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CCW 17RT2038The social events at Cowes Classics Week are an integral part of the week, much enjoyed by competitors, who are able to spend quality time in the company of like-minded sailors and classic boat enthusiasts.

Although the website is open for race entries, the full social programme has yet to be fixed for 2021 so the following is indicative of what you can expect. We will contact everyone once the social programme has been firmed up and tickets are available online.

Tea & Cake

Competitors enjoy tea and delicious homemade cake after racing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. These refreshments are served at the Royal London, when the bar is also open.

Free Prize Giving Receptions

Regatta entries include a number of tickets to daily receptions (competitors are issued with wrist bands which are effectively your entry ticket to these events). We are deeply indebted to our sponsors who make it possible for us to lay on these free receptions.

Suppers & Dinners

As usual, we will visit a number of yacht clubs during the week, including events such as Supper with Jazz and dancing at Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club, club supper at Royal London Yacht Club, drinks reception at the Classic Boat Museum including a planned classic car display, the 'double-decker' buffet, BBQ or carvery at the Island Sailing Club and of course the main regatta dinner at the Royal London Yacht Club.

Early booking discount, Refunds and Exchanges

When the social tickets go on sale during 2021 you will be able to purchase online from this website at a discounted early bird price. 

Shortly before the regatta, social ticket sales and enquiries will move offline from the website to the RLYC office. Please note that we shall not directly make refunds on social tickets purchased but no longer required, but will set up an exchange system for competitors during the regatta.

Dress Code

We always indicate the appropriate dress code for the various events listed below with the following interpretations;

  • Reefer - Jacket and tie for gentlemen; appropriate formal wear for ladies.
  • Smart casual - Tailored trousers and shirts (no shorts, jeans or T-shirts).
  • Open - Courteous open choice which includes dry sailing rig (but no wet clothing please). 

Social & Event Programme Overview for 2020

The social programme overview for 2021 will be published alongside the Notice of Race which is expected during the first quarter of 2021.

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