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SHORESIDE PREVIEW OF THIS YEAR’S COWES WEEK PRESENTED BY VISIT ABU DHABI

Weblogo-2022-1Cowes Week 2022, presented by Visit Abu Dhabi, will, as ever, have all the usual shoreside entertainment around the town with things getting underway this Friday (29th July).

The first entertainment events will be held on Friday (29th July) with music on The Parade, Cowes Yacht Haven and in The Anchor, some starting at 16:00. One of the first yacht club events will be ‘Mermaid Gin and Chips’ to be held at The Island Sailing Club – but by invitation only.

On Saturday, the Parade entertainment commences at 12 noon and runs until 22:30, whilst in Cowes Yacht Haven the music starts at 16:00. For those with tickets the Cowes Week Mount Gay Opening Party will be at Cowes Yacht Haven Event Centre.

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4 yacht clubs are holding parties and Northwood House comes into its own on Saturday with a Tea Garden (11:00-17:00) serving homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and ice cream, The Lawn Lounge & Gin Festival (12:00-00:30) with 80-100 different gins available and food provided by local artisan pizza specialist ‘So Much Dough’, plus live music from 19:30 to 22:30.

Saturday also sees the start of the High Street entertainment (11:00-18:00 daily, weather permitting) with music, entertainers, face painting and glitter tattoos based at various locations.

Parade Map 22.06.22

Sunday is Family Day. In addition to the entertainment at the venues already mentioned, on Cowes Parade from 09:00-17:30 there will be ‘Try Sailing with UKSA’ – experience Cowes Week on the water with an hour-long sailing session. Book on the day with a UKSA shore assistant at Cowes Parade.

Also on the Parade, at 12:00 and 13:00, Blackgang Chine’s RAWR-SOME Dinosaur Show with an exclusive, never-before-seen show featuring some of the park’s most iconic pre-historic faces.

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Monday (1st August 2022) is Charity Day. Once again UKSA will be offering ‘Try Sailing with UKSA’, as they will on Tuesday 2nd.

Tuesday is Womens’ Day which celebrates the contribution and achievement of women in sailing and recognises some of the major successes of women in the sport. In addition to the usual events at Northwood House, at 11:30 and 15:00 The Quantum Theatre Presents ‘The Tales of Peter Rabbit’. Book tickets at www.quantumtheatre.co.uk. This production will also be staged on Wednesday.

Wednesday 3rd August is Youth Day at Cowes Week, when the regatta focuses on the next generation of sailors. Thursday 4th August is Royal Navy Day.

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To date, no firework display has been promised for its traditional time on Friday evening. However, for those with an invitation, there are balls and parties to look forward to including The Island Sailing Club’s Mermaid Ball, Cowes Week Competitor Closing Party at the CYH Event Centre and, with a touch of humour, Royal London Yacht Club’s ‘Fireworks or Not Party’.

Saturday 6th August sees the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Solent Celebration a special event for this year only. Princess Anne will be in attendance at Osborne House.

As already reported, there will be a new ‘Cowes Week’ which will be held in Abu Dhabi in the New Year, in addition to the traditional week in Cowes.

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