Cowes Radio 2016 - it was Dick Johnson's last year!

The much-loved station was back for it's 31st continuous year of operation at Cowes Week, the World's premier regatta. Saturdays final sign-off from Dick Johnson on air was an emotional one for not only Dick and us but all the supporters and competitors who cheered and waved Dick as he headed back into the Medina for the last time. At the overall prizegiving Dick received the Spirit of Cowes award from Chris Russell to a standing ovation from the hundreds of competitors leaving Dick literally speechless; tearful and unable to utter a word. A fine send-off for the Murray Walker of sailing, who will be sorely missed on air and by the many thousands of listeners around the world.     Dick afloat

Cowes Radio provides the only live, continuous on the water commentary of sailing, giving minute-by-minute information to competitors, spectators and regatta followers, live from our fully instrumented commentary boat, and direct from our race experienced commentators Dick Johnson on the water and Simon Vigar ashore on the starting platform of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

Cowes Radio, the UK's longest running special event station, commands a large and highly responsive audience both online around the world and on FM radio. For competing yachtsmen the station provides essential news and race information such as official broadcast of the race courses from the platform of the Royal Yacht Squadron, tide times, winds, race results, dedicated weather forecasts from a marine meteorologist and essential regatta information.

A hugely experienced team of broadcasters bring you live commentary and interviews with celebrities, skippers, crews and organisers, winners and losers, race results and up-to the minute comment from the people who matter. We also broadcast competitions, fun and games, plus a social guide. Cowes Radio is a really useful way of finding out what's going on with the up-to the minute daily guide to 'what's on' and 'who's doing what.' We also stream live online and are listened to all over the World on the Internet. This year we were once again the audio of the Cowes Live! video feed of all the racing starts that go with our commentaries.

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