New ‘first timer’ video for Cowes Week preparation

By IW Apr 30, 2022

The Cruising Association (CA), and Cowes Week organisers, have teamed up to produce a ‘first-timer’ video.

Although the video is focused on first-timers, it will also prove helpful for owners and skippers who may be introducing new crew to Cowes Week. The video discusses everything from insurance to the starting line and is packed with helpful and essential information.

Lucy Gray, CA General Manager, said: “A first-time at anything can be daunting. We hope this video will be a useful guide for those making the transition from cruising to racing, demystify competing and encourage more entries in the Club Cruiser Class.

“We consulted with our members and lined up a pile of questions that are likely to crop up for new competitors.”
You can watch the video at

Laurence Mead, Cowes Week regatta director, said: “Cowes Week is an eclectic mix of racing and socialising, a 196-year-old tradition that is as much about having fun with your friends as it is about hard-core racing. Enter for a week or just for a few days; there are trophies to win every day and parties every night!”