AAM Cowes Week
There is no other regatta like the Cowes Week. It's very, very cool
Cowes Week 2016
Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,500 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.
Dates: 5 – 13 August, 2016
Individual places are available on our race-ready super-tuned uber-fast racing machine – Skylander!! She is a First 40 mean machine, you’ll love it.
Plan of action
|Friday, 5th August, 09:00||Arrival and training day. Mooring in Cowes|
|Saturday, 6th of August to Friday, 12th of August||RACE, RACE, RACE!|
|Friday, 12th of August Evening||Fireworks Spectacular, one of the best fireworks displays of the year|
|Friday, 12th of August Evening||Depart for Mercury Yacht Harbour, arrival around 10pm.|
|Saturday, 13th of August, Morning||The week ends.|
What is it all about?
Well, the racing can be very tough. Every day you are out on the water for at least 4 hours and this is full on, close quarters with thousands of other boats. It’s great fun and can be physically challenging.
In the evening though, we are in full party mode! The entertainment in the race village is spectacular, and on the final night there are some serious fireworks. Plenty to see, plenty to eat and drink, plenty of racing to be done.
- Professional racing yacht
- Racing skipper
- Racing first mate
- Team shirt
- Food onboard
- Wet weather gear (subject to availability)
- Race entry and mooring fees
- Accomodation onboard
Telephone paymentNot sure about paying online? No problem, call us and we can take payment over the phone. Or if you have any questions, we are here!
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I came for a 5 days course and it was freeezing! I did come in February though, so serves me right. There was a proper heater onboard though, so we we fine. The course structure was excellent, Aubrey [instructor] really knew his stuff and it was fun. Lots of mooring, which is what I was after. Feel much more confident now, and thanks for the pies, v. goodJames Clover
Staying in a different marina every night was the highlight for me. This is what cruising is about, I guess, so not coming back to Mercury was ideal, I got to know the Solent pretty well. Lee [instructor] was good at stepping back and letting us do it ourselves, which was very useful. Thanks again, and see you next year!Dan Collier
Hi guys, just a quick note to say THANKS! I was really nervous, but it was all good in the end. We just practiced every day and little by little I figured it out, I can moor! Still a little nervous, but the basics are there now, I understand what needs to be done. I’ll come back for the mile building, I think. All in all, the course was well structured, very much hands on and I liked the boat, very plush :J Thanks for a great week!Elena Godfrey