When we asked Simon Hedley which event was most memorable for him it didn’t take him long to answer ‘well, it has to be Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week!’
The Challenge? Eight straight days as Official Charter Supplier to the world renown regatta with all kinds of marine and land based charters and hospitality happening in large volumes every day.
‘On one day, we had charters starting out of 7 different start locations with Ribs, Powerboats, Luxury Sailing Yachts and several other Racing Yachts between 40 – 70 feet! The logistics on a day like this can only work if all the component parts come together and this comes down to the right staff and suppliers….. as well as a lot of planning!’ said Simon.
Hero of the week for Simon has to be Chris Horswill, another of our Rib skippers. Tasked with early morning pick up’s, corporate spectating charters, Rib rides to the public and evening drop offs, he never stopped smiling and worked tirelessly to ensure every movement was on time and all the clients were happy – well done Chris!
Bring it on for a bigger and better Cowes Week in 2015.