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Island Sailing : Let’s Play!

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At the heart of sailing

The Island Sailing Club was founded in 1889 and has since grown in stature and membership to become the largest sailing Club in Cowes and probably the most welcoming for visiting yachtsmen and yachtswomen.

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Island Sailing Experiences

At the heart of sailing


ISC Sonar Keelboats

The Club owns a fleet of 9 professionally maintained 23ft matched Sonar keelboats which are available for hire to Members and non-Members, corporate organisations and other sailing clubs. The boats are moored 50 metres from the Club and accessed by the Club’s famous yellow launches. They are ideal for 4 persons for gentle sailing or with spinnakers for lively team and match racing.

Race Management 

The ISC has an excellent and proven track record of organising and managing sailing events and regattas throughout the year and the Club provides superb hospitality. Races are run from both committee vessel starting lines and from the Club’s roof top race box. Highly experienced race teams are available to plan and organise regattas lasting from a single day or weekend to a week long Club or Class Regatta, National or International Event.

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Full support both on and off the water

Everything You Need

Event Support

The Island Sailing Club provides excellent race support facilities to Clubs, Class Associations / racing fleets to organise round the cans racing, windward leeward courses or longer day races e.g. Nab Tower and back. A full time Sailing Secretary will work with you to ensure your event is a success and will liaise with local marinas for berthing, accommodation agents etc. to ensure your competitor requirements are met and, if required, negotiate bulk discounts on ferry travel for competitors and supporters. He will write and publish all your race documents and publish online race results.

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Food and Drink

The bar, restaurant, balcony and terrace overlook the race fixed start lines, Fairway and Solent and have some of the best views in Cowes.
The main restaurant can accommodate 140 sailors for an event dinner or a rally / regatta lunch, or up to 200 for a Buffet / BBQ in our Lower marquee. Smaller meeting rooms are available for AGMs, Class meetings, etc.



The Club’s Accommodation House adjacent to the Club provides all year round comfortable modern accommodation at attractive rates. With a capacity for 12 people, there are 6 rooms for single or twin occupancy. All the rooms are named after lighthouses and decorated with a nautical theme.

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Upcoming Events

  • Round the Island Race
    Round the Island Race
    Thu, 03 Jul
    03 Jul 2025, 07:20 UTC
    Cowes, Cowes, UK
    03 Jul 2025, 07:20 UTC
    Cowes, Cowes, UK
    Entries now open
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Round the Island Race 2019

Round the Island Race 2019

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Round the Island Race in three minutes

Round The Island Race 2019 at The Needles

The 2019 Round The Island Race starts with spinnakers!

Matt Sheahan on 'Actual Leader' and record setting at Round The Island Race 2019

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Contact Us

70 High St, Cowes PO31 7RE, UK

01983 296621

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