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Cowes Week Sailing. News and Results from the Largest Regatta of its Kind in the World
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 TheJournal.ie 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…
Mermaids in action at this year’s Lendy Cowes Week regatta
#CowesWeek - Lendy Cowes Week organisers are seeking a new regatta director to replace the departed Phil Hagen. The job is a year-round, part-time post with responsibility to evolve the on-the-water side of the regatta, in order to build upon…
Tschüss skipped past Triple Crown winners Lady Mariposa on corrected time in the final race of the IRC Zero series
#CowesWeek - It’s third place overall for the Irish crew on Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss in the IRC Zero fleet at Cowes Week. Maurice O’Connell, Ross Monson, Johnny Mordant and Simon Johnson only moved one place down the table…
Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss has four Irish crew for Cowes Week
#CowesWeek - The Irish crew on Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss have much to celebrate as they stand second overall in the IRC Zero fleet at Cowes Week. Tschüss benefitted from the retirement of top contenders Gladiator and Tonnere in…
Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss will have four Irish crew for Cowes Week
#CowesWeek - Maurice O’Connell and three other Irish sailing stalwarts are headed to the Isle of Wight to join the crew of Tschüss, Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180, for Cowes Week. Navigator Ross Monson, boat captain and pit boss Johnny Mordant,…

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. 

2021
31st July to 6th August

2022
30th July to 6th August

2023
29th July to 5th August

2024
27th July to 3rd August

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