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.

Island sailor heads to Hamburg and St. Petersburg for Extreme Sailing Series

The Wave Muscat

Island sailor Leigh McMillan and his crew on The Wave, Muscat are on top of the series leaderboard after the last two Acts of this year’s Extreme Racing Series.

Tuesday, 25th August, 2015 9:29am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Cowes Week round-up featuring Charity and Art

Cowes week cheque - suzanne whitewood

Cowes Week is always a great opportunity to fundraise for charities and this year also provided ample opportunity for some great art to be seen by the thousands of visitors.

Wednesday, 19th August, 2015 5:19pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Cowes Week round-up: Day three

Cowes week day 3 salvo

After two brilliantly sunny days Monday morning saw increasing cloud over the Solent, accompanied by a band of rain that provided competitors with interesting and challenging wind shifts.

Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 8:42am

By Rupert Holmes

Shoreside activities during Cowes Week

Cowes Week from the wheel -

Even if you aren't into sailing, there's plenty of things to see and do in Cowes this week. Why not head up and soak up the atmosphere. Red Arrows are here on Thursday this year.

Monday, 10th August, 2015 5:47pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Cowes Week round-up: Day two

Cowes Week 2015 day two

The second day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week delivered perfect conditions, with bright sun and decent winds.

Monday, 10th August, 2015 8:45am

By Rupert Holmes

High standards of sailing in the RYS 200 International Regatta

J Class RATI

After a day of cancelled races on Monday due to weather conditions the other four days of racing saw an International Regatta of very high standards and some days with perfect sailing conditions.

Monday, 3rd August, 2015 8:05am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

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