Isle of Wight What's On Guide: 2023 Events OnTheWight

Cowes Classics Week

8 – 14 Jul

Sport & Fitness


All around Cowes, the sailing capital of the Island.

Cowes Classics Week


Cowes classics

Celebrating its 16th year, Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore.

120 boats will be sailing varied courses set in the Solent including Metre boats, Classic Racing Dayboats, Classic Yachts, Old Gaffers and Spirit of Tradition Yachts. Racing will run from the 8th July to the 14th July 2023 and there will be two races a day or three if weather conditions permit.

The event attracts a wide variety of classic yachts ranging from fleets of one-design dayboats, to unique classics from a bygone era.

The week will hold many social parties held at different club venues as well as a gala awards ceremony to celebrate the sailing.

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