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Countdown is on to La Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro

Countdown is on to La Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro Watch the fleet arrive in Cowes on 22nd June and enjoy the Solitaire Race Village until the 26th June when the sailors depart and head for Paimpol on the next leg of their journey.
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Weather information

Weather information Where to find all the weather and Tide information you need for sailing and boating in the Solent.
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News on the Cowes Breakwater Project

News on the Cowes Breakwater Project Construction of the new detached Cowes Harbour breakwater started in May 2014.
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Information for visiting yachts

Information for visiting yachts All you need to know about public landings, slipways, getting ashore, fresh water, fuel and gas and more.
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Cowes Spotlight

Celebrating Island produce in Cowes

Celebrating Island produce in Cowes
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Cowes and East Cowes Ashore

Cowes and East Cowes Ashore
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Latest Cowes News

Cowes Harbour Commission Annual Public Meeting

Cowes Harbour Commission Annual Public Meeting

• The Cowes Harbour Commission Annual Public Meeting takes place on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 1900 at RORC Cowes Club House, the Parade.

La Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro comes to Cowes

La Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro comes to Cowes

This year the world famous annual solo yacht race is making a pit stop at the Isle of Wight, bringing with it a fantastic summer festival atmosphere and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.


J.P Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

J.P Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

The JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Yacht Race is sailing’s answer to the London Marathon as 1600 boats, crewed by some of the biggest names in sailing as well as keen amateur sailors, skim past The Needles, the Island’s distinctive rocky structure, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge and back into the Solent. 
Watch the yachts round the Needles rocks and enjoy a hearty breakfast in the Needles Old Battery Café.
The boats cross the start line at Cowes in eleven separate groups, starting every 10 minutes from 0700 until 0840 and heading in a westerly direction towards Yarmouth. The boats pass round the Needles Lighthouse, along the south-west coast of the Island to St. Catherine's Point and then up across Sandown Bay to round the Bembridge Ledge Buoy. The fleet then makes its way either side of No Man's Land Fort and across Osborne Bay to the finish line back at Cowes.One MOnth

One Month to go until the J.P Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2016.


Images from Panerai British Classic Week

Images from Panerai British Classic Week

Christian Beasley has provided these images of this week's Panerai British Classic Week.






Panerai British Classic Week 2015

Panerai British Classic Week 2015

The sun returned on the third day of Panerai British Classic Week 2015 and the fleet enjoyed two spectacular round the cans races in the Western Solent, races three and four of the series

CHC explains Cowes breakwater decision

CHC explains Cowes breakwater decision

• Cowes Harbour Commission explains the background to its recent review of the breakwater project and its decision to proceed with construction.


Cowes Videos

Loads in store at 2014 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show
Calling all Island dinghy sailors! The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show is the only place to be over the weekend of 1-2 March if you’re passionate about dinghy sailing or are thinking about taking to the water for the first time - it’s a great day for all the family!


London Boat Show 2014 preview
Lots of sailors, boaters, and marine businesses from Cowes and the Isle of Wight will be heading up to the capital for the London Boat Show which runs from 4 to 12 January.


2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show preview
Watch a preview of the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2013 which runs from 13-22 September.




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Cowes Harbour Commission Annual Public Meeting 29/06/2016
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This Cowes weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget For latest Cowes weather and Solent tides information, please visit the detailed weather and tide charts at Cowes Harbour Commission
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Cowes Harbour
at 07:24 26/06/2016

2.24m  |   7' 4"

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