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Cowes Week

Cowes Week, 29 July - 05 August 2017

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the oldest and largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world, returns to the Isle of Wight from 6 – 13 August and you can get to the heart of the action with Red Funnel.

Attracting some 1,000 yachts and around 8,500 competitors ranging from World Champions and Olympic medallists to complete novices, the 8-day event combines adrenalin fuelled excitement out on the water and a lively party atmosphere ashore to entertain thousands of spectators.


Last year's offers below. We plan to run some similar offers for 2017.
Watch this space.

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South West Trains Offer

Travel via South West Trains to Southampton for just £16 (£3 for kids). See link below for full details.

South West Trains offer

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£10 Red Jet Cowes Week Offer

Head to Cowes Week for less with our £10 Red Jet day return offer - see the link below to download and print a voucher.

Get & Print Voucher

cowes week chegs

Ferry firework excursions

Ferry excursions for the spectacular fireworks display finale. Click the link below for details

See Excursions

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Great entertainment

Big ferris wheel, live music and entertainment for the whole family. Click the link below for full details

Visit Cowes Week site

What to do?

  • Get out at sea   
    For those wanting to watch the action from the water there are a number of spectator boat options including hour-long trips from Trinity Landing on Cowes Parade and RIB rides across the Solent. For a more hands-on experience out on the water, UKSA are once again offering try sailing sessions.
  • Watch ashore   
    Shore-side, there are great bars, food and evening entertainment including live music, as well as a gin festival and outdoor film screenings on the lawn at Northwood House. There’s plenty to keep the little ones – and big kids – amused too, including the Red Funnel Giant Wheel at Shepards Wharf and a Victorian funfair at Northwood House.
  • Explore Cowes
    There’s also no shortage of things to see and do ashore. Cowes boasts a host of clothing and lifestyle shops where you can indulge in some retail therapy, as well as many art galleries and other delights. You can enjoy a coffee or long lunch at one of the many pubs or restaurants, pay a visit to Cowes Maritime Museum on Beckford Road, or hop over to East Cowes on the floating bridge to visit the Classic Boat Centre and Osborne House, once Queen Victoria’s holiday home. Of course, if you’re simply interested in soaking up the festival atmosphere and enjoying the live entertainments, there are a number of key venues which each offer something different. Northwood House a short walk up the hill from the Town Centre, offers a whole host of new events this year and features one of the UK's largest travelling observation wheels to get a truly stunning view of the event!

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