Heave ho!

Cowes is home to one of the most famous sailing regattas in the World, Cowes Week, so it’s little wonder readers have a keen interest in the sport of sailing.

With the many sailing clubs around the Wight, Islanders prove that it’s a ‘sport for all’ and not just those with the means. Here you’ll find all news relating to the sport and leisure activity of sailing.

Insightful Q&A at opening day of the Bicentenary International Regatta

North Sails

Some great insights were shared during a Q&A at the end of the first day of the Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentenary International Regatta.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 4:47pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Recovering teenagers take part in chance of a lifetime

The young crew on board Le Bora-Bora

French teenagers recovering from serious diseases are taking part in this exciting expedition and berthed in Cowes Yacht Haven at the moment.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 10:05am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Classic yachts help Isle of Wight Youth Trust

Cowes Classic Week

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust was this year's chosen charity for the Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week race.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 8:19am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Over 70 boats took part in the 2015 Panerai British Classic Week

Eleonora at Panerai classic week

Based in Cowes, the Panerai British Classic Week 2015 had an entry of over 70 boats, spread over seven classes this year.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 7:31am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Sailing: Round-up of 2015 Transatlantic Race

Nomad IV on berth at CYH

If you were wondering about the other boats taking part in the Transatlantic Race, Suzanne and Alan have a round-up for you.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 3:16pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Fifth and final year of Cowes Week sponsorship for Aberdeen Asset Management

Dee Caffari -

Find out what's going on during Cowes Week with this brief round-up.

Monday, 20th July, 2015 4:18pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

All set for Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week and the Panerai Regatta

eleonora classic boat

Lovers of sailing are in for a treat next week, as a mass of classic yachts head to Cowes. It'll be a wonderful sight to see.

Thursday, 16th July, 2015 11:18am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Three boys in a squib take on the mighty Cowes Classics

The White Triplets

The Isle of Wight trio of 15 year old sailors will be up against some very high calibre sailors next Tuesday as they take on the Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week.

Thursday, 16th July, 2015 10:42am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Sailing: Line honours in the Transatlantic Race

Lucky transatlantic race

The Transatlantic Race crews are now in Cowes after their arduous race across the globe.

Monday, 13th July, 2015 8:27am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Transatlantic fleet of sailors head to Cowes

Mariette Of 1915

Following on from the very successful RYS 200 Regatta, the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes on the Isle of Wight will soon open its doors to an international fleet of sailors who are at present racing in the Transatlantic Race 2015 (TR2015).

Wednesday, 8th July, 2015 7:47am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Olympians and charity: All part of Round the Island Race (gallery)

RTIR 2015 - sjp start in Cowes

The weather was glorious for spectators as well as those competing in the 2-015 Round the Island Race on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who shared their shots with OnTheWight.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 8:16am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Round the Island Race: Find out who’s taking part and how to watch

Luscent Swells Green

Check out this preview (including spectator guide) from Peta of tomorrow's Round the Island Race, which starts in Cowes at 7am.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 4:30pm

By Peta Stuart-Hunt