Venues

Whether you are a competitor at Cowes Week, are interested in watching the racing, or simply want to be involved in the festival atmosphere of the event, there are loads of things to see and do. Read about what was on offer during the 2019 regatta at each of the main venues below.

Please note: The provision of shoreside activities is managed by privately-owned businesses and not the regatta organisers, CWL. All enquiries concerning the booking of musicians and artists or the allocation of retail concessions should be made directly to the individual venues.

Cowes Yacht Haven

Bookings Contact: Chris Thomas

Situated in the centre of town, Cowes Yacht Haven is one of the main entertainment venues for Cowes Week. 2019 saw an enhanced layout to the Regatta Village, plus a family friendly area offering a quieter space for visiting families.

Land Rover will be repeating their Land Rover Experience - come and have a try for yourself. With access from the High Street and Town Quay it is home to the famous Troup Dudley Cowes Week Beer Tent, along with the Fever-Tree Bar, Food Court, hospitality areas and a wide range of stalls. With Live Entertainment on stage throughout the week till late each evening, the Yacht Haven is the place to be. Official Cowes Week merchandise is also available from the onsite Musto shop.

Entry to the Yacht Haven remains free all week with the exception of Firework Friday where entry after 6pm will be £5.00 per person.

Cowes Parade Village

Bookings Contact: Beth Taylor

Cowes Parade Village is a fantastic waterfront venue that has something for everybody. Free to enter and open from 10am until midnight daily - the Parade Village not only boasts spectacular views of the Solent and the competing yachts it is also home to the bustling Spinnaker Bar, where live music can be enjoyed from lunchtime until late. There is even a relaxed garden area where you can enjoy a delicious Westerhall Rum cocktail or a Slingsby G&T whilst you watch the world go by.

There are a plethora of great food offerings for breakfast, lunch or dinner and exciting retail outlets and activities for all the family to enjoy all day every day.

Shepards Marina

Bookings Contact: Jock Rafferty

Shepards is an Official Cowes Week Shoreside venue located 200 metres from the town centre, where competitors and spectators, friends and families can all enjoy the unique welcoming Shepards Wharf atmosphere.

Open from breakfast until late at night, Shepards is renowned as the place to go for apres-racing drinks, relaxation, and entertainment with live music and great food.

For berthing and mooring information please contact the friendly team at Shepards Wharf Marina.

Northwood House

The Cowes Week Lawn Lounge Bar is a regular feature at Northwood House, offering a relaxed "chill out" style ambience, with comfortable lounge furniture inside the marquee and on the lawns.

It's a great meeting place and alternative destination for visitors, competitors and local residents coming to the event, offering a Balearic / Mediterranean vibe of relaxed DJ'd music and a whole host of top Island bands and performers. A delicious range of gourmet burgers are served gastro pub style, anytime from midday to midnight.

With signature cocktail serves, Live Jazz nights, and a whole host of other top musical talent set in a relaxed venue this is a great place to head for during Cowes Week.