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Cowes - Royalty, Racing & Rigging

Cowes - Royalty, Racing & Rigging Walk

Fun-filled and informative easy-paced stroll through Cowes centre with something for everyone, looking at Cowes’s royal and sailing history, both past and present. Learn about the history and importance of Cowes Week and other major races and regattas, including the history of the Royal Yacht Squadron, while also enjoying numerous tales and anecdotes concerning its royal connections, including the odd scandal or two! Take a peek at its ‘Sailors’ Church’ and see a commemoration to a sailing disaster, whilst also learning how a Polish vessel saved the town from massive destruction during WW2.  Also discover the origins and history of its local shops, pubs and restaurants. Find out which important people have lived here (and in some cases still do!) and who has had very close links to the town – e.g. Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Max Aitken. Trace its fascinating boat building history from earliest times right up to the present day. Pure entertainment.

Cowes - Royalty, Racing & Rigging

Cowes - Royalty, Racing & Rigging

Cowes - Royalty, Racing & Rigging

 

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