The Royal London Yacht Club and Classic Boat Museum, supported by the Atlanta Owners Association and Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club are holding an event in Cowes to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Uffa Fox – 26 October 1972.

The event is known as Uffa Fox 2022.

Over the weekend of 18th – 22nd August 2022 there will be an open Regatta and series of shore-based events celebrating the life and work of Uffa. Cowes does this well. A weekend of racing for Uffa Fox designed boats will be hosted and organised by the Royal London Yacht Club. The Classic Boat Museum will host receptions and talks in their buildings which include a large Uffa Fox Collection. The Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club, who are hosting the Flying Fifteen European Championships in Cowes 20th to 26th August 2022, will host a supper and provide support.


Provisional Programme

The event is very much about having fun and celebrating Uffa Fox and his designs. The sailing will be at the heart of the event which will also include static displays for historical boats, talks and other Uffa related discussions.

Thursday 18th August 2022

Arrival
Evening Welcome Reception & Talk – Classic Boat Museum Gallery

Friday 19th August 2022

Dinghy, keelboat and yacht racing
Evening Reception at the Classic Boat Museum Boat Shed
BBQ at the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club

Saturday 20th August 2022

Dinghy, keelboat and yacht racing
Sail past and other on-the-water fun
Dinner and prize-giving Royal London Yacht Club

Sunday 21st August 2022

Uffa Fox related tour and activities
Departure


The key to a successful event will be good participation from Uffa Fox designed boats across all classes.
The organisers have already consulted with Class Associations for the Uffa Fox designs and circulated on Uffa Fox related Social Media groups. The response has been very enthusiastic and we are anticipating an excellent weekend. So far over 60 boats have expressed their intent to attend from across the classes below and we expect interest to grow as the event is publicised more widely.

National 12
International 14
North Norfolk 16
National 18

Firefly
Pegasus
Jollyboat
Albacore

Redwing
Daysailer
Flying 15
Other Racing Keelboats

Duckling
Fox Cub 18
Atalanta

We are still actively pursuing representation from his other class designs including:

International Canoe
Gannet 14

Flying 10
Swordfish

Uffa’s one-off yachts

There is only one criterium for entry/participation: boats must have been designed solely by Uffa Fox.
The Notice of Race and further details will be published in the Summer and publicised widely.
If you are interested and want to be kept informed please use the link below.



The Uffa Fox celebrations will be followed at Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club by the Flying Fifteen 2022 European championships.

It may be of interest to note that Uffa Fox 2022 will be run a couple of weeks before the usual Classic Boat Revival weekend at Bosham Sailing Club. The Classic Boat Revival aims to encourage ownership and sailing of classic boat classes and has historically had a good turn-out of Uffa Fox designs.  Boats travelling from afar could perhaps organise to attend both events if they can find storage in the area.