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Jul
9
Thu
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite International Grand Prix @ Royal Yacht Squadron,
Jul 9 – Jul 12 all-day
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite International Grand Prix @ Royal Yacht Squadron,

This year the Isle of Wight will see the largest gathering to date of RS Elite keelboats when the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes hosts the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite international Grand Prix, incorporating both the RS Elite UK National Championship and an International Invitational Regatta for overseas entrants.  The event takes place from Thursday 6th to Sunday 12th July 2020 with a target entry of 60 boats.  Headline sponsor is the UK financial services group Brewin Dolphin.  The Italian sailing clothing company Toio, which has a retail outlet in Cowes, is official clothing supplier and further sponsorship announcements are expected soon from Isle of Wight and other marine industry companies.

The RS Elite is a 21st Century interpretation of the traditional racing keelboat found in Cowes and other locations in the Solent area and beyond.  It has become an established racing class in Cowes and has been a regular in Cowes Week for the last 15 years.  Other fleets have grown up at Hayling Island, Burnham-on-Crouch, Belfast Lough and Srangford Lough in the UK and internationally the class has spread to Antigua, Norway, Italy, Germany and North America.

The RS Elite is a strict one-design so racing is close and competitive.  The boat has become popular with many top sailors including Olympic medallists, world and national champions from other classes.  Entry is currently open and details are available on the event website.  The entry fee of £300 includes craning and berthing fees.

Racing will be on courses in the central Solent, starting at a committee boat, with three races per day on the first three days and a single race on the final Sunday.  On a day to be nominated by the Race Committee, there will be a charity fund-raising “Race to the Start” when spectators ashore will be able to watch this highly competitive fleet jostling for position on the Famous Squadron Line as the canons boom.

 

Entry £300 per boat (includes berthing and craning fees). Late entry supplement £50 (for entries after 31st May 2020.

Jul
12
Sun
Open Air Market @ County Showground
Jul 12 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Open Air Market @ County Showground

Let’s buy local – Supporting Island businesses

 

Free to attend Open Air Market.  Traders Pitch Booking Essential.

 

Everyone welcome

Ballroom & Sequence Dancing @ Isle of Wight Community Club
Jul 12 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Ballroom & Sequence Dancing @ Isle of Wight Community Club

Would you like to learn how to dance?

 

Visit the Isle of Wight Community Club to find out more information, or speak to Jacky Phillips on 01983 282115 – Members and Newcomers welcome.

Quiz Night @ The Union Inn
Jul 12 @ 20:00
Quiz Night @ The Union Inn

Quiz Night every Sunday evening.

 

Everyone Welcome

Jul
13
Mon
Yoga @ Gurnard Village Hall
Jul 13 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Anyone for Yoga?

 

Everyone welcome, please get in touch for space availability.

Family History One-2-One @ The Cowes Library
Jul 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Family History One-2-One @ The Cowes Library

The Cowes Library has a friendly and experienced family historian offering one to one sessions to assist with growing your family tree, whether just starting out or needing help with a family history mystery.

Sessions are held in Cowes Library on Monday mornings at an hourly rate of £6.00.

(If this is not convenient then speak to a member of staff who will try to arrange an alternative time.)

Art for All @ The Beckford Centre
Jul 13 @ 13:30 – 16:00
Art for All @ The Beckford Centre

Art for All at the Beckford Centre in Cowes.

 

For more information, contact the Centre.

Quiz Night @ The Woodvale
Jul 13 @ 20:30

 

It’s the weekly Quiz Night at the Woodvale – why not come down early for a meal ?

 

The Quiz starts at 9.00pm – for a chance to win the wine!

Jul
14
Tue
Rhyme Time @ The Cowes Library
Jul 14 @ 11:00 – 11:30
Rhyme Time @ The Cowes Library

The Cowes Library is holding Rhyme Time, a free weekly session of rhymes, actions and songs.  No need to book, just go along with your baby and have fun!

Everyone welcome.

Tea Dance @ Isle of Wight Community Club
Jul 14 @ 13:30 – 16:00
Tea Dance @ Isle of Wight Community Club

Want something to do on a Tuesday afternoon?

 

Come and Dance – Strictly Ballroom from 1.30pm – 2.00pm, followed by Sequence, Ballroom, Line Dance and Rock n Roll etc until 4.00pm.

 

Everyone welcome – £3.00 per person.

 

Visit the Isle of Wight Community Club to find out more information, or speak to Jacky Phillips on 01983 282115.