Cowes Grand Slam essentials

Grand Slam - Cowes - Fleet Start at the Royal Yacht Squadron

Grand Slam starts for the SB20 fleet from the Royal Yacht Squadron

For anyone heading to the Grand Slam at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week tomorrow, here is all the essential info for the week. For anyone who’s not, here’s what you’re missing…

This year SB20 registration packs will be available for collection and completion at Venture Quays. This means that you will not have to go to the CWL regatta office to register.

SB20 Saturday Social – Saturday 8th August 19:00
The SB20s are having a social at the Folly Inn. Tickets to this will be £5pp for sailors, £15pp for family and friends and will include a return trip up the medina and dinner in the Folly. Talk to Pippa when you register!

Royal Yacht Squadron Cocktail Party – Sunday 9th August 18:30
One ticket is included for the skipper/owner in the SB20 Grand Slam Entry Fee. This year tickets have been limited but additional tickets may be available at SB20 Registration and weigh in, priced at £20 each. Each ticket sold, must have a guests name associated with it; RYS rules not SB20 rules.
Please ensure that your crew pack accordingly for the Cocktail Party
– Jacket and Tie is mandatory for gents.
– Ladies, you always look lovely in your cocktail dresses.
Booking deadline: 9.30am Saturday 8th August

SB20 Grand Slam Prize Giving – Tuesday 11th August
The Prize Giving will be held at Venture Quays, after racing on Tuesday 11th August. All competitors are invited to attend, prizes will not just be handed out to the top 3 boats, we promise!

Additional Nights Berthing
If, for any reason you need an additional night of berthing at Venture Quays either before or after the event this is available and if booked through the SB20 class will be at a reduced rate.

Scoring and Discards
SB20 Grand Slam:
The SB20 Grand Slam has 7 scheduled races. Discards will be as per the SIs and the NoR linked to the email I have sent out.
Cowes Week: All races will be allowed to count towards your Cowes Week overall result. For the Grand Slam days (Saturday 8th – Tuesday 11th August) average points for each of these days (ie. the sum of the morning and the afternoon race points will be divide by 2) leaving 8 scores for the full week. 2 discards will apply if all 8 races are sailed, 1 discard if 6 or 7 races are sailed and 0 discards if 5 or less races are sailed.

SB20 Class Rules
SB20 Sailors will be competing under class rules and will need to weigh in their team at Venture Quays before racing (270kg weight limit). Any changing crew will also need to weigh in.

Programme of Events


Friday 7th August: Registration Day


12noon – 7pm Registration & Crew Weighing Venture Quays

Saturday 8th August: SB20 Grand Slam Race Day 1


7.30am – 9am Registration & Crew Weighing Venture Quays
  Race 1 As per NOR
  Race 2 Committee Boat
After racing Beers on the Dock Venture Quays
From 7pm SB20 Folly Social – Leaving at 7pm West Cowes – tbc

Sunday 9th August: SB20 Grand Slam Race Day 2


  Race 3 RYS Line
  Race 4 Committee Boat
After racing Beers on the Dock Venture Quays
Evening SB20 Class Cocktail Party:
Dress: Jacket & Tie/Cocktail Dress
Additional tickets are available and must be booked at the point of entry £20.

Monday 10th August: SB20 Grand Slam Race Day 3


  Race 5 RYS Line
  Race 6 Committee Boat
After Racing Beers on the Dock Venture Quays
7.30pm Enjoy Cowes Week! Cowes

Tuesday 11th August: SB20 Grand Slam Race Day 4


  Race 7 RYS Line
  Race 8 Committee Boat
After Racing Beers on the Dock
SB20 Grand Slam Prize Giving
Venture Quays


Wednesday 12th – Saturday 15th August: AAM Cowes Week continues in the normal format or 1 race per day.


There will be fully daily reports at and results are available as they happen at