Cowes week is one of the events of the summer

The Cowes Week Regatta, held in Cowes on the Isle of Wight,  is to be held this year from 6-13 August. Beginning in 1826, this iconic event is a must-see for sailing fans, who get to observe some of the best sportspeople, and boats, in the world during the festival.

Competitors will be hoping for fair weather for each race, while visitors will be able to enjoy some high octane racing in this beautiful Isle of Wight setting.

** Find out all about Cowes Week 2016 with a full guide to the action from our sister site YBW.com