Yachts from 25 countries are now due to take part this year, with many of the entries from further afield making the passage across to the UK in the Transatlantic Race 2019.
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.
This time next year, inspirational Isle of Wight sailor, Natasha Lambert, will be embarking on the challenge of crossing the Atlantic in her new yacht, Blown Away, using just 'sip and puff' technology.
Friday, 7th December, 2018 10:08am
By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments
Spare a thought from noon on Sunday for the 30 entries taking part in one of the toughest yacht races ever - the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - as it leaves Cowes and heads clockwise around the Isle of Wight in the first stage of this record-breaking race.