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Isle of Wight Cowes Week Sailing Regatta 2018

Isle of Wight Cowes Week Sailing Regatta 4th - 11th August 2018

Lendy Cowes Week is an 8 day sailing regatta. It is one of the longest-running sporting events in UK history, dating back to 1826 when the regatta first took place with a fleet of only seven boats lined up on the start line! Cowes Week today attracts up to 1,000 boats, and is the world’s best-known sailing regatta.

Originally known as the Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta, Cowes Week became a regular fixture in the English Summer Season, thanks largely to the interests of George IV.

This established its traditional dates, which fit between Goodwood and the start of the grouse shooting season.

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Classic Beer, Buses and Walks - 2018

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October 2018

Classic Buses operating free heritage services between Pubs serving Real Ales. Or walk between pubs if you prefer.  There are also a number of walks to take part in. See link for more details.

Visit the Isle of Wight, travel in style in the heritage fleet and taste the best ales the Island has to offer in the best locations.

When you get back to the Royal Esplanade you can carry on sampling some of the best Real Ales we have on offer, straight from our own Heritage Brewery in Burton 


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