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.

Cowes-based crew win the Fast 40+ Class Race

Girls On Film - Paul Wyeth Cowes Week

Peter Morton's Cowes based crew on Girls on Film won the inaugural FAST40+ Class at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016 6:42pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Cowes Week 2016 round-up: Day Six (HD photos)

Day Six of Cowes Week by Christian Beasley

Rupert Holmes shares the report from Day Six of the Cowes Week sailing regatta along with HD photos from Christian Beasley. Wonderful to look at even if you're not into sailing.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 11:58am

By Rupert Holmes

Cowes Week 2016 round-up: Day Five (HD photos)

Day Five at Cowes Week by Christian Beasley

Rupert Holmes shares the report from Day Five of the Cowes Week sailing regatta along with HD photos from Christian Beasley. Wonderful to look at even if you’re not into sailing.

Thursday, 11th August, 2016 8:51am

By Rupert Holmes

Cowes Week 2016 round-up: Ladies Day Racing

ladies day at cowes week 2016

Around a third of the 8,000 competitors taking part in the regatta are women. Tuesday saw racing for the Ladies Day Trophy which was presented during celebrations at Northwood House.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 12:56pm

By Cowes Week Organisers

Cowes Week 2016 round-up: Day Three (HD photos)

day three cowes week

Rupert Holmes shares the report from Day Three of the Cowes Week sailing regatta along with HD photos from Christian Beasley. Wonderful to look at even if you’re not into sailing.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 10:03am

By Sally Perry

Cowes Week 2016 round-up: Day Two

cowes week day two

Rupert Holmes shares the report from Day Two of the 2016 Cowes Week sailing regatta.

Monday, 8th August, 2016 8:22am

By Rupert Holmes

Cowes Week 2016 round-up: Day One (HD photos)

cowes week day one

Rupert Holmes shares the report from Day One of the Cowes Week sailing regatta along with HD photos from Christian Beasley. Wonderful to look at even if you're not into sailing.

Sunday, 7th August, 2016 12:09pm

By Rupert Holmes

French win in Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup

brewin dolphin

Having fielded a trio of teams among the eight teams contesting the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, France took three of the top four places last week.

Monday, 1st August, 2016 12:03pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup: Some fantastic sailing taking place

Sunrise at Needles - Paul Wyeth

If you've missed the earlier races (catch up in the report), there's always the Round the Island Race taking place on Friday. Look out for the boats as they pass.

Thursday, 28th July, 2016 8:13am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

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