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Red Funnel Youth Tile v1Regatta sponsor Red Funnel are getting behind youth sailing with offers specific to young sailors aged 16-25 wishing to sail at major events, including Cowes Classics Week.

Full details of the great discounts on Red Jet period return travel can be found online at:

Those who book ahead will benefit from a discount of 33% off our regular priced foot passenger fares on departures from Southampton to West Cowes.

  • Standard period returns are just £19.35
  • Off-peak period returns are just £13.95 

The offer is valid for one return journey between 13th July and 15th August 2018. 

A few quick notes:

  • Standard period returns are valid for travel on any day / any time.
  • Off-peak period returns are valid for travel after 18.15hrs Mon-Fri and anytime at weekends.
  • The offers are available online only and must be pre-booked prior to travel.
  • All other pertinent T&C’s and details can be found on the booking page referred to above.

Red Funnel Ferries Logo 200Cowes Classics Week 2018 sponsor Red Funnel has kindly offered to give all competitors a discount on their Red Funnel car and passenger ferries crossing.

Vehicle Offer

Red Funnel have set up a private vehicle return of £80, valid for travel between 18 July and 15 August 2018. The rate will cover cars, and cars towing trailers up to a length of 13m. An additional metre rate per leg of the journey of £10 will apply to vehicles longer than 13m. Any vehicle taller than 2.7m, will also pay a height supplement of £10 per leg of the journey.

20160712classics115Cowes Classics Week Regatta Dates 23 - 27 July 2018.

With little more than a month to go before the start of the 11th Cowes Classics Week, entries in the classic keelboat fleets and cruiser classes are already looking to equal last year’s total including the magnificent 8 Metres. The regatta is on course to attract over 150 yachts, all of whom meet the qualification of being built to designs drawn up before 1968 or in the spirit of tradition. The event looks to be another classic of Classics in a week that will once again provide thrilling Solent race courses and entertainment every evening.

David Gower Chairman Cowes Classics Week 2018Recently elected Commodore of the Royal London Yacht Club David Gower has succeeded Sir Richard Ottaway as Chairman of Cowes Classic Week.

Entries in Cowes Classics Week, which is looking forward to its 11th year in 2018, have grown to almost 200 since 2008.

The regatta offers a different racing and social experience to other Cowes regattas and has rapidly become a favourite in the events calendars of sailors not only from around Great Britain but from as far afield as South Africa and Australia. Many describe Cowes Classics Week as the Goodwood Revival of yachting.

The event is managed by the Royal London Yacht Club with support from the other Cowes Clubs for both on and off the water organisation. Gill Smith, the first ever lady Rear Commodore of the Royal London since its foundation in 1838, is PRO for the second year running.  She is supported by a team of around 80 dedicated volunteers.

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