Cowes SailGP

Race Information

RACE MAP

Cowes Race Map

PRACTICE DAY

Thursday 8 August
Race Village opens 13:00 – 19:00
Official practice racing will take place between 17:30 – 18:30 hrs in the official racecourse area.
(Note: The King’s Cup regatta takes place between 14:00 – 16:00 and can be viewed from the SailGP race area)

RACE DAYS

Saturday 10 August
Due to forecasted severe adverse weather, and in order to ensure the safety of all athletes, staff, spectators and guests, Cowes SailGP will not proceed with racing on Saturday, August 10. Please click here for more information

Sunday 11 August
Race Village opens 11:30 – 18:30
Racing will run from 15:00 – 16:30. All six national teams will take part in three fleet races.

RACE SCHEDULE*

Thursday 8 August
13:00 Race Village opens
14:00 – 16:00 The King’s Cup race viewing and commentary in the Race Village
16:15 SailGP press conference (Race Village main stage)
17:00 The King’s Cup prizegiving in the Race Village
17:30 – 18:30 Official SailGP practice racing with full commentary and live action on jumbo screens
19:00 Race Village closes
Saturday 10 August
-- Due to forecasted severe adverse weather, and in order to ensure the safety of all athletes, staff, spectators and guests, Cowes SailGP will not proceed with racing on Saturday, August 10. Please click here for more information
Sunday 11 August RACE DAY 1
11:30 Race Village opens
11:30 - 13:00 Stage show starts, dock out show with athletes on stage, F50 race boats on display in front of Race Village**
12:00 - 14:00 SailGP Inspire activities
14:00 Exclusion zone around race course in place
14:00 - 15:00 F50 tune-up training
15:00 Racing commences
15:10 - 15:23 Fleet Race 1
15:36 - 15:49 Fleet Race 2
16:02 - 16:15 Fleet Race 3
16:40 - 17:00 Prizegiving ceremony at Race Village
17:00 – 17:30 Media mixed zone and stage shows with athletes from winning team
17:30 Race boats and athletes return to SailGP Technical Area (Southampton)
17:30 - 18:30 Entertainment in the Race Village. Race Village closes at 18:30

**subject to change / weather permitting
Times listed are Cowes local time (BST)

GETTING THERE

To reach the location for Cowes SailGP, the penultimate event of the 2019 season, an array of travel options are available. There are both road and rail direct routes to Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington, where the Isle of Wight bound ferries and catamarans reside. If you wish to drive to these locations, most of the larger motorways will lead you to the ferry ports.

Alternatively, you can travel via coach to Portsmouth and Southampton with National Express. Train travel however is just as easy, with South Western Railway services available to Southampton, Portsmouth and Southsea. The South Coast to Isle of Wight travel links include the Portsmouth, Lymington and Southampton car ferries, catamaran services from Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton and Southsea Hover Travel services, all of which board foot passengers. Crossing times vary from around 30 minutes for the fast-speed catamaran ferry, to an hour for the car ferry.

Once on the Isle of Wight, Southern Vectis bus services run in close proximity to the ports, ensuring a smooth journey to Cowes. After arriving at the last Cowes stop, Cowes Red Jet Terminal, a short and straight forward walk will take you to your destination. Walk along Cowes high street in a westerly direction and look out for the signage to guide you to the Cowes SailGP Race Village, located between Cowes Green and Egypt Point. Taxi ranks are also located outside all main ferry terminals.

There is no designated parking at the Cowes SailGP Race Village, so it is recommended to make your way on foot or by public transport.

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