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Cowes Classics Week 21-25 July 2014 
  Cowes Classics Week is intended for: All metre boats; 12mR, 8mR, 6mR, 5.5mR and Daring. Classic racing dayboats and one designs including, but not restricted to, Dragon (classic and modern), Solent Sunbeam, Bembridge/Classic Redwing, Seaview Mermaid, Swallow, Squib, Victory, XOD, Bembridge, Loch Long and Yarmouth One Designs and Flying Fifteen. Classic cruisers including, but not restricted to, the following classes and one-offs that meet the eligibility criteria: Folkboat, SCOD, Nicholson 32 & 36, Rustler 31, Twister, Stella racing under KLR handicaps. For scoring and prizes this class may be split into Fast and Slow fleets. There is a separate class for Old Gaffers.  

Metre Boats

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There has been a real resurgence of interest in The Metre Boats with many restorations and new builds, and sailing mega-stars choosing metre boats for their personal sailing. Cowes Classics Week is delighted to be organising competitive fleet racing for 12mR, 8mR, classic and modern 6mR, Daring, and original 5.5mR.

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Dayboats & Gaffers

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Cowes Classics Week began in 2007 as a modest event for classic dayboats, however with support from racing sailors exceeding all expectations, we continue to extend a warm welcome to expanding fleets from the huge number of classic one design classes, together with one-offs and a separate class for Old Gaffers.

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Classic Cruisers

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We first invited wooden IOR and other classic boats, including some GRP designs, to come and race with us in 2013 and this class has generated considerable interest. It is open, subject to a "fit" with the eligibility criteria, to wooden and steel boats built before 1970, and to GRP boats designed more than 50 years ago.

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Cowes Classics Week News

Cowes Classics Week News

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    01 Apr, 2014

    Website Now Open for Entries

    After a long awaited upgrade completed today 1 April, Cowes Classics Week competitors are now able to register and then enter the regatta on the new dedicated Cowes Classics Week…
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    27 Feb, 2014

    Cowes Classics Week Notice of Race Published

    The Notice of Race for Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week 2014 has been published. Online entries are being accepted from Monday 1 April. Download the Notice of Race
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    22 Jan, 2014

    January Newsletter

    Cowes Classics Week publishes a regular Newsletter for sailors and friends of the event and the January 2014 issue is now available online. Content: Significant Name Change -…
  • Chris Dawson Mike Lilwall
    08 Jan, 2014

    Charles Stanley Announces Headline Sponsorship

    Chris Dawson, Commodore of the Royal London Yacht Club (left) exchanging pennants with Mike Lilwall, Director of Charles Stanley Group PLC at the announcement of the new…
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    05 Dec, 2013

    2014 Update

    Each year we have held a meeting of class captains/representatives to go over any issues that arose in the current year and to discuss any new ideas or class-specific requirements…
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    26 Jul, 2013

    2013 Report and Results

    We are pleased to report that the feedback on Cowes Classics Week 2013 from both sailors and class associations has by and large been wholly positive, and you can read the report…

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Charles Stanley is one of the leading stockbroking and investment management companies in the UK, providing a comprehensive range of tailored personal investment services to private clients, trusts and charities. We are also one of the oldest firms on the London Stock Exchange with origins tracing back to 1792. Our principal business remains as it was a century and more ago, the provision of a traditional, high-quality service to the discerning private investor.

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Founded in 1838 and with a clubhouse enjoying stunning views across the Solent, the Royal London Yacht Club is on Cowes Parade, providing members with excellent facilities, accommodation and catering throughout the year. The RLYC has an enviable reputation for the quality of its race management and is proud to be the Organising Authority for Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week.

Future Dates

If you can't make Cowes Classics Week in 2014 why not plan further ahead?

  • 2015 Regatta - 20-24 July
  • 2016 Regatta - 25-29 July

How to Enter

Enter-CCW-Graphic-v3Sailors enter Cowes Classics Week through this website and we have prepared a user guide which is a good place to start.

Guide to entering online...

Race Documents

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Document downloads...

Event Charity

Charity-CCW-Graphic-v1Donations made with your entry will help support the High Sheriff Trust as it works to help the young and elderly on the Isle of Wight.

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With many thanks to the following supporters of Cowes Classics Week
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