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.

30 new graduates from UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship course ready for work

UKSA graduation

Almost half the graduates from UKSA's Superyacht Cadetship course have already secured work, with 37 per cent having had their courses paid for by donors

Friday, 30th April, 2021 9:29am

By Chloe Buchanan

New races for 2021, including Round the Solent and Round the Island Rowing Race

Sonar Squib & FF15 in the Solent

A new ‘Round the Solent’ Race for small keelboats will take place on the same day as Round the Island

Friday, 16th April, 2021 7:45am

By Jo Bowden with one comment

Cowes Week 2021 opens for entries on Monday

Cowes Week racing with building in thge background by Paul Wyeth CWL

There are already over 200 entries carrying over from last year, but if you want to take part in Cowes Week 2021 you'll be able to register from Monday

Friday, 26th March, 2021 3:21pm

By Cowes Week Organisers

QC with passion for inspiring young people joins Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Board

David Mohyuddin QC the newest Trustee on the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust's Board of Trustees -

Having sailed as a child, David Mohyuddin QC is looking forward to returning to the water now he lives by the sea

Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 11:56am

By Scott Wilson with one comment

Round the Island Race: Now open for 2021 entries

Round the island Race from the air by the Needles - lots of boats in the water

Sailors are desperate to get back out on their boats and the Round the Island Race is being tipped as one of the biggest events to be staged since the UK’s first lockdown a year ago

Friday, 19th March, 2021 12:26pm

By Jo Bowden

America’s Cup could be coming to the Isle of Wight following recent challenge (updated)

Ineos at the nz america's cup

New Zealand Royal Yacht Squadron have accepted the challenge from Cowes RYS for the 37th America's Cup, which is massive news for the Island. It could lead to a one-off defense race next year between Ben Ainslie's Ineos team and Emirates Team New Zealand

Thursday, 18th March, 2021 10:09am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Work to begin on UKSA’s new £3.7m centre in Cowes

Artist impression of UKSA Building

Over £3.7m has been raised to build the new accommodation centre which will enable an additional 3,000 children and young people to visit UKSA each year

Thursday, 4th February, 2021 6:20pm

By Chloe Buchanan with one comment

5G Isle of Wight trial coming this year

Person with VR headset watching sailing on screen

A Government-backed 5G trial will be coming to the Isle of Wight for Cowes Week 2021. 360 cameras onboard the yachts and lots of ways the public can get involved are detailed

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 8:50am

By Cowes Week Organisers with 6 readers' comments

Natasha Lambert and her crew cross the finish line of Cross-Atlantic Race

blown away crew at end of race

What an amazing feat, inspirational Isle of Wight sailor, Natasha Lambert and her crew on the Blown Away, have completed their cross-Atlantic challenge

Friday, 11th December, 2020 1:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Meet the crew of Blown Away: Natasha Lambert’s crew in the Atlantic Challenge Race

natasha Lambert on ARC Dec 2020

Find out more about the crew of Blown Away, the yacht taking part in the cross-Atlantic challenge with inspirational Isle of Wight sailor, Natasha Lambert at the helm

Sunday, 6th December, 2020 11:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Natasha Lambert and Blown Away crew doing well in Atlantic race

Natasha Lambert during the ARC challenge

Follow the progress of Isle of Wight sailor Natasha Lambert, who is taking part in a cross-Atlantic challenge to raise money for the MissIsle Charity, The Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust and The RNLI

Friday, 27th November, 2020 10:28am

By Sally Perry

Inspirational Isle of Wight sailor with cerebral palsy sets off on Atlantic Ocean race

Natasha Lambert at the start line for Atlantic Crossing Race

Natasha Lambert is one of 1,200 sailors taking part in the race across the Atlantic Ocean from Gran Canaria to St Lucia - she's hoping to raise £30,000 for three charities in the process

Sunday, 22nd November, 2020 3:38pm

By Sally Perry with one comment