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Cowes welcomes all visitors, whether arriving by land or sea! To find out about Cowes ashore look at our Cowes Town Guide; yachtsmen should head to the Harbour Guide.

All Cowes Local Notices to Mariners can be viewed on the Cowes Harbour Commission website.

Catch up with all the news from Cowes Harbour.

View a digital version of the Cowes Port Handbook 2014-2015 and
 a useful map of Cowes.

The Cowes Clubs and Classes Association has issued the 2014 NoR (updated 22 May), entry form, and SIs for the Solent Series and Cowes Keelboat Championship. See the Cowes keelboat racing results.


Latest Cowes Features

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014 Find all the latest Cowes Week news and information here.
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2014 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

2014 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race The annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, and takes place in 2014 on Saturday, 21 June.
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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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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

Cowes Torquay Powerboat Race - a classic!

Cowes Torquay Powerboat Race - a classic!

The Cowes Torquay Powerboat Race is the toughest powerboat race in the world. The stretch of water between the Solent and Devon Coast has long been regarded as one mean piece of water.

RORC and Royal Corinthian YC agree merger

RORC and Royal Corinthian YC agree merger

• Members of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes (RCYC) have confirmed that the two clubs will merge to form one club.

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2015

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2015

• Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores.

JOG Channel Race to St Peter Port

JOG Channel Race to St Peter Port

• Guernsey over the late August bank holiday weekend is always a firm favourite for the JOG fleet and 41 boats in the four IRC classes came to the west-going Cowes start line on the Friday evening.

More boats, more power, more fun

More boats, more power, more fun

• Once again the Solent will reverberate to the sound of high powered, high octane powerboats when the Cowes Classic Powerboat Race roars into town.

More records smashed in Round Britain and Ireland Race

More records smashed in Round Britain and Ireland Race

• Swish, skippered by Canadian Roderick Knowles, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 04.06.49 BST on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 with an elapsed time of 8 days, 19 hours, 06 minutes and 49 seconds.


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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Latest Weather

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 07:54 03/09/2014

3.51m  |   11' 6"

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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