Cowes Week is the largest and arguably the most famous sailing regatta in the world, attracting thousands of competitors and spectators to the Coastal town of Cowes. The town is synonymous with sailing, and the rich nautical heritage can be seen throughout the area and along the seafront, which stretches from the end of the High Street, all the way to Gurnard and provides an excellent vantage point to watch the daily races.
The event runs for 8 Days (Saturday to Saturday) and normally takes place on the first week of August, but occasionally a little later in the month. If you’re not a fan of the racing, there’s always plenty to see and do on the shore, with daily schedule of entertainment taking place on the Parade and near the Marina.
Just above the town is the historic Northwood House, where each year the extensive lawns are transformed into an incredible event area, with multiple Bars, food stall and music. If you want to avoid the noisy crowded pubs in town and enjoy a more peaceful and comfortable day or evening, take a short walk up the hill and you won’t be disappointed.
To find out more about what’s happening during the week, take a look at the Cowes week website here.