Cowes Spring Classic 17 to 19 May 2019


Cowes Spring Classics 17 to 19 May 2019

A regatta for Wooden Yachts designed before 1970.

Ratsey and Lapthorn are delighted to be a supporting sponsor of this event and will be teaming up with Mermaid Gin to host welcome drinks for the competitors on the Saturday evening.

The mission behind this relatively new to the scene Regatta is for serious but relaxed classic boat racing, an opportunity for us to appreciate the history and craftsmanship behind the sport with a friendly team spirited outlook. 

The racing is organised by RORC and there are a few additional rules:

No cheating

No collisions

No Complaining!

There are six boats with new Ratsey and Lapthorn sails taking part this weekend and we are more than excited to see them out on the water.

Our General Manager, Steve Meakin will be racing his boat Cormorant, so we are wishing him all the best for the weekend and know he has been working hard to get the boat race ready.

Also racing with Ratsey sails are Whooper, Aeolus, Peggy Bawn and Spinaway X302.

With the social side of things being almost as important as the actual racing, this weekend looks set to be a good one for the Classic Boat enthusiasts of the Solent.

Ratsey & Lapthorn are sailmakers based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. We specialise in racing sails, cruising sails and classic sails. Combining the latest sail making technology with hundreds of years of experience established within the loft, no boat is too big or too small.

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