Cowes Ashore

This section covers information about getting to Cowes, where to eat and drink, local events and attractions, and the clubs, classes, and organisations that are based in Cowes.

Photo: Rick Tomlinson Photography 

Retiring Lifeboat Mechanic Gets a Suitable Reminder

Mon 22 Sep 2014 at 1511 BST

Paul Brace, who for years has literally come to grips with the twin outboard engines powering the RNLI’s Cowes inshore lifeboat, received an appropriate gift to mark his departure as joint mechanic:  a spanner affixed to a specially crafted wooden base. 


Thu 28 Aug 2014 at 1038 BST

Disabled sailing teen Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert successfully scaled the 2,907ft Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons to complete her phenomenal Sea and Summit Challenge today (Friday 22 August), then modestly summed up her achievement as “Not bad”!


Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1201 BST

Following the success of the first ever regatta wide ‘Green Blue Day’ at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on 02 August, The Green Blue is delighted to reveal the winners of the #gogreenblue photo competition which ran throughout the regatta (02-09 August).

It’s a Wrap: Reflections on Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014 | The Countdown to 2015 Starts Here!

Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1133 BST

Saturday saw the conclusion of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014. The overall prize-giving on Saturday evening was attended by some 300 people and regatta organisers, Cowes Week Limited, reflected on a Week of mixed weather conditions. 

Berths Bonus at Cowes Yacht Haven this Cowes Week

Mon 21 Jul 2014 at 1414 BST

Cowes Yacht Haven is to make more berths available for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week (2 - 9 August 2014).

Miss Isle 'Standby to Go' reception for extraordinary sailing attempt

Mon 21 Jul 2014 at 1220 BST

In July 2013 Natasha Lambert (Miss Isle) successfully completed an historic sail across the Channel. Natasha, 17, was born with athertoid cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs and speech and confines her to a wheelchair. She sails using ‘sip and puff’ - using her breathing alone to control her sailing boat.

Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear named as Official Clothing Sponsor Charles Stanley Cowes Classic Week 

Tue 08 Jul 2014 at 1000 BST

Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear has been appointed the Official Clothing Sponsor for this year's Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week from 21-25 July, organised and hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club, Cowes.

A Great Line-up of Aerial Displays to Wow the crowds at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014

Fri 27 Jun 2014 at 1444 BST

Cowes Week Limited (CWL) is delighted to announce that local letterbox has extended its support of the regatta in 2014 to include even more awe-inspiring airborne displays which will significantly enhance the shore-side programme at this year’s regatta.

The Great Race starts at 0630 on Saturday 21st June 

Wed 18 Jun 2014 at 0948 BST

Peta Stuart-Hunt provides an overview as the countdown to the longest day commences

Young cancer survivor takes on the race of her life for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust 

Mon 16 Jun 2014 at 1552 BST

Lucie Carrington, 26 from Lancaster, UK has been selected to compete in the final leg of the world’s longest ocean race in New York as an Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust ambassador. 

Four Young Men Get Sea Safety Advice

Mon 19 May 2014 at 1627 BST

Some well-aimed advice was on the cards after the RNLI delivered four young men and their speed boat to Cowes yesterday (Sunday).

Atlantic search for missing UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki ends

Mon 19 May 2014 at 0953 BST

A search has been called off for four Britons missing in the Atlantic after their yacht began taking in water. The men were taking the Cheeki Rafiki 40ft performance racer-cruiser to the UK after a Caribbean regatta.