Royalty and Red Arrows for Cowes Week

By Martin Neville

Published on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 14:08

 

Royalty and Red Arrows for Cowes Week

The Red Arrows are returning to the skies over the Isle of Wight for Cowes Week 2014. Picture by Robin Crossley.

PRINCESS Anne will take to the water during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.

The Princess Royal, a UKSA patron, will join young ambassadors from the Isle of Wight sailing charity as they compete in the world famous regatta — an event which frequently attracts British and foreign royalty.

She will be joined on the visit on Tuesday, August 5 by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.

Cowes-based youth charity UKSA is the official Cowes Week charity and funds raised throughout the event will go towards giving every Year 6 pupil on the IW a session on the water.

On Monday, August 4, she is due to attend a special service at St Nicholas in Castro, the chapel at Carisbrooke Castle, to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Meanwhile, local letterbox has stepped up its support of Cowes Week to include a display by the iconic aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, as well as an RAF Typhoon display and a display from The Blades, who are sponsored by local letterbox.

The Blades will take to the sky on Saturday, August 2 while the Typhoon Display Team and the Red Arrows look set to dazzle the crowds on Friday, August 8, ahead of the traditional fireworks display.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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