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Cowes Week 2017 Free

29 Jul – 5 Aug 2017

Sport & Fitness

Cowes

All around Cowes, the sailing capital of the Island.

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Cowes Week 2017 Free

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Cowes week 2017

Lendy Cowes Week sailing festival is a key part of the British sporting calendar taking place in early August each year.

These dates result from early traditions when the great and the good came to Cowes between Goodwood and the Glorious Twelfth – day one of the grouse shooting season.

The event is a great mix of competitive sailing and a vibrant social scene and has evolved enormously since the early days; it now attracts up to 1,000 competing boats, around 8,500 competitors and at least 100,000 visitors.