There’s nothing quite like Cowes Week; the oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the World and an iconic feature of the British sporting calendar.
The event boasts an 8-day schedule combining competitive racing and great fun for the 8,000 competitors racing and 100,000 spectators who enjoy a fantastic line up of shore-side entertainment day and night. Visitors can watch the sailing action from the shore or opt to get out on the water aboard a spectator boat.
The famous fireworks take place on the final Friday of the event. With so much to see and do, keep track of the event plans as they develop in the build-up to 6th – 13th August via the official site:
These sailing days for Cowes Week 2018 will appeal to both sailors and newcomers alike and are perfect for team building, hen and stag parties or a group of friends. You can spend the day pulling on ropes or helming the yacht, Or just relax and watch all of the excitement from the comfort of your own yacht…
You will join the yacht and meet the skipper/instructor and the other crew. You will be shown around the boat, and, after a safety briefing will set sail.
If you wish you can be involved ‘hands-on’ from the beginning and might even find yourself helming the boat down the Solent.
All Venture Sailing skippers are chosen for their experience, patience and understanding. They will show you how to do everything from the beginning so that you are able to participate right from the start.
Although you will be working and exercising as part of a crew you will be given individual guidance and instruction. As each hour passes you will acquire new skills and grow in confidence.
The atmosphere aboard is relaxed and the emphasis is on having fun – exactly what sailing is supposed to be.
9.30am – meet at the yacht in Cowes Yacht Haven for tea, coffee
10.00am – set sail for the day. your skipper will be happy to teach you all the basics of sailing a yacht or let you relax in the sun
1.00pm – drop anchor in one of the many bays around the Solent for a spot of lunch & plenty of time for a swim off the back of the yacht or relax with some drinks onboard watching the racing all around you..
2.00pm – set sail for more sailing fun around the Solent
4.30pm – aim to be back at Cowes yacht Haven you will have a wrist band to access all of the activities at the yacht haven and enjoy the nights entertainment..
7.30pm Why not enjoy dinner at one of the towns many resturents and experience the buzzing atmosphere around town
The rest of the night is at your disposal to explore the town and soak up the atmosphere…
Cowes Week 2018
Adventure sailing day
Discover the Solent from a new viewpoint
Perfect for novice to experienced sailors
Professional skipper to show you the ropes
Includes, a light Lunch and soft drinks
Includes all safety equipment, instructions & tuition
Sail to and from Cowes the heart of the event
There are no pre-requisites for this day sail, and no previous sailing experience is required.