Cowes has always had royal connections. King Charles learned to sail here in Cowes first in Bluebottle and then Coweslip. We have photos of him here in 1957, the first year he came, and also here is Princess Anne laughing with John Collis over the stern of Cowesllip.
We have created a coronation window at The Gallery in East Cowes and you can read more about our Royal Connections when you visit.
We have a lovely model of Bluebottle which Bill Austin made for us last year and he is currently creating a Coweslip model too.