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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
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 • Read More • 22/07/2015
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 More • 22/06/2015
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 More • 18/06/2015
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 More • 09/06/2015
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 More • 02/06/2015
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 More • 21/05/2015
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 More • 20/05/2015