Cowes celebrates Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with Boat & Leisure Festival 4th-5th June 2012

James Brooke (left), Festival Director, seals the Cowes Fest deal with Cowes Yacht Haven’s Managing Director, Jon Pridham. Photo: Hamo Thornycroft.

Organisers of the British Leisure Show have unveiled plans for an inspiring FREE to attend Boat & Leisure Festival in Cowes, Isle of Wight, over the Jubilee bank holiday on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June 2012.

The Festival is designed to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and will feature live music, hospitality and a great display of British boats and outdoor leisure activities.

Internationally recognised as the home of world yachting, Cowes has been selected to host the Boat and Leisure Festival for a two-day extravaganza over the extended Jubilee bank holiday period.

Amongst the attractions for visitors will be a display of some of the finest British built yachts and motorboats, an exclusive preview of teams racing in the 2013 Cowes to Monte-Carlo Powerboat Race, a parade of fashion, and a range of outdoor leisure activities and accessories for families to see, try and buy.

Yacht berths will be available in Cowes Yacht Haven marina for visiting yachts, and visitors will benefit from special mainland ferry rates from Red Funnel. 

James Brooke, Festival Director, commented, “We’re really excited to be celebrating such an historic occasion and delighted to be working closely with the Cowes community to make this memorable family event a great success.”