Cowes Classics Week is the leading regatta for classic racing sailboats and will be held 27 July - 2 August 2019.

This year marks the 12th iteration of the event, a new title sponsor (Red Funnel) and close to 200 boats.

It has traditionally been a dayboat regatta but the 'cruiser class' has been growing steadily as well over the years and this trend continues.

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.


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