Cowes Classics Week 2021

2020-07-22T13:14:18+01:00 July 8th, 2020|News|0 Comments


The Royal London Yacht Club, organisers of Cowes Classics Week, have new dates for the recently cancelled regatta saying it will now be held from 3 – 9 July with racing from 5 July, 2021.

As previously announced, the original intention was to hold the regatta at the end of July but after reviewing the sailing calendar and seeing a slot available, the team at the Royal London felt that the tides were more favourable for the earlier dates which will have the lowest tidal range of the year. Owners could potentially take part in the Windeler Cup or the Round the Island Race on 3 July and then stay on for a week of competitive racing in the Solent at Cowes Classics Week.

The regatta usually attracts in excess of 140 entries and it is anticipated that even more will enter in 2021. With a full and varied racing programme and a busy social scene, including Cowes Classics Day on Thursday 8 July, it is hoped that many owners and their crew who have not managed to get out on the water this year will be keen to be part of the UK’s largest classic yacht regatta in 2021.

Regatta Chairman, David Gower commented: We believe that bringing Cowes Classics Week forward to the week immediately following the Round the Island Race will have benefits to both events. Before finally deciding the change we took counsel from as many Class Captains as we could and found enthusiastic support. Following the disappointments of the 2020 season we are determined to make 2021 an even better regatta. The 2022 event will be 25 June to 1 July.”

Thursday 8 July is Cowes Classics Day when there will be a display of over 50 classic cars on The Parade plus classic powerboats berthed on the London Landing and the RYS Yacht Haven. The regatta charity, the Classic Boat Museum, will also have a display of historic classic boats along the seafront.

All Regatta and Entry enquiries should be directed to:
Anna Howie
Regatta Secretary
Royal London Yacht Club
T: +44 (0)1983 300727

Cowes Classics Week is organised by the Royal London Yacht Club and its volunteers with the help of leading local clubs – Royal Thames Yacht Club, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Island Sailing Club and the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club.

The Event’s Signature Sponsor is RED FUNNEL, supported by the following sponsors: Robert Oatley Wines; Kendalls Fine Art; Henri-Lloyd; Ratsey & Lapthorn; Mary Rose Gin; Lallows;
Crew Kit

More information at Cowes Classics Week