Racing at Cowes Classics Week is rich in the camaraderie and corinthian values that underpin our great sport.
The high quality of racing has made Cowes Classics Week the largest Classic Yacht Regatta in the world
No other classic regatta offers such a wide-ranging gathering of racing classics, from keelboats to dayboats, cruisers and gaffers.
Organised by the Royal London Yacht Club with the help of the leading local clubs, Cowes Classics Week is run by sailors for sailors.
Our loyal sponsors make this world class event possible. We are deeply grateful to all our supporters.
From champagne to high teas to suppers, you'll enjoy roaring good fun in like-minded company with daily drinks receptions free to racers.
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.