With frantic frolics in water fully accustomed by the British way of living thanks to the more than questionable weather paterns, finding fun and frolics on the water is a much more appealing venture. With the strong promise of more summer sunshine following our near melt down last week, our thirst to be near the water proved palpable. Luckily, across this summer a host of beyond bespoke boating and aquatic events are taking place for the enjoyment of many.
Henley Royal Regatta, 28 June 2017 – 02 July 2017
The perfect what to do on the water extravaganza, the Henley Royal Regatta Boat Race runs for a five-day duration from the 28th of June to the 2nd of July 2017. The best-known regatta in the world, this is a standout summer sensation being a highlight of the sporting and social calendar. Showcasing over two hundred races of the finest international standard, Olympians mix with socialites in this historic event dating back to 1839. The regatta itself pre-dating any national or international rowing organisation, it is the only event of its stature under the patronage of HM The Queen. Attracting thousands of visitors, rowing is to be spectacled amongst the exclusive entertainment offered in the surrounding enclosures. The involvement of Fawley River Club is one such exclusive entertainment experience, being one the most unforgettable premium places upon which to watch the Royal Regatta, with a spectacular floating ‘Long Water Bar’ being the destination of choice. Read more about the Fawley Court experience at Henley here.
Thames Traditional Boat Festival, 14 July 2017 – 16 July 2017
A celebration of all that’s best in boatbuilding and craftsmanship, the Thames Traditional Boat Festival is the largest display of traditional boats in Europe. Showcasing her majesty’s row barge ‘Gloriana’ plus the fleet of Dunkirk ‘Little Ships’ the three-day display of bygone era masterpieces is held in the stunning location of Fawley Meadows. A collection of history congregating at the very site of the Royal Regatta, this display of design and sportsmanship allows for a boat show with a difference, exhibiting the innovations of yesteryears all in a celebratory swing.
Cowes Week, 29 July 2017 – 05 August 2017
Secluded in the Isle of Wight, for one week of the year the small town of Cowes is infiltrated by the very best sailing and boating pedigree. With over eight thousand competitors, ranging from the weekend sailor to the world class Olympic champions, in excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch this week-long war on the water. With a unique atmosphere of involvement, the fireworks on the final Friday are something of famed fortune, with cocktail parties lined across the week. Being directly involved in the racing action, spectator boats and rib rides are filled with spectators, the unpredictability of all races already causing currents in Cowes.
Dartmouth Royal Regatta 2017, 24 August 2017 – 26 August 2017
Hosted upon the last weekend of August, the 173rd Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta along with support from the Royal Navy as guardship, deliver rife sporting competition in stunning setting. Focusing on the beautiful town on the river estuary, the program hosts a white sail event along with mixed eight-oared whaler races. With action in the water complimented in the skies, Friday witnesses the Red Arrows flypast and a Royal Air Force Typhoon Display can be seen on the Saturday.
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