Yacht Racing: Cowes Week Campaign
from £1350 GBP
to £1850 GBP
The highlight of the UK sailing calendar, Cowes Week is the longest running regatta in the world, having been held in early August nearly every year since 1826. Today, Cowes Week is an enormous event with 40 different classes and up to 800 boats taking part from Dragons to high profile Maxis.
The social activities ashore provide a non-stop party and are a key part of the week. The whirlwind includes live bands and barbecues, cocktail parties, yacht club balls, parties and a spectacular fireworks finale.
Cowes is home to Flying Fish UK and we like to be well prepared each year for our local regatta. The race programme includes a weekend of training in tactics, boat handling and spinnaker technique a couple of weeks before the start of the big event. There is always fierce competition on the Royal Yacht Squadron start line and some great downwind chasing at the finish.
Accommodation is on board for the training weekend. Stay in comfortable, waterside accommodation at Point Cottages from Friday night for the regatta.What you get
- 250 sea miles logged
- Spinnaker handling course
- Some great racing!
A racing background is not required but you should have some sailing experience and consider yourself a useful crew member .Included in the price
Three days of race training before the regatta. Accommodation on board for the training wekend. Shared, self-catering accommodation ashore for the regatta. Racing lunches.
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If you’re looking for some first class racing and some great partying - in equal measures - the Cowes Week sailing regatta is for you .....
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“I just wanted to say thank you to Flying Fish for a great time sailing in Cowes Week. I had a FANTASTIC experience and feel like I learnt loads thanks to Gary and Andy’s instruction - about sailing and also more broadly about teams, leadership and people.”
~ by Claire Pullinger
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