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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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THE COWES CLASSICS WEEK REGATTA WILL OPEN ON SATURDAY 25 JUNE WITH RACING MONDAY 27 THROUGH TO FRIDAY 1 JULY. 

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.

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.

Classics Day 26 Jun 22

Classics Day 26 Jun 22

Visit the free classic car and boat display.

Cowes Classics Week News

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…
Solent Sunbeam Rounding
14 Jun, 2022

Sailing Instructions Published & Socials Discount Ending

Cowes Classics Week gets underway in just ten days, which gives skippers and keen crews plenty of time to study the Sailing Instructions which have just been published online. You can find the Sailing Instructions ready for download from the Official Regatta…
Classic Bentley on display
10 Jun, 2022

Exciting Line-up for Cowes Classics Day

Cowes Classics Day continues to build momentum with an exciting line-up of classic cars, vintage buses and historic motor vessels now confirmed. Admission is free of charge and visitors will have the opportunity to view 50 beautifully presented classic cars,…
Alberta at full song - Photo credit Sandy Miller
27 May, 2022

Yachts with interesting provenance enter Cowes Classics Week

Classic yachts always have a story to tell and those recently entered for Cowes Classics Week 2022 are no exception. The event attracts a wide variety of classic yachts ranging from fleets of one-design dayboats, to unique classics from a bygone era. Among…
Charm of Rhu running
26 Apr, 2022

Cowes Classics Week Early Bird Discount Ends Soon

Those wishing to benefit from a discount when they enter for Cowes Classics Week 2022 may still do so, but time is running out. The discount ends at midnight on Friday 6th May. The world’s biggest classic yacht regatta of its kind is open to classic yachts…
XOD's get a clean start
08 Apr, 2022

Competitor News 8 April 2022 - Early Bird and Red Funnel Discounts plus Socials now On Sale.

The Royal London Yacht Club is pleased to be organising what we hope will be a covid free back to normal Cowes Classics Week 2022 from the 25 June to 1 July. A reminder that the event is a week earlier this year and that Early Bird entry discount ends on…
Jaguars on The Parade
08 Apr, 2022

Classics Day Sunday 26 June 2022

Owners of Classic Cars are invited to join the annual Cowes Classics Week yachting regatta and display their cars on The Parade, Cowes PO31 7QS. Participation for Classic Cars is free of charge with online registration. There are also social events shown…
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Llallows Boatyard
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Red Funnel Ferries
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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