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  • Event date: 08/08/2020
  • Event end: 15/08/2020
  • When: JUL-SEP
  • Duration: 1 week

Cowes Week is one of the longest-running events in UK sporting history having first taken place in 1826. It is an inclusive, aspirational sailing regatta; the largest of its kind in the world!

Between 800 and 1000 boats in up to forty different handicap, one-design and multihull classes race every day for eight days. It is a complete mixture of classic and ultra-modern designs that gives the regatta its uniqueness. Several classes that raced more than 50 years ago are still racing today; Dragons, Flying Fifteens, Redwings, Sea View Mermaids, Solent Sunbeams, Swallows, Victories and X-one-designs.

Around 8000 competitors now participate, ranging from Olympic and world-class yachtsmen to weekend sailors. The spectacle that the racing provides, together with the vibrant festival atmosphere attracts over 100000 visitors to Cowes during the event.

Cowes Week
Difficulty Level:
Medium
Price:

2500 EUR

  • Thursday 8 August: First training day
  • Friday 9 August: Second training day
  • Saturday 10 August to Saturday 17 August: One race per day
  • Daily prizes will be awarded to the first three boats in all classe

Most starts happen just off Cowes, either on the Royal Yacht Squadron line or on the Bramble line, which is a bit less than a mile away. Some starts will be from a committee boat line.

Courses are designed each day taking into account the weather forecast, tidal streams, and speed of each class of boat.

Here is a link to all the venues: Cowes Yacht Haven, Cowes Parade Village, Shepards Marina and Northwood House.

  • Travel

    There are regular ferries to and from the Island and even during Cowes Week, there is no need to book as a foot passenger. If you plan to bring a car to the Island remember that parking in Cowes is very limited and bookings are essential. check details here

    Accommodation

    Cowes Week is very busy every year and accommodation is limited. It is advised to find your accommodation on time. Have a look at Where to stay

    Explore the Isle of Wight

    Cowes is a village on the Isle of Wight and both are worth exploring. Think of rolling hills and picturesque villages. You find stately homes but also medieval castles. Fish and chips by the sea, gorgeous local produce in oak-beamed pubs but also Michelin-starred restaurants. Check out the visit isle of wight website to see just how much the island has to offer.

Boats
Program
  • Thursday 8 August: First training day
  • Friday 9 August: Second training day
  • Saturday 10 August to Saturday 17 August: One race per day
  • Daily prizes will be awarded to the first three boats in all classe

Most starts happen just off Cowes, either on the Royal Yacht Squadron line or on the Bramble line, which is a bit less than a mile away. Some starts will be from a committee boat line.

Courses are designed each day taking into account the weather forecast, tidal streams, and speed of each class of boat.

Here is a link to all the venues: Cowes Yacht Haven, Cowes Parade Village, Shepards Marina and Northwood House.

Tips
  • Travel

    There are regular ferries to and from the Island and even during Cowes Week, there is no need to book as a foot passenger. If you plan to bring a car to the Island remember that parking in Cowes is very limited and bookings are essential. check details here

    Accommodation

    Cowes Week is very busy every year and accommodation is limited. It is advised to find your accommodation on time. Have a look at Where to stay

    Explore the Isle of Wight

    Cowes is a village on the Isle of Wight and both are worth exploring. Think of rolling hills and picturesque villages. You find stately homes but also medieval castles. Fish and chips by the sea, gorgeous local produce in oak-beamed pubs but also Michelin-starred restaurants. Check out the visit isle of wight website to see just how much the island has to offer.

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