A recap from Cowes Week’s inaugural Weekend Warriors Cup

The 2023 world famous Cowes Week welcomed new sailors to this year’s regatta after organisers announced the introduction of the Weekend Warriors Cup for the Club Cruiser Division back in April.

The Cruising Association sponsored event provided a unique opportunity for Club Cruiser class yachts to race at Cowes Week, perfect for guests looking to race one of our Oceanis 37s.

Who participated? 

Perfect for part-time pirates of all backgrounds and abilities, the new mini-series offered three days of epic racing starting on July 29th.

Many chose to join a bareboat charter, including Fairview customers Tom Rose and Connor Campbell, allowing them to compete in a supportive and sociable environment, with crews made up of friends, colleagues, and even complete strangers. The races showcased the camaraderie and passion for sailing that Cowes Week is known for, and it  was inspiring to see sailors from all walks of life come together to compete in this thrilling event.

Highlights: Memorable moments from the event

The inaugural Weekend Warriors Cup was filled with unforgettable moments that will be talked about for years to come. As ever, the Solent threw up a mix of challenges, offering exhilarating sailing from heart-pounding starts to breath-taking finishes, and showcased the crew’s skill, determination, and passion for sailing.

Watching the teams navigate through challenging weather conditions, displaying their expertise and resilience was nothing short of impressive and  the camaraderie among the participants as they cheered each other on and celebrated each other’s accomplishments was heart warming.

Results: Who came out on top?

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The results of the inaugural Weekend Warriors Cup at Cowes Week were nothing short of impressive. Teams from all around the world showcased their skills and passion for sailing and we are delighted to share that Fairview customer Tom Rose and his crew celebrated first place on board our Oceanis 37, C’est si Bon! A great achievement!

Looking Ahead: What can we expect for next year’s Weekend Warriors Cup?

As we reflect on the success of the inaugural Weekend Warriors Cup at Cowes Week, excitement builds for what next year’s event will bring. With the incredible turnout and positive feedback from participants, we can expect an even larger and more competitive regatta in the future. 

The Weekend Warriors Cup will continue to provide amateur sailors with an opportunity to experience the thrill of racing in a world-class event, while enjoying the atmosphere and support of their fellow crew members. So mark your calendars and start training, because next year’s Weekend Warriors Cup promises to be an event you won’t want to miss.

Find out more

Would you like to take part in the 2024 Weekend Warriors Cup? We have a large fleet of 16 matched-fleet Oceanis 37s perfect for the event, including this year’s winner! To register your interest or to book, contact the team today on 02380 457023 or email info@

Images courtesy of the Cruising Association

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