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All the news from Cowes Week 2014

All the news from Cowes Week 2014 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week takes place from 2 - 9 August 2014.
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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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Top events in Cowes for 2014

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.
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Cowes Harbour Commission news

Cowes Harbour Commission news Catch up with all the latest news from Cowes Harbour Commission.
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Cowes Breakwater Project news

Cowes Breakwater Project news Construction of the new detached Cowes Harbour breakwater started in May 2014.
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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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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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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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Cowes start for Round Britain and Ireland Race

Cowes start for Round Britain and Ireland Race 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.
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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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Latest Cowes News


Cowes RNLI lifeboat was among the vessels involved in a major emergency in Southampton Water this evening when a tug suddenly capsized, resulting in a subsequent dramatic life or death rescue of one of the two men aboard. Read More31/03/2015


2015 is set be a landmark year for Cowes Harbour with the final stages of works on the new detached Breakwater commencing in June and construction due to be completed by October.Read More30/03/2015


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 More24/02/2015


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 More16/02/2015


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 More16/02/2015


Independent lifeboat crews across the Isle of Wight are today celebrating 'Go Orange Day' to raise money for the services they provide. • Read More13/02/2015


Youth charity UKSA has won the tender to deliver the National Citizen Service (NCS) on the Isle of Wight, in partnership with The Football League Trust.Read More12/02/2015


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 More28/01/2015


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 More27/01/2015


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 More21/01/2015


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 More16/01/2015


Each year, Cowes Week Limited (CWL) carefully evaluates the feedback it receives and uses this intelligence to shape improvements to the world class regatta.Read More12/01/2015


The SB20 keelboat class will hold its 2017 World Championships at the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.Read More07/01/2015


Hoegh Osaka is the cargo ship that ran aground on the Bramble Bank, off Cowes, on Saturday evening, 3rd January 2015.Read More06/01/2015


The RNLI benefitted from a donation of £767 following a well-supported pre-Christmas event staged at the Little Gloster in Gurnard.  • Read More30/12/2014


Entries for the 2015 J. P. Morgan Round the Island Race will officially open on 9th January to coincide with the Race website going live.Read More19/12/2014

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