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.

2018 Round the Island Race dates changed to avoid Isle of Wight Festival clash

RTIR - Needles

Following the Isle of Wight Festival's plans to move the date of their event to later in the month of June, the Island Sailing Club have announced a new date for 2018 Round the Island Race to ensure there is no clash.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 7:34pm

By Gabriella Southwell with one comment

Little Britain Challenge Cup: Fundraising event returns to Cowes

Shepards Wharf Marina Cowes IW

The Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC), the construction and property industry's number one sporting and social calendar event will bring hundreds of people to Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes to sail, network and fundraise on 15th and 16th September.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 1:24pm

By Louisa Mamakou

2017 Rolex Fastnet Race: A story of French domination

Fastnet Race 2017

The 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race was dominated by French teams this year. Read Suzanne and Alan's report.

Tuesday, 15th August, 2017 8:33am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Lendy Cowes Week: Review

Cowes Yacht Haven

As we reach the end of another week of the iconic sailing regatta, Suzanne and Alan share their review of Lendy Cowes Week.

Monday, 7th August, 2017 8:54am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

All set for the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race

Scaramouche

A whopping 400 boats will be on the Cowes start line on Sunday 6th August for this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race - the largest ever entry in the 92 year history of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial 'classic 600 miler'.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 7:52am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Lendy Cowes Week 2017: Day five racing report

Zero II - Cowes Race School

Rupert gives us a round-up of the fifth day’s racing at Lendy Cowes Week 2017.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 7:17am

By Sally Perry

World records smashed at Lendy Cowes Week round the Island race

Mapfre, Volvo Ocean 65 -

Brilliant news in the world of sailing as two world speed sailing records were smashed today in the Sevenstar Triple Crown series at Lendy Cowes Week.

Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017 6:01pm

By Mary Scott-Jackson with one comment

Lendy Cowes Week 2017: Day four racing report

Another great day out on the water

Rupert gives us a round-up of the fourth day's racing at Lendy Cowes Week 2017.

Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017 9:37am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Lendy Cowes Week 2017: Day three racing report

Great sailing on Day 3 of Lendy Cowes Week

Rupert gives us a round-up of the third day's racing at Lendy Cowes Week 2017.

Tuesday, 1st August, 2017 8:04am

By Sally Perry

Lendy Cowes Week 2017: Day two racing

day two racing

Rupert gives us a round-up of the second day's racing at Lendy Cowes Week 2017.

Monday, 31st July, 2017 8:59am

By Rupert Holmes

Lendy Cowes Week 2017: Plenty to see and do on the shoreside

The Red Arrows

There will be plenty to see and do during Cowes Week which starts this Friday, 28th July and runs until Saturday 5th August. Suzanne and Alan share a round-up of what you can get up to.

Tuesday, 25th July, 2017 2:20pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Round Britain 2017 arrives in London

Young people from the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust opened the London Stock Exchange this morning

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017 arrived in London sailing up the Thames with eight people on board who have received treatment for cancer.

Friday, 21st July, 2017 12:12pm

By Sally Perry