Cowes Week is one of the oldest and most successful sporting events in the UK, which is a key event in the British sporting summer. It has been held in early August every year since 1826, with the exception of two world wars.
Traditionally, the Cowes Week takes place after Glorious Goodwood and before Glorious Twelfth (the opening of the partridge hunting season). Sometimes, traditional dates are changed taking into account the ebb and flow. Or, as it was in 2012, the race is postponed because of the Olympics. The event attracts not only yachtsmen from different countries, but also British and foreign royalty, as well as many famous people. Despite this, even beginners can take part in the regatta and get their first yachting experience here.
Registration is open from 14:00 in the Regatta Office.
Before the official start of the regatta, you have the opportunity to get to know the crew and practice.
Skipper briefing for all classes.
The city of Cowes, with a population of only 10 thousand people, is located in the north of the Isle of Wight. Since Cowes is known primarily for its regattas, the city has a Maritime Museum, which will be interesting to visit.
Racing in different classes of yachts
Depending on what class your yacht is in, you will participate in different races on different days. In any case, you will not be bored.
The last day of the regatta.
The races are over and prizes have been awarded. We are sure that the excitement of the competition will remain with you for life. See you at our next regattas!
The regatta will take place in the town of Cowe on the Isla of Wight
Yes, of course. There will be an experienced skipper and team members on the yacht. They will give you a role and teach you everything you need to know to be a useful team member and feel comfortable.
Yes, all team members will definitely try themselves in different roles to better understand each other. Standing at the helm is an integral part of training for beginners as well as setting sails, and helping the team during moorings.
As a rule, participants in the regatta live on the yacht. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice beds, a kitchen, a shower with toilet. If you do not want to live on a yacht, then you can arrange to stay at the hotel onshore.
The crew decides altogether what kind of food they prefer to eat and makes necessary purchases. Simple dishes can be cooked, usually taking turns. Some regattas offer daily meals and intensive evening program for all crews.
We can make an invitation for a visa, but you need to apply for a visa by yourself.
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don’t have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Before each trip, we organize an online meeting where participants get to know each other and the captain. The captain will answer all your questions. The crew will have a group chat so you can get to know each other before the start of the regatta. Then you will meet in the marina.
The main rule is to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Clothing: • windbreaker and pants or shorts; • shirt/jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece); • adjustable hat/cap; • gloves. We recommend to purchase a long-sleeved jacket with UV protection in order to protect yourself from the sun and strong wind. Yachting shoes should be: • light, with non-slip white outsole; • with the fixed heel; • with a tightly closed nose. During the sailing without shoes, you can fall or injure your fingers and feet on the deck. There are many protruding parts on the boat that are easy to catch. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors are not protected from unpleasant injuries when they ignore this simple rule.