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Cowes Week 2020

8 – 15 Aug 2020

Sport & Fitness


All around Cowes, the sailing capital of the Island.

This event has now finished

Cowes Week 2020 Cancelled


Part of Cowes Week 2020

Cowes week by paul wyeth

8-15 August 2020

Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.

The event offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors.

In excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the unique atmosphere. It is genuinely a one-of-a-kind event.

Image: © Paul Wyeth