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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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  • Light rain 22 °C

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  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

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  • Sunny day 22 °C

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Monday (Monday 24 June 2019)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain
50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 4 8 SW 2 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M
Humidity
86% 87%
UV index
Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 4 Pollen: VH
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 June 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
20% 60% ≥95% 90% 80% 50% 50% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 °
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16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 4 6 WSW 2 6 E 2 6 NE 4 8 NE 5 9 NNW 3 6 WSW 5 7 WNW 5 8 NW 6 9 NW 6 10 NW 6 9 WNW 5 8 WNW 5 8 WNW 5 7 WNW 5 7 W 8 10 WSW 9 12 WSW 8 11 WSW 8 11 WSW 7 10 WSW 6 9 WSW 5 8 W 4 8 NNW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M P M M G G M M M G G G G G VG G VG G G G G G G
Humidity
88% 90% 94% 97% 98% 98% 96% 96% 95% 92% 87% 83% 79% 75% 72% 70% 71% 71% 74% 77% 79% 84% 87% 87%
UV index
1 1 1 2 3 3 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 4 Pollen: VH
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 June 2019)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 21 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 6 12 NE 7 13 NE 8 13 NE 9 15 NE 11 18 NE 12 21 NE 14 25 NE 15 25 ENE 16 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 89% 89% 88% 82% 72% 65% 69% 77%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 4 Pollen: VH
Thursday (Thursday 27 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 14 ° 15 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 20 ° 16 °
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12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 14 ° 17 ° 18 ° 16 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 18 28 ENE 18 29 ENE 19 30 ENE 18 31 ENE 17 31 ENE 18 33 ENE 17 29 ENE 19 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 85% 83% 69% 58% 53% 58% 70%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Friday (Friday 28 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 19 30 ENE 18 29 ENE 19 31 E 19 34 E 20 36 E 19 34 E 18 30 E 18 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 84% 81% 66% 54% 53% 58% 68%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Saturday (Saturday 29 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 19 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 18 30 E 17 27 ESE 16 26 ESE 14 24 SSE 12 22 SSW 11 20 SW 11 18 W 12 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 82% 81% 71% 66% 66% 71% 80%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Sunday (Sunday 30 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Overcast Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 13 20 WNW 13 20 WNW 13 20 W 12 21 WSW 14 25 WSW 15 26 W 15 23 WNW 13 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 89% 86% 77% 71% 70% 75% 79%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: New
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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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