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Cowes Harbour Commission news Catch up with all the latest news from Cowes Harbour Commission.
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A very British race

A very British race Helen Fretter explains why the America’s Cup belongs back in Cowes.
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Cowes History and Places to Visit

Cowes History and Places to Visit Cowes and East Cowes has a wealth of history and interesting places to visit.
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What are the health benefits of sailing?

What are the health benefits of sailing? Did you know that doing what you love is good for you?! Find out about the ‘health benefits of sailing’, from Caroline Hurley - Sports Massage Therapist I.I.H.H.T ART(Redg) at BeCalmed in Cowes.
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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 video of the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2013 which runs from 13-22 September.


Crewsaver RS Elite Stadium Cup Cowes 2013
The Crewsaver RS Elite Stadium Cup is a new event designed to showcase the RS Elite fleet in front of the knowledgeable crowds at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.


Video of Panerai British Classic Week
A flavour of Panerai British Classic Week in Cowes, July 2013.


Sailing through Ventnor Bay - RTIR 2013
The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race fleet passes quietly through Ventnor Bay on a wonderful, sunny Isle of Wight day.


Stuart McIntosh talks to COWES.co.uk
Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh talks to COWES.co.uk about his career at sea in the Merchant Navy and on superyachts, his position as Cowes Harbour Master and Chief Executive, the importance of Cowes as a yachting and visitor destination, and his long term vision for the harbour.


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The Cowes Harbour Commission Annual Public Meeting takes place on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 1900 at RORC Cowes Club House, the Parade. • Read More03/06/2016


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.

Read More03/06/2016


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.

Read More02/06/2016


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





Read More23/07/2015


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 seriesRead More22/07/2015


Cowes Harbour Commission explains the background to its recent review of the breakwater project and its decision to proceed with construction. • Read More16/07/2015


More than 70 classic yachts have confirmed their attendance at this year’s event in Cowes which starts on 18th and runs until 25th July. • Read More15/07/2015


Giles Scott and Hannah Mills of the British Sailing Team will be taking to the water on board the IMOCA 60 JP Morgan Asset Management Rosalba in this year’s Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club.Read More22/06/2015


The British Powerboat Racing Club, organisers of the Cowes Torquay Cowes Offshore Powerboat Race, have announced that the stat line of the 2015 event will be from the Royal Yacht Squadron to coincide with the 200th Anniversary. Read More18/06/2015


South Boats IOW Ltd., the UK’s foremost manufacturer of state of the art Wind Farm Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV’s), has delivered the South Cat 23m, ‘Iceni Venture’ to Iceni Marine Services Ltd.  Read More09/06/2015


Seven people in the water after their yacht sank following a collision sparked a full-scale rescue operation from both sides of the Solent this weekend.Read More08/06/2015


HRH Duke of Edinburgh reviewed the Royal Yacht Squadron fleet this afternoon (Friday 5th June) as part of its bicentenary celebrations.Read More05/06/2015


The Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) will be holding a Fleet Review on 5th June as part of its bicentenary, celebrating 200 years of yachting. Starting at 2pm the Duke of Edinburgh, as Admiral of the Royal Yacht Squadron, will review the yachts belonging to members of the RYS.Read More02/06/2015


Following the success of its 2010 national championship at Cowes Week, the Sigma 33 class association has chosen the event once again, as a platform in which to run its 2015 national championship, writes Sue Pelling.Read More21/05/2015


Celebrations commemorating the Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentenary International Regatta in Cowes are drawing closer and with less than 80 days left until the start of the event, for some competing yachts, preparation is getting frantic. Read More20/05/2015


Cowes Harbour Commission has published its Annual Report and is encouraging stakeholders to view the report ahead of next week's Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, 21st May. • Read More15/05/2015

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