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Cowes Classics Week 2018 opens for entries

by Marina Johnson 9 Apr 2018 11:46 BST 23-27 July 2018
Darings at Cowes Classics Week © Jake Sugden

Preparation for the 11th Cowes Classics Week is officially underway. With the launch this week of the new 2018 website, competitors can now find information and enter the event. Racing takes place from 23rd to 27th July.

Cowes Classics Week has grown strongly since its inaugural regatta and has in recent years been welcoming just shy of 200 yachts, all of whom meet the qualification of being built to designs drawn up before 1978 or in the spirit of tradition.

For the classes, which include classic cruisers, XODs, Darings, Dragons, Solent Sunbeams, Swallows, metre yachts, Old Gaffers and other classic keelboat designs, the week will once again provide thrilling Solent race courses and evening entertainment.

The afternoon teas, sponsored by Winkworth, for which the organising club, the Royal London Yacht Club is famous, will be available once again. The Royal Victoria YC, Cowes Corinthian YC and the Island Sailing Club are all opening their doors for social events while the RORC and the Royal Thames YC are helping on the water.

For the first time competitors will also be able to exclusively visit the Classic Boat Museum at its new West Cowes location for a post-racing reception and supper. While there they can inspect some of the most iconic boats ever produced.

Regatta Chairman, David Gower, comments "Competitors tell us that they particularly enjoy the first class race organisation and social events based at the Cowes yacht clubs. We are very much looking forward to welcoming both new and returning competitors for a week of Corinthian racing at the spiritual home of British yachting."

Log on now at www.cowesclassicsweek.org to see the Notice of Race, planned events and entry form.

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