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.

Triumphs at IRC European Championship and Commodore’s Cup

J Lance 2

Changing conditions out on the water made for challenging championships last week as the IRC European Championship and Commodore's Cup returned to Cowes.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 9:42am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Isle of Wight sailor takes on Extreme Sailing Series

ESS Muscat Tom Buggy

Tom Buggy will be putting his impressive experience into practice as he competes in Barcelona against a host of international crews.

Monday, 11th June, 2018 11:04am

By Patrick Condy

IRC European Championship returns to Cowes with Commodores’ Cup


Later this week sees the start of IRC European Championship, which for the first time incorporates the Commodores’ Cup - the only team event in the world left for Corinthian sailors.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 8:02am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Not long until first ever Solent-based IRC European Championship


There will be no let-up in Anglo-French competition this season with both sides campaigning examples of IRC's hottest new boat - the 1180.

Monday, 21st May, 2018 12:07pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Arun crew to take part in ‘Britain’s favourite yacht race’

David Robinson skipper

2018 marks an impressive 30th anniversary for Skipper David Robinson as he joins some 12,000 other sailors set to master one of the world’s largest yacht races, often referred to as ‘Britain’s favourite yacht race’

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018 1:30pm

By Gabriella Southwell with 2 readers' comments

Sailors head to Cowes for RORC Easter Regatta

Nifty crew by Paul Wyeth

Many sailors came out of winter hibernation to take part in the RORC Easter Challenge last weekend, despite icy rain and easterly winds from Russia.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 3:42pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

‘Solid effort’ by Land Rover BAR Academy team at Extreme Sailing event

leigh mcmillan

Isle of Wight-born sailor, Leigh McMillan said it was "a really solid effort by all the guys on the Land Rover BAR Academy team to come away with fourth place" in the first Extreme Sailing Series™ event.

Monday, 26th March, 2018 3:05pm

By Patrick Condy

Cowes Spring Classics: New sailing regatta for the Isle of Wight

cowes spring classics illustration

The new regatta is taking place from 11 – 13 May and will be based at Shepards Wharf Marina.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 4:31pm

By Mary Scott-Jackson

Entries open for one of the toughest of all yacht races

Brian Thompson_s IMOCA 60_ Artemis - Team Endeavour by RORC

For 2018, an amazing variety of yachts are expected to take part in The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, with world-class professional and passionate Corinthian sailors racing together to sail one of offshore racing's biggest challenges

Monday, 15th January, 2018 8:55am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

IRC European Championships to incorporate Commodores’ Cup 2018

French Win Commodore's Cup

Online entries open next week on Monday 8th January for the IRC European Championships incorporating Commodores’ Cup 2018.

Friday, 5th January, 2018 4:40pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Cowes Classics Week names their new Chairman

Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week - 17-21 July 2017. Tuesday 18 July Saskia Photo: Rick Tomlinson

David Gower has succeeded Sir Richard Ottaway as Chairman of Cowes Classic Week.

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 12:06pm

By Marina Johnson

Rapid Race for Small Ships

Rona II

Steady Force 6 winds did not deter the 20 vessels taking part in last Saturday’s annual Small Ships Race.

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 8:53am

By Lucy Gross