Saturday, 2 July 2016

What to do in Cowes...

...during Round the Island Race weekend!!

Our signature Pearl Yacht pendant
– baroque pearl hull, mother-of-pearl rig and hallmarked
sterling silver frame shown on our own hallmarked silver collar.

As the name implies, Round the Island Race, is a sailing race starting from and finishing at the Royal Yacht Squadron and taking what we land lovers would call a counter-clockwise route of about 50 nautical miles around our beautiful island. Sailors from around the world attend this spectacle. Organised by the Island Sailing Club and sponsored by J.P.Morgan Asset Management, it is a long established race and attracts hundreds of boats and their crews. This year the race takes place on Saturday the 2nd of July and starts at 8.30am. Since the start is at a reasonable time and not at 5am in the morning as has often been the case, why not watch the start in Cowes. You've probably never seen the Solent so packed with boats. After that you could follow the Boats around the island and watch them pass some of the islands iconic beauty spots, such as the Needles, St. Catherine's Lighthouse and Ryde Pier before returning to Cowes for an afternoon of shopping and socializing.

Seaside inspired collection of beautiful sterling silver earrings.
Seaside inspired collection
of beautiful sterling silver earrings.
For photographs of this exciting and visually stunning event, an array of local photographers are capturing shots during the day all around the island of all the action from land and from the sea. So whether you are looking for a shot of your boat during the race or an image capturing all of the action against the beautiful backdrop of the Isle of Wight, there certainly is something available for everyone.

So, we highly recommend having a look at these local photographers for your perfect photo to remember Round the Island 2016 by:
Available Light Photography by Steve Gascoigne

And for the evening, win or lose, come and see us at The Earring Collection at 120 High St Cowes, for those finishing touches. As well as our gemstone jewellery collections, we have got some delightful nautical pieces, that could be perfect for your evening outfit.

We look forward to seeing you!

Your Earring Collection Team xx