Commodore House


The extraordinary life of boat designer and sailor, Uffa Fox, will be celebrated 50 years on with an exhibition at this year’s Cowes Week.

Uffa’s old boat shed on the lower level of Commodores House on Cowes High Street will open its doors for the public to enjoy a fascinating exhibition with artefacts from Uffa’s house and life.

Whilst Uffa was mainly recognised as an award-winning sailor and ground-breaking yacht designer, he also became a celebrity in his lifetime, famous for his antics and sense of humour, culminating in an appearance on ‘This is Your Life’ in 1963.

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Commodores House proprietor John Terry said:

“I was lucky enough to sail with Uffa as a youngster. He used to live in the Commodores House, and we wanted to share stories in an exhibition that reflected his memorable life. He had a great sense of adventure, and above all, a sense of fun.”

There will be a BBQ of gastronomic delights on the terrace, plus a bar featuring cocktails such as Sex on the Solent, all thanks to local Cowes restaurant, Gastronomy.

The venue – located within the beautiful pink house backing onto the River Medina – will be open to the public free of charge between 11:00 and 20:00 on Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th August, and 11:00 to 15:00 on Friday 5th, ahead of a ticketed Cowes Week party in the evening, featuring live music from local legends The JC and Angelina Fun Trio.

Tickets and further information are available at

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14 days ago

We worked on the shop Called Segui back then, next door to this house and Mrs Terry I presume the mother to John , used to come out on the waterside pontoon of hers and have a good old natter to us prob 25 to 30or more years ago now, she was a delightful lady with exceptional knowledge of the house etc we did get a peek inside then what a fantastic building.
will do my best to take advantage to look in again.

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13 days ago

What an unfortunate name


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