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

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

Cowes Yacht Haven

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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Solent yacht Charter
1 . Solent yacht Charter

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2 . Sunsail Yacht Charter

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Marine Superstore
3 . Marine Superstore

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Southampton Airport
4 . Southampton Airport

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5 . Bournemouth Airport

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Town Quay
1 . Town Quay

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
2 . Trinity Landing

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.

Cowes Yacht Haven
3 . Cowes Yacht Haven

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
4 . Shepards Wharf

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...

Cowes Roads Swinging Moorings
5 . Cowes Roads Swinging Moorings

Two rows of heavy duty yellow swinging moorings are laid, one to the west of the harbour entrance between Egypt Point and the Royal Yacht Squadron, providing deep water moorings for vessels up to 2...

Whitegates Pontoons
6 . Whitegates Pontoons

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
7 . East Cowes

With the exception of a few berths, the marina is dredged to 2m. We've happily moored Clipper round-the-world yachts, Swan 60s and even a Volvo 70. Very deep draught yachts should check clearance a...

Folly Reach
8 . Folly Reach

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
9 . Island

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

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

Newport
11 . Newport

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

Clamerkin Lake
12 . Clamerkin Lake

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

Bucklers Hard
13 . Bucklers Hard

Set within the heart of the New Forest National Park, Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour offers a unique location for short and overnight stays or permanent moorings all year round. There are full marina...

Hamble Point
14 . Hamble Point

Hamble Point Marina is hard to beat for its location alone, right at the mouth of the River Hamble with easy access to the world famous waters of the Solent. This makes the marina a magnet for comp...

Ryde
15 . Ryde

Ryde Harbour is situated on the seafront on the north-east coast of the Isle of Wight. The Harbour is ideal for family cruising holidays as it is located next to Ryde's long sandy beaches and only...

Port Hamble
16 . Port Hamble

Port Hamble Marina is on the River Hamble, right in the heart of the South Coast's sailing scene. With thousands of visitors every year, this busy marina is popular with racing enthusiasts and crui...

Mercury Yacht
17 . Mercury Yacht

Mercury Yacht Harbour is set in a sheltered wooded site where the shallow waters of Badnam Creek join the River Hamble. Originally built by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the marina offers berthing for 3...

Universal
18 . Universal

Universal Marina is an independent, family operated marina on the Hamble, just 20 minutes from the river mouth and only 5 minutes drive from the main access roads to the river. Set in 68 acres of t...

Royal Clarence
19 . Royal Clarence

Once the Royal Navy Victualling Yard, Royal Clarence is a deep water marina of 145 berths, accessible at all states of the tide. Its fantastic sheltered position, close to the mouth of Portsmouth h...

Haslar
20 . Haslar

The friendly atmosphere at Haslar Marina is supported by the active Haslar Yacht Club, helpful on-site businesses and bars, and the can-do approach of our staff. Some of our berth holders have been...

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East Cowes
1 . East Cowes
(England )

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Hill Head
2 . Hill Head
(England )

A small coastal town west of Portsmouth overlooking the Isle of Wight.

Lee-on-the-Solent
3 . Lee-on-the-Solent
(England )

A small coast town west of Portsmouth overlooking the Isle of Wight.

Warsash
4 . Warsash
(England )

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Bucklers Hard
5 . Bucklers Hard
(England )

A small village on the Beaulieu River west of Southampton.

Ryde
6 . Ryde
(England )

Ryde is a seaside town on the northern coast of the Isle of Wight with an unusual long pier for a ferry terminal that has a train running long it. Home to a small local harbour.

Hamble
7 . Hamble
(England )

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Fareham
8 . Fareham
(Hayling Island )

A large inland town connected to the English Channel by Salterns Lake and Portsmouth Harbour.

Gosport
9 . Gosport
(England )

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Hythe
10 . Hythe
(England )

Hythe is on the western side of the busy commercial channel up to Southampton.

Lower Swanwick
11 . Lower Swanwick
(England )

Lower Swanwick is up the River Hamble with a large marina, the A27 bridge blocks masted boats from heading further up the river.

Portsmouth
12 . Portsmouth
(England )

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St. Helens, Ryde
13 . St. Helens, Ryde
(England )

St Helen's is a small town just inland from Bembridge on the east of Isle of Wight.

Portchester
14 . Portchester
(England )

A small inland town at the Northern end of Portsmouth Harbour.

Yarmouth
15 . Yarmouth
(England )

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

Sandown
16 . Sandown
(England )

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

Lymington
17 . Lymington
(England )

Lymington is a large town west of Southampton overlooking Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

Southampton
18 . Southampton
(England )

Southampton is a city on the south coast of England on the river Itchen and leads to the central solent.

Bembridge
19 . Bembridge
(England )

Bembridge is a town on the eastern most point of the Isle of Wight.

Cosham
20 . Cosham
(England )

Cobham is an inland town at the North Western end of Portsmouth Harbour.

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