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UF50: A Festival to celebrate the Legacy of Uffa Fox. 50 years on

18 – 21 Aug

Exhibition

Cowes

All around Cowes, the sailing capital of the Island.

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UF50: A Festival to celebrate the Legacy of Uffa Fox. 50 years on

Source https://www.uf50.org/

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A Festival to celebrate the Legacy of Uffa Fox. 50 years Onwards.

Uffa was the father of the planing dinghy. Having worked on high speed power craft, Uffa believed that if a dinghy hull were made the right shape, and her crew held her upright, a boat could be made to plane over the surface. He finally put his theories to the test in the International Fourteen Footer called Avenger. Setting a new benchmark in competitive yacht design.

A total of twelve organisations in Cowes and East Cowes have come together to plan UF50 – a celebration of Uffa Fox’s life and legacy. To mark the 50th anniversary of his death. The focal point will be Cowes Parade where there will be a display of around 50 dinghies designed by Uffa Fox, a number of which go back to the 1920s, with some out racing for the sailing regatta on the Friday and Saturday. There will also be an exciting Uffa Fox Trail, showcasing different venues and events for families. There will also making activities for kids at the Commodores House.

Thursday 18th August 2022
PM - Boats arrive on Cowes Parade and at Shepards
17:00 - Talk at Classic Boat Museum, East Cowes
18:30 - Opening Reception at Commodores House
20:00 - Club Supper at Royal London Yacht Club
20:00 - Uffa Fox Menu at Island Sailing Club

Friday 19th August 2022
09:30 - Competitors briefing at Royal London Yacht Club
11:30 - Racing along the Green
12:30 - Racing off the Shrape
18:30 - Reception at the Classic Boat Museum
20:00 - BBQ at the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club

Saturday 20th August 2022
09:30 - Competitors briefing at Royal London Yacht Club
11:30 - Racing along the Green
11:30 - Windward / Leeward racing for Flying Fifteens
12:30 - Racing off the Shrape
19:30 - Regatta Supper and Prize giving at RLYC

Sunday 21st August 2022 Boats Leave