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Cowes Classics Week Anniversary Class Chosen

by Cowes Classics Week 27 Apr 2023 18:59 BST 8-14 July 2023

The Royal London Yacht Club, organiser of Cowes Classics Week, has chosen the Swallow Class to be its anniversary class for 2023.

A record 27 entries in the Swallow Class are expected to compete at Cowes Classics Week to celebrate their 75th anniversary and vie for the Queen Victoria Trophy, presented to RLYC in 1895. This magnificent trophy is awarded each year to a class celebrating a notable birthday.

The first yacht to enter Cowes Classics Week was the stunning Swan 65 "Eve" and entries continued to build from there, significantly exceeding last year's early entry levels. The magnificent 10 metre "Bojar" has entered again, as have numerous others who return year after year, reflecting the popularity of the Corinthian racing and convivial atmosphere of a club-based regatta. The Early Bird discount is still available for those who haven't yet entered and competitors are encouraged to arrive in time to enjoy Cowes Classics Day on Sunday 9th July, the day before racing begins.

For more information, please visit www.cowesclassicsweek.org

Cowes Classics Week 2023 will run from 8th to 14th July, incorporating Cowes Classics Day on the 9th and racing from the 10th to the 14th.

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