Cowes Parade Village

Event details

11th - 18th August 2012
The Parade

About the event


Cowes week is the largest and most prestigious sailing regatta in the UK. Beginning way back in 1826, the event has since been held every August on the body of water separating the UK from the Isle of Wight - named the Solent. The race is based on the Isle of Wight itself, in the town of Cowes. Cowes week brings yachting and boat enthusiasts from all over the world for an 8 day long sailing event and party. An average of over 35 different boat races take place on each day.
The yacht races at Cowes Week encompass boats big and small, among scores of different categories. Accompanying the sailing action is a weeklong celebration of fireworks, parties, grand balls, outdoor marquees and restaurants catering to every taste and drawing spectators in by the thousand.

Traditionally at the end of the Cowes Week event, a fireworks display is held. This has occurred for more than 150 years.

Attendee Information


Cowes Week is celebrated as the largest sailing regatta in the world.  Over 100,000 spectators and sailors come to this event, to compete in the racing and soak up the atmosphere and your organisation can be right at the heart of it. 

Next year promises to be a huge success, with Extreme 40 racing and the likely arrival of many of the Maxi Class Racing boats taking part, ahead of the Rolex Fastnet Race, which starts on the last weekend of the event.