With the start of August comes one of the UK’s longest running and most prestigious sporting events of the summer, Cowes Week regatta.
This year we’re celebrating the action, which draws over 1,000 boats to the Isle of Wight and surrounding coastline, painting the Solent with a canvas of sails. Culminating on Saturday 5th August with a spectacular fireworks display on the island, up to 40 different handicap, one-design and multihull classes will be racing each day, and the action is not to be missed.
Over 8,000 competitors will participate, ranging from Olympic and world-class yachtsmen to weekend and leisure sailors. This magnificent event with its fantastic atmosphere, racing, entertainment and shopping stalls attracts over 100,000 visitors to Cowes during the week.
Our members and guests have the opportunity to be at the forefront of the action, with Mercury Yacht Harbour and Ocean Village Marina the closest mainland marinas to the start line of the regatta, and Hamble and Hythe marinas also close by. Our marinas promise to be a hive of celebratory activity, and will be the perfect place to relive the action of the day whilst enjoying a chilled beverage and canapés, all from the comfort of your berth in the evenings or at one of our bustling bars or restaurants.
To find out further information about the historic regatta, what’s on offer and how you can take part, visit: www.lendycowesweek.co.uk
What’s more, those enjoying Cowes Week from our Solent marinas still have time to take advantage of MDL’s summer berthing offers. This year we’re providing fantastic savings on essential scrubs and berthing packages.
Across the coast boat owners can enjoy two months berthing from just £499 inclusive of VAT, available on boats up to 7m. For those preparing their boat for getting out over the rest of August, MDL is giving boat owners the chance to save on summer scrubs and storage ashore at a number of their boatyards.
To find out more about our exclusive offers, visit: http://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/mdl-offers