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Cowes Week

Starting its first ever boat race in 1826, Cowes week is one of the longest running regattas in the world, set in the small town of Cowes on the Isle of White.

from 6 August 2016
to 13 August 2016
Town Quay, Cowes, PO31 7AS
  • Cowes Week

Cowes Week 2016 will feature a different event on each day, so whether you are taking part in the sailings or have simply come to watch the races, there are still plenty of other highlights at Cowes week for you to get involved with. In previous years the different kind of events have included Extreme Sailing, Centenary Celebrations, the Red Arrows Display, Ladies Day, Black Knights, a Firework Display, Toe in the Water Curry Night, Sail-in Cinema, Mount Gay Red Cap Party and Family Day sailings.

The most recommended place to watch the sailings ashore is at the starting line, between the Castle of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the cannons. In the afternoon you can head down to the finish line at Egypt point and see all the action as the yachts sail to come in first place.

The quaint town of Cowes offers a whole host of shops, restaurants, art galleries and museums. You can visit the Cowes Maritime Museum and learn all about the history of Cowes Week, indulge in some retail therapy or enjoy a spot of lunch with an array of eating options to choose from.

This fantastic festival sees 8,500 competitors racing against each other, ranging from the Olympic world-class yachtsmen to weekend sailors. Attracting over 100,000 visitors to Cowes every year, this is one popular event, offering something for every taste.

For more information or to book tickets, visit http://www.aamcowesweek.co.uk/

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