29th July 2022 to 5th August 2022

Beneteau First 47.7: Cowes Week

£1250 per person

Cowes Week is one of the largest yachting regattas in the world, join the racing onboard a Beneteau First 47.7.

In stock

Suited to
Groups, Couples, Individuals
Difficulty
Some sailing experience required
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Beneteau First 47.7
Vessel length
47ft
Skipper
Yes
Insurance Required
Yes

Cowes Week is one of the largest yachting regattas in the world, it’s been running since 1826 and now attracts over 1000 yachts and up to 8000 racers from all over the world. Racing takes place on the Solent, which is a challenging stretch of water between the Isle of Wight and the ‘North Island’ as the locals call the mainland.

8 Days: 29 July - 05 August 2022

£1250 per person

It’s a challenging regatta with strong tides, interesting race courses that you just don’t get in other regattas and really good shoreside activities with something for everyone.

Yacht – Beneteau 47.7

The yacht is professionally maintained and raced competitively in major regattas and offshore events in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean. She comes with an extensive racing sail wardrobe and has been modified from the factory original for ease and functionality of racing.

Our Beneteau 47.7 is MCA coded category 2 for 14 people and ISAF coded to Cat. 1 She sleeps up to 10 in four separate cabins, all berths are equipped with lee cloths for use at sea.

Please view ‘Other Practical Information’ for more information on sail wardrobe and race results.

Itinerary

29 July 2022 – Training Day

Arrival on the boat and meet your skipper and crew, followed by a safety brief and the regatta programme. You will spend the day getting to know your crew.

30 July – 05 August – Regatta Week

There is usually one race per day lasting around 4 to 6 hours and most racing utilises the many laid race marks around the Solent itself.

Accommodation

Accommodation isn’t included in this package so please find somewhere local to stay, however, if you are struggling to find somewhere please contact us to discuss and we will help find you a solution.

 

  • Race Entry and fees
  • Yacht Charter
  • Meals at sea (self-service)
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Basic Training
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Mooring Fees
  • Insurance for the yacht
  • Lifejacket
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Onshore meals
  • Shore-based accommodation
  • Personal Insurance
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Sail Wardrobe

  • Mainsail 1 – Hyde Kevlar fully battened offshore main
  • Mainsail B/U – Hyde Sails Tri Radial Kevlar
  • Carbon Tri Radial J2 Jib (125%)
  • North 3DI J2 (105%)
  • Carbon J3 2014 Jib
  • Hyde Sails Kevlar J3 B/U Jib
  • North Asymmetric A1
  • North Asymmetric A2
  • North Spinnaker staysail
  • Masthead Spinnaker S2 Runner

Race Results

  • 3rd in class Antigua sailing Week 2014 & 2017
  • 2nd in class Heineken Regatta 2017/19
  • 2nd in class RORC Caribbean 600 2015/16/19
  • 2nd in class Yachting World Round Antigua Race 2014
  • 4th in class Heineken Regatta 2014
  • 2nd in class GILL Commodores Cup 2014
  • 2nd in class BVI Regatta 2012
  • 5th in class RORC Caribbean 600 2012
  • 3rd in class Antigua Sailing Week 2011
  • 2nd in class RORC Caribbean 600 2011
  • 1st in class and 1st over all ARC Transatlantic 2011
  • 2nd in class BVI Regatta Caribbean 2008
  • 2nd in class Antigua Week 2008
  • 2nd in class Rolex Middle Sea Race 2007

Cowes Yacht Haven in Cowes on the Isle of Wight

Cowes Yacht Haven in Cowes on the Isle of Wight

Yacht – Beneteau 47.7

The yacht is professionally maintained and raced competitively in major regattas and offshore events in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean. She comes with an extensive racing sail wardrobe and has been modified from the factory original for ease and functionality of racing.

Our Beneteau 47.7 is MCA coded category 2 for 14 people and ISAF coded to Cat. 1 She sleeps up to 10 in four separate cabins, all berths are equipped with lee cloths for use at sea.

Please view ‘Other Practical Information’ for more information on sail wardrobe and race results.

Itinerary

29 July 2022 – Training Day

Arrival on the boat and meet your skipper and crew, followed by a safety brief and the regatta programme. You will spend the day getting to know your crew.

30 July – 05 August – Regatta Week

There is usually one race per day lasting around 4 to 6 hours and most racing utilises the many laid race marks around the Solent itself.

Accommodation

Accommodation isn’t included in this package so please find somewhere local to stay, however, if you are struggling to find somewhere please contact us to discuss and we will help find you a solution.

 

20-25 litre dry bag
Wet weather gear top and trousers (optional, can be provided if required)
Thin thermal/breathable base layer x 1
Fleece top
Deck shoes
Sea boots (optional)
Sailing gloves
Warm hat
Sun hat
Sailing knife
T-shirt
Shorts
Sunglasses x 1

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