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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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We are deeply grateful to to all our supporters with special thanks to signature sponsor Red Funnel, the Isle of Wight Specialist

Our loyal sponsors make this world class event possible

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Exclusive range of Henri-Lloyd clothing featuring the Cowes Classics Week logo

Fabulous Regatta Collection

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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 12 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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HUGE THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS AND OF COURSE COMPETITORS FOR MAKING COWES CLASSICS WEEK 2021 SUCH A SUCCESS.

MAKE SURE YOU MARK 25 JUNE- 1 JULY 2022 IN YOUR RACING DIARIES AS WE ARE ALREADY PLANNING TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN NEXT YEAR. 

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 and there are daily prize giving events, all with tea and cake, plus a gala awards ceremony to celebrate the sailing..

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

 

Fabulous Socials

Fabulous Socials

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

Regatta Clothing

Regatta Clothing

Classic Clothing for 'The' Classics Event by Henri-Lloyd, exclusively from Crew Kit.

Enter Online

Enter Online

We are planning to open discounted 2022 regatta entries later in the year.

Regatta News Service

Regatta News Service

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

Event Charity

Event Charity

The chosen regatta charity for 2021 is the Classic Boat Museum.

Cowes Classics Week News

Photographs of the regatta by Tim Jeffreys
16 Jul, 2021

Regatta Photos

Tim Jeffreys took photographs afloat and ashore every day of the week during the 2021 regatta, presenting original and outstanding work. The entire portfolio of photographs is available to view here on the website in the regatta gallery. Copies in high…
Breezy sailing
06 Jul, 2021

Competitor News - Racing Cancelled Tuesday

TuesdayCowes Classics Week got off to a cracking start today with almost perfect sailing conditions. Those that came back to the Club House for MDL Marinas Tea and Cake were understanding and co-operative as they were grouped onto tables of 6 and there was…
CCW Sailing Instructions Tile 2021
04 Jul, 2021

Virtual Briefing Notes and Sailing Instruction Amendments

Amendments 1 and 2 to the Sailing Instructions for Cowes Classics Week 2021 have now been published and can be downloaded from the Documents area of this website which can be regarded as a virtual regatta noticeboard (although there remains a physical…
CCW Sailing Instructions Tile 2021
26 Jun, 2021

Cowes Classics Week 2021 Sailing Instructions Published

The Sailing Instructions for Cowes Classics Week 2021 have now been published and can be downloaded from the Documents area of this website. or you can download it using this direct link. You will find the Sailing Instructions along with the other event…
Cowes Classics Week Regatta
15 Jun, 2021

Cowes Classics Week 2021 June Newsletter

Sailors of classic yachts have indicated strongly that they are ready to race after effectively a whole season missed. Entries are still trickling in adding to the 150 already recorded for the week-long series. The social events programme has now been…
Cowes Classics Power Boats 2021 Motif
26 May, 2021

Classics Day Power Boat Registrations

Owners of classic power boats are invited to join the annual Cowes Classics Week yachting regatta, participating in a display with other classic power boats moored on the London or Trinity Landing, Cowes. At the same time classic cars will be displayed on The…
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has entered Cowes Classics Week with his famous ketch Suhaili
14 May, 2021

Red Funnel Discounts for Cowes Classics Week

Thanks to the generous support of the Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel, competitors and participants in Classics Day are now able to bring their cars, yachts and power boats to Cowes at significantly discounted prices Red Funnel are a tremendous…
Classic Boat Magazine
Red Funnel Ferries
Cowes Harbour Commission
Henri Lloyd
Kendalls Fine Art Gallery
Classic yachts for sale. Motor boats and yachts for sale. Power boats, sailing boats, motoryachts for sale from Sandeman Yacht brokerage Poole, Droset, UK
Robert Oatley
Ratsey and Lapthorn
Llallows Boatyard
MDL Marinas
GJW Insurance
HMS Spirits Company
Crewkit
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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

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