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Cowes

(kouz), town (1991 pop. 16,134), Isle of Wight, S England. 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. Industries include shipbuilding and aircraft works. Queen Victoria died in Osborne House in East Cowes.

Cowes

a town in S England, on the Isle of Wight: famous for its annual regatta. Pop.: 19 110 (2001)
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Donna Air (left)and multi Olympic sailing medalist Shirley Roberson on day four of Cowes Week
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Osborne House in East Cowes was Queen Victoria's favourite bolt-hole and is fascinating to look around.
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Mr Fear - a former vice-commodore at the Royal London Yacht Club - was well known in Cowes, where he and Mr Kendall ran Kendall's Fine Art gallery.
Situated near Cowes in the north of the island, Gurnard Pines is the ideal base from which to explore everything the area has to offer, from theme parks to historic castles, dinosaur walks to sea safaris, animal adventures to afternoon teas.
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Luxury yachts, cruisers and small inflatables lined up off the coast of Cowes, Isle of Wight, and enjoyed the 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' starring Russell Crowe on a 41ft x 21ft screen.
Dubai Oman Sail continued to impress in the UK leg of the Extreme Sailing Series with both boats impressing on the third day of the series in Cowes yesterday.
TEAM GAC Pindar, skippered by Ian Williams, rose to third place yesterday after day three of the Extreme Sailing Series' fifth round, being held in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in the UK.
The Swan 68 Titania of Cowes, which competed in the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart, is one of the company's classic yachts, her royal blue hull and powerful masthead rig making her a stand-out vessel in the 2010 bluewater classic and later, in Hobart, in contesting the iconic King of the Derwent.