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 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.

Crewfinder 2024

Crewfinder 2024

New for 2024 is a crew wanted/available WhatsApp group.

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


Cowes Classics Week 2024 - WASH UP NEWSLETTER

19 Jul, 2024 61
National Swallow Towards a Better Regatta
It was terrific to see so many returning competitors to the 16th Edition of Cowes Classics Week, joined by lots of newcomers including the magnificent 8mR Sophie Anne from Lake…

CCW Socials - What's Happening Fri 12 July 2024

06 Jul, 2024 311
Cakes and Prizes
The Regatta Prize-giving & Afternoon Tea will take place in the London Room on FRIDAY 12th at approximately 14.30. If you’re still in Cowes for the evening, please join us for a…

CCW Socials - What's Happening Thu 11 July 2024

04 Jul, 2024 249
A Sparkling Reception at the Royal Yacht Squadron
Post racing Tea & Cake will be served in the RLYC London Room between 15.00 and 17.00. Thursday evening’s Prize-giving and Drinks Reception will take place at the magnificent…

CCW Socials - What's Happening Wed 10 July 2024

03 Jul, 2024 300
George Michael Plays CCYC Web
Cowes Classics Week is fun, and we know that when Eugene stikes a pose and starts performing as George Michael, everyone with a ticket for the Greek BBQ and Deck Party at CCYC is…

Provisional Handicaps Published

02 Jul, 2024 188
Running The Numbers
Our handicapper Iain McAllister has been busy reviewing data submitted by owners and skippers, running it through the KLR formula to deliver fair handicap racing. The work has…

CCW Socials - What's Happening Tue 9 July 2024

02 Jul, 2024 248
Celebrating Monsoon
CCW’s famous post racing Tea & Cake service starts next Tuesday! Our chefs have been working hard to create a mouthwatering selection of homemade cakes that we’re sure will be…

CCW Socials - What's Happening Mon 8 July 2024

02 Jul, 2024 267
Celebrating Monsoon
Monsoon, pictured racing in 2023, is an International Six Metre, designed and built by Maxwell Blake in Singapore. He had lived and worked there most of his life, was the founding…

Cowes Classics Week Socials Update

29 Jun, 2024 393
Socials Back by Popular Demand
Our first announcement is that following competitor requests we have worked with the Island Sailing Club to bring you an ISC Carvery Supper! ISC Carvery Supper guests will be…

Sailing Instructions Published

24 Jun, 2024 443
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For 2024 Cowes Classics Week is keeping things simple with separate SIs for Shoreline and Committee Boat fleets In previous years there has been a single rather large Sailing…
CCW 2024 Sponsor Slide - V5
Red Funnel Ferries
Classic Boat Magazine
MDCV UK Premium Wines, Vineyards & Estates
Cowes Harbour Commission Logo
Weyborne Estate Logo
Ratsey and Lapthorn
Llallows Boatyard
World Leisurewear
Mermaid Gin Isle of Wight Distillery
COWES CLASSICS WEEK SPONSORS
PROUD TO SPONSOR COWES CLASSICS WEEK
PROUD TO SPONSOR COWES CLASSICS WEEK
Ratsey and Lapthorn
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.