Organised by
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 

Queen Vic Trophy TJP7257The 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.

Suppers & Dinners

As usual, we shall visit a number of yacht clubs during the week, including a repeat visit to Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club for a Hog Roast and fun-filled evening of dancing on Monday night, and a return, by popular request to Royal Victoria YC on Tuesday. Travel to Fishbourne will be by ferry with the return journey being made by coach.

On Wednesday evening we shall be at the Island Sailing Club.This evening will also see the Royal London Yacht Club host a Class Dinner for the International Tempest World Championship competitors. Two tickets to this dinner are included in the entry fee for International Tempest entrants. Additional tickets may be purchased in "Entry & Tickets".

Where we anticipate sell-out events we will arrange an alternative supper so that all of you who prefer to spend your evenings in the company of like-minded sailors in the peaceful surroundings of the yacht clubs can do so every evening.

Thursday evening will see the Royal London Yacht Club hosting the Regatta Dinner which will as usual include the Harken Race Day Prize giving where bundles of goodies will be presented.


We are indebted to our sponsors who make it possible for us to host a drinks reception for all competitors on the following nights:

Tea & Cake

Winkworth Estate Agents will again be providing tea and delicious home-made cake for all competitors after racing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These refreshments are served at the Royal London, when the bar is also open.

Prize Giving

With two races scheduled for the Committee Boat circuits on Friday (one for International Tempest Class), prize giving will be at 1600 with refreshments sponsored by Winkworth Estate Agents. Receptions, Tea & Cake and Prize Giving are free to competitors (in accordance with the schedule of tickets contained within the Notice of Race). Family and friends may purchase additional social ticket packages to join in these events.

Early booking discount

A discount of 10% is available on all social events booked before 17:00 on Friday 8 July, so don’t leave it to the last minute. And 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.

Menus and pricing are available in the Entry & Tickets section of this website where can book your social tickets online ››

Social & Event Programme 2016

Please note that events in red are free of charge to competitors.

Events in blue are specifically for the International Tempest World Championships.

 What and where

Saturday 9 July

Tempest Class Event Registration - Shepards Wharf Marina 12:00 to 16:00
Tempest Class Sail & Safety Checks - Shepards Wharf Marina 10:00 to 14:00
Tempest Class Boat Launch - Shepards Wharf Marina 10:00 to 17:00

Sunday 10 July

Event Registration - Race Office, Royal London Yacht Club 14:00 to 17:00
Tempest Class Late Registration - Race Ofice, Royal London Yacht Club 10:30 to 11:30
Tempest Class Briefing - Shepards Wharf Marina 12:00
Tempest Class Warning Signal for Practice Race
Briefing for Classic Yachts, Spirit of Tradition & Old Gaffer Classes - London Room at the Royal London Yacht Club 17:30
Tempest Class Open Ceremony - Drawing Room, Royal London Yacht Club 18:30

Monday 11 July

Royal London
Yacht Club
Race Day

Event Registration - Race Office, Royal London Yacht Club 09:00 to 16:00
Briefing for Trinity Cup Participants- By the Royal London Yacht Club flag pole on The Parade 11:30
Briefing for all other classes - London Room at the Royal London Yacht Club 18:00
Charles Stanley Opening Reception & Race Day Prize Giving - London Room at the Royal London Yacht Club 18:30
Hog Roast and Dancing - Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club 20:00
Club Supper - Members' Drawing Room, Royal London Yacht Club 20:15

Tuesday 12 July

Winkworth &
Royal Victoria
Race Day 

Winkworth Tea and Cakes - London Room at the Royal London Yacht Club

After racing

Travel from Cowes to Fishbourne - For those dining at RVYC TBA
Race Day Prize Giving & Supper - Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Fishbourne 19:15
Return Travel - Fishbourne to Cowes 22:30
Club Supper - Members' Dining Room, Royal London Yacht Club 20:00

Wednesday 13 July


Race Day

Winkworth Tea and Cakes - London Room at the Royal London Yacht Club

After racing
Haines Boatyard Reception & Race Day Prize Giving - The Pavillion, Royal Yacht Squadron 18:45
International Tempest Class Dinner - Royal London Yacht Club (two free tickets are included with each Tempest entry). 20:00
"Double Decker" Supper - Roof Top Marquee & Dining Room, Island Sailing Club 20:00

Thursday 14 July

Harken Race Day


Winkworth Tea and Cakes - Dining Room & Drawing Room at the Royal London Yacht Club

After racing

Reception - Kendall's Art Gallery


Regatta Dinner & Harken Prizegiving - London Room at the Royal London Yacht Club

19:30 for 20:00

Friday 15 July

Charles Stanley
Race Day

Winkworth Tea & Regatta Prize Giving - London Room at the Royal London Yacht Club

After racing
circa 16:00


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