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From jazz to high teas to suppers, you'll enjoy roaring good fun in like-minded company with daily drinks receptions free to racers.

Great socials hosted by the supporting yacht clubs

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Organised by the Royal London Yacht Club with the help of the leading local clubs, Cowes Classics Week is by sailors for sailors.

Run by club volunteers for the sailors

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It is the high quality of racing that has made Cowes Classics Week the fastest growing event in the country

Come and join us for the 10th year of Cowes Classics Week

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Racing at Cowes Classics Week is rich in the camaraderie and corinthian values that underpin our great sport.

Corinthian yacht racing at its best

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No other event in the world offers such a wide-ranging gathering of racing classics, from keelboats to dayboats and cruisers.

The greatest classics event?


Cowes Classics Week - 22-27 July 2018

Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore. Metre boats, Classic Racing Dayboats, Classic Yachts, Old Gaffers and Spirit of Tradition Yachts are all welcome to sail varied courses set in the Solent with free high teas, great value parties and suppers at different club venues.

'The' Classics Regatta

'The' Classics Regatta

Cowes Classics Week is arguably the worlds' greatest classic yachting regatta.

Fabulous Socials

Fabulous Socials

Great socials at different yacht clubs throughout the week, with many free.

Enter Online

Enter Online

Enter the regatta online with secure easy payment.



The KLR System is used at Cowes Classics for cruiser and dayboat handicap fleets

Day & Overall Awards

Day & Overall Awards

Daily prize giving with tea and cake plus a gala awards ceremony.

Event Charity

Event Charity

Help Sea Cadets Cowes and win a fabulous Magnum of Champagne.

The closing date for regatta entries is midnight on Friday 18 July 2014. Please note that as detailed in the N.O.R. regatta entries submitted through the website from midnight on Friday 18 July 2014 will be treated as Late Entries and are subject to an automatic late entry fee of £50. The closing date for social event ticket sales is midnight on Sunday 20 July 2014. 



High Sheriff BadgeHigh Sheriff's Trust 

Cowes Classics Week has selected the High Sheriff's Trust as our official charity for 2014.

You can learn more about the High Sheriff's Trust here or you can just help with the good works by adding a small donation to your shopping cart right now. Just to be clear, there is no requirement for you to give anything, but in past years we've been quietly impressed with the level of donations competitors have willingly provided.

20 Jul, 2017

Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week Day 4: Strong winds force cancellation

The blustery wind strengths and sea state caused by wind over tide that greeted sailors as they made their way to their boats for the fourth day of racing at the 10th Charles…
Victory CCW 17RT1305
19 Jul, 2017

Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week Day 3: Tight racing for vintage classes

The Victory class sailed across the Solent today from their very own Portsmouth-based Victory Class Sailing Club which was established in 1934, the same year that the first yachts…
Sunbeam Betty CCW 17RT0801
19 Jul, 2017

Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week Day 2: Black flags versus clean starts

Perfect conditions provided a recipe for spectacular racing on the second day of the 10th Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week. 12 to 14 knots of breeze blowing steadily…

It is only with the generous support of our loyal sponsors that we are able to offer such a high standard of competition for corinthian sailors.

Classic Boat Magazine
Haines Boatyard
Red Funnel Ferries
Winkworth Estate Agency
Kendalls Fine Art Gallery
Cowes Harbour Commission
Henri Lloyd Clothing


Organised by the Royal London Yacht Club with the help of leading local clubs, Cowes Classics Week is by sailors for sailors.

Royal London Yacht Club Burgee


Royal London Yacht Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club Burgee


Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Victoria Yacht Club Burgee


Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club Burgee


Cowes Corinthian YC

Island Sailing Club Burgee


Island Sailing Club