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The Royal London Yacht Club

Royal Victoria YC

Island Sailing Club

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Cowes Corinthian YC
Next Cowes Classics Week 17-21 July 2017 
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We are thrilled that Charles Stanley, one of the oldest firms on the LSE, are to continue as lead regatta sponsor for 2016.

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Charles Stanley's exceptional support continues

From jazz to high teas to suppers, you'll enjoy roaring good fun in like-minded company with daily drinks receptions free to racers.

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Great Socials at different yacht clubs

Organised by the Royal London Yacht Club with the help of the leading local clubs, Cowes Classics Week is by sailors for sailors.

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Run by club volunteers for the sailors

It is the high quality of racing that has made Cowes Classics Week the fastest growing event in the country

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Come and join us for the 9th year of Cowes Classics Week

Racing at Cowes Classics Week is rich in the camaraderie and corinthian values that underpin our great sport

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Corinthian yacht racing at its best

No other event in the world offers such a wide-ranging gathering of racing classics, from keelboats to dayboats and cruisers.

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The greatest classics event?

  Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore. Metre boats, Classic Racing Dayboats, Classic Yachts, Old Gaffers and Spirit of Tradition Yachts are all welcome to sail varied courses set in the Solent with free high teas, great value parties and suppers at different club venues.

Metre Boats

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The elegant metre boats are a beautiful sight to behold on the water, and the 6, 8 and 12mRs all compete at Cowes Classics Week.

More on the Metre Boats ››


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Cowes Classics Week began in 2007 and continues to be a major event on the annual calendar for many classes and one-offs.

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Tempest Worlds

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We are delighted to be hosting the International Tempest Class World Championships as part of CCW in 2016. See

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Classic Yachts

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Classic Yachts designed pre 1975 and constructed in wood or steel, GRP boats designed over 50 years ago and all classic S&S Swans are eligible.

Classic Yachts ››

Old Gaffers

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CCW welcomes Old Gaffers which are some of the most beautiful boats on the water. The Class caters for a myriad of gaff rigged dayboats, split into two fleets.

More on the Old Gaffers ››

Spirit of Tradition

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Spirit of Tradition yachts, providing they are to a classic design, and including Rustler and Tofinou, compete in a separate class at Cowes Classics Week.

More on Spirit of Tradition Boats ››

Cowes Classics Week News

Cowes Classics Week News

Cowes Classics Week Login

You must be logged in to enter the regatta and/or book socials.

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Founded in 1838 and with a clubhouse enjoying stunning views across the Solent, the Royal London Yacht Club is on Cowes Parade, providing members with excellent facilities, accommodation and catering throughout the year. The RLYC has an enviable reputation for the quality of its race management and is proud to be the Organising Authority for Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week.

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Charles Stanley & Co Limited is one of the oldest firms on the London Stock Exchange. Its origins lie in a banking partnership established in Sheffield in January 1792. The bank prospered, and so did its Stock Exchange investment business. By the 1830s this had grown to the point where a Director was needed in London to handle it, so Charles Stanley came southwards. As the business grew it became recognised as a separate operation and in 1852 the name Charles Stanley first appeared as an independent member firm of the London Stock Exchange.

Today, Charles Stanley & Co. Limited is one of the leading investment management companies in the UK, dedicated to serving the private investor. In addition we act for many national charities, trusts, professional institutes and major financial institutions. But our principal business remains as it was a century and more ago, the provision of a traditional, high-quality service to the discerning private investor.

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How to Enter

Enter-CCW-Graphic-v3Sailors enter Cowes Classics Week through this website and we have prepared a user guide which is a good place to start.

Guide to entering online...

Race Documents

RacingDocs-CCW-Graphic-v2bAll the race documents including Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions will be published online.

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Event Charity

Charity CCW 2016 Graphic v1Support Natasha Lambert and the Miss Isle School of Sip and Puff, getting young people with physical disabilities sailing.

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With many thanks to the following supporters of Cowes Classics Week
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