The Isle of Wight is an English county and the largest island of England, located in the English Channel, on average about 2–4 miles off the south coast of the county of Hampshire, and is separated from the mainland by a strait called the Solent. The Island has many resorts which have been holiday destinations since the late 1800's

Crossing to the Island
The main crossing routes to the Island are:

Portsmouth to Ryde by Catamaran on Wightlink Ferries
Portsmouth to Fishbourne Car / Passenger on Wightlink Ferries
Southsea to Ryde by Hovercraft on Hovertravel
Southampton to Cowes by Catamaran on Red Funnel
Southampton to East Cowes by Car / Passenger on Red Funnel
Lymington to Yarmouth by Car / Passenger on Wightlink Ferries

The Isle of Wight famous for the annual Cowes Yacht race.
The Panerai British Classic Week is returning to Cowes in 2012. Run by The British Classic Yacht Club (BCYC), in conjunction with their event sponsor Officine Panerai, the 2012 regatta will be the eleventh edition of the Club's annual Cowes regatta for classic and vintage yachts of all sizes.
Panerai British Classic Week will take place from Saturday 7th July to Saturday 14th July.


As one of the highlight events during an exceptional summer of sailing regattas in the UK, the 2012 regatta commences two weeks before the beginning of the London Olympics. More than 70 of the world's most iconic classic and vintage yachts are expected to compete in the largest event of its type in Britain. For the first time, invitations are also being sent to the J Class yachts which will arrive in the UK for their own regatta in Falmouth at the end of June.

Another highlight will be the addition of Eilean, the 1936 built Fife yacht that, following her recent restoration by Officine Panerai, will make her UK regatta debut in Cowes following a programme of events in London in June.

Not since 2001 has such a large and historically significant collection of classic yachts gathered in UK waters. BCYC Commodore David Murrin said "There is a real sense of anticipation around this year's regatta. We're in close contact with all of our members and the skippers and owners of the J Class yachts who

Panerai British Classic Week forms part of the 2012 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Series, which runs from April to September each year and includes some of the world's leading classic yacht regattas such as Antigua Classic Week and the Régates Royales in Cannes.


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