Corinthian
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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

13th Year
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The high quality of racing has made Cowes Classics Week the largest Classic Yacht Regatta in the world

Now firmly established after 15 years of growth

Greatest?
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No other classic regatta offers such a wide-ranging gathering of racing classics, from keelboats to dayboats, cruisers and gaffers.

The greatest classics event?

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

Run by club volunteers for the sailors

Lead Sponsors
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Our loyal sponsors make this world class event possible. We are deeply grateful to all our supporters.

Our loyal sponsors make this world class event possible

Socials
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From champagne 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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COWES CLASSICS WEEK - 6 TO 12 JULY 2024

WITH A CLASSICS DAY CAR SHOW ON SUNDAY AND YACHT RACING MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore. Metre boats, Classic Racing Dayboats and Yachts, Old Gaffers and Spirit of Tradition Yachts race varied central Solent courses. Great value socials are held at different club venues including tea and cake sponsored by Evelyn Partners at RLYC, daily prize givings plus a gala dinner and awards ceremony to celebrate the sailing.

Who is Racing?

Who is Racing?

Entries for Cowes Classics Week are published online.

Regatta Clothing

Regatta Clothing

A wide range of regatta clothing is available.

Event Charities

Event Charities

Our regatta charities are the NCI & Autism on the Water.

Fabulous Socials

Fabulous Socials

Socials throughout the week with many free to racers.

Regatta News Service

Regatta News Service

Please register to receive regatta news by email.

Cowes Classics Day - Sunday 7 July 2024

Cowes Classics Day is the prelude to the regatta and is held on The Parade, Cowes Sunday 7th July

Classics on land and water

Visiting this unique automotive and maritime showcase is free of charge.

Cars, boats and planes

Shiny noisy wonders from yesteryear on parade, on The Parade!

Bring your classic

Owners of Classic Cars are invited to join the unique Cowes Classics Day

REGATTA NEWS


CCW 2024 Entries Now Open!

06 Mar, 2024 323
Old-Gaffer 'Dorothy' racing at CCW in 2023
Cowes Classics week 2024 announces new link with The Classic Channel Regatta and Yacht Club Classique for the “Five Lights” Series. The Notice of Race has been published and…

Cowes Classics Week 2024 Notice of Race Published

06 Mar, 2024 511
Cowes Classics Week 2023 Notice of Race tile
The Notice of Race for Cowes Classics Week 2024 has now been published. The Notice of Race has been published today 6 March 2024, and online entries are now open. Please note that…

Rustling up a Great Regatta

27 Feb, 2024 407
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Cowes Classics week 2024 announces new link with The Classic Channel Regatta and Yacht Club Classique for the “Five Lights” Series. The Notice of Race will be published and…

Cowes Classics Week 2023 - WASH UP NEWSLETTER

28 Jul, 2023 689
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It was terrific to see so many returning competitors to the 15th Edition of Cowes Classics Week joined by lots of newcomers including the magnificent Swan 65 Eve from Sydney…

Cowes Classics Week 2023 Final Report

17 Jul, 2023 862
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The 125 competitors registering for Cowes Classics Week on 9th July were treated to Cowes Classics Day, a celebration of classic forms of transport, with over fifty cars, buses…

CCW 2023 Daily News - Thursday

13 Jul, 2023 978
Daring Dreamer
Another cracking day of sailing on the Solent with brighter and rather more manageable conditions than Wednesday. The fleets set off in a westerly wind of about 15 knots and a…

CCW 2023 Daily News - Wednesday

12 Jul, 2023 1105
XOD's
For the third day of racing the fleets set out of Cowes under a cloudy bright sky and 15 – 20 knots of westerly wind with the last of the ebb giving an easy sea. By 11.00 the wind…

CCW 2023 Daily News - Tuesday

11 Jul, 2023 567
Warrior
The forecast for a few days had suggested that Tuesday would be wet and windy but this had moderated somewhat by Monday and in fact the day turned out dry although mostly overcast…
CCW 2024 Sponsor Slide - V3
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Ratsey and Lapthorn
Ratsey and Lapthorn
Llallows Boatyard
World Leisurewear
Mermaid Gin Isle of Wight Distillery
Red Funnel Ferries
COWES CLASSICS WEEK SPONSORS
PROUD TO SPONSOR COWES CLASSICS WEEK
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Kendalls Fine Art Gallery

THE REGATTA ORGANISED BY SAILORS FOR SAILORS

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