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Deauville Yacht Club - May 22 & 23, 2020


In the footsteps of the many sailors who, for more than a century, have participated in Deauville in international rallies, we have been sailing every year between Cowes and Deauville for almost 60 years.

Organized jointly by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, the Royal London Yacht Club and the Deauville Yacht Club, with the support of the City of Deauville, this race has brought together around fifty British and French crews every year since 1962. Spread over boats of four categories - IRC, Osiris, Class Figaro 1 and Sail and motor - the crews sail and challenge each other for a weekend between the ports of Cowes, located on the Isle of Wight, and Deauville . The start of this regatta is traditionally given on Friday evening. At the end of a 100-mile cross-Channel that lasts between sixteen and twenty-four hours, the navigators dock in the municipal port of Deauville on Saturday. The official award ceremony takes place on Sunday morning in the grounds of the Deauville Yacht Club.

From the success and the conviviality of these meetings was born the twinning between the cities of Cowes and Deauville two years later in 1964. Each year, the fanfare of the Isle of Wight also makes it a point of honor to come to Deauville on July 14 to accompany the festivities linked to the French National Day with music.