Princess Anne in Cowes for Spitfire Display and Fleet Review

A BUSY and sunny Cowes was treated to a spectacular spectacle on land, at sea and in the air today (Saturday).

A special guest, the Princess Royal watched the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations from the WetWheels’ charity ship.

His Royal Highness conducted a fleet and engine review, in the presence of HMS Severn.

A committee of sailing organisations, class associations and clubs from across the Solent region organized the event.

It was a gathering of small Dunkirk vessels, historic yachts, sail training boats and over 400 boats from Solent yacht clubs and organisations.

Spitfire on HMS Severn. Photo by Ricky Ashanollah.

Shoreside, there was free music to listen to at Cowes Yacht Haven all afternoon.

Isle of Wight County Press: Spitfire over Cowes.  Photo by Chris Mathews.Spitfires over Cowes. Photo by Chris Mathews.

Anyone who attended and enjoyed the day is asked to donate via in lieu of the event being free.

Isle of Wight County Press: Spitfire on HMS Severn by Chris Mathews.Spitfire on HMS Severn by Chris Mathews.

Thanks to our IW County Press Camera Club members Ricky Ashanollah, Chris Mathews and Mike Parsons for these wonderful photos.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s hopeful’s visit also took place in Cowes today.

Read the County Press interview with him here.

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