Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
The little sailing town of Cowes is justly famous as the birthplace of world yacht racing and its position on the Solent is unrivalled.
The Solent is a broad stretch of sheltered water between the Isle of Wight and England's mainland.
The complicated tidal regime offers challenging navigation and pilotage exercises to all who sail here.
Six yacht clubs are based at Cowes, the most famous being the world’s oldest: the Royal Yacht Squadron. All six clubs join forces to host the Cowes Week Regatta each August.
Cowes Week is one of the most exciting events available to the non-professional sailor. With Flying Fish you can stay at the centre of the action and enjoy the excitement both on and off the water.
The Isle of Wight
The Island has many visitor attractions and places of interest, including Queen Victoria's country home at Osborne House.
The West of the Wight is officially classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
And if you ever tire of sailing and the open air you’ll find it’s an easy journey to central London by Red Jet catamaran and train.