During the week of 12 – 16 August 2019, Hollis hosted over 90 guests at Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight.
Throughout the week we welcomed a variety of clients and contacts, including representatives from AEW UK, DTZ Investors, Dunmoore Properties, Intu, London & Cambridge Properties, M&G, M7, SEGRO, The Crown Estate and UBS Asset Management.
We chartered several boats for the week, the largest being a 46-foot racing yacht, Pata Negra, along with cruising yachts and a speedboat. Captained by three experienced Hollis sailors – Senior Partner John Woodman, Partner Stephen Lemmon and Senior Associate Will Floyd – Pata Negra set sail each morning with a different crew of amateur sailors from across the property industry to take part in the IRC Class 1 racing category. The boat was one of the few in its class to not be manned by a consistent pro or semi-pro crew. Meanwhile, those of our guests looking for a more relaxing time were taken out for a serene sail on our cruising yachts, whilst the thrill seekers opted for a white-knuckle ride on the Hollis speedboat!
The weather was pleasant on most of the days, allowing us to hold several picnics on the beach. We also hosted garden parties (complete with Hollis’ very own gin bar!) at our cottage, as well as a cocktail party on Thursday at MooCow, a lively venue in Cowes.
You can see all our photos from the week here.
If you’re interested in joining us for one of our future events, please contact Events Manager Sophie Loosemore at firstname.lastname@example.org.