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Cowes Week Sailing. News and Results from the Largest Regatta of its Kind in the World
Laura Dillon collects her Cowes Week trophy
Lady's Day at Cowes Week may sound like a charmingly old-fashioned Victorian concept, but there was nothing old-fashioned about the way that top women sailors of the calibre of Laura Dillon of Howth contested the time-honoured event yesterday in the…
Tschuss won the first race of Cowes Week 2022, a four-hour duration, by just ten seconds after IRC time correction from Ian Atkin's GP42 Dark 'N' Stormy. Guy Gillon & Christian Hamilton's GP42 Khumbu was third, just 26 seconds from winning the race. Tchuss's crew includes Ireland's Johnny Mordaunt, Nicholas O’Leary, Tom McWilliam and Simon Johnson
Warm weather, combined with winds gusting above 25 knots, provided lashings of excitement, thrills, spills and adrenaline for competitors across all fleets at Cowes Week Sunday. Long downwind legs for many classes ensured competitors came ashore with big grins. In…
American Ker 40+ Tschuss skippered by Christian Zugel with Irish crew will contest a seven boat IRC Zero Cowes Week
Cowes Week 2022 beckons (30 July – 05 August), and some of Ireland's top yacht race crews are among the IRC Zero Class, composed entirely of GP Zero boats, at the world-famous regatta. US-based German skipper Christian Zugel, a member of…
The FarEast 28 class intend to hold their European Championships at Cowes Week
Entries for Cowes Week 2022 will open at 12 noon on Friday 21 January, with Super Early Bird discounts available until 18 February. A new one design class for Sonatas has been introduced to reflect its strong activity in Cowes…
The Cape 31 had five different daily winners over the first five days
The County Wicklow designed Cape 31 by Mark Mills to announce its arrival in the big time with the UK Class start at Cowes Week 2021. The Cape 31 stole a lot of the limelight with some enthusiastic reporting from…
Cowes Week winners from Ireland - Royal Cork's Harry Durcan (left) was the mainsheet trimmer, Cathal Leigh-Doyle (pictured centre) was the upwind trimmer with Kinsale Laser ace Darragh O Sullivan also on board McFly
Winners of Cowes Week IRC One division on the Solent this week was Tony Mack's UK-based J/111 McFly that included a notable Irish presence in her crew lineup. Royal Cork's Harry Durcan was the mainsheet trimmer, Cathal Leigh-Doyle was the…
For Cowes Week 2021, there will be eight IRC classes, Black Group One Designs such as the J/109 as well as 17 One Design Day Boat classes in the White Group
Entries for Cowes Week 2021 will open at 12 noon on Monday 29 March. Whilst this is somewhat later than usual, the event is carrying over nearly 200 entries from 2020 and the team have been inundated with questions about…
Cowes Week Organisers Hopeful for 2021 — But It Will Be a Smaller Affair
A more subdued Cowes Week is on the cards for 2021, without the usual Red Arrows flypast and fireworks display. But as the Isle of Wight County Press reports, efforts are being made to encourage a community event to breathe…
Cowes Week 2020 has been scrubbed
Cowes Week Limited (CWL), organiser of the UK's largest and best-known sailing event, has today announced the cancellation of the 2020 Cowes Week regatta. The move was largely anticipated given the size of the regatta (over 1,000  boats) and large…
Cowes Week regatta director Laurence Mead
Cowes Week organisers say they are continuing to work from home on all aspects of this year’s event which is still scheduled to take place from 8-15 August. Regatta director Laurence Mead said: “We continue to move forward with plans…
Cowes Week cruiser racing on the Solent
Cowes Week 2020 will be running nine IRC classes, up from eight last year, as splitting class five into two classes (called A and B) worked really well. Organisers say It enabled them to separate out lighter-weight asymmetric boats, and…
The British team suffered a devastating crash, nose-diving heavily into the Solent and throwing CEO and wing trimmer Chris Draper somersaulting
With the first day of racing at Cowes SailGP called off due to gale force winds and rough sea states across the UK and in the Solent, all six teams competing in this inaugural season of SailGP knew that Super…
Enda Kenny and the crew of Tusk celebrate their win with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Enda Kenny can add his name to the list of Irish yachting politicians as he crewed adventurer Bear Grylls’ regatta winning boat Tusk in Cowes yesterday (Thursday 8 August), as reports. The former Taoiseach was taking part in the…
Cowes Week Title Sponsor Appoints Administrators Amid Investigation By Financial Regulators
Island Echo is reporting that Cowes Week title sponsor Lendy Ltd has entered administration just weeks before this year’s edition of the annual Isle of Wight sailing fixture. The Portsmouth-based property finance firm today (Friday 24 May) appointed administrators following…
RS Elite yachts racing at Cowes Week 2017
#CowesWeek - RS Sailing released a statement expressing its members “deepest sadness” following the death of a sailor during Cowes Week on Friday (10 August). The man in his 60s was thrown overboard from an RS Elite class yacht in…
Yachtsman Dies at Cowes Week Sailing Regatta
A sailor, rescued from the water at Osborne Bay earlier today, has died at Cowes Week.  According to local sources, Emergency Services were called after a man in his 60s was thrown into the water from an RS Elite class…

At A Glance - Cowes Week future dates

Cowes Week is traditionally held during the week beginning on the first Saturday after the last Tuesday in July (except where the tides make the traditional dates virtually unworkable. 

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