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Sailing Events Diary

Anchors away for a year of great sailing events on the Isle of Wight, from dingy racing to the international Cowes week. Being an Island we do excel when it comes to sailing events both big and small so whether you are an avid sailor yourself or just enjoy watching the racing there will be an event on you will love, and don’t worry if sailing is all new to you there are some great venues to watch the sailing from while enjoying a meal and many of the events include street entertainment, live music and activities the whole family can enjoy both on and off the water.

Also remember for those who fancy trying their hand at sailing we have schools offering courses for both the young and old – see UKSA for more details.

Cowes Corinthian Boxing Day Race 26th December 2016
Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club will be running its annual Boxing Day Race on 26th December – just perfect for blowing away the cobwebs and overcoming the indulgences of Christmas!
The race will be run under the CCYC Rating System and is open to all yachts and small keel boats. The warning signal is scheduled for 1055 and the course will be around the cans, using designated Solent racing marks.
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Yarmouth Old Gaffers – June 2017
Fun filled weekend of entertainment and interesting things to see and do for the whole family.
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Round the Island Race – July 2017
The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largests yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs. The race is a great opportunity to watch world-renowned sailors racing against families and first time racers.
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Cowes Week July/August 2017

Cowes week is a spectacular sailing event that takes place in August each year and is regarded as one of the UK’s longest running and successful sporting event of its kind. Although sailing is the top billing this is also a great day out for everyone with live music, street entertainment, stores and food available.
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Cowes Classic Week August 2017
Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore. Metre boats, Classic Racing Dayboats, Classic Yachts, Old Gaffers and Spirit of Tradition Yachts are all welcome to sail varied courses set in the Solent with free high teas, great value parties and suppers at different club venues.
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Above image of boats is by Elm Studio Workshops