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Isle of Wight 'is perfect place to learn to sail'

Mon 7 Mar 2011

Isle of Wight 'is perfect place to learn to sail'

People wanting to learn to sail have been encouraged to book Isle of Wight holidays as the island is the "perfect" place to do so.

According to the Isle of Wight Council, the island is ideal due to the range of events it plays host to throughout the year, including Cowes Week, which attracts tens of thousands of people every summer.

It pointed out that the Isle of Wight is home to one of the best places to learn sailing in the UK as Shirley Robertson and Dame Ellen MacArthur, two of Britain's most famous sailors, both teach from the island.

"The island's pristine waters and mild climate make it a great place to introduce children to the joys of sailing and water sports and there are plenty of registered schools for kayaking, windsurfing and sailing," noted the council.

Cowes Week, which is one of the top events on the Isle of Wight every year and is now sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, is taking place from August 6th to 13th in 2011, with 8,500 competitors expected.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800445689-ADNFCR

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