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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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The Royal London Yacht Club, organisers of Cowes Classics Week, has announced new dates for 2021.
the regatta is now being held 3 - 9 July with racing from 5 July.
See the News Item Below for the latest statement.

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

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Event Charity

Event Charity

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

Cowes Classics Week welcomes entries from pretty much any classic racing yacht - if you can't find your class or design listed then please ask!

Metre Boats

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There has been a real resurgence of interest in The Metre Boats with many restorations and new builds, and sailing mega-stars choosing metre boats for their personal sailing.
Cowes Classics Week is delighted to be organising competitive fleet racing for 12mR, classic and modern 6mR, Daring, and original 5.5mR.

Read more about the Metre boats...

Dayboats

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Cowes Classics Week began in 2007 as a modest event for classic dayboats,
however with support from racing sailors exceeding all expectations, we continue to extend a warm welcome to expanding fleets from the huge number of classic one design classes around the country, together with one-offs.

Read more about Classic Dayboats...

Classic Yachts & Old Gaffers

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Wooden IOR and other classic yachts, some in GRP race with us subject to a "fit" with the eligibility criteria.
Also eligible are Classic Yachts designed pre 1975 in wood or steel, GRP boats designed over 50 years ago, along with classically designed 'Spirit of Tradition' yachts. For 2015 this class will be joined by the old gaffers.

Read more about Classic Yachts and Old Gaffers...

Cowes Classics Week News

Swallows competing at the 2019 regatta
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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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