The iShares Cup Race Village At Cowes Week – Extreme Bar
The iShares Cup returns to Cowes for Round 3 from August 1st-3rd, and brings a brand new addition to the bustling shoreside scene during the entire Cowes Week regatta. The iShares Cup Race Village at Cowes Week looks set to become Cowes’ newest hot spot this August, with the all-new Extreme Bar and tented village open all week on Egypt Point, just minutes along from The Green, the prime shoreside viewing area for spectators.
Open to the public with free entry, the iShares Cup Extreme Bar will provide a panoramic view of the Solent sailing all week from Friday 31st to Saturday 8th August. It will be open every day from 11am-8pm, with special late opening (until 11pm) on Monday 3rd August for the iShares Cup finale, and Friday 7th August for Cowes Weeks’ famous fireworks night. The iShares Cup Race Village features a fully stocked bar, serving food and hot drinks, entertainment, and some of the best seats in Cowes. Visitors can grab a coffee and cake or cooling ice-cream, and relax as they watch the crews do all the hard work racing past.
The spectacular iShares Cup Extreme 40 Sailing Series returns to Cowes for three days of ultra-competitive sailing in the UK round of the 2009 iShares Cup European circuit over the first weekend of Cowes Week from August 1st-3rd. With short, sharp courses set just off the Esplanade, spectators can get an up-close view of the thrills-and-spills Extreme 40 racing. The iShares Cup action begins at 2pm from Saturday to Monday (plus practice racing on Friday 31st July), with up to eight action-packed races each afternoon, with live commentary.
Every day after the iShares Cup racing there will be prizegiving in the race village, plus a special Q&A session with the Extreme 40 skippers so the public can meet some of sailing’s greatest stars, including Olympic medalists, world champions, record-breaking offshore sailors and America’s Cup teams.
Cowes Week racing takes place every day from 1st-8th August, and throughout the week there will also be special promotions running at the iShares Cup Race Village public bar.