Enjoy Cowes Week with Fairview Sailing

Cowes Week Regatta Fairview Sailing

Since 1826 Lendy 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, this year, taking place between 10th – 16th August. 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.

Along with our partner company, Britannia Corporate Events, Fairview Sailing can offer you and your team the opportunity to participate or spectate in Cowes Week with absolutely no prior sailing experience! We cater for all sailing abilities, from complete novices to seasoned racers.

With over 30 years experience providing high quality sailing events for a wide range of clients, and fully ISO9001 compliant, you can trust us to look after your day and your clients to the highest level.

Take part in Cowes Week or watch the races in style

If you are looking for an exhilarating day for you and a team of friends or colleagues, then get fully involved in the Cowes Week experience and select one of our yacht racing packages which combines the best of the on-the-water racing followed by shore-side socialising and celebrations. Choose from a single day, multiple days, or full week racing at Cowes Week. Alternatively enjoy the events on a spectator day where you’ll experience the racing action from the water on your own comfortable sailing yacht, high speed rib or luxury powerboat and enjoy VIP hospitality treatment ashore in Cowes.

Related article: A guide to Cowes Week 2019

Our Fleet – what yachts do we have available for Cowes Week?

Beneteau First 40

Sail with 10 guests and a professional crew on a Beneteau First 40. These yachts regularly achieve impressive race results, showing a winning combination of style and performance. The layout is modern and practical which is perfect for beginners and the impressive sail wardrobe keeps even the most experienced sailors busy.

Beneteau Oceanis 37

Sail with seven guests and a professional skipper on a modern, comfortable, and easy-to-sail Oceanis 37 -the perfect racing yacht for smaller groups. The large sociable cockpit is ideal for post racing drinks or for spectating, allowing you and your party to sit back and relax.

What racing and spectator packages do we have available for Cowes Week?

One-day race package

Invite up to seven guests on our Oceanis 37 yachts or up to ten guests on our larger Beneteau First 40’s and participate in the racing action! Your racing day starts in Cowes Yacht Haven, on the Isle of Wight (mainland starts and finishes are also available). After a quick safety brief and yacht familiarisation from your professional crew, you will head out for some training and then compete in the day’s racing. Lunch, snacks, and bottled water are all provided and after racing you will step ashore to relax and share stories at your reserved table within our exclusive VIP Hospitality Area.

Your package includes;

  • Joining instructions and itinerary for your guests
  • Charter of competitive racing yacht
  • Professional crew
  • Berthing in Cowes (Isle Of Wight)
  • Race entry
  • Waterproof jacket and trouser hire
  • Dedicated event manager
  • Reserved table in the VIP Hospitality Area in Cowes Yacht Haven
  • Racing lunch & snacks.

How much does a one-day Cowes Week racing package cost?

First 40 packages (Up to 10 guests per team) – £2,995 +VAT per day

Oceanis 37 packages (Up to 7 guests per team) – £1,495 +VAT per day

Spectator packages

One-day Cowes Week spectator package

If you’d like to bring your guests to Cowes Week to experience the atmosphere but are looking for a more relaxed pace, our spectator days are made for you. After a welcome breakfast at Port Hamble Marina, you’ll spend the morning on the yacht (or powerboat) with your guests watching the racing. Then you’ll head into Cowes for a delicious lunch before rejoining your boat for a gentle sail back to Hamble.

Your package includes;

  • Joining instructions and itinerary for your guests
  • Complimentary car parking in Port Hamble Marina, near Southampton
  • Welcome breakfast at Banana Wharf restaurant
  • Professional skipper
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Morning spectating
  • VIP lunch in Cowes (two courses and a glass of wine)
  • Afternoon spectating
  • Leisurely cruise back to Port Hamble Marina
  • Dedicated Event Manager
  • Full shoreside support. 

How much does a one-day Cowes Week spectator package cost?

Oceanis 37 packages (Up to 7 guests per team) – £1,675 +VAT per day

Luxury Powerboat (Contact us for more details) – £POA

RIB (Contact us for more details) – £POA

VIP shoreside packages (non-sailing)

Our partner company, Britannia Corporate Events host an exciting and exclusive VIP Hospitality Area in the heart of the Cowes Week Regatta Village and we are delighted to be able to offer this to our Fairview Sailing customers too. The Hospitality Area offers a delicious daily BBQ, a business zone, indoor bar (with table service) and is located overlooking the marina, near the main stage area with live bands performing, making it the perfect spot for enjoying all the daily action and entertainment off the water. With both indoor and outdoor seating areas our VIP Hospitality Area is the perfect choice if you are looking for an all weather Cowes Week hospitality option -you definitely don’t have to be on the water to be part of the fun!

 In 2019 we will partner with some luxury brands including Dirty Dog, Helly Hansen, Salcombe Gin and Ultrasun who will offer an exclusive opportunity to all our VIP guests to meet their brand ambassadors, try some of their amazing products, and have the chance to win some great freebies!

Your package includes;

  • Welcome drink, bucket of beers and wine
  • Two course BBQ
  • Reserved table in VIP Hospitality Area
  • Table service
  • Indoor or outdoor seating
  • Complimentary products and experiences from our brand ambassadors

How much does the VIP Cowes Week shore side package cost?

Shoreside packages (per 10 guests) – £495 +VAT per day

Find out more

For more information about how you can enjoy Cowes Week 2019 with us, contact our team today on 02380 457023 or email info@fairviewsailing.co.uk.