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.

Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup: A week of exciting races off the Isle of Wight

Dolphin Brewins

Eight teams, of three boats per team, will race against each other in a series of races including a long offshore race and a Round the Isle of Wight Race next week. Keep your eyes peeled for the yachts taking part.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 7:52am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge: HD Photo Gallery

Panerai racing

Christian has been out on the water capturing some fantastic shots of the Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge this week. Check out this HD photo gallery.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 4:54pm

By Sally Perry

Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Regatta 2016: Roundup and photo gallery

Pippa at Charles Stanley Classics Week

Competitors came from Switzerland, Germany, France and Austria, as well as around the UK to compete in the Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Regatta last week.

Monday, 18th July, 2016 7:43am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

July a busy yachting month on the Isle of Wight

Owner/skipper of La Réponse (Team GBR Red) Andrew McIrvine receiving a trophy from Brian Thompson after the JPMAM RTI Race

With the sailing season in full swing, Suzanne and Alan give us a roundup of July's busy yachting,

Friday, 8th July, 2016 8:18am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Loss of Alchemist deeply felt by offshore racing fraternity

Alchemist sinking

The race commodore's yacht was lost to the sea on Saturday during Round the Island Race with crew rescued just seconds before the much-loved vessel sank just east of The Needles.

Monday, 4th July, 2016 8:38am

By Richard Heming with 3 readers' comments

Round the Island Race: Phaedo 3 smashes Ben Ainslie’s record

MOD70 Phaedo 3

The MOD70 trimaran, Phaedo 3, smashed through Ben Ainslie's record, completing the course in two hours 23 minutes, 23 seconds. Well done to all.

Saturday, 2nd July, 2016 1:53pm

By Rupert Holmes with 3 readers' comments

Round the Island Race: Where to watch the race from (and when)

Round the Island Race

Choose the perfect vantage point and make sure you're there at the right time to see the 1,500+ boats that will be sailing around the Isle of Wight on Saturday.

Friday, 1st July, 2016 5:53pm

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro sets sail from Cowes

The historic Royal Yacht Squadron, the UK’s most prestigious yacht club, sent the Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro sailors on their way with a traditional five cannon start signal.

Monday, 27th June, 2016 3:21pm

By Emma Harris

Round the Island Race 2016 to get a Royal send off

Prince Michael of Kent

Prince Michael of Kent GCVO will be the official Race Starter for the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on 2nd July 2016.

Tuesday, 7th June, 2016 10:03am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Ladies Day returns to Cowes Week for the 11th time

ladies day at cowes week

One third of the 8,000 competitors taking part in the regatta will be women. Ladies Day returns on 9th August for its 11th year.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 1:55pm

By Kate Johnson with 2 readers' comments

FAST40s hit the Solent as regatta season gets underway

Otra Vez Winners Fast 40s

The RORC Easter Challenge kicked off the sailing season in the Solent over Easter.

Monday, 4th April, 2016 8:38am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

The Isle of Wight gets ready for the summer season of yachting regattas

Fast 40

The season kicks off this coming weekend with the Easter Challenge and is followed throughout the year by countless yachting regattas. All hosted from Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016 11:07am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood