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Queen Vic Trophy TJP7257The social events at Cowes Classics Week are an integral part of the week, much enjoyed by competitors, who are able to spend quality time in the company of like-minded sailors and classic boat enthusiasts. The full programe can be found further down this page.

Free Tea & Cake

Winkworth Estate Agents will again be providing tea and delicious homemade cake for all competitors after racing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. These refreshments are served at the Royal London, when the bar is also open (competitors are issued with wrist bands which are effectively your entry ticket to these events).

Free Prize Giving Receptions

Regatta entries include a number of tickets to the following receptions (competitors are issued with wrist bands which are effectively your entry ticket to these events). We are deeply indebted to our sponsors who make it possible for us to lay on these free receptions.

Suppers & Dinners

As usual, we shall visit a number of yacht clubs during the week, including a Hog Roast at Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club, club supper at Royal London Yacht Club, hot buffet at Royal Offshore Racing Club, buffet, BBQ or carvery at the Island Sailing Club and of course the main regatta dinner at the Royal London Yacht Club.

Early booking discount

A discount of 10% is available on all social events booked before midnight on Friday 14 July, so don’t leave it to the last minute. And please note that we shall not directly make refunds on social tickets purchased but no longer required, but will set up an exchange system for competitors during the regatta.

Social & Event Programme Overview for 2017

Please note that competitors must refer to the Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions when published for full event details.

Sunday 16 July 2017    RLYC Burgee Flying 01 50px
WhatWhereWhenPriceDress
Event Registration RLYC 14:00 to 17:00 Free Yachting
Skippers Briefing - Flying Fifteen 70th Anniversary Race CCYC After racing c. 17:00 Free Yachting
Skippers Briefing - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffers Classes
RLYC 18:30 Free Yachting

 

Monday 17 July 2017 - WINKWORTH RACE DAYWinkworth Logo 200
WhatWhereWhenPriceDress
Event Registration RLYC 08:30 to 16:00 Free Yachting
Warning Signal - Flying Fifteen 70th Anniversary Race
In conjunction with Cowes Corinthian YC
RLYC
Shoreline
11:00 Entry Yachting
Warning Signal Race 1 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes RLYC Shoreline From 11:15 Entry Yachting
Skippers Briefing - Winkworth Cup Pursuit Race
For Classic Dayboat Classes & Metre Boats
RLYC Flagstaff  11:30 Entry Yachting
Warning Signal - Winkworth Cup Pursuit Race 
For Classic Dayboat Classes & Metre Boats
Committee Boat From 13:00 Entry Yachting
Prize Giving - Flying Fifteen 70th Anniversary Race RLYC After racing c. 15:00 Free Yachting
Winkworth Tea and Cake RLYC After racing Free Yachting
Skippers Briefing - Classic Dayboat Classes & Metre Boats RLYC 18:00 Free Yachting
Charles Stanley Direct Opening Reception RLYC 18:30 Free Smart Casual
Winkworth Race Day Prize Giving RLYC 19:15 Free Casual
Hog Roast and Dancing CCYC 20:00 £19:00 Casual
Alternative Club Supper RLYC 20:00 £18.50 Smart Casual

 

Tuesday 18 July 2017 - HENRI LLOYD RACE DAYHenri LLoyd SV 1
WhatWhereWhenPriceDress
Warning Signal Race 2 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes RLYC Shoreline From 10:30 Entry Yachting
Warning Signal Race Day 1 - Classic Dayboats & Metre Classes Committee Boats From 10:30 Entry Yachting
Winkworth Tea and Cake RLYC After Racing Free Yachting
Henri Lloyd Race Day Drinks Reception and Day Prize Giving RORC 18:45 Free Casual
Hot Buffet Supper RORC 20:00 £21.00 Casual

 

Wednesday 19 July 2017 - HAINES BOATYARD RACE DAYHaines Boatyard logo 200
WhatWhereWhenPriceDress
Warning Signal Race 3 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes RLYC Shoreline From 10:30 Entry Yachting
Warning Signal Race Day 2 - Classic Dayboats & Metre Classes Committee Boats 18:45 Entry Yachting
Winkworth Tea and Cake RLYC After Racing Free Yachting
Haines Boatyard Race Day Drinks Reception and Day Prize Giving RYS 18:45 Free Smart Casual
"Triple Decker" Supper - Ground Floor BBQ ISC 20:00 £17.50 Casual
"Triple Decker" Supper - 1st Floor Carvery £18.50
"Triple Decker" Supper - Roof Top Buffet £24.50

 

Thursday 20 July 2017 - HARKEN RACE DAYHarken at the front large
WhatWhereWhenPriceDress
Warning Signal Race 4 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes RLYC Shoreline From 10:30 Entry Yachting
Warning Signal Race Day 3 - Classic Dayboats & Metre Classes Committee Boats From 10:30 Entry Yachting
Winkworth Tea and Cake RLYC  After Racing Free Yachting
Kendall's Fine Art Gallery Drinks Reception Kendall's Gallery 18:30 Free Casual
Regatta Dinner and Harken Prize Giving RLYC 19:30 for 20:00 £32.50 Reefer/Jacket & Tie

 

Friday 21 July 2017 - CHARLES STANLEY DIRECT RACE DAYCSDirectlogobelow colCMYKnegonnavy 161216
WhatWhereWhenPriceDress
Warning Signal Race 5 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes RLYC Shoreline From 10:30 Entry Yachting
Warning Signal Race Day 4 - Classic Dayboats & Metre Classes
(No warning signals will be made after 13:30)
Committee Boats From 10:30 Entry Yachting
Winkworth High Tea RLYC After Racing c. 16:00 Free Casual/Yachting
Charles Stanley Direct Regatta Prize Giving

Please note that competitors must refer to the Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions when published for full event details.

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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