunt. Image, Maximus is now preparing for more racing at Cowes Week:© Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex
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