Inshore racing

Cowes Week

Cowes Week is one the largest yachting regattas in the world. Around 1000 yachts make their way to the Solent where they compete for the many prestigious prizes that are up for grabs. The regatta runs for eight days, with usually one race per day lasting around 4 to 6 hours. There are some fantastic apres sail opportunities and the famous Cowes Week Fireworks on the last Friday. (Subject to Covid restrictions). 

At Ventus Sailing, we are offering whole boat charter or individual crew places throughout the regatta. Whether you want to spend the entire week out on the water or can only spare a day or two, get in touch to discuss more options.


What's included?

  • Professional Skipper and Mate, both of which are Yachtmaster
  • All race entry and mooring fees
  • All safety equipment
  • Wet weather gear if needed
  • Lunch on board while racing


  • Company branded t-shirts
  • The organisation of breakfast on-shore before racing

If you don’t fancy racing but still want to be involved, we can organise a spectator day where you can relax in style on board our luxurious Sidney II and watch all the action from the water. We can provide lunch on board or take you to Cowes and organise one of the many restaurants, before enjoying a relaxing sail home.


Weekend race package £600/per person

WeekDay Race package £195/person

Whole Boat day rate of £1,500

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

For more information on all of these options, get in touch so we can create the perfect sailing experience for you!

We are in the process of updating our online booking and payment system. In the mean time, please contact us to book or discuss any requirements.