Each year, the village of Cowes in the Isle of Wight welcomes over 1,000 boats and over 8,000 competitors to be a part of Cowes Week. Bought together by their love of sailing, people descend on this part of the world to compete, socialise, and generally be a part of one of the longest running regattas in the world.
Where to stay at Cowes week?
With over 100,000 spectators visiting the event, which takes place at the start of August, accommodation fills up pretty quickly. Luckily, there are a few different options – from B&Bs in town to private house rentals and camping in the surrounding area.
For something a little different, glamping set-ups like the plush Pop Up Hotel offer a great in between options – all of the convenience of camping but with a much-appreciated hint of luxury.
What to do at Cowes Week?
During Cowes week, around 40 races take place each day in varying levels of ability, so whether taking part or simply observing, you’re not short of options. As some of the most spectacular yachts in the country come together, the Solent becomes a sight to behold.
Away from the regatta, Cowes is a lovely place to explore, with its quaint shops and plenty of places to eat and drink. As Cowes Week brings in the crowds, the town puts on a show, rounding off the event with a famous Friday night firework display.
It truly is an event to remember, perfect for Corporate Hospitality and we can’t wait to be a part of it.
For more information, or to register your interest in taking part, take a look at the Cowes Week 2016 official website.