Cowes Week 2018
Over 8,500 sailors and 100,000 spectators will descend upon the Isle of Wight in August for Lendy Cowes Week, the biggest UK sailing regatta of the year. This world renowned regatta sees over 40 sailing races run every single day and a huge variety of yachts will take part. We look forward to seeing a good number of Ancasta boats competing, including those in the Fast 40+ Class and various IRC and cruiser classes.
Social highlights for the week include Family Day, Ladies Day, a Red Arrows display and lots of entertainment across four main venues within the town including live music, children’s activities, market stalls and an abundance of food and drink to enjoy.
Double-handed Racing To Debut At Lendy Cowes Week 2018
Double-handed racing will debut at Cowes Week for the very first time this year. With Double-handed racing becoming ever more popular, a dedicated class seems like a natural step for the world famous event. Entries are open to boats with IRC ratings from 0.900 to 1.085 and races will take place under the Black Group category with challenging courses taking the fleet all around the Solent. The class will benefit from its own start each day and, if demand allows it, the race organisers may split the class into two starts to allow a wider range of boats to compete.
Laurence Mead, CWL Regatta Director commented,
“We are very happy to open up this new class to Lendy Cowes Week as it reflects a growing part of the sport and at CWL we want to offer the racing that sailors want. For some classes that is a bit more of a bias to windward/leeward courses and for others a more ‘round the cans’ structure. Welcoming the Double-handed boats is a natural evolution of the week and we look forward to seeing them on the water and at the social events which form such an important part of the Lendy Cowes Week experience.”
More information can be found via the event’s website www.lendycowesweek.co.uk
Image Credit: Lendy Cowes Week – Paul Wyeth