Monday 28 August 2023

Cowes waterfront

I never tire of Cowes waterfront, there's so much going on it's always a pleasure to see the easily recognisable icons as you approach, the Royal Yacht Squadron being first and fore most.

A summer visitor, but one which which nicely characterises the history and spirit of Cowes.

Former weekend residence and now the Sir Max Aitken museum the Prospect off the High Street is an old sail makers loft, well worth a visit.

The Island Sailing Club, home to the Around the Island Race and many other local sailing events, had a open air visitors bar for the summer,  great spot to watch all thecomings and goings on the river.

Further upriver past the chain ferry on the East shore East Cowes Sailing Club is tucked away between tow industrial buildings. Nice Cornish Crabber in the fore ground.

Back on the west side and before the chain ferry, Clare Lallow boat builders was established in 1867 and has built so many famous boats over the years.



  1. I think Uffa Fox used to live around this area - water front with great access to the sea and all the activity.

  2. Hi Alden, yes he was Cowes based, for a while he lived on a houseboat/workshop upriver from which he launched several designs.


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