Match Racing

12 Metre Match Racing Championship for Divisions “A” & “B” for the “Trafalgar Cup”

July 9. This event will be run by the Royal Thames Yacht Club
and based at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes.

The oldest royal yacht club in the United Kingdom established in 1775 when the Duke of Cumberland, brother of George III, put up a silver cup for a race on the River Thames and formed the Cumberland Fleet. Involved with Metre boats through the America’s Cup and British-American Cup. More history here


Match racing will be for Division 'A', Grand Prix boats and schedules for 4, 6 and 8 boats have been prepared, racing for the Trafalgar Cup. Solent racing will be organised for all other boats.

Racing may have to be extended into a second day.


Social Programme

The pink house in the centre is Uffa Fox's old house - party venue


  • Reception at Uffa Fox's house in Cowes, by kind permission of the current owner. This iconic house was made famous when Uffa Fox, well-known eccentric designer and sailor, lived here. Uffa was responsible for many of the developments which have contributed to the modern popularity of dinghy sailing introducing the techniques of planing and trapezing . He became a friend of the Duke of Edinburgh in 1949 and they raced together at Cowes Week on many occasions. He also took the Royal children sailing at Cowes. Apart from having a highly successful racing, cruising and sailing career, he ran successful boat design and boatbuilding business. He designed many of the significant classes of boats still sailed today, including the planing International 14, the Foxcub and Super Foxcub, the Flying Fifteen, the National 12, the National 18, the Albacore, the Firefly, the Javelin, the Pegasus Dinghy, the Jollyboat and the Day Sailer. Many of his designs exploited the wartime development of moulded plywood. He sailed his 22sq.m. Vigilant to Sweden to participate in the Centenary Regatta of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club in July 1930.

Moorings & Logistics

Shepards Wharf - see info under Worlds.

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