100 Guineas Cup Course Race

The Household Division Yacht Club’s 100 Guineas Cup Course race around the Isle of Wight for the Vanity Cup

July 11. The ‘100 Guineas Cup' was that raced for by the schooner America round the Isle of Wight in 1851 and subsequently renamed the 'Americas Cup' when it was donated to the New York Yacht Club as a perpetual challenge cup.


The course that will be sailed by the 12 Metres will follow the original 1851 course, starting east from Cowes, but will be shortened at Yarmouth for the next event in the Tour. It will be started in Cowes by the Household Division Yacht Club and finished in Yarmouth by the Royal Solent Yacht Club. The Vanity Cup will be awarded to the winner.

Social Programme

The Needles - the most westerly point of the Isle of Wight sailed round during the race