Charter a Yacht for the Cowes Week Sailing Yacht Regatta
Cowes, located in the Solent area of the South of England, has long been considered the home of sailing and international yacht racing. Since it's conception in 1826 the Cowes Week Regatta now boasts a more than 1000 yachts and 8500 competitors racing every day for 8 days. It is the longest running and largest sailing regatta in the world.
This tradition of being held in the first week of August has continued annually to present day, with the exception of during the two World Wars.
The event sees a racing fleet of around 1000 yachts competing together with thousands of professional and amateur sailors hailing from all over the world. Olympic sailors, corporate groups, family crew, yachting enthusiasts - anyone who loves being on the sea alongside (or preferably in front of) fellow sailing enthusiasts!
Skandia Cowes Week has customarily attracted the rich and famous, including members of the Royal Family, as well as a wider audience, perhaps due to the fact that it ties in so perfectly with the quintessentially English summer social schedule.
The regatta incorporates an extensive social programme organized by the various clubs and committees associated with the racing. So there is something for everyone – hard core race sailors, convivial yachties, and those seeking to enjoy the party atmosphere and carnival spirit ashore – great cafés, cocktail parties, yachting balls, top class restaurants, and the world renowned Cowes beer tent which has up to 4000 revellers a day enjoying the festival!
Cowes week is one of the world's best sailing spectacles. If you're not a sailor, no problem, the Cowes Week provides the perfect setting for an Event, Corporate Entertainment or just to be a spectator and enjoy the atmosphere.
If you would like to charter a motor, sail or even a RIB to see the races up close and enjoy the festivities, feel free to contact us. We have many boats available of all sizes and can find the right one for your needs. Click here to see a selection of our Solent Charter Yachts.
Some of the yachts in the race need crew - if you're interested in getting the thrill of racing first hand, contact us and we'll put you in touch with boats who need crew.
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