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Latest Cowes Features

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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Spinlock Cowes webcam

Spinlock Cowes webcam Live webcam streaming from the Spinlock Cowes office, facing northeast across the harbour.
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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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Weather information

Weather information Where to find all the weather information you need for sailing and boating in the Solent.
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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

Opportunities to join Board of Commissioners

Opportunities to join Board of Commissioners

Three members of Cowes Harbour’s Board of Commissioners, David Riley, Claudia Suckling and Jeremy Dale are coming towards the end of their second term of office, and CHC has started a recruitment process to find individuals with an interest in public service to fill the forthcoming vacancies. 

2016 Etchells Worlds comes to Cowes

2016 Etchells Worlds comes to Cowes

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted with the news that Governors of the International Etchells Class Association have approved Cowes as the venue for the 2016 Etchells World Championship. Racing will take place from 5th to 10th September 2016, organised by the Royal London Yacht Club, and up to 100 boats will be berthed at CHC’s Shepards Wharf Marina where there is an established Etchells dry sailing fleet.

Buoyant classes at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Buoyant classes at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

While much of the press coverage around Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week tends to be centred on the biggest boats, or a handful of very big fleets, the experience for most competitors is focussed on the smaller fleets that make up the bulk of the 35-40 classes that race at the event each year.

Rolex Fastnet Race Tickets Sell Out

Rolex Fastnet Race Tickets Sell Out

RORC Racing Manager Nick Elliott predicted 'a scramble for places' last October when it was announced that priority would be given to RORC members wishing to secure a place in the historic race celebrating its 90th year. He wasn't wrong. Just 24 minutes after the online entry system opened at midday on 12th January, over 300 boats had registered for the Rolex Fastnet Race. 

Cowes Week feedback drives improvements

Cowes Week feedback drives improvements

Each year, Cowes Week Limited (CWL) carefully evaluates the feedback it receives and uses this intelligence to shape improvements to the world class regatta.

Royal Yacht Squadron to host SB20 World Championships

Royal Yacht Squadron to host SB20 World Championships

The SB20 keelboat class will hold its 2017 World Championships at the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.


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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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
Live Cowes Tides

Live Tide height in
Cowes Harbour
at 18:08 28/01/2015

3.72m  |   12' 2"

To be used with caution, refer to the
harbour tide boards for safe navigation.
Cowes Harbour Commission accepts no responsibility for inaccurate data.

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