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Due to the school holiday period, this week’s blog is about events going on around the Island. Another year of the world famous Cowes Regatta “Cowes Week” is upon us, starting this Saturday 6 August through to Saturday 13 August. This Cowes Week is later than normal due to the very large spring tides which effects racing on a large scale.
Our Island has been busy already this summer with the Isle of Wight Festival, Round the Island Race, Island Games now Cowes Week and the upcoming music extravaganza called Bestival from 8th-11th September.
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We have seen a big influx of visitors to the Island most notable with all the continental number plates. Our Island has just one stretch of dual carriageway which is just under a mile long, lane guidance not needed here. In total our Island has 489mile of roadway for cars and over 200miles of cycle ways. We have seen many families using the cycle track from Newport to Cowes to come and see the racing and enjoy all things nautical. Cowes suffers from lack of parking but there is a park and ride service available. Cowes Week is a very special event one of the longest-running regular Regattas in the world starting in 1820. This year with a new sponsor and over a 1000 boats taken part in up to 40 races a day, it is an event worth watching.
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You can come over for the day with Wightlink or direct into Cowes with Red Funnel and enjoy the atmosphere and meet the locals, some of which will be selling local produce, at the same time enjoying the racing, socializing and of course the world famous Friday Night Firework display. During the fireworks, parts of the Solent are lit up with a vast array of colours shadowing the sky lasting over 40 minutes and the ever popular Red Arrows fly pass.
More from me in two weeks time