Back to Classics

In July 2003, around forty beautifully restored wooden yachts gathered in Cowes on the Isle of Wight for the second British Classic Yacht Club regatta. Filmed over the course of the four-day event, Back to Classics provides a unique opportunity to look more closely at some of the most beautiful and cherished yachts of their time.

Combining stunning action footage with interviews and historical narrative, Back to Classics is a fascinating glimpse into the world of classic yachts.

From small day-boats to 60-foot ketches; from a legendary America's Cup challenger to a century-old gentleman's cutter--design classics from the pens of Laurent Giles, McGruer, Fife, Nicholson, Holman, and Rhodes all sail together in a spectacular celebration of times gone by, proving beyond all doubt that the renaissance of classic yachting at Cowes is alive and well and truly underway.