As well as yachting events, Cowes is a well known starting point for some of the UKs prestige powerboat races. The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes and the Cowes-Poole-Cowes races are normally held around August Bank Holiday.
For the powerboat aficionados this one is a must! It’s very exciting to watch but don’t forget your ear plugs! Always check the websites and with the Cowes Harbour Master for details. And please obey any spectator traffic requirements and safety zones.