Voyage Detail

Cowes Small Ships Race

This annual event is a popular end to the Sail Training season, with up to 30 boats taking part each year. Each of the boats are crewed by young and disabled people, many of whom have never sailed before. While the race is highly competitive, prizes are also awarded for the best dressed crew and the Spirit of the Race. Not for you? View our other voyages here

Distance Sailed:
Open to:
5th October 2018 from Cowes, Isle of Wight
7th October 2018 in Plymouth
3 Days
Young People (aged 16+)
Cowes Small Ships Race

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Contact us about this voyage
07481 546577

Rating: Race
Trips with a race rating are a fantastic opportunity to take part in a Tall Ships race. Races can attract a diverse fleet of international vessels from up to 30 different countries. And, they can bring up to four million visitors and 400 media representatives to the ports we visit. Nothing can quite prepare you for the unforgettable atmosphere of racing. Picture yourself sailing on a beautiful Tall Ship, way out at sea, with the waves crashing against the hull, no land in sight, the sun rising behind you, and your closest competitor hot on your heels. Races and Regattas are broken down into “legs,” or races. The number of legs depends on how many host ports are taking part – you’ll race from one port to the next. We want everyone who takes part to have fun… but don’t forget that it’s a race, with lots of trophies and prizes up for grabs.

ItineraryDon’t forget; weather makes all the difference! This Itinerary may change!

Cowes Small Ships Race Race | 5th October 2018

Departing from Cowes, Isle of Wight. Join the vessel by 11:00 on 5th October 2018

Cowes, Isle of Wight

What we’ll we be doing: Exploring Onshore
Distance Sailed: 12nm (approx. 2hrs sailing)
Highlights: Get to know the boat, safety brief and a sail around the Solent

Cowes, Isle of Wight

What we’ll we be doing: Exploring Onshore
Distance Sailed: 20nm (approx. 7hrs sailing)
Highlights: Race day! Fleet parade and race against up to 30 boats crewed by other young people, a great day of competitive and fun sailing.

Cowes, Isle of Wight

What we’ll we be doing: Exploring Onshore
Distance Sailed: 0nm (approx. 0hrs sailing)
Highlights: Prize giving day

Voyage Completion

We aim to finish by 5pm on the 7th October 2018. This could change depending on conditions, tides and weather. All participants are required to assist cleaning Helen Mary R, stowing her sails, and packing everything away prior to departing the vessel.

What’s included

  • Meals, snacks and drinks aboard
  • Loan of waterproofs and safety gear

What’s not inlcuded

  • Meals, snacks and drinks ashore

Apply now! (10 Places Left)