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26th July 2024 to 28th July 2024

Cowes Week

From £725 per person

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Cowes Week, a top European yacht racing regatta, features competitive racing in challenging tides. The First 40 offers exciting opportunities for success over the weekend.
Clear
Suited to
Individuals, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
No previous experience needed
Nights onboard
2
Vessel type
Beneteau First 40
Vessel length
40ft
Skipper
Professional Race Skipper
Crew
8 crew plus skipper and mate
Berth Style
Single berths
Insurance Required
Yes

Cowes Week is one of Europe’s largest and most exciting yacht racing regattas.

Date: 26 - 28 July 2024

Price: £725 per person

Cowes Week is one of Europe’s largest and most exciting yacht racing regattas. The First 40 provides the opportunity for some competitive racing in this notoriously challenging tidal location. Whilst good local knowledge is an advantage there are plenty of opportunities to achieve a bullet over the course of the weekend.

During early August around 1000 boats descend on Cowes for the internationally famous Cowes Week Regatta, to compete for the many prestigious prizes that are up for grabs. Many of the world’s finest sailors compete including Olympic medalists, World Champions, and Americas Cup crew alongside families and friends!

Cowes Week is one of Europe’s largest and most exciting yacht racing regattas. With a range of keelboats taking part from day boats to larger ocean-going yachts in a variety of classes there really is something for everyone. With so many boats, classes are organised into two groups, Black Group & White Group, which alternate starts throughout the week from either the Royal Yacht Squadron Start Line or a Committee Vessel Start Line. Racing takes place in The Solent, in the West towards Lymington, in the East towards Portsmouth as well as in Southampton Water which is one of the world's busiest shipping channels! Courses are set according to weather conditions and yacht capabilities. The First 40 provides the opportunity for some competitive racing in this notoriously challenging tidal location. Whilst good local knowledge is an advantage there are plenty of opportunities to achieve a bullet over the course of the weekend.

Itinerary

Experience the thrill and excitement of Cowes Week. There will be a training day on Friday followed by two days of excellent racing on a Beneteau First 40, amongst hundreds of other boats on the water. This long weekend will provide a great taste of the buzz of Cowes Week racing.

Cowes Week Weekend

Fri July 26 – Sun July 28, 2024

Friday 26th July – Meet 9.30 am in Hamble -for Training Day

Saturday 27th July – Racing 

Sunday 28th July – Racing, return to Port Hamble around 5 pm

  • All entry and mooring fees
  • Training day and racing as per the above schedule
  • Professional racing skipper and mate
  • Limited accommodation on board throughout (in a shared cabin) – first come first served up to 6 crew
  • Food provided whilst racing and training
  • Transport to the yacht
  • Meals ashore when not racing or training (breakfast & dinner)
  • Sailing gear
  • Personal Insurance
  • Accommodation ashore – book early to avoid disappointment! We can offer some suggestions to suit all budgets.

Hamble, UK

Hamble, UK

Itinerary

Experience the thrill and excitement of Cowes Week. There will be a training day on Friday followed by two days of excellent racing on a Beneteau First 40, amongst hundreds of other boats on the water. This long weekend will provide a great taste of the buzz of Cowes Week racing.

Cowes Week Weekend

Fri July 26 – Sun July 28, 2024

Friday 26th July – Meet 9.30 am in Hamble -for Training Day

Saturday 27th July – Racing 

Sunday 28th July – Racing, return to Port Hamble around 5 pm

Footwear:

Deck Shoes/Sports trainers with non-marking soles

Trainer socks

Legwear:

Sailing/Sports Shorts

Quick-drying materials are best so we do not recommend wearing jeans

Top:

Tech Top/Sports Top

Fleece/Soft Shell Jacket

Hands:

Fingerless Gloves

Headwear:

Cap/Sun Hat

Top Layers:

Waterproof salopettes

Sailing jacket

Accessories:

Watch

Sunglasses

Multi Tool

Electrical Tape

Knee Pads

Other:

Suncream

Insect Repellant

Water Bottle

Waterproof Phone Case

Remember to bring a sleeping bag for those trips that involve overnight stays on the boat