Thursday, August 04, 2011

This Weekend: Cowes Week Kicks Off and More

Plenty to see and do for boaters this weekend - Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week kicks off, as do several other nautical events around the world...

Photo © Rick Tomlinson / Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Each week we let you know about all the nautical events happening so that if you can't get out on the water, you can still be around boats. This weekend's round-up includes events around the world. Some are worth a trip, and some may be near you. Let's check them out...

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Kicks Off
This weekend's premier event is definitely Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, which begins this Saturday, August 6th, on the Isle of Wight in England. As the event's website (http://www.aamcowesweek.co.uk) states, Cowes Week is a great mix of competitive sailing and a vibrant social scene and has evolved enormously since the early days; it now attracts up to 1,000 competing boats, around 8,500 competitors and at least 100,000 visitors.

All the other stuff
Other events this weekend include the following:
- The Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival is part of the Sturgeon Bay Maritime Festival this weekend in Wisconsin

- Klaipėda Sea Festival - Jūros šventė a traditional summer festival in Lithuania

- Coast Guard Festival is in its 2nd weekend in Grand Haven, Michigan

- The 155th New York Yacht Club Annual Cruise concludes its tour of southern New England with events in Newport this weekend

- The Inland Waterways Festival is happening in Marietta, Ohio, on Saturday and Sunday
Nautical Event Details, Directions, and More
As always, there are more details about these and other boating events this weekend - including links to the official websites - on our calendar of boat shows. If we missed an event in this article or on our calendar, please send us an email - boatshows@firstboat.com - or post it on the Daily Boater Facebook page.

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