Cowes is the mecca for UK sailing, home to the oldest and largest sailing regatta in the world, and The Royal Yacht Squadron, with its rich history since 1815.

Cowes attracts thousands of visitors and sailing spectators annually for events and regattas to include Cowes Week and The Panerai Cup classic yacht racing.


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 town of East Cowes has a small shopping centre, a seafront promenade, and a marina. It is the location of Queen Victoria’s famous summer home, Osborne House.

Cowes has a lively atmosphere, particularly in the summer months with sailing events, festivals, and many restaurants and bars.

A chain ferry called the Cowes Floating Bridge links East Cowes and West Cowes.

Rib Charter

Rib Charters are a fun experience to reach Cowes for both the waterside and shore-side activities. Enjoy time out on the water spectating sailing events from the Rib, then head into the town to discover the entertainment.

Cowes is a central location with easy access to popular destinations across The Solent.

Our Rib Charters start from Lymington, Yarmouth and Cowes Yacht Haven.

Get in touch

For more information on the Rib Charters we provide, please contact us through the form below or call us on 01590 452122.
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