There are many sailing races around the world and one of the oldest and largest annual sailing regattas in the world is Cowes Week. An iconic feature of the British sporting calendar. It takes place at Solent with 8,000 competitors, from world champion professionals to amateurs. It is also worth mentioning that Cowes Week has onshore events and parties. It is extremely famous for its iconic fireworks finale on the last day. This years Cowes week takes place July 29th-August 4.

Have any of you taken part in any big races? How did you do? What advice could you offer to people who are interested?