Solent Gaffers


Spring Classics 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018 to Sunday, May 13, 2018
All shapes and sizes- Daisy and Amelie Rose
©A Carnegie-Brown

Be sure to get your boat back in water in good sailing order and join in this new spring event.

The new Classic Regatta for Cowes, Cowes Spring Classics, is a new regatta for wooden classics designed before 1970. The Regatta is taking place from 11th - 13th May 2018 and is based at Shepherds Wharf Marina.  The organisers, Mary Scott-Jackson of MSJ Events and Martin Nott, a local wooden boat builder felt it would be a welcome addition to the existing classics regattas that are held on the Soent and a great opener to the sailing season giving owners the opportunity to get their boats ready and out on the water to enjoy some friendly racing.

The regatta is to open to a wide range of classic yachts and hopes to attract entries from Cruisers and  Cruise Racers, Gaff rigged yachts and Pilot Cutters, Day boats and Raters, Classic Meter Yachts, affordable Classic Cruisers plus modern Spirit of Tradition Yachts. The racing is being organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in classes using either IRC, KLR or OGA handicaps and with shoreline starts will provide a great spectacle for spectators.

Co-organiser Martin Nott said ' by holding the event in May we are hoing to extend the racing season for thse fabulous boats.  We are inviting a very wide range of classic yachrts large and small and although we expect people to take the racing seriously, it wil be a relaxed regatta conducted in a gentlemanly manner in keeping with the age of the yachts' .

Entry for the regatta is now open and details on how to enter can be found online at  or contact Mary Scott-Jackson on 01983 245100 or mary [at] msjevents [dot] co [dot] uk.

You can also download the file below for information on the event.


Cowes IOW
Martin Nott
Organiser phone: 
Mary Scott-Jackson 01983 245100
Organiser email: