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Isle of Wight Sailing


With year round world class sailing events the Isle of Wight has become a U.K’s center of sailing and yachting. With such a strong influence on the island its not surprising that sailing has become a favourite pastime for visitors and islanders alike.

The Isle of Wight plays host to some of Britain’s most prestigious events such as the Round the Island Race, Cowes Week, Cowes Classic Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race. In fact the island hosts over 250 sailing regattas every year attracting 300,000 visitors that spend £50 million.

If you want to join in the fun during your visit there are plenty of companies offering equipment-hire, if you don't fancy getting wet you can enjoy refreshments in the many perfectly placed bars and restaurants.


Summer Sailing Dates

May 7 - 9 Ribex Cowes Yacht Haven http://www.ribexhibitions.co.uk/
June 3 - 5 Old Gaffers Festival Yarmouth http://www.yarmoutholdgaffersfestival.co.uk/
June 25 JPMorgan Round the Island Race Cowes http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk/
Aug 6-13 Cowes Week Cowes http://www.cowesweek.co.uk/
TBC Cowes Classic Powerboat Race Cowes http://www.britishpowerboatracingclub.co.uk/
Sept 8 - 11 Little Britain Challenge Cup Cowes http://www.littlebritain.co.uk/
TBC RORC Commodores Cup Cowes http://www.rorc.org/


Isle of Wight Sea Kayaking

Contact Details

The Sandpipers
Freshwater Bay
Isle of Wight
PO40 9QX

01983 752043


Contact Details

Arctic Road
Isle of Wight
PO31 7PQ

01983 294941