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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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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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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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Cowes Classics Week 2020 with Signature Sponsor Red Funnel.
The 13th edition of Cowes Classics Week runs from Saturday 25 to Friday 31 July 2020, with racing from Monday 27 July onwards.

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.

Online Entries Open

Online Entries Open

With the Notice of Race published you can now enter right here...

Regatta News Service

Regatta News Service

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

Event Charity

Event Charity

This year the chosen regatta charity is the Classic Boat Museum.

CCW 2020

Get started by entering your boat into the regatta here, selecting your Cowes Classics Week Yacht Class and clicking 'Register' to place your entry into our online shopping cart with the appropriate fee.

REGATTA CHARITY - CLASSIC BOAT MUSEUM

We are hoping that Cowes Classics Week competitors will be willing to support the event charity by including a minimum of £20 as a donation with their regatta entry. It's really easy to help the charity; simply follow this link and select 'Charitable Donation to the Classic Boat Museum'.

CORONA VIRUS

Regatta Chairman, David Gower commented: “At the time of writing [April 2020], the RLYC intend to run the regatta as planned from 25th to 31st July 2020. However, the well-being of our staff, volunteers and competitors is paramount, so we will be closely monitoring the situation and if required, will cancel the regatta. In the event that we do cancel the event all entry fees and social event costs will be refunded in FULL. For the avoidance of doubt we will not postpone the event. If we are unable to continue on 25th July the next regatta will be 2021.”

Purchase Your Cowes Classics Week Social Tickets Online.

At the time of the Notice of Race being published and online entries opening, the Cowes Classics Week social tickets are not yet ready to go on sale. In the meantime you can review the planned social programme here and we will let you know as soon as the tickets go on sale.

Charitable Donations to National Coastwatch Needles Station & Champagne Draw

We are hoping that Cowes Classics Week competitors will be willing to support the event charity by including a minimum of £20 as a donation with their regatta entry. As an added incentive, those that donate through this website will be entered into a draw for a Magnum of Champagne kindly donated by David Gower, our Regatta Chairman. It is really easy to help the charity; simply follow this link and select 'Charitable Donation to National Coastwatch, Needles Station'.

Events Price Register
Charity Donation to the Classic Boat Museum £20.00

Cowes Classics Week News

Classic Boat Magazine
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Kendalls Fine Art Gallery
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Red Funnel Ferries
Red Funnel Ferries
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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 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