Our Sporting Life - Sail for Gold at Cowes
29 Jun 2012 to 01 Jul 2012
The RYA's Olympic and Paralympic exhibition 'Our Sporting Life -
Sail for Gold' heads to Cowes Yacht Haven, Cowes, Isle of Wight for
the weekend of the Round the Island race (29 June - 1 July) on the
sixth leg of its tour of the UK.
Having already visited London, Scotland, Liverpool and Cornwall,
some 16,000 people have had the opportunity to enjoy the exhibition
and immerse themselves in 112 years of triumph and glory at this
extraordinary exhibition celebrating Britain's unique Olympic and
Paralympic Sailing heritage.
Anyone visiting the exhibition will discover how Britain cemented
its place as the world's most successful Olympic and Paralympic
sailing nation through the captivating anecdotes, photographs and
keepsakes of those sailors who made sailing history.
From 'yachting's' debut as an Olympic sport at Paris 1900
to Britain's record-breaking medal haul at Beijing 2008, the
exhibition lets you into the secrets behind the success including
how the boats, the racing and the sailors have changed dramatically
Stories are brought to life through a creative mix of
fascinating historical artefacts and modern-day videos, linking our
wonderful sailing past with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
sailing regattas taking place on this summer.
"We are delighted to be bringing the exhibition to Cowes Yacht
Haven over the weekend of the Round the Island race giving even
more people get the chance to come along and really get a feel of
how wonderful and exciting our Olympic and Paralympic sailing
history really is.
"The exhibition will give visitors an insight in to just how
times have changed and hopefully will get them excited about the
upcoming Games and get them right behind our competing sailors",
commented Sail for Gold Exhibition Coordinator, Celia Edgington.
Cowes Yacht Haven,