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Isle of Wight 'has some of England's best weather'

Thu 9 Sep 2010

Isle of Wight 'has some of England's best weather'

Isle of Wight holidays may become a more popular choice for sunseekers after it was stated that the island enjoys better weather than much of the UK.

According to Amanda Bradbeer, a partner and yachtmaster at the Cowes Sailing School, the Isle of Wight is perfect for sailing because of its location just a few miles off the south coast of the UK.

"We have a lovely area called the Solent - which is our protected sailing area - and we can also sail in a much wider range of conditions," she said.

Ms Bradbeer added that the annual Cowes Week regatta - which takes place on the Isle of Wight annually - is "big" and explained as many as 900 boats enter the event each year.

She was commenting shortly after Lesley Curwen, the presenter of Business Daily for BBC World Service, went sailing around the Isle of Wight and described her experience as a white-knuckle ride.

Ms Curwen added that she was "bruised but exhilarated" after the trip.

Posted by Adam Pearson ADNFCR-3083-ID-800058951-ADNFCR

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