The Contessa 32 has been at the heart of this regatta since the 1970’s. We understand that this year our racing will again allow the traditional thrilling finishes on the Squadron Line after a final leg just offshore along The Green. Additionally, a varied and exciting social programme is being planned for the week including the drinks receptions and parties that we have come to expect!

Cowes week socials will kick off with a pontoon party on Saturday 6th.
This will be followed by dinner at The Boathouse on Monday 8th. Book for The Boathouse
Wednesday 10th will feature champagne and canapés at the Island SC. Book for ISC Reception
On Friday evening Race Secretary Mark Oliver is welcoming the fleet to watch the fireworks from his house.

If sailing in Cowes Week is something you are considering, please do contact The Class Association for encouragement and reassurance about how easy it all is. As with the last few years, Cowes Combined Clubs intend to handle all entries for all classes themselves (rather than just the late ones): this can be done online at Please, however, inform Mark Oliver when you have done so to enable the Class to keep up to date with entries. This really is very important! You can notify through our race entry form here (even if you are using the form to book other races)

Do please remember that 'early bird' entries again close earlier than usual this year (May 31st).
Class berthing for Cowes Week has been organised at Cowes Yacht Haven in response to feedback from the fleet that this is, for many, the preferred location. We have been offered the same special rate as 2015, while space is still available, of £559.68 for ten nights in the Class’s own area of the Haven – a very substantial discount compared with usual Cowes Week rates. Please book early with the Haven to avoid disappointment.

Contact details for booking with Cowes Yacht Haven:
Tel +44 (0) 1983 299975Fax +44 (0) 1983 200332 (Ben Ferris is the Marina Manager)
Cowes Yacht Haven Ltd, Vectis Yard High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7BD
To benefit from the discounted rate, please make it clear when booking that you are doing so as a member of the Contessa 32 fleet.

Please book for The Boathouse and the ISC by Thursday 28th July.
It was great fun last year, so come along this year!