RS Elite sailing in Cowes
The 2018 season will see seven weekends of shore-based or committee boat starts run by the Cowes Combined Clubs & Classes Association, Tuesday night handicap racing run by the Island Sailing Club (an Elite beat a fleet of 60 odd boats on one such occasion), a repeat of the EWCC regatta to constitute in 2018 the Class Southern Area Championships, the opportunity to participate in the July Round Island Race in the Sportsboat category – sadly a dedicated Cowes Keelboat Round Island race clashes with the Southern Areas – and our customary dedicated start during Cowes Week at the beginning of August. View the 2018 Cowes RS Elite racing schedule.
The focus of the Island fleet remains on attracting additional boats and long-term ownership through invitational exposure to crewing and helming opportunities throughout the season. We are quietly confident that the fleet has reached a tipping point, reflecting a combination of critical mass and momentum, and hope that many of the other RS Elite owners across the country will visit us during 2018 to experience the thrill of tidal racing in the incomparable Central Solent.