Please select your home edition
Zhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom LEADERBOARD

Entries open for Cowes Classics Week 2020

by Mary Scott-Jackson 16 Apr 06:25 PDT 25-31 July 2020
Sunmaid V, Red 1 Class winner on day 2 of Cowes Classics Week © Tim Jeffreys Photography

The Royal London Yacht Club, organisers of Cowes Classics Week, is delighted to announce that entry for the 13th edition of the regatta is now open.

The 2020 regatta is scheduled to take place from Saturday 25 to Friday 31 July with racing from Monday 27 July and the Notice of Race is now available to download from the website.

The regatta is hoping to attract a wide range of classic yachts, from Metre Boats, Classic Racing Dayboats, to Classic Yachts, Old Gaffers and Spirit of Tradition yachts. In the Dayboat classes, the XOD Class, which regularly attracts over 50 entries, is expected to be the largest fleet once again and the numbers are expected to increase in the Vintage Dragon class.

New for this year, Thursday 30 July is Cowes Classics Day and will include a display of over 50 classic cars on the Parade together with exhibits from the Cowes Classic Boat Museum and classic power boats on the London Landing and RYS Yacht Haven.

?Regatta Chairman, David Gower commented: "At the time of writing, the RLYC intend to run the regatta as planned from 25 to 31 July 2020. However, the well-being of our staff, volunteers and competitors is paramount, so we will be closely monitoring the situation and if required, will cancel the regatta.

"In the event that we do cancel the event all entry fees and social event costs will be refunded in FULL. For the avoidance of doubt we will not postpone the event. If we are unable to continue on 25th July the next regatta will be 2021."

Enter online at

The Event's Signature Sponsor is RED FUNNEL, supported by the following sponsors: Robert Oatley Wines; Kendalls Fine Art; Henri-Lloyd; Ratsey & Lapthorn; Mary Rose Gin; Lallows; Official Media Partner: Classic Boat; Official Charity: Classic Boat Museum

Related Articles

IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21
Launched to entice more maxis out on to the race course and friendly rivalry between owners The prime role of the International Maxi Association, as endorsed by World Sailing, is to encourage and support all forms of maxi racing internationally. Posted today at 6:21 am
America's Cup Rialto: Luna Rossa refines design
Luna Rossa has continued with the same design theme as their first launched AC75. While the two other challengers launched designs, late last week, that were radically different from their first launched AC75's, Luna Rossa has continued with the same design theme as their first launched AC75. Posted today at 4:05 am
Maserati takes Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours
Giovanni Soldini's team cross the line at 20:41:31 CEST on Monday Maserati Multi70 (ITA), skippered by Giovanni Soldini, crossed the finish line of the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 20:41:31 CEST on Monday 19th October. Posted on 19 Oct
2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race update
Degrees of Separation After another long day, the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race may record its first finisher this evening. Posted on 19 Oct
Female skippers to race Open Match Racing Worlds
Courtois, Östling set to shatter another glass ceiling Another glass ceiling for women in sailing will be shattered next week at the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship when two accomplished female skippers will race in the Open Worlds for the first time ever. Posted on 19 Oct
What to wear - Principles of layering
The buzz word in the technical watersports clothing industry Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, wearing the right kit for the conditions and being comfortable on the water can affect your enjoyment, safety and results. Posted on 19 Oct
America's Cup Rialto: Te Aihe goes into storage
Te Aihe had been "temporarily retired". INEOS Team UK completes foiling trial. Cup watchers were a little surprised to see the hull of Te Aihe appear outside the Emirates Team New Zealand base this morning. The only AC75 on the water today was INEOS Team UK who completed a foiling sea-trial starting in the upper Waitemata. Posted on 19 Oct
Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Isabelle Joschke
Always wanting to live and work with boats after her first sail in Austria I read literature, studying Arts for two years and then continuing with a master's in Arts. I then got my official papers to be a skipper and trainer, which allowed me to become a professional skipper and sailing instructor. Posted on 19 Oct
What to do?
There wasn't really a question in it; this person is very industrious To be honest, it is not really a question you have to ask of the subject of today's Editorial. She's a ball of energy with a fantastic work ethic, an enduring smile, and a certain tenacity that reminds you of the claws below a wedge-tailed eagle. Posted on 18 Oct
2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race in the balance
The classic moan in offshore yachting is how the 'rich get richer' The classic moan in offshore yachting is how the 'rich get richer'; often aimed at the bigger, faster yachts using waterline length and sail area to profit from tidal gates to gain an advantage over their smaller rivals. Posted on 18 Oct
ETNZShop-Merch-728x90 HR BottomGul 2020 FOOTERHighfield Boats - Sailing - FOOTER