THE GLAMOUR OF BIG CLASS CLASSIC YACHT RACING RETURNS TO COWES IN JUNE 2012.
Organised by the Royal, Yacht Squadron, New York Yacht Club and Yacht Club de Monaco, this unique event launches a revival of the Big Class classic yacht racing in the Solent. It aims to offer a glance back in history as
Cowes is to host the 2012 ‘12 metre’ worlds. A classic racing yacht that has stood the test of time. Over 83, 12 Metre teams competed as contenders or defenders for the 10 America’s Cup matches between 1958 & 1987. A large gathering of the 12 metre yachts from around the world is anticipated in
A little piece of history repeating itself, for these classic America’s Cup Yachts. They return to Cowes to race anticlockwise around the Isle of Wight, over the same course as the first America's Cup race in 1851.
With the possibility of six, or even eight J Class yachts racing, this is expected to be an outstanding regatta.
The regatta includes the historic Hundred Guinea Cup On Saturday, July 21- a race around the Isle of Wight over the original course of the America’s Cup in 1851. Clockwise and without
Coming together in our Solent waters before the 2012 London Olympics, this is a first in the UK for the superyachts. Several yachts already registered include the impressive Hoek design SY Athos (62m), the Pendennis built SY Adela (55m), the Dubois designed SY Bliss (38m), and 2011 Superyacht Cup Pal
Led by triple gold medal-winner Ben Ainslie CBE, Team GB has topped the Sailing medals table at the last three Olympic Games. British sailors will be hoping to repeat the feat at London 2012, battling their rivals in Weymouth Bay.
380 athletes will compete for medals in 10 Olympic classes includin