Cowes Week Limited has announced that Aberdeen Asset Management is to extend its sponsorship of the world-famous Cowes Week regatta until 2015.

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Dragons at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - photo Getty Images

This extension represents a further two year commitment to the event, enabling Aberdeen Asset Management to build upon the solid foundations already established with Cowes Week Limited and guarantee a stable financial footing for the regatta for the next four years. Cowes Week Limited and Aberdeen look forward to developing the competitor experience at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week during this next stage in the regatta’s evolution.

Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management said: “Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2011 proved to be a tremendous success. We look forward to working with Cowes Week Limited to build on this positive start and are delighted to be extending our long-term commitment through to 2015 with this first-class sporting event.”

Commenting on the announcement, new Cowes Week Chairman, Peter Dickson, said: “I am delighted to be starting my period as Chairman on such a positive note. My predecessor, John Grandy, successfully steered the regatta through some challenging waters and I am very much looking forward to continuing his great work on the development of Cowes Week, in partnership with Aberdeen Asset Management and our family of event sponsors.”

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week in 2012 takes place from August 11-18 –later than usual in order to avoid a clash with the Olympic Games.