Cowes Week, one of the world’s oldest and most varied yacht racing events, provides fantastic racing and an exhausting social programme that is one of the highlights of the sailing calendar.

Our news reports and guides to racing at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 brings you key racing tips for taking part in the event, expert guides to getting the best of the strong Solent tides and quirky winds, and how to avoid the pitfalls that can claim the unwary.

And don’t miss our 5 tips series, which offers tips from some of the world’s best yacht racers on a whole host techniques from mark rounding and sail trim to how to deal with protests.