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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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Cowes week has been held every year since 1826, interrupted only by the two world wars.
Wills travelled to Cowes on Friday after getting his RAF wings.
The court heard that Wallace, described as extremely drunk, then went to the Cowes police station where she became abusive to Pc David Harry and threw the iguana at him, missing and causing the animal to hit a filing cabinet before falling to the floor.
Kensington Palace announced the news onTwitter, writing: "Due to adverse weather conditions forecasted for Friday in Cowes, The King's Cup hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will now take place on Thursday 8th August at 1400hrs.
"The whole race is a challenge and we aim to get the best result we can - the Rolex Fastnet Race is simply an iconic race and the party at the finish in Plymouth is always good fun!" Other sailors from Warwick will be racing on four different boats in the 48th edition of the biennial race starting from Cowes, Isle of Wight Saturday.
Her Majesty was barred from the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, Isle of Wight, so she founded her own at nearby Ryde.
The Red Falcon is seen as it runs aground off East Cowes, Isle of Wight, yesterday.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) received reports shortly after 8am yesterday that the Red Falcon ferry had collided with "at least two yachts" in Cowes Harbour.
Newlyweds Jason and Michelle Dight had just exchanged vows at the yacht haven in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, when Mrs May arrived.