Programme schedule

7am The Breakfast Show

Roger Price brings you a wake-up call spiced with weather forecasts, tide times, the classified race results sponsored by Hamble Yacht Services, news summaries, a look forward at the day's events, the chance to win in our competitions plus interviews with the people who matter and the celebrities who are in town.

9.30 am Cowes Live! preview TV show and all the race starts commentaries

Live and alive, the all-important sequence of vital race information and commentary from ashore at the unique Cowes Radio commentary position on the Royal Yacht Squadron Race Officer's platform and afloat in the specially equipped, fully instrumented, Cowes Radio commentary boat. All the information is brought to you by a duo of Britain's top sailing journalists: fronted by a new on-water commentator for 2017, replacing the sailing writer and broadcaster Dick Johnson. The shore-side anchor for the live commentary team is television news reporter Simon Vigar. Simon hosts the preview TV show on Cowes LIve! until 10.00 am when we go into race start sequences throughout the day with our commentary, streamed on various websites. With the Race Courses, dedicated weather forecasts and hints on who's over the line and who's not, Cowes Live! is where the action is!

1pm Liquid Lunch

If racing allows, an occasional break in the commentary with a careful balance of chat, comment and information. A chance to feature interviews with people who are 'in town' for the Regatta and still keep up with the action out on the water. Co- hosted by Chris Carnegy who skilfully interweaves the action from the water with comment from onshore.

2pm Cowes Commentary continued...

Live coverage continues with our new on-water commentator afloat on the commentary rib as the winners and losers come home, and our team brings you the race results as they happen, together with the only live coverage of the finishes. Now with special emphasis on the Classes of the Day and their trophy winners, plus interviews interspersed with commentary as the action allows. Everything that deserves Cowes Radio's unique coverage.

5pm Regatta Report and Cream of Cowes

Especially for those who have been concentrating on their own racing, or have had to work, but want to hear the full results and to find out just what went on out on the race course. Steve Ancsell and guest hosts interview people at the centre of the day's action, reports the classified race results sponsored by Hamble Yacht Services, and hosts full, expert analysis of the progress of the regatta from our team and from competitors.

7pm Into the Evening

A chance to catch up on interviews with today's celebrities and to relive the highlights of the day's racing interspersed with some mellow music - ideal preparation for the rigours of the evening, followed by...

9.30 pm Action Replay

A repeat of the day's live action from Cowes Live! and commentary for the benefit of those who weren't able to compete, who were too embroiled in their own racing to find out what was going on around them, or as an update for those returning home after a day at work. Just right too, for those on the other side of the world, listening on the Internet!