About The Event
Cowes week is the biggest regatta on the UK's sailing calendar, taking place at the beginning of August every year. The regatta has been in existence since 1826 and is a real Solent tradition. Cowes regatta extends over a magnificent eight days offering some of the most exciting racing conditions on the compact Solent waters. Strong tides, erratic weather and 900 competitors from around the world certainly make this a challenging event - on and off the water!
At Girls for Sail we develop our racing teams from Day 1. Your instructor will coach you and your fellow female crew mates, utilising the skills in the group so that you each contribute to the speed and safe operation of a yacht in a large fleet. Our instructors work with a group of 8-12 ladies starting on training day and then proceed to coach you on your specific role as we head out to race against some of the best sailors in the UK. It is fantastic to be able to line up with the elite and compete as we tack and gybe our way around the complex courses set by the excellent race organisers.
Serious racing is of course also accompanied by some serious socialising and we ensure we attend as many of the off the water events as we have the energy for.
Action packed racing, hundreds of yachts, thousands of competitors this event is a must on the annual calendar. Each evening our yachts moor up in our reserved berth in Cowes, so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved in the popular Cowes social scene.
THE COWES WEEK DAY SAIL is the perfect way to experience Cowes week when time is in short supply. Ladies Day this year is on Tuesday, so a great day to book, if your only signing up for the day.
We only offer one place per day and they get snapped up quickly!