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VIP Visit to The Cowes Classic 2009

28 August 2009

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

Motorsport to Marine
The Cowes Classic 2009

Perfect opportunity to mix business with pleasure during
this forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend!

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 August 2009
Cowes, Isle of Wight


The British Offshore Powerboat Club and their Chairman, Lord Beaverbrook generously invite all MIA members and their guests to join them for a VIP trip to Cowes for the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Powerboat race.

Friday 28 August 2009 - Scrutineering Day
Perfect chance to walk the pits and talk with all engineers, drivers and crews.  MIA Members and their guests will receive must sought after Pit Passes from Race Control and be free to spend the day on the waterside and in the paddock with the boats.  In the evening, join the Welcome Reception with competitors and crews at The Royal Squadron, then an option to enjoy a Barbeque at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.

Saturday 29 August 2009 - Race Day
Guests are invited on board to the official Start Boat at 9:00am to enjoy the exhilarating experience of the offshore start of this world famous race. The Start Boat leads all 60 race boats down the Solent - and then drops the flag off Lymington, letting loose thousands of horsepower into the English Channel. Some boats race to Torquay and some to Poole and back. 

Members and their guests then return to Cowes to enjoy time on the quayside and in the pubs and restaurants in this delightful town - awaiting the racers' return.

Your day will include VIP pit passes with access to all areas, the competitors and their boats offering you the chance to view up close these magnificent craft and take in some of the atmosphere of this very special day.

The day will end with attendance at the Prize Giving ceremony at The Royal Yacht Squadron, a cash bar will be open for this part of the day for you to purchase drinks for yourself and guests.

Book now to ensure you can join us at this exclusive event.

For further information - Click Here

For Accommodation on the Isle of Wight - Click Here

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Getting around the Isle of Wight - Click Here

Ticket Prices1,2, 3

  • Friday - £30 + VAT per person
  • Friday including BBQ (no children permitted) - £50 + VAT per person
  • Saturday - £50 + VAT per person
  • Two day pass - £65 + VAT per person
  • Two day pass including BBQ (no children permitted) - £85 + VAT per person

For more information please contact Brian Kinzie on +44 (0) 2476 692 600
or email

Kindly Supported  by:

1 Terms and Conditions apply
2 Please note that there are restricted areas for children under the age of 16.
3 Dress code for the weekend is smart casual.