Cowes

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Cowes is a very popular sailing destination on the Isle of Wight home to round the island race.




"Cowes () is an English seaport town and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. Cowes is located on the west bank of the estuary of the River Medina, facing the smaller town of East Cowes on the east bank. The two towns are linked by the Cowes Floating Bridge, a chain ferry.

The population was 9,663 in the 2001 census, which doubled during the regatta in early August. The population at the 2011 census was 10,405.

Charles Godfrey Leland's 19th-century verses describe the towns poetically as "The two great Cowes that in loud thunder roar/This on the eastern, that the western shore".

Cowes has been seen as a home for international yacht racing since the founding of the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1815. It gives its name to the world's oldest regular regatta, Cowes Week, which occurs annually in the first week of August. Later, powerboat races are held.

Much of the town's architecture is still heavily influenced by the style of ornate building that Prince Albert popularised." Wikipedia









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Folly Reach Marina
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A pleasant meander up the creek and a friendly welcome to the Folly Inn with taxi service from mooring pontoons.

Cowes Yacht Haven Marina
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I've only been here during Cowes week so this may not be representative of other weeks, but OMG such a busy and packed like sardines marina. Good facilities on shore and a fab little sandwich bar does great early breakfast!

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1 . Yachtwork
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7 . Yachtforce Yacht Charter
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Universal Yachting
8 . Universal Yachting
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Town Quay  Harbour
1 . Town Quay Harbour
2.5

Adjacent to the Red Jet terminal and in front of the Cowes Harbour Office providing easy, walk-ashore access direct to Cowes High Street. Vessels of up to 7m in length are permitted to use the pont...

Trinity Landing Harbour
2 . Trinity Landing Harbour
2.5

Trinity Landing is located just inside the entrance to Cowes Harbour and provides walk-ashore access to the heart of Cowes. It is often used as a landing point for visiting vessels.

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Cowes Yacht Haven represents the heart of the sailing world in Cowes. Whether you are looking to berth your boat or entertain corporate clients in a unique setting, Cowes Yacht Haven has it all. Ce...

Shepards Wharf Marina
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Short-term and overnight berthing managed and run by friendly staff who know and love their local area and whose mission is to help you draw the best from your boating experiences. Wide water acces...

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2.5

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Whitegates Pontoons Harbour
6 . Whitegates Pontoons Harbour
2.5

Visitor moorings just past the Chain Ferry on the port side. You will need to use the water taxis or your dinghy to get ashore. These moorings are quiet and ideal for craft wishing to stay overnigh...

East Cowes Marina
7 . East Cowes Marina
3.7

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Folly Reach Marina
8 . Folly Reach Marina
3.7

It can take as little as 20 minutes to motor to Folly Reach from the harbour entrance. Almost halfway up the River Medina, it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Cowes and is designated a...

Island Marina
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Island Harbour is set in a beautiful and secluded valley and offers easy access to Newport, Osborne House and (just once a year) the site of the Isle of Wight Festival. The marina offers over 200 b...

Wooteton Creek
10 . Wooteton Creek
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A couple of pontoons offer shore side mooring for shallow draft boats.

Newport Harbour
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At the end of the River Medina is the Newport Harbour which is tidal and dries for all but small draft boats.

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The central channel of Newtown River has a scattering of mooring buoys and anchorages.

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13 . Bucklers Hard Marina
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East Cowes
1 . East Cowes
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5 . Bucklers Hard
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6 . Ryde
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Lower Swanwick is up the River Hamble with a large marina, the A27 bridge blocks masted boats from heading further up the river.

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12 . Portsmouth
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15 . Yarmouth
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A large an characteristic town on the north western coast of the Isle of Wight overlooking Lymington.

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16 . Sandown
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Sandown, Lake and Shanklin form a large town on the south east coastline of the Isle of Wight.

Lymington
17 . Lymington
(England )
3.6

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18 . Southampton
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19 . Bembridge
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