Where to watch the start in Cowes
The race starts from one of yachting’s most famous locations: The Royal Yacht Squadron (The Squadron), Cowes on the Isle of Wight on Sunday 6th August 2017. The start sequence begins with the first warning signal at 10.50 BST for the 47th edition. There will be live coverage of the starts. See below.
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The best vantage points for the start will be along Cowes Green and Egypt Esplanade on the Isle of Wight. Spectators will also be able to listen to the live commentary on the speakers along Cowes Parade and The Green from Fastnet Radio.
As the fleet funnels out of the Solent there will be a good chance to see the yachts from Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and Hurst Castle on the mainland. Further along the coast Anvil Point, St Alban’s Head, and Portland Bill should also give a good view of the race on its outbound leg.