This year you can "Come Racing" at Cowes Week for just £10 - whatever your level of experience
If you have ever wanted to race during Cowes Week, but have limited or no sailing experience, this year could be your chance to join in the action.
LaserPerformance, the company behind the popular Laser SB3 – the largest class at Cowes Week for the past four years – has teamed up with Pelican Racing to offer members of the public and Cowes Week competitors an opportunity to ‘Come Racing’ when the 1,000 boat fleet has finished for the day. The cost of this taster is just £10 per person.
Come Racing will take place from 16:00 – 18:00 between Friday 31 July and Tuesday 4 August. (Additional days can be added if required.) Each SB3 will be helmed by a qualified skipper, who will teach up to three crew members how to sail, which will be followed by a race against nine other SB3s. All that sailors need to bring with them is a pair of soft soled shoes; all other essentials will be provided.
“Cowes Week is an integral part of the British sporting calendar and, as such, it attracts over 100,000 visitors to Cowes,” says Stuart Quarrie, CEO of Cowes Week Limited. “The Come Racing programme by LaserPerformance and Pelican Racing is fantastic and means that anyone can get a taste of racing, whether or not they have previous sailing experience.”
Those wanting to discover their sea legs can book places before or during Cowes Week by