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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?

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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

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

Now firmly established after 13 years of growth

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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

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ALTHOUGH COWES CLASSICS WEEK IS NOW OVER FOR ANOTHER YEAR, RLYC HAS ANNOUNCED THE NEXT REGATTA DATES ARE 8 TO 14 JULY 2023. 

PLAY The Cowes Classics Week VideoCowes 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.

Cowes Classics Week Video - Take a look at our video showcasing this amazing regatta.

 

Regatta Notice Board

Regatta Notice Board

The virtual Official Notice Board for 2022 is right here.

Who is Racing?

Who is Racing?

Entries for Cowes Classics Week are published online.

Fabulous Socials

Fabulous Socials

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

Regatta Clothing

Regatta Clothing

An exciting range of 2022 regatta clothing and accessories is available to order now.

Regatta News Service

Regatta News Service

To receive all the latest regatta news by email you need to register.

Event Charities

Event Charities

The chosen regatta charities are UKSA & Autism on the Water.

Cowes Classics Week News

Cowes Classics Week - The regatta team in 2022
19 Jul, 2022

Thank You!

I would like to give a big thank you to all those who competed in Cowes Classics Week 2022. The event was smaller this year like many others but the feedback we have had is that it was a successful regatta on and off the water, with a great bonus of getting…
Cowes Classics Week - The final Daring start.
01 Jul, 2022

Champagne Sailing for the last day of Cowes Classics Week

Day 5 of Cowes Classics Week saw West South West to South South Westerly winds of up to 20 knots and lots of sunshine providing exciting champagne sailing. All classes had one race only, windward/leeward laid marks for the dayboats, while the classic yachts…
Cowes Classics Week - Class three, Mandamus.
30 Jun, 2022

Cowes Classics Week 2022 - Day Four

Day 4 of Cowes Classics Week saw South Westerly winds from 10 to 15 knots and some sun giving the competitors a good days racing in a crowded Solent which had four Cowes Classics Week race circuits, the Royal Southern SB20 Nationals and two RORC J Cup…
Cowes Classics Week - Class three, Folkboats chased by Tumlare 'Zest'.
29 Jun, 2022

Cowes Classics Week 2022 - Day Three

Day 3 of Cowes Classics Week saw South Westerly winds from 8 to 15 knots and some sun, giving competitors an easier day’s racing and enabling two races for the classic dayboats on the bank and one longer race for the classic yachts. Day visitors to the…
Cowes Classics Week - Daring, Debutante
28 Jun, 2022

Cowes Classics Week 2022 - Day Two

Day 2 of Cowes Classics Week saw South South Westerly winds of up to 20 knots and some sun, giving the competitors a great but hard days racing. The excellent conditions enabled two good races for the classic dayboats on the bank, and one longer race for the…
Cowes Classics Week XOD
27 Jun, 2022

Cowes Classics Week 2022 - Day One

Day one of Cowes Classics Week got off to a cracking start yesterday with a 25 knot rain squall running up the Solent, but this then settled down to a 15 to 20 knot South Westerly enabling two races for the classic dayboats and one longer race for the classic…
Bojar
26 Jun, 2022

Cowes Classics Yachts Converge on Cowes

In excess of 120 boats and over 500 crews and volunteers are assembling for Cowes Classics Week with racing starting on Monday 27th June. Fourteen classes will compete for a grand assembly of Royal London Yacht Club trophies and they’re expected to be hotly…
CCW Sailing Instructions Tile 2022
14 Jun, 2022

Cowes Classics Week 2022 Sailing Instructions Published

The Sailing Instructions for Cowes Classics Week 2022 have now been published and can be downloaded from the Offical Online Notice Board. or you can download it using this direct link. You will find the Sailing Instructions along with the other event…
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RUN BY CLUB VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SAILORS

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

Royal London Yacht Club Burgee

RLYC

Royal London Yacht Club

Royal Yacht Squadron Burgee

RYS

Royal Yacht Squadron

RORC Burgee

RORC

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Thames Yacht Club Burgee

RTYC

Royal Thames Yacht Club

Royal Victoria Yacht Club Burgee

RVYC

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club Burgee

CCYC

Cowes Corinthian YC

Island Sailing Club Burgee

ISC

Island Sailing Club