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  Cowes - LoveToKnow 1911
COWES, a seaport and watering-place in the Isle of Wight, England, 12 m.
West Cowes is separated from East Cowes by the picturesque estuary of the river Medina, the two towns (each of which is an urban district) lying on opposite sides of its mouth at the apex of the northern coast of the island.
West Cowes is served by the Isle of Wight Central railway.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Cowes   (232 words)

 Cowes Yacht Haven
Cowes Yacht Haven represents the heart of the sailing world in Cowes.
Centrally located, visitors have instant access to Cowes town centre, the Parade, with its range of yacht clubs, including the historic Royal Yacht Squadron, and beautiful Northwood Park, with its tennis, mini-golf facilities and pleasant walks.
Ian Gregory joined Cowes Yacht Haven management team in January with direct responsibility for the management and development of all events held at Cowes Yacht Haven and the Haven Events Centre....
www.cowesyachthaven.com   (288 words)

  Cowes on the Isle of Wight
Cowes and East Cowes grew from a huddle of fishermen's shacks around two coastal forts built by Henry VIII on opposite banks of the River Medina and named after the two off-shore sandbanks or cows.
In 1854, the Royal Yacht Squadron was moved into Cowes Castle, the former Tudor fort, and the name of Cowes has been synonymous with yachting ever since.
East Cowes is where you will find the magnificent Osborne House, former seaside holiday home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and preserved much as it was when the Queen died here in 1901.
www.iwight.com /just_visiting/towns/cowes.asp   (422 words)

  Cowes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cowes is a seaport town on the Isle of Wight, an island due south of the major southern English port of Southampton.
Cowes and East Cowes derive their names from the time of Henry VIII, when fortifications called cowforts or cowes were built on the east and west banks to dispel a French invasion.
East Cowes Castle was notable for its Gothic towers and turrets, and elaborate castellation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cowes   (1188 words)

 Cowes Week - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cowes Week is the longest-running, regular regatta in the world.
The event is held in the town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight, off the southern coast of England.
During this time the Solent is filled with sailing boats of all classes and is particularly colourful due to the display of different spinnakers (the large triangular sail hoisted at the front of a yacht).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cowes_Week   (581 words)

 Cowes at AllExperts
Cowes is a seaport town on the Isle of Wight, an island due south of the major southern English port of Southampton.
In Cowes the 18th century house of Westbourne was home to a collector of customs whose son, born there in 1795, lived to become Dr Thomas Arnold, headmaster of Rugby School.
East Cowes Castle was notable for its Gothic towers and turrets, and elaborate castellation.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/co/cowes.htm   (1197 words)

 Cowes: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The river medina is small river that runs from the hills in the south of the isle of wight, through the capital newport, towards the solent at cowes....
Osborne house is a former royal residence in east cowes, isle of wight, uk....
Cowes and East Cowes are key gateway towns for the Isle of Wight Isle of Wight quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/cowes.htm   (2931 words)

From the moment you walk in the door there is an air of charm with memorabilia and signs celebrating Cowes and its association with yachting and the sea.
East and West Cowes take their names from 'cows', which were Tudor fortifications erected on each side of the Medina estuary to guard the Solent against the prospect of French invasion.
Cowes was originally one of the termini for the Island railway system, much of which was sadly 'Beechinged', but the old line can still be accessed near the 'Kingston Arms' and provides an attractive route to Newport for cyclists or walkers.
www.wightwash.org.uk /pubpage/cowes.html   (875 words)

 123VOYAGE South England: Cowes
Walk throught the narrow little streets of west cowes to the Parade, with its splendid view across the Solent and reach Cowes Castle where the Royal Yacht Squadron is to be found.
East Cowes is quite different from West Cowes with its boat yards and aeronautical industry, but still manages to remain very attractive and full of surprises, like the Shell House, which, as its name suggests is entirely covered in sea shells.
Cowes Castle was at the heart of D-Day landing operations during World War II and houses the 21 brass canons fired at the start and finish of races and on special anniversaries.
www.123voyage.com /sengland/towns/cowes.htm   (624 words)

 Netguide to Cowes on The Isle of Wight
Netguide to Cowes on The Isle of Wight
The home of yachting, Cowes is famed around the world and in particular the first week of August sees the famous Cowes Week when hundreds of yachts and thousands of sailors arrive to race and party.
West Cowes is linked to East Cowes by a chain ferry across the River Medina, The High Speed Passenger Ferry Terminal is in West Cowes, and the car ferry is in East cowes.
www.wightstay.co.uk /context/cowes.html   (234 words)

 Cowes Week, Racing Yacht Charter in the Solent, UK
The Solent is a unique piece of water characterised by its tides and challenges and during Cowes Week it is filled with 900 racing boats and 2-300 spectator boats.
Cowes plays host to visiting foreign warships, sail training vessels and celebrated high profile maxi and round the world yachts.
Despite being a regatta for thousands of sailors from every background Cowes Week is still strongly part of the 'social' calendar, taking place after Goodwood, traditionally starting on the Saturday after the last Tuesday in July.
www.interyachtcharter.com /UK-lymington.htm   (373 words)

 Cowes - Victoria - Australia - Travel - theage.com.au
Cowes also has plenty in the way of general facilities such as motels, caravan parks, camping grounds, bed-and-breakfasts, a golf club, art exhibitions, a theatre, a cinema, souvenir and craft shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Jetties were built at Rhyll in 1868 and at Cowes in 1870 to facilitate access from, and trade with, the mainland.
Tourism was greatly stimulated with visitors accessing the island by means of the ferry service at Cowes where a number of grand guesthouses were built.
www.theage.com.au /news/Victoria/Cowes/2005/02/17/1108500206367.html   (3191 words)

 Cowes Week at AllExperts
The event is held on the Solent (the area of water between southern England and the Isle of Wight made tricky by strong double tides) and in the small town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
It is run by the Cowes Combined Clubs, a syndicate of the yacht clubs in West Cowes, headed by the exclusive Royal Yacht Squadron from whose fort many of the races are started by cannon fire.
Cowes Week is held at the beginning of August, set after Glorious Goodwood in the social calendar, which in most years means, from the Friday after the last Tuesday in July, until the following Friday.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/co/cowes_week.htm   (804 words)

 Cowes Guide 1939
Mention of Cowes conjures up in the minds of many people a vision of slender yachts with tall white sails spread against a background of sea and sky; a rendezvous frequented by a small and select society; memories of the time when Queen Victoria and her Court were frequently in residence at Osborne.
Cowes is, in fact, the natural link between the island and the mainland.
Cowes enjoys a remarkably good climate, which has been aptly called “humid with very bracing interludes.” Mean temperature stands as 50.9° Fahrenheit, ranging from 62° in July to 39.8° in January.
www.cowes.shalfleet.net /cowes_guide_1939.htm   (5891 words)

 Cowes Week 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Throughout the world, Cowes is known as the home of yachting and yacht racing.
Cowes Week was established during the late 19th century and is described as the greatest regatta of its kind in the world.
Cowes Week is now a 'Must Attend' event in the social calendar.
www.jmyachting.co.uk /events.asp?event=6   (306 words)

 Cowes Hospitality Packages 2007, Cowes Festival, Cowes Hospitality Days   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Skandia Cowes Week is the largest annual sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon, with almost 1,000 yachts and 8,000 competitors taking part.
Cowes has long been regarded as the premier yachting centre in Britain and is home to the Royal Yacht Squadron, one of the most senior yacht clubs in the country.
Cowes is split in two, East and West situated either side of the entrance to the River Medina on the Isle of White.
www.mamarine.com /cowes.htm   (358 words)

 Oceanpix - Sailing Posters - Cowes Week   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cowes Combined Clubs was formed in 1964 to co-ordinate the racing previously organised by the individual Cowes and mainland yacht clubs.
Classes that race in Cowes Week cover everything from classic dayboats, such as Dragons and X boats to Maxi's at 80ft plus, which are the modern version of the majestic J Class yachts that used to race regularly in the waters off Cowes in the 1920's and 1930's.
The expanded Cowes Yacht Haven which is the focal point of activity during the Week, East Cowes Marina and Shepards Wharf also provide entertainment, food and bars as well as berthing (but book early as competition for berths is fierce).
www.oceanpix.co.uk /cowes-week.htm   (1413 words)

 ELLEN MACARTHUR BEATS ROUND-THE-WORLD RECORD - Cowes Waterfront News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cowes Waterfront are a global sponsor of Offshore Challenges and were delighted when Ellen’s sailing team chose the Cowes Waterfront — Venture Quays site at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight as its operational headquarters.
The Offshore Challenges and Cowes Waterfront partnership was established to raise the profile of the Island as an excellent business location for the composites and specialist marine sectors as well as making Cowes a centre for sailing, racing and technology.
Cowes Waterfront looks forward to continuing to partner Offshore Challenges and wishes Ellen every success with her future sailing campaigns.
www.coweswaterfront.com /news/news-article.asp?story=87   (568 words)

 Cowes. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
A resort town with lovely promenades, it is also the main port of the island and the center for yachting in the British Isles.
Cowes became the headquarters of the Royal Yacht Club in 1838, and fashionable regattas are held annually.
Queen Victoria died in Osborne House in East Cowes.
www.bartleby.com /65/co/Cowes.html   (104 words)

The Solent indeed is like an ever-open page of romance which excites the hearts of parents and children with an equal mixture of surprise, surmise and pride as they bask on Prince’s Green or bathe in the calm stillness of Gurnard Bay.
Cowes seafront is an eternal doorstep to maritime romance.
Industries are practically unknown in the island, and those that exist are not of the sort to deface in any way the fair fields, and downs and gardens which cover the island from Cowes to Niton, from Alum Bay on the west to Foreland on the east.
www.cowes.shalfleet.net   (757 words)

 Cowes Bed and Breakfast, Cheap Hotel and Guest House Accommodation
Cowes is located on the west bank of the River Medina, on the Isle if Wight.
By being located due south of the English port of Southampton, Cowes and East Cowes are something of a gateway for the Isle of Wight.
The return journey to East Cowes is something of a spectacle as, on arrival, visitors are faced with the worlds largest Union Jack flag on the hangar doors.
www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk /propertysearch.asp?townCity=Cowes   (781 words)

In the centre of the north coast, where the sandy bays are sheltered enough for good swimming, COWES is Phillip Island’s main town.
The Jetty, The Esplanade, Cowes (tel 03/5952 2060).
The main reason to come to Cowes or Rhyll is if you’re planning to stay on the island.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /australia/victoria/cowes.asp   (468 words)

 Red Funnel - Sailing & Yacht Racing, Cowes, Solent, Isle of Wight
Working with professional partners, Red Funnel offer a range of inclusive packages that are tailored to individual needs from complete novices wanting a fun day on the water through to those seeking an RYA or BCU qualification.
"Cowes is a great place to learn to sail either in the protected waters of the River Medina or the open seas of the Solent.
Leslie Ryan, GBR Challenge Sponsorship and Marketing Manager, said, "As Cowes is our long term home, the partnership with Red Funnel is key to accessibility for the team and all those connected with it.
www.redfunnel.co.uk /yachting   (789 words)

 Skandia Set Sail / events / Skandia Cowes Week
Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK Skandia Cowes Week plays a pivotal role in our Set Sail campaign.
Skandia Cowes Week attracts up to 1,000 competing yachts and some 8,000 competitors from leading Olympic and professional sailors to families pushing their cruising yachts to new limits and is one of the World’s leading pro-am events.
Onshore, Skandia Cowes Week has a unique party atmosphere that is a true celebration of sailing at its best.
www.skandiasetsail.com /events/skandia_cowes_week.asp   (179 words)

 Surfury - Offshore Powerboat Racing - Cowes Torquay Cowes
In late August “Surfury” was entered into the Cowes – Torquay, she came home 3rd behind “Brave Moppie” driven by Dick Bertram and Merrick Lewis in “Thunderbird”.
“Surfury’s” start was awesome, Charles brought her close inshore as she passed Cowes to avoid the naval escort craft HMS Brave Borderer’s” wake her Daytonas thundering at close to full throttle, just managing to avoid the flotilla of dinghies, yachts and pleasure craft that had gathered for an optimumview.
I was standing in a large crowd of people and watched Charles Gardner bring “Surfury” way inshore past Cowes Green, as he did so the clapping and cheering thrilled me to the bone”.
www.surfury.co.uk /history.htm   (1246 words)

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