Cowes to host new classic race

A new combined international regatta will be held in Cowes from 22-25 July next year for Metre boats and classic racing keelboats. The event will be run by the Royal London Yacht Club.

It will rin the same week as the British Classic Yacht Club Regatta, run in association with the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.

It is hoped the new annual event will establish Cowes as the centre for classic racing in Northern Europe.