Fancy racing in AAM Cowes Week this year?
8 July 2016
Cowes Week has been in operation since 1826, and is now considered a British tradition and a staple of the sporting year. It is the world’s biggest sailing regatta of its kind, with more than 1,000 boats taking part in around 40 races a day throughout the week, and these races are enjoyed by professional sailors and yachting teams and amateurs wanting to put their skills to the test and take advantage of the excellent sailing conditions on the Solent.
The week on the Isle of Wight is known for its parties and social events as well as the boating, and more than 100,000 visitors arrive on the Isle of Wight to socialise and enjoy the week of racing, so this isn’t just an event for the professionals. Olympic athletes compete against families, and everyone can enjoy the races.
It is only in relatively recent years that the races have become integrated into an event run by a single corporation. The atmosphere is guaranteed to be fantastic, and it’s a great chance to get to know more about the boats involved and the sailors, and you might even come across an Olympian or two. If you want to get a piece of the action yourself, why not charter a yacht in the Solent from Island Charters? Get in touch today and find out more.