Cowes Week

Everything you need to know about Cowes Week, one of the most iconic and longest running sailing regattas in the world. Cowes Week started in 1826 and takes place in the Solent waters off Cowes, England, every year in August. It runs for eight days and between 800 and 1000 boats take part. Everybody can enter, from amateur sailors to sailing champions and royals. A wide range of boats take part in the regatta and they are split in 40 classes. Up to 8,000 crew of all ages sail every day of the event and they all come from different walks of life, and have diverse abilities and experience. Cowes Week is a spectacular event even for those who don’t sail: over 100,000 visitors descend on the Isle of Wight town to watch one of the most legendary sporting events in the world.

Cowes Week

Cowes Week returns on 6-13 August 2016 on the Isle of Wight. Here's your guide to one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events!

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