Entries have opened today for Cowes Classics Week 2022. Racing will run from 27th June to 1st July.
The world’s biggest classic yacht regatta of its kind is open to a wide range of yachts and offers multiple race courses catering both for large one-design fleets and for all-comers in handicap fleets.
Classic yachts built in wood or steel before 1975, or GRP yachts designed at least 50 years ago, are eligible. So too are all classic S&S-designed yachts, including Swans and S&S 34s, regardless of design date. Spirit of Tradition yachts designed to classic lines are also welcomed. There will be a non-spinnaker division for classic yachts above 30’ in length.
Entries are anticipated from multiple dayboat fleets including Dragons, Swallows, Solent Sunbeams, Loch Long ODs, XODs, BODs, Squibs, Flying Fifteens and many more, together with metre boats, old gaffers and cruiser/racers such as Folkboats, Contessas, SCODs, Twisters and Nicholsons.
Cowes Classics Week follows immediately after the Round the Island Race, providing a week of varied, challenging and fun racing in Cowes. Furthermore, on Sunday 26th June over 60 high quality classic cars and interesting classic boats will assemble on the Parade and the Trinity Landing for the 2nd edition of Cowes Classics Day.