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

Come and join us for the 11th year of Cowes Classics Week

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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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We are deeply grateful to to our leading sponsors Charles Stanley Direct, Red Funnel and Winkworth

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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Cowes Classics Week - Saturday 27 Jul to Friday 2 Aug 2019
(Racing Monday 29 Jul to Friday 2 Aug)

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. There are daily prize giving events, all with free tea and cake plus a gala awards ceremony to celebrate the sailing.

'The' Classics Regatta

'The' Classics Regatta

Cowes Classics Week is arguably the worlds' greatest classic yachting regatta.

Fabulous Socials

Fabulous Socials

Great socials at different yacht clubs throughout the week, with many free.

Enter Online

Enter Online

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The KLR System is used at Cowes Classics for cruiser and dayboat handicap fleets

Regatta News Service

Regatta News Service

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Event Charity

Event Charity

Help The Jubilee Sailing Trust and win a fabulous Magnum of Champagne.

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27 Jul, 2018

Patience and perserverance at the final day at Cowes Classics Week

It was a wrap today at Cowes Classics Week, as the five day event for the nineteen classes of classic cruisers, gaffers and one design keelboats, all designed before 1978, came to…
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26 Jul, 2018

Sailing Instructions Amendment No.2

An amendment to the sailing instructions has been published referring to 1 'Schedule of racing' affecting racing for all fleets). The Sailing Instructions amendment can be…
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26 Jul, 2018

A cracking Solent breeze for Day 4 at Cowes Classics Week

After yesterday’s fluky conditions a stiff and steady easterly set into the Solent today for the penultimate race day of Cowes Classics Week. Good tactics and playing the tides…
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25 Jul, 2018

Fickle wind and no wind on the third day of Cowes Classics Week

Wednesday was a day of triumph for some and disappointment for others on the third day of Cowes Classics Week as the Course Race Officers struggled to find enough wind to set…
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24 Jul, 2018

Photos from champagne racing in the gallery

Tim Jeffreys is out and about on a RIB capturing moments of classic sailing and you can see his pics of the day in our online gallery here.
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23 Jul, 2018

Stunning conditions for Cowes Classics Week Opener

Henry Bagnall and his crew were celebrating their hard fought win in the 45 strong XOD class today on the opening day of Cowes Classics Week in spectacular sunshine and perfect…
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Red Funnel Ferries
Winkworth Estate Agency
Kendalls Fine Art Gallery
Cowes Harbour Commission
Charles Stanley Direct
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Red Funnel Ferries
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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 Ocean Racing Club Burgee


Royal Ocean Racing 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