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Cowes Classics Week News

Alex Thomson Header 2Join us at the Royal London Yacht Club on Friday 14th July for a very special evening with Alex Thomson, the fastest Brit to sail singlehanded non-stop around the world.

Get your Cowes Classics Week regatta off to a very special start with a rare opportunity to hear first-hand from Alex about his incredible Vendee Globe achievement. All you need do is arrive in Cowes a little early and book your supper for just £25 per person.

Darings Racing TJP4009With little more than a month to go before the start of the 10th Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week entries are rolling in fast. The numbers in the classic keelboat fleets and cruiser classes are already looking to equal last year’s total.

The X One Design class is already the largest entry and set to grow further. In the Daring class defending champion John Corby will have his work cut out against second placed Doug Harckham, with both back to try again to claim victory, while Roger Wickens with Solent Sunbeam Danny will also be looking for a repeat win against an expected dozen or more in the fleet. The regular participants in the Swallows and Bembridge One Designs are all rallying their fleets, and the Flying Fifteens have already got a good showing with more expected.

Charn of Rhu 20160715classics102Cowes Classics Week is back with a new sponsor Charles Stanley Direct who will be sponsoring the event for the first time. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week 17-21 July is expecting up to 180 yachts to attend the event for some spectacular Solent racing.

The 2017 Notice of Race is available on this website with the early bird booking discount available until 30 June 2017.

“It contains all the spectacle of a major international event, with friendly but serious competition on dedicated race courses, first class race management, as well as excellent socials.” Said Doug Harckham from the Daring Class.

Henri LLoyd SV 1Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd, are delighted to announce their partnership with the Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week.

Henri Lloyd will join the family of day sponsors and also become the Official Technical Clothing Partner to this prestigious event.

As part of the sponsorship, Henri Lloyd will be working alongside the regatta organisers to provide a bespoke crew kit package of Henri Lloyd’s latest inshore race apparel to all entrants. In addition crews will benefit from a Henri Lloyd ‘pop up’ shop which will be located daily within the Royal London Yacht Club where a bespoke personalisation service will be on offer.

Darings TJP4016Cowes Classics Week is back once again in July 2017 with a newly branded sponsor title, courtesy of Charles Stanley Direct, a new division of Charles Stanley, which will be sponsoring the event for the first time.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week is expecting up to 180 yachts to attend the event for some spectacular Solent racing. The Royal London Yacht Club will be welcoming the many classic classes, some of which have competed since 2008 and others which have joined in along the way as the first decade has seen the event grow into one of the most iconic on the yachting calendar.

CCW Notice of Race 2017 Tile

The Notice of Race for Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week 2017 has been published.  

With the publication of the Notice of Race online entries to the regatta are now being accepted. You can also book social tickets through the website.

Download the Notice of Race from the document downloads page ››

COWES CLASSICS WEEK SPONSORS

It is only with the generous support of Charles Stanley Direct as lead sponsor that we can offer such a high standard of racing. We are also deeply grateful to our other loyal sponsors for their generous commitments.

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