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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 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 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.

Suppers & Dinners

As usual, we shall visit a number of yacht clubs during the week, including a Hog Roast 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 'triple 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

A discount of 10% will be available on all social events booked before midnight on Friday 24 July 2020, 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.

After Friday 24 July 2020, the 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 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).
  • Open - Courteous open choice which includes dry sailing rig (but no wet clothing please). 

Social & Event Programme Overview for 2020

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

As the final details of the Social Programme in particular were not finalised at the time of publishing the Cowes Classics Week Notice of Race on 14 April 2020, a formal Amendment to the NoR will follow in due course to align that document with the final Social Programme. In the meantime we shall endeavour to ensure that the following Social Programme Overview reflects the current position.

Saturday 25 July 2020    

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Event Registration RLYC 10:00 to 17:00 Free Open

 

Sunday 26 July 2020

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Event Registration RLYC 10:00 to 17:00 Free Open
Skippers & Safety Briefing - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffers Classes  RLYC 17:30 Free Open
Skippers & Safety Briefing - Classic Dayboat Classes and Metre Boats RLYC 18:15 Free Open
Welcome Reception - For all competitors RLYC 19:00 Free Open
Club Dinner - Enjoy an informal dinner Italian Supper with Jazz at RLYC. Register RLYC 20:00 £26.00 Smart casual

 

Monday 27 July 2020 - RACE DAY

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Event Registration RLYC 08:00 to 10:00 Free Open
Warning Signal Race 1 - Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes RLYC Shoreline From 11:00 Entry n/a
First Warning Signal Race Day 1 - Classic Dayboat and Metre Classes Committee Boats From 11:00 Entry n/a
Tea and Cake RLYC After racing   Open
Kendalls Fine Art Gallery Drinks Reception. There are limited numbers at this very popular event so you need to reserve your free tickets. This fills up quickly so do not delay. Register Kendall's Fine Art Gallery 18:30 Free Smart Casual
Island Sailing Club Double Decker Supper - Rooftop Marquee Hot Buffet.Register Island Sailing Club 20:00 £26.00 Smart Casual
Island Sailing Club Double Decker Supper - ISC Dining Room Carvery.Register £22.00

 

Tuesday 28 July 2020 - 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 RLYC After Racing   Open
Drinks Reception and Day Prize Giving for Monday & Tuesday CCYC 18:30 Free Open
Caribbean Supper & Dancing at Cowes Corinthian - Likely to sell out fast so book early. Register CCYC 20:00 £26.00 Open
Royal London Mediterranean Supper.  A quieter alternative to dancing at Cowes Corinthian.Register RLYC 20:00 £32.00 Smart Casual

 

Wednesday 29 July 2020 - 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 10:30 Entry n/a
Tea and Cake RLYC After Racing   Open
Drinks Reception and Day Prize Giving - Focussed on  the RLYC balcony.  RLYC 18:30 Free Open
Social Event To Be Advised. Supper.  (ONLINE BOOKING NOT YET OPEN) TBA 20:00 £tba Open

 

Thursday 30 July 2020 -  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 RLYC  After Racing   Open
Drinks Reception and Day Prize Giving - Held at the Pavillion, Royal Yacht Squadron RYS 18:30 Free Smart casual
Regatta Dinner supported by Robert Oatley Wines - Ticket price includes half a bottle of glorious wine from our sponsor.Register  RLYC 19:30 for 20:00 £45.00 Reefer
Northwood House Dinner -  Register Northwood House 19:30 for 20:00 £32.00 Smart Casual
Sir Max Aitken Museum Dinner -  Register Sir Max Aitken Museum 19:30 for 20:00 £32.00 Smart Casual

 

Friday 31 July 2020 -  RLYC 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 RLYC After Racing Free Open

 

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