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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. The full programe can be found further down this page

Tea & Cake

Competitors can again enjoy tea and delicious cake after racing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with High Tea on Friday. These refreshments, sponsored by Evelyn Partners, are served at the Royal London yacht Club, when the bar is also open.

In the event of an extended racing postponment, post racing tea and cakes may be replaced by coffee and cake before the racing.

Free Prize Giving Receptions

Regatta entries include a number of tickets to the following 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.

Early Booking Discount

A discount of 10% will be available on all social events booked before 12:00 noon on Friday 17 June 2022, so it makes sense to arrange your aprés racing well in advance, especially as most events have a strictly enforced maximum capacity and are regularly sold-out. The prices shown below are the discounted prices.

After 23:59 on Thursday 23 June 2022, online social ticket sales will close. Social enquiries will move to the RLYC office, but there will be only limited availability to book events during the regatta.

Please also note that online booking will not work when using a mobile device such as a smart phone. There is a system upgrade in progress which will fix this shortcoming, but for now please use your desktop/laptop PC or Apple Mac.

Dress Code

We have indicated 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).
  • Casual - Courteous open choice which includes dry sailing rig (but no wet clothing please). 

Social & Event Programme Overview for 2022

Please note that competitors must refer to the Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions and Amendments when published for full details.

We shall endeavour to ensure that the following Social Programme Overview reflects the current position.

Saturday 25 June 2022    

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Event Registration RLYC 10:00 to 17:00 Free Open
RTIR BBQ RLYC 19:30 £20 Smart Casual

 

Sunday 26 June 2022 - CLASSICS DAY

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Event Registration RLYC 10:00 to 17:00 Entry Open
Cowes Classics Day - Classic Yachts and Motor Boats display at the London and Trinity Landings, and Royal Yacht Squadron Haven. RLYC &
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Cowes Classics Day - Classic Cars display on The Parade, Cowes. RLYC 11:00 to 18:00 Free n/a 
Classics Day Cream Tea RLYC 15:00 to 17:00 £8 if booked early Casual
Shoreline Circuit Skippers & Safety Briefing - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition, Folkboat & Old Gaffer Classes. RLYC 17:30 Entry Casual
Committee Vessel Circuits Skippers & Safety Briefing - Classic Dayboat Classes and Metre Boats. RLYC 18:15 Entry Casual
Welcome Reception - For all competitors. Kindly sponsored by Mermaid Gin. RLYC 19:00 Entry Casual
Six Cylinder Roast Beef Supper - Enjoy an informal roast beef supper in the London Room at RLYC. Register RLYC 20:00 £27 if booked early Smart casual
Alternative Club Supper - If the above listed beef supper does not suit, we also offer a Paella supper served in the drawing room and balcony at RLYC.Register RLYC 20:00 £25 if booked early Smart Casual

 

Monday 27 June 2022 - RACE DAY

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Event Registration RLYC 08:00 to 10:00 Entry Casual
Warning Signal Race 1 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes. RLYC Shoreline From 10:30 Entry n/a
First Warning Signal Race Day 1 - Classic Dayboat and Metre Classes. Committee Boats From 10:30 Entry n/a
Tea and Cake sponsored by Evelyn Partners. RLYC After racing Entry Casual
RNLI Display - The Cowes Station Atlantic 85 lifeboat and her crew will be at Trinity Landing along with a D class on her trailer in case the Atlantic has a shout. RNLI Manager Mark Southwell will give a short talk about lifeboat operations on the island. Trinity Landing From 18:00 Entry Casual
Daily Prizegiving & ‘Dark and Stormy’ Reception on Trinity Landing with viewing of MV Lillian and RNLI Atlantic 85 lifeboat. Trinity Landing 18:30 Entry Casual
Hog Roast and Dancing at Cowes Corinthian - Likely to sell out fast so book early. Register Cowes Corinthian YC 20:00 £22 if booked early Casual
Club Supper - an alternative to the hog roast is this supper, titled 'A Taste of the Sea' and served in the London Room at RLYC.Register RLYC 20:00 £26.00 Smart Casual

 

Tuesday 28 June 2022 - RACE DAY

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Warning Signal Race 2 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes. RLYC Shoreline From 10:30 Entry n/a
First Warning Signal Race Day 2 - Classic Dayboats & Metre Classes. Committee Boats From 10:30 Entry n/a
Tea and Cake sponsored by Evelyn Partners. RLYC After Racing Entry Casual
Drinks Reception and Day Prize Giving - Complimentary beer kindly sponsored by RORC. Held at the Royal Ocean Racing Club decking. RORC 18:30 Entry Smart Casual
RORC Indian Buffet Supper - Spice up your regatta with this curry supper.Register RORC 19:30 £24.50 if booked early Smart Casual

 

Wednesday 29 June 2022 - RACE DAY

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Warning Signal Race 3 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes. RLYC Shoreline From 10:30 Entry n/a
First Warning Signal Race Day 3 - Classic Dayboats & Metre Classes. Committee Boats From 10:30 Entry n/a
Tea and Cake sponsored by Evelyn Partners. RLYC After Racing Entry Casual
Kendalls Fine Art Gallery Drinks Reception. There are limited numbers at this very popular Kendalls Fine Art sponsored event so you need to reserve your free tickets. This fills up quickly so do not delay. Limited tickets available to wrist band holders only.Register Kendall's Fine Art Gallery 18:30 Entry Smart Casual
Island Sailing Club Double Decker Supper - Rooftop Marquee Italian Buffet.Register Island Sailing Club 20:00 £25.50 if booked early  Smart Casual
Island Sailing Club Double Decker Supper - ISC Dining Room Carvery.Register £22.50 if booked early

 

Thursday 30 June 2022 -  RACE DAY

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Warning Signal Race 4 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes. RLYC Shoreline From 10:30 Entry n/a
First Warning Signal Race Day 4 - Classic Dayboats & Metre Classes. Committee Boats From 10:30 Entry n/a
Tea and Cake sponsored by Evelyn Partners. RLYC  After Racing Entry Casual
Drinks Reception and Day Prize Giving sponsored by Fawley Waterside - Held at the lovely Royal Yacht Squadron Pavillion. If you wish to purchase additional tickets for this event over and above the free allocation with your race entry, these are available online. RYS 18:30 Entry Reefer
Regatta Dinner - Everybody scrubs up for this prestigious yet unrestrained dinner held in the London Room at RLYC, kindly supported by Luis Canas.Register
 
RLYC 20:00 £45.00 if booked early Reefer

 

Friday 1 July 2022 - THE FINAL RACE DAY

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Warning Signal Race 5 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes. RLYC Shoreline From 10:30 Entry n/a
First Warning Signal Race Day 5 - Classic Dayboats & Metre Classes. Committee Boats From 10:30 Entry n/a
Regatta Prize Giving - With Drinks Reception and High Tea sponsored by Evelyn Partners. RLYC After Racing Entry Casual

 

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