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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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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

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Event Charity

Event Charity

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

Classic Boat Museum Logo 300pxTuesday brings a tour and supper at the brand new Classic Boat Museum in West Cowes.

The Classic Boat Museum has been telling visitors and Islanders its wonderful maritime story since 1996. Today the museum is growing with a new location opening in 2018 to exhibit its impressive collection of classic yachts and lifeboats.

The new location in West Cowes complements the existing Gallery with over 50 yachts, motor and lifeboats on display including the 2017 British America's Cup Challenge foiling catamaran test boat.

You can learn more from their website

Getting to the Classic Boat Museum Boat Shed in West Cowes:

The Shed is positioned alongside the Hammer Head crane on the West Side of the Medina river. From the floating bridge on the west side the shed is less than a 5 minute walk. You enter the shed site from Thetis road and enter thorough Admiralty Gate. (Parking is available inside the yard)

Classic Boat Museum Boat Shed Map

Dress code is casual and transport will be available from the Parade - details to be confirmed closer to the event.

Welcome Drinks on arrival and private tour of the Classic Boat Museum.

Your ticket to this event at the Classic Boat Museum allows you to choose from the following three options on the night:

Option 1

  • Panko-crumbed Fish with Mushy Peas, Chips and Caper Mayonnaise
  • Vegetable Fritto Misto with Chips and Caper Mayonnaise (v)

Option 2

  • Chargrilled Steak Burger topped with Monterey Jack and Fried Onions in a Brioche Roll
  • Grilled Broccoli, Feta and Spinach Burger (v)
  • Both served with Coleslaw, Green Salad and New Potato Salad 

Option 3

  • Tagine of Lamb with apricot, prunes and toasted almonds with cous cous
  • Tagine of Butternut Squash, Peppers, Courgette and Chickpeas with cous cous (v)

There will be a cash bar throughout the evening.



Tickets for this tour and supper are subject to a 10% discount if purchased online before 14 July 2018, bringing the price down from £33.00 to £30.00.

To add this social event to your regatta experience, click on the Register button and then enter how many tickets you require in the shoppping cart.

Cowes Classics Week News

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03 Jul, 2020

New Dates for Cowes Classics Week 2021

The Royal London Yacht Club, organisers of Cowes Classics Week, has announced new dates for 2021 with the regatta to be held 3–9 July with racing from 5 July. As previously announced, the original intention was to hold the regatta at the end of July but after…
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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


Royal London Yacht Club

Royal Thames Yacht Club Burgee


Royal Thames Yacht Club

Royal Victoria Yacht Club Burgee


Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club Burgee


Cowes Corinthian YC

Island Sailing Club Burgee


Island Sailing Club