Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.
The event offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors. In excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the unique atmosphere. It is genuinely a one-of-a-kind event.
Sophie began sailing at the age of 12 and was introduced to sailing by her father. Over the last 18 years she has had a very successful sailing career as a professional skipper, racing, dinghy and RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. Sophie has skippered an all-female team in two Fastnet races and four RORC 600's. Sophie took part in the Clipper 2017-18 Continue Reading
Chris first started sailing in 2007 when he left school to volunteer at a pre-school in Cape Town. Developing a love for the sea in South Africa, this is where he went on to complete his RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification in 2009. Chris has worked and sailed all around the world including Clipper Race stopovers in South Africa, China, UK Continue Reading
"We're really excited to be racing together at Cowes Week and bringing our
experience of round the world sailing to a patch of water we know so well."
Sophie & Chris
- Race entry
- Yacht Charter
- Mooring fees
- Basic training
- Meals at sea
- Personal locating beacon
- Shared cabin accommodation (if requested)
- Crew T-shirt & Polo Shirt