Cowes 2015 - Congratulations to all vessels and crews that took part in this year's Cowes Small Ships Race. Pictures and a race report will be posted on the home port soon, in the meantime here are the full Race Results. They are ordered by corrected time and also show elapsed time (time it took to complete the course). There were 3 separate starts for Classes B (1030 start), C1 (1040 start) and C2 and E (1050 start).
ASTO would like to wish all the crews a safe trip home and we hope to see you all again next year!
Next year's Race will be Saturday 1st October 2016, with boats arriving on Friday 30th September and departing Sunday 2nd October.
Cowes Small Ships Races
The first Cowes Small Ships Race happened in 2004 and it has become a very popular event in the Sail Training calendar since. Entries usually number around 25 vessels for the event which now takes place on the first Saturday of October every year. Sail Training vessels aren't the only ones taking part: teams have been entered from the MCA, the Army, and from the 'Captain's Daughters', an informal group that usually volunteer as watchleaders with various Sail Training organisations. The only rule to take part is that half of the crew need to be under 25.
Participating boats gather in Cowes on Friday afternoon, with a race on the Saturday and prize giving on Saturday evening. For more details please contact ASTO or check the links on the left.