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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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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 More15/12/2014


Cowes Week Limited (CWL), organiser of the world-famous sailing regatta, is looking for a talented and experienced executive director to join the small full-time team responsible for the event.Read More15/12/2014


Clubs are committing from around the world to send teams to next year's Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta which will take place between 25th - 31st July.Read More11/12/2014


Cowes-based sailing charity UKSA has been given a huge boost by Isle of Wight ferry provider Red Funnel which has chosen the local organisation as its charity of the year for 2015.Read More04/12/2014


The British Keelboat Academy (BKA) is pleased to announce that the next wave of Britain’s aspiring young keelboat sailors have now been confirmed for the 2014-15 season.Read More01/12/2014


To celebrate the 2015 Suzuki Dinghy Show, the RYA are giving you the chance to be part of a special feature at the show. It could be a selfie taken back in the summer, an action shot out on the water or even a pose with your friends at your sailing club. Whatever the snap, they want your #sailingselfie to create a huge wall of photographs which will welcome visitors to the show. 


Read More28/11/2014


One of the largest Christmas events on the Isle of Wight will be in Cowes this year - The Cowes Christmas Festival will be held at the Yacht Haven on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December and admission is free.Read More27/11/2014


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is pleased to share some exciting news this week as a Public Exhibition is announced on the new concept plans for East Cowes and £15m investment for improving cross-Solent connections between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. Read More26/11/2014


Commercially Viable Energy a Major Step Closer

Successful sea trials of Sustainable Marine Energy’s tidal energy platform, PLAT-O, demonstrates a fresh approach for delivering cost-effective tidal energy.

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully completed its first round of sea trials with its tidal energy platform, PLAT-O. The tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for installation and maintenance but SME is demonstrating that by using its innovative platform, which is moored under the surface of the water, these costs can be significantly reduced.


Successful sea trials of Sustainable Marine Energy’s tidal energy platform, PLAT-O, demonstrates a fresh approach for delivering cost-effective tidal energy.

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully completed its first round of sea trials with its tidal energy platform, PLAT-O. The tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for installation and maintenance but SME is demonstrating that by using its innovative platform, which is moored under the surface of the water, these costs can be significantly reduced.

Read More24/11/2014


Both title sponsor Aberdeen Asset Management and regatta organiser Cowes Week Limited are firmly behind supporting the youth element of the event and promoting it hard. “Quite simply, youth sailing is the future of the sport,” says Cowes Week Limited sales and marketing director Michelle Warner.Read More24/11/2014


Cowes will feature significantly in this year’s Yacht & Yachting Awards courtesy of some inspiring individuals and organisations. The Yacht & Yachting Awards aim to highlight the best performances, products, clubs and events of the last 12 months. Read More14/11/2014


The 2015 London Boat Show takes place from 9-18 January at ExCeL London, take a look at this preview video.

Read More13/11/2014


After a great year Etchells racing in Cowes the renaissance continues, 4 new owners joined the fleet in 2014 with a 5th buying a boat late season in preparation to start racing in 2015, plus a 6th importing a USA boat over the winter, to race from Cowes next spring. 


Read More10/11/2014


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is pleased to report that completion on the 2014 phases of the Cowes breakwater construction programme is imminent with contractors Boskalis Westminster now finalising the reshaping of the 350 metre long breakwater core in advance of a winter settlement period.Read More05/11/2014


Cowes Harbour Commission has launched its first online consultation aimed at assisting the Commission during a major review of the vision, strategic objectives, plans and policies for Cowes Harbour on the Isle of Wight.Read More04/11/2014


First of all a huge thank you for helping make the four jam-packed days of events such a tremendous success.  All the speakers enormously appreciated their animated and engaged audiences and the general buzz and atmosphere.

Thursday opened with a fantastic array of established and emerging local authors complemented by ex M.P Chris Mullin looking at the lighter side of Westminster and Clive Chabrier entertaining the audience at MooCow with anecdotes about his amazing life and adventures.

Read More31/10/2014

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