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Lendy Cowes Week 2022 - (29th July to 7th August) 

Cowes Week!  Do we need to say any more? Cowes Week regatta has earned the reputation of being “The most famous sailing regatta in the World” and forms part of the British Summer social calendar.

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Up to 1,000 boats and 8,000 crew race for eight days in the world-renowned waters of the Solent.


With a history spanning nearly 180 years and sailing's best party atmosphere, it's easy to see why the event is one of the World's premier sporting events and the Number One Yachting Regatta.


Our Cowes Week programme is suitable for the all levels of experience. Reach 4 the Wind will be skippered by Keith Harding, a Yachtmaster Instructor with a huge amount of yacht racing experience and coaching under his belt. you will be in very safe hands.


We will be taking part in the racing for the full 8 days (Saturday to Saturday). Weekend and day racing opportunities are also available.


If you are an experienced sailor/racer or a relative novice to the yacht racing scene then Reach 4 the Wind is for you. You will be a full and active crew member, with the opportunity to gain great experience with all aspects of yacht racing. 


We truly believe this package offers outstanding value, with a full week of racing, mooring in the Yacht Haven, the home of the race village. the very centre of all the action, and a professional skipper to give you any training tips you require and to look after you both on and off the water...  Any queries? Just give us a call and will be happy to answer any of your questions.


The Must do Event


The 'Must Do' Event on the International Sailing Calendar - Whether a novice, amateur or professional sailor, a World Champion or an Olympic medallist, this is the EVENT for YOU.


Yes, Cowes Week is something that everyone should do at least once in their life time.


Why not experience it all first hand by joining Reach 4 the Wind at Cowes Week 2022

On Shore Fun - Lets Party​


During the week, Reach 4 the Wind will be moored in Cowes Yacht Haven at the very centre of all the action .... The Cowes beer tent comes alive as soon as the racing finishes for the day, with the crews swapping stories over a drink or two. The fun is none stop and you will wonder how you find the time to race.

The town of Cowes provides excellent facilities, with plenty of pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from.

The Boat - Reach 4 the Wind


The boat is a Sun Odyssey 35, a fast & spacious 3 cabin cruising yacht, accommodating a maximum of 7 crew and the skipper. After our success in 2017/8 getting podium places on three of the weeks races and finishing third overall in our class in 2017 and getting a race day first place in 2018:

We have again entered the "Cruiser Class", sailing under the Island Sailing Club rating (ISCR) the same rating that has seen us achieve successful results last year and in a number of Round the Island races, the ISC In-shore series and The Island Sailing Club Regattas.
The Class will be racing for the full 8 days (Saturday to Saturday) 


The Cruising Class is a Spinnaker Class and is the perfect class for bona-fide cruiser or family cruiser-racers; all entries must conform to the spirit of the class.


Being coded for eight and having berthing for nine, there is plenty of room on board for a full crew.



This is English summer weather; we could see beautiful blue skies with force 3 to 4 south westerlies or grey clouds and near gale force winds. You will need to be prepared for anything!


Crewing Options & Price​

We are offering a range of crewing options from the full week to day racing opportunities:

  • Full Week, eight days of racing joining the yacht on Friday** afternoon 29th July through to Sunday 7th August
  • Weekend package Friday to Sunday for first or second weekend (second weekend includes the famous Cowes week fireworks on the Friday evening but only racing on the Saturday)
  • Daily Racing Opportunities.

** If you wish to join the boat in Cowes on the Friday evening, making Friday 9th August a normal work day then no problem...

What's Included?​

  • Cowes Week Race Programme (8 days)
  • Entry to the Race Village
  • Professional Skipper
  • On Board Accommodation
  • Breakfasts and Lunches
  • Race entry fee and berthing
  • Crew Polo-shirt
  • Use of our wet weather gear if needed


For crew joining us for the week you have the option of joining the boat at Ocean Village Southampton or the Yacht Haven. Weekend and daily crew will need to join the boat at the Yacht Haven in Cowes. 

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