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. Click here for more info . . .
Top events in Cowes for 2014
2014 is set be yet another vintage year for Cowes. Many of the yachting and powerboating events represent the pinnacle of their sport whilst others provide a showcase for the best of club racing, rallies, and regattas. Click here for more info . . .
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. Click here for more info . . .
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) have confirmed Sevenstar, leading Dutch specialist yacht transport company, as title sponsor of the 1,802 nautical mile non-stop race starting from Cowes, Isle of Wight on 10 August 2014. Click here for more info . . .
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!
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.
New Local Notices to Mariners from Cowes Harbour Commission, numbers 08 and 09, giving an update on the tidal flows within the Inner Harbour and an update on the latest breakwater works. • Read More • 24/02/2015
The biggest changes to the race management structure at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week in many years have just been agreed by the organising yacht clubs of Cowes Combined Clubs. “The idea is to have consistent race management for as much of the week as possible, in order to give a higher level of continuity and consistency,” says Sailing Director Stuart Quarrie. • Read More • 16/02/2015
The promise of a spectacle of timeless classic versus cutting edge modern is emerging early in the year as the entries for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary start to lay down the gauntlet for the summer of sailing in England’s Solent in the last week of July. • Read More • 16/02/2015
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. • Read More • 28/01/2015
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. • Read More • 27/01/2015
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. • Read More • 21/01/2015
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. • Read More • 16/01/2015
The Little Britain Challenge Cup, the biggest sailing regatta for the property and construction industry, is pleased to announce that Solent Events & Solent RIB Charter has agreed to become a Silver Sponsor and an Official Charter Partner of the Little Britain Challenge Cup for 2015. • Read More • 19/12/2014
The main aim of Cowes Harbour Commission’s (CHC) investment into the new Cowes Breakwater was to provide a true sheltered harbour, thereby unlocking its full potential and creating a catalyst for major inward investment and employment generation. • Read More • 15/12/2014