Alastair Ashford, an account director at Arc Advertising, impressed
the crowds at Cowes with his sailing skills recently.
After a triumphant win in the Class XOD Races, a contest involving 71
competitors in eight races, he walked away with the coveted Captain’s
Don’t worry, Ashford isn’t about to hang up his accounting boots for a
Although his cup-winner status means that he is no longer classed as an
amateur sailor, he will continue working on the Royal & SunAlliance
account at Arc - if only in the vain hope that he can scoop Royal &
SunAlliance’s yacht sponsorship out of McCann-Erickson.