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.

Sign up to Bart’s Bash 2017 – The biggest sailing event in the world

barts bash sailing

The fourth Bart's Bash event is launched today with details of the worldwide event, as well as events at Cowes that Isle of Wight sailors can take part in.

Monday, 17th July, 2017 10:10am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Another successful year for Round the Island Race

round the island race from orchard bay

Suzanne and Alan share an update from Saturday's Round the Island Race.

Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 5:25pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

All set for Round the Island Race


Suzanne and Alan take a look at the boats and sailors taking part in Saturday's Round the Island Race.

Thursday, 29th June, 2017 2:49pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Know a phenomenal female sailor? Nominate her for Ladies Day Trophy

Ladies Day trophy winner Hannah Stodel receiving the Ladies Day Trophy from the previous year's winner Libby Greenhalgh

There are around three weeks left to nominate a phenomenal female sailor for the ELEMIS Ladies Day trophy.

Monday, 26th June, 2017 4:00pm

By Mary Scott-Jackson with one comment

Prestigious sailing races to start from Cowes


August 2017 and 2018 will see two of the World’s great sailing races start from Cowes. Both will bring large crews and teams of supporters to the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 9:22am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood with 2 readers' comments

Team GB’s Luke Patience Ambassador for Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Luke Patience

A leading 470 sailor from the British Sailing Team who has represented Team GB in the past two Olympics, explains why he wants to get involved with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

Friday, 16th June, 2017 8:54am

By Natasha Elliott

Round the Island Race: Countdown commences as race partners finalised

Happy competitors enjoying their race, captured by race photographer

The 2017 Round the Island Race is just over two weeks away but would be competitors still have time to register to take part.

Tuesday, 13th June, 2017 11:25am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Cowes Week gets a new name as sponsor announced

Cowes Week 2017 - CWL - Paul Wyeth

One of Europe’s leading peer to peer secured property lending platforms, Lendy, will be the title sponsor for Cowes Week for the next three years.

Wednesday, 7th June, 2017 12:47pm

By Mary Scott-Jackson

The Duke of Edinburgh loans trophy for Triple Crown Series

duke of edinburgh triple crown trophy

The stunning and historic trophy will be awarded to the overall winner of the Sevenstar Triple Crown which takes place during Cowes Week between 29th July-5th August.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 11:37am

By Mary Scott-Jackson

Red Funnel pledges ongoing support for Etchells Youth Academy


Red Funnel’s support will enable 15 Etchells racing events to take place in Cowes this year with two x four person and one x three person crews taking part in racing.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 3:49pm

By Amy Grinstead with 2 readers' comments

Easter Challenge kicks off sailing season

Niftys crew

Cowes saw the return of RORC Easter Challenge last weekend. Suzanne and Alan report back from three days of racing.

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 7:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

All set for the RORC Easter Regatta at Cowes

Fast40+Paul Wyeth

The RORC Easter Challenge is the start of the club's domestic programme, with three days of inshore racing on the Solent starting on Good Friday and culminating with the prizegiving on Easter Sunday.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 9:06am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood