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.

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

Round the Island Race 2017: Still plenty of time to enter

Family and friends enjoying a great days racing

There have already been over 600 entries for Round the Island Race which takes place a little later this year on 1st July. There's still plenty of time to enter if you fancy taking part.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 9:29am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Round the Island Race 2017: Calling early birds

MOD70 Phaedo 3

Early Bird entries open for the 2017 Race the Island Race on Friday 27th January. If you plan to take part, don't miss it.

Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 10:57am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

100 young people in recovery from cancer sail ‘Round Britain 2017’

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust sailors

Best of luck to the 100 young people in recovery from cancer who will be taking part in this extraordinary challenge – sailing around Britain in a national relay.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 6:59am

By Natasha Elliott

Nearly 400 boats register for 2017 Fastnet Race in under five minutes

Fastnet Race

A new record was set when nearly 400 boats registered to take part in the Rolex Fastnet Race in just four minutes and 24 seconds.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 6:53am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Line honours for Isle of Wight skipper in the RORC Transatlantic Race


Phaedo 3 Round Isle of Wight Record holding yacht has gained line honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race.

Monday, 5th December, 2016 6:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Yarmouth leading light, Sylvia Mence, presented with prestigious RYA award

sylvia mence

Congratulations to Yarmouth sailor, Sylvia Mence, who has been presented with one of the Royal Yachting Association’s most prestigious awards by HRH the Princess Royal, President of the RYA in recognition of her commitment to the RYA’s Southern Region.

Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016 11:29am

By Marina Johnson

Miss Isle School of Sip-Puff Sailing brings smiles to another young sailor

all-smiles-aboard mISS iSLE

A young sailor from Bolton with athetoid cerebral palsy has just completed a successful sailing course with The Miss Isle School of Sip-Puff Sailing.

Monday, 21st November, 2016 11:30am

By Tracey Clarke-Sullivan with one comment

Cowes-based crew win Fast40+ Race Circuit

Girls on Film Crew

The fifth and final round of the 2016 FAST40+ Race Circuit saw Cowes based Peter Morton's Carkeek 40+ Girls on Film gain enough points to win the circuit.

Friday, 14th October, 2016 7:21am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood