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Photographs of the regatta by Tim Jeffreys 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 resolution may be purchased at £40 for 1, £70 for 2 and £90 for 3. Do have a look and see if there is a great image of you or your boat.

TuesdayBreezy sailingCowes 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 little waiting time.

Most of you will have seen the forecast for Tuesday. Whichever version we look at suggests wind speeds of up to 40 knots.
Whilst we had hoped to delay the final decision until 08:30 on Tuesday morning, wider consultation amongst competitors and race committee alike indicated preference for certainty at an earlier time. We therefore decided to take the pragmatic decision to CANCEL all racing for tomorrow, Tuesday, and look forward to the rest of the week.

Tuesday is also Classics Day with Motor Gun Boat 81 together with about 40 classic cars committed to arrive in Cowes from 10:00. Please come and support them, talk to the owners and enjoy the display.

Coffee will be served from about 11.00, light lunches including scampi will be available and MDL Marinas Tea and Cake will be available as normal from 15.00.

Please observe the rule of 6 seated and masks when moving around.

David Gower & Gill Smith
Chairman and Principal Race Officer
Cowes Classics Week

By email to all competitors 18:22 Monday 6 July 2021

CCW Sailing Instructions Tile 2021Amendments 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 noticeboard at RLYC).

There are also Briefing Notes for both Committee Boat and Shoreline Circuits available for download, also from the Documents area of this website.

You will find the Sailing Instructions along with the other event documents which are updated on a regular basis.

CCW Sailing Instructions Tile 2021The 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 documents which are updated on a regular basis.

Cowes Classics Week RegattaSailors 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 published on the website with tickets available for online purchase. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid restrictions we have chosen events and venues that have a high probability of being delivered, but feel sure that competitors and visitors will understand if some last minute changes are required. Whatever happens, each event will represent good value!

The Regatta will start off with a reception at the Royal London Yacht Club kindly sponsored by Mary Rose Gin followed by an Italian styled supper.

Cowes Classics Power Boats 2021 MotifOwners 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 Parade in front of the Royal London Yacht Club.

For only a £15 Entry Ticket, the Classic Power Boat event on Tuesday 6th July 2021 offers:

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has entered Cowes Classics Week with his famous ketch SuhailiThanks 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 supporter of Cowes Classics Week and have agreed to offer competitors and visitors with Classic Cars and Power Boats very attractive fares on all ferry crossings from Southampton to Cowes and return.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has entered Cowes Classics Week with his famous ketch Suhaili

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has entered Cowes Classics Week with his famous ketch Suhaili, in which he was the first to sail singlehanded non-stop around the world in the Golden Globe Race in 1968-69.  

Having recently refitted this iconic yacht, Sir Robin will no doubt be hoping to take home some silverware at the end of the week!  Suhaili is one of many new entries this year, helping to swell numbers as enthusiasm builds for what promises to be a return to the good old days in more ways than one as restrictions are lifted.

Cowes Classics Automobiles 2021 Motif

Owners of Classic Cars are invited to join the annual Cowes Classics Week yachting regatta and to tour the Isle of Wight finishing with a display of their cars on The Parade in Cowes. Classic Powerboats will be displayed in the harbour immediately in front of The Parade.

For only a £15 Entry Ticket, the Classic Car event on Tuesday 6th July 2021 offers:

Cowes Classics Week 2020 Notice of Race tile

The Notice of Race for Cowes Classics Week 2021 has now been published.  

The Notice of Race has been published today 22 March 2021, and online entries continue to be accepted.

Please note that the social programe is still being worked on and we will email everyone once the 'hottest' tickets in Cowes become available for purchase through this website.

Collect the Notice of Race from the downloads page ››

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