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. There are daily prize giving events, all with free tea and cake plus a gala awards ceremony to celebrate the sailing (Cowes Classic Week website).  They seem to be very keen on cake!

Royal London Yacht Club will be running the racing – this year we have 37 XOD entered: some new to Cowes Classic Week, some new to XOD racing – and we’re looking forward to a full range of wind conditions – light & sunny to wet & windy and back. Good luck all.

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