Stuart Quarrie has announced he is stepping down from his role with Cowes Week. Picture by Isle of Wight County Press.
AFTER 17 years at the helm of the world-famous Cowes Week, Stuart Quarrie will step down following this summer’s regatta.
Stuart, who is sailing director of the historic Isle of Wight event, said: "I’ve had a fantastic time during my 17 years at Cowes Week, but it’s time now for me to move on and hand the reins to someone with the enthusiasm and passion to take the event to the next stage in its development."
Organisers are now looking for a successor who is well-known on the yachting and racing circuit.
The position comes with a £50,000 salary, depending on experience, and the closing date for applications is April 7. The successful candidate will start this July, before taking over from Stuart in August.
Cowes Week Ltd (CWL) chairman Peter Dickson said: "Finding the right sailing director is crucial to continue the important work of evolving the event.
"It’s an exciting time for Cowes and for the regatta, and this is a great opportunity for the incoming sailing director to really make their mark at one of the world’s premier regattas."