Join in the Sailing Action at Cowes Week: Come Racing for just £10.00

Join in the Sailing Action at Cowes Week: Come Racing for just £10.00

If you have ever wanted to race during Cowes Week but have limited or no sailing experience and want a gentle introduction, now is your chance to join in the action! 

LaserPerformance, the company behind the extremely popular Laser SB3 keelboat, the largest class at Cowes Week for the past four years, has teamed up with Pelican Racing to offer members of the public and Cowes Week competitors an opportunity to ‘Come Racing’ when the 1,000 boat fleet has finished racing for the day. The cost of this taster is just £10.00 per person.

Come Racing will take place from 4pm – 6pm on between Friday 31 July and Tuesday 4 August 2009 and additional days will be added to meet demand if required.  Each SB3 will be helmed by a qualified skipper, who will teach up to three crew members how to sail, which will be followed by a race against nine other SB3s.  All that sailors need to bring with them for their allocated session is a pair of soft soled shoes; all other essentials including spray tops and buoyancy aids will be provided.

“Cowes Week is an integral part of the British sporting calendar and, as such, it attracts over 100,000 visitors to Cowes,” says Stuart Quarrie, CEO of Cowes Week Limited.  “The Come Racing programme by LaserPerformance and Pelican Racing is fantastic and means that anyone can get a taste of racing, whether or not they have previous sailing experience.”

Those wanting to discover their sea legs can book places before or during Cowes Week by calling: 01983 201581 or e-mailing: or visit for more information.




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