Big Boat Racing

City Sailing Series

The City Sailing Series are weekend events run from Cowes with a BBQ at one of the Yacht Clubs. Boats are entered by a series of City Institutions and more widely, from the Bank of England to John Lewis. Read more about the City Sailing Series click here.

We shall also be running a training weekend in May for completely new or returning members, or those who’d like to familiarise themselves with the boat. This weekend is highly recommended.

New members are welcome to sign-up for any or all events Novice and new members will be provided with a full safety briefing before each Regatta and be allocated a role within their capability. All crew must complete a crew info sheet for charter, Health & Safety and insurance purpose. We sail with Corinthian spirit accommodating requests according to experience and availability. We have a very experienced owner/charterer aboard for safety and insurance purposes. Non sailors are also welcome to join the shore events in Cowes.


Sailing Costs include Charter, Race Entry, Marina Fees & lunch will be confirmed for each event dependent upon numbers, usually between £145-175.

A discretionary sailing subsidy from the Club is available for members under 3 years in practice.

Covid Regulations

Where necessary we will be following and complying with the RYA guidelines on Covid safety for sailing and events. Current information will be updated prior to the weekend sailing.


Please email Rachel Spearing for the CCS

Please email Andrew Venables for the Tattinger Regatta

The Boat

The boat chartered by the Club is a Reflex 38, designed by Christian Stimpson, built in 1999 by Harley race boats in Cowes. The owner was the launch customer, having input into the design and build, specifically to custom for offshore  and round the cans racing.

The boat is ISAF Cat 2 rated, has competed regularly in The Fastnet and has a competitive IRC rating certificate. Best Fastnet race result 5th in class 1, but winning the sea school trophy. The boat has won the 3 Peaks Yacht race 5 times and still holds the race record. Our owner is familiar with the series, charting with Dresdner Kleinwort / Commerzbank, winning quite a few of the bank series races and one with HSBC.

As a race boat she is quite basic. However, the amenities are such that those who wish to may sleep aboard.

Reflex38 racing on the Solent