Cowes Week


The UK's biggest regatta

Taking place at the start of August every year, Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is the UK's biggest and best-known regatta. Cowes week sees the normally sleepy Isle of Wight town of Cowes transform into a bustling hub of activity, with the sailing world descending on the Solent for a week of high calibre competition. 
With more than 40 races taking place daily throughout Cowes Week and world-class on shore activities taking place each evening, sailors of all abilities are welcome. 
Sunsail is proud to be the official charter sailing partner of Aberdeen Asset Management. This partnership has allowed us to become heavily involved in Cowes Week. We're the only charter company to have a dedicated racing class, with the Sunsail Racing Series pitting competitors against one another in a fleet of identical Sunsail Match First 40 yachts. Victory belongs to the crew with the greatest skill and teamwork.

Our inclusive packages

All levels of sailor are catered for, so whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned skipper you can join us at the start line. Our midday start times give crews the chance to practice in the morning before racing in the afternoon.
Choose from bareboat or skippered packages for the week or just for the day. Congratulate the winners on our exclusive prize giving balcony and get the post-race party started early. Put your skills to the test and enjoy the superb racing conditions of England's famous Solent.
Find out more about Cowes Week racing by contacting Alex Tredget at, or visiting

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