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Virtual Cowes - 31 July to 7 August 2021

Watch racing via the 'net

This year, races during Cowes Week will be available to watch via the internet as part of a Government project to trial innovative use of 5G.

50 boats will have 360 degree high definition cameras fitted, and each camera will beam back high definition pictures of the new Cowes Life TV, which will be shown on big screens around the town as well as online.

All regatta classes will be covered, and there will also be a Cowes Week Spectator App. A virtual reality lounge on The Parade at Cowes will allow spectators to don headsets to experience racing on board one of the 50 boats.

The project has been funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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