By Friday evening, the town, always vibrant at weekends, began to throb with music not just from the Yacht Haven stage but the bands that were performing in many of the welcoming pubs stationed along the quirky Cowes High Street.
The Sea Is for Sirens - An All-Female Yacht Racing Team Pave the Way for a New Era in Women's Sailing
Sailing has been a male dominated sport since humanity first tried to harness the power of wind and cross bodies of water. Because the ocean is a big, tough and dangerous place, it's always been the dominion of men in the tireless endeavour to capture, conquer and own.
The scene is set for one of the best Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week's ever, with almost 1000 yachts due to take part