COWES Week is the oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the world and an iconic fixture on the British sporting calendar.
This is when the prestigious event takes place and how you can be a part of it.
PA:Press Association Cowes Week is one of the highlights of the British sporting calendar
When is Cowes Week 2018?
Lendy Cowes Week is traditionally held during the week beginning on the first Saturday after the last Tuesday in July.
This year, the event begins on Saturday, August 4, 2018, and runs until Saturday, August 11, 2018.
The event boasts an eight-day schedule combining competitive racing and fun for the 8,000 competitors racing and 100,000 spectators.
Attendees can enjoy a fantastic line up of shore-side entertainment day and night and can watch the sailing action from the shore or opt to get out on the water aboard a spectator boat.
Cowes Week has been held in early August every year since 1826, except during the two world wars.
Getty – Contributor The 8-day schedule combines competitive racing and fun events for spectators
When will the fireworks take place?
The famous fireworks display takes place on Friday 10, August, of the event.
Prior to the fireworks, the Red Arrows take to the air in a spectacular display of airmanship, with jets passing overhead at 250 miles per hour.
The Red Arrows display takes place at 7.30pm on the Friday, and is followed by the Lendy Cowes Week Fireworks Display at 9.30pm.
The display takes place off the Parade and lasts around 20 minutes.
The best viewing is from the Parade, the Esplanade, the Green and East Cowes.
PA:Press Association Cowes Week has been held in early August every year since 1826
How can you get tickets?
Spectators are able to watch events unfolding from the shoreline for free.
However for those wanting to get a little closer to the action, spectator boats can be hired for hour-long trips departing at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm from Trinity Landing on Cowes Parade.
Each trip is roughly an hour long and costs £12.50 for adults and £8 for children.
Bookings can be made at the Regatta Centre on the Parade.