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Cowes Week 2019

Cowes week yachts

Over 100,000 people will visit Cowes Week

Sat 10 AugSat 17 Aug 2019

Cowes Week is held from 10 - 17 August in Cowes, the Isle of Wight.

As far as British regattas are concerned, few can claim such a proud tradition as Cowes Week. Having been held every year (apart from during the two world wars) since 1826 in the Solent, Cowes Week is one of the world's longest running regattas, celebrating some of the finest vessels and sailors that the world has to offer.

Cowes Week is an event designed for the whole family to enjoy. Although there are some events that are exclusively for members of different yachting clubs and the elite of the yachting world, there's still plenty of fun to be had. You can take in a boat race from almost any vantage point, be it from seaside cafes or a seat on the beach. You can even take a ride on a spectator boat for a great view of the action or a helicopter ride along the coast of Cowes, if your budget will stretch that far.

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Sunday (Sunday 20 January 2019)
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Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast
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Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 10 14 ENE 8 13 NE 8 12 NE 8 12 NE 9 12 NE 9 13 NE 9 13 NNE 9 13 NNE 9 13 NNE 9 13 NE 8 12 NE 8 12 NE 7 11 NNE 7 11 NNE 8 12 N 9 13 N 9 14 N 9 14 NNE 8 13 NNE 7 12 NNE 7 10 N 6 10 N 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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Humidity
90% 89% 90% 90% 89% 88% 87% 87% 86% 85% 82% 79% 74% 73% 72% 76% 80% 83% 87% 86% 86% 86% 87%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 16:36 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 January 2019)
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Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Mist Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain
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Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 5 8 N 5 8 N 5 8 N 5 8 N 5 8 N 5 8 N 5 7 N 4 7 NW 4 6 N 5 7 NNW 4 6 WSW 3 5 WSW 3 6 SW 4 7 SW 5 9 SW 7 11 SSW 6 10 SSW 7 11 SSW 8 14 SSW 9 16 SSW 10 17 SSW 12 20 SSW 14 23 SSW 16 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M M M M M M P M M G G G G VG G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
87% 88% 90% 92% 94% 95% 95% 95% 94% 92% 90% 85% 80% 76% 73% 75% 80% 84% 85% 83% 80% 77% 83% 86%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 16:38 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 January 2019)
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Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night
90% ≥95% 40% <5% 10% 20% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 5 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 1 °
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3 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 17 28 WNW 17 27 W 13 19 W 12 18 WNW 12 21 WNW 11 18 WNW 10 16 WNW 10 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M P VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 93% 90% 89% 78% 79% 89% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 16:40 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 January 2019)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Fog Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 ° 3 ° 4 ° 2 ° 1 °
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-4 ° -4 ° -5 ° -4 ° -1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 9 14 NW 8 13 NW 9 14 NW 9 14 NW 11 19 NNW 11 18 NNW 9 14 NNW 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M VP G VG VG VG G
Humidity
94% 96% 96% 93% 79% 74% 88% 93%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 16:41 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 24 January 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
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-3 ° -4 ° -4 ° -3 ° 0 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 10 16 NW 11 17 NW 11 18 NW 11 18 NW 12 20 N 15 24 NNW 13 21 NNW 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 92% 91% 88% 77% 73% 86% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 16:43 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Friday (Friday 25 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
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-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 11 18 NNW 11 17 NW 10 16 NW 11 18 NW 12 19 NW 11 18 NW 11 17 NW 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG M G VG G VG G G
Humidity
91% 92% 92% 85% 77% 78% 89% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:45 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 26 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 10 16 WNW 10 16 WNW 11 17 W 12 19 W 14 23 WNW 14 24 WNW 14 24 WNW 13 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 93% 92% 88% 80% 81% 83% 83%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Third quarter
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10 - 17 August 2019  - Check the weather forecast for this year's Cowes week on, and around, the Isle of Wight.

Cowes Week is sure to again provide an exciting mix of competitive sailing and a great après-sail scene. Over 8,000 participants are expected to take part, ranging from world champions and Olympians to weekend sailors, and in excess of 100,000 visitors will enjoy the unique atmosphere and experience that the event offers.

Cowes Regatta, as it was originally known, began with the presentation of The King's Cup to the winners of the day's big race by King George IV. Back then, the event lasted for three days and featured just seven yachts racing. Today however, the event has grown into what we now know as Cowes Week. It stages up to 40 daily races with up to 1,000 boats of differing class and designs taking part over the eight days of Cowes Week 2017.

The week will culminate in the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race on 11 August – the world’s largest offshore yacht race. 300 yachts will take part in this challenging contest, known as one of the hardest prizes to win in yacht racing.

The 1126km race starts near Cowes, following the southern coastline of England before crossing the Celtic Sea and rounding the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland. The route then rounds the Isles of Scilly before finishing at Plymouth. This highly competitive race will be watched by thousands along the coasts of England and Ireland, with some of the best vantage points on the Isle of Wight.

Even after you have enjoyed the day's boating, the vibrant atmosphere provided by the Cowes Parade Village will keep you busy for the rest of the evening. The week-long event ends in a firework display that has secured legendary status as one of the biggest and brightest you'll see all summer.

For further information about the event, check the Cowes Week official website.

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