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Welcome to the home of Cowes Live, the brand new name for the world renowned “Cowes Radio” For over 30 years, we have been broadcasting commentary to the thousands of competitors and spectators that come to the internationally acclaimed event, Cowes Week. There are 3 ways to access to our commentary: Radio, TV and Online. This makes our service available not only to everyone in Cowes  through easy to use radio transmissions, but worldwide through our streaming partners. Be at the heart of the action, on Radio, TV and online with Cowes Live.

Listen to the commentary right here and watch the action unfold thanks to Cowes Live TV.


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Gin Festival 9th – 18th August

Gin lovers can rejoice again this Cowes Week!  The extremely popular Isle of Wight Gin Festival bar will return every day as part of our Cowes Week Lawn Lounge on the Northwood House Lawns.  The trendy artisan bar with its team of trained gin experts will guide you through the incredible selection of fine gin and help you explore the incredible flavour profiles that exist in the gin world.

Sponsored by Fever-Tree and Isle of Wight Mermaid Gin, the Festival features up to 100 unique and artisan gins from the UK and rest of the world this year, making this a gin lovers paradise.  The Festival also features some exclusive new international gins, never available before in the UK.  All drinks come served with their very own paired botanicals and Fever-Tree mixer, and there is plenty of cover even if does rain… how very British!

The Pink Party – 18th August

It’s the best party to close Cowes Week…and the chance to raise money for a fantastic cause. It’s the Pink Party for Cancer Research UK and its happening on Saturday 17th August at the Northwood House Lawn Lounge Bar & Club Balearia! Get you tickets now and get ready to join us for a fantastic evening that includes live music, food and welcome drinks, as well as the chance to party to the early hours with our resident DJ Danny Whitehead who’ll be playing an incredible mix of club floor-fillers from the 80’s right up to the present day!

The Red Funnel Fireworks at Cowes Week. Friday 16th August 2019

It all takes place in Cowes Harbour at 21:30. Pack a picnic and hop over on the Red Jet, or enjoy the food stalls, pop-up bars and entertainment along the shoreside, OR for the BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE jump on board on one of the famous Red Funnel party boat excursions! Its a 3-hour round-trip of fun and entertainment set to an 80’s/90’s theme courtesy of Isle of Wight Radio (East Cowes) and SAM FM (Southampton).

You’ll get right up close to the heart of fireworks action. Why not reserve your VIP tickets in the Signature Lounge! We’ll look forward to welcoming you with a glass of fizz, and a complimentary spread of nibbles and other surprises.

Red Funnel Fireworks Party Boat Excursion, Southampton – 16 Aug

  • 20:15 – Departed Funnel Ferries, Terminal 1 Southampton. (Check-in time 19:15-20:00)
  • 23:15 (approx.) – Return Red Funnel Ferries, Terminal 1 Southampton

Red Funnel Fireworks Party Boat Excursion, East Cowes – 16 Aug

  • 20:45 – Depart East Cowes Ferry Terminal. Check-in time is (Check in time 19:45 -20:30)
  • 23:45 (approx.) – Return East Cowes Ferry Terminal