Charter a Yacht for the Cowes Week Sailing Yacht Regatta
Charter a Yacht for Cowes Lendy Week With Boatbookings
10th - 17th August 2019
Cowes, located in the Solent area of the South of England, has long been considered the home of sailing and international yacht racing. Since its creation in 1826, the Cowes Week Regatta now boasts a more than 1000 yachts and 8500 competitors racing every day for 8 days. It is the longest running and largest sailing regatta in the world.
This tradition of being held in the first week of August has continued annually to the present day, with the exception of during the two World Wars.
The event sees a racing fleet of around 1000 yachts competing together with thousands of professional and amateur sailors hailing from all over the world. Olympic sailors, corporate groups, family crew, yachting enthusiasts - anyone who loves being on the sea alongside (or preferably in front of) fellow sailing enthusiasts!
Skandia Cowes Week has customarily attracted the rich and famous, including members of the Royal Family, as well as a wider audience, perhaps due to the fact that it ties in so perfectly with the quintessentially English summer social schedule.
The regatta incorporates an extensive social programme organized by the various clubs and committees associated with the racing. So there is something for everyone – hardcore race sailors, convivial yachties, and those seeking to enjoy the party atmosphere and carnival spirit ashore – great cafés, cocktail parties, yachting balls, top class restaurants, and the world-renowned Cowes beer tent which has up to 4000 revellers a day enjoying the festival!
Chartering a Corporate Yacht for Cowes Week
There is no better team building exercise in the world than sailing. Whether your regatta corporate charter is a day or seven days we have the expertise to organise anything you wish.
Get your company out there with a branded Spinnaker or team uniforms to get recognition at one of the most prestigious events in the UK!
Chartering a Bareboat to Race (With or Without Skipper and First Mate)
The boats that we offer are First 40's that have been modified so that they are suitable for racing. There is the option of chartering your First 40's as a bareboat, for which you are required to have over 1,000 nautical miles of skipper experience in tidal waters - your first mate is required to have the same experience on the water.
If you race competitively but have little experience as a skipper, we would recommend hiring a skipper to assist and give you top tips throughout the week. There is also the option of chartering as a skippered race, which allows you to still be part of the crew but takes away the risks often involved with racing.
Take a Day Sail at Cowes Week
If you want to be part of the crew, we can place you on a competitive racing boat for the day, so you can be in the thick of the action. This also means you will be involved in the evening activities which are some of the most well-regarded in the UK.
Cowes week is one of the world's best sailing spectacles. If you're not a sailor, no problem, the Cowes Week provides the perfect setting for an Event, Corporate Entertainment or just to be a spectator and enjoy the atmosphere.
If you would like to charter a motor, sail or even a RIB to see the races up close and enjoy the festivities, feel free to contact us. We have many boats available of all sizes and can find the right one for your needs. Click here to see a selection of our Solent Charter Yachts.
Some of the yachts in the race need crew - if you're interested in getting the thrill of racing first hand, contact us and we'll put you in touch with boats who need crew.
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