About

About mosaic

THE SHOP

Turn Right out of the Red Jet and we're just along the street a bit. You can't miss us.

Located along Cowes High Street, we have been operating since April 2015 and we are enjoying every moment of it.  We are a young, dynamic company with a great product designed to go sailing in all conditions.  We are friendly and helpful and if you are really lucky, you can meet ShopDogTed or be involved in one of our #whattowearwednesday photo shoots.  We can help you choose from a wide range of gear and you benefit from trying it all on. 

 

 

 

 

KATE PALFREY

Kate runs the shop on a day to day basis and her friendly smiling face and wicked sense of humour will see you kitted out in the best gear possible. Often seen with coffee and doughnuts, and chatting with anyone and everyone in the high street, Kate will make you feel very welcome in her store.

Kate grew up on the Island, met Andrew "Dog" Palfrey in the renowned sailing pub, The Pier View, in 1994 and subsequently moved to Australia.  They returned to the Island in 2010, together with a couple of container loads of furniture and 3 children.  A work stint in San Francisco took them away again, but now they are back, and delighted to be so.

Kate managed to escape the Island to live in London for a while and worked mainly in retail and hospitality. Her love of talking was a great asset to this career choice and continues to this day. 
 

 

 

ANDREW ‘DOG’ PALFREY

A Melbourne boy through and through, Dog grew up in Australia supporting St Kilda Football Club and sailing cadet dinghys at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron.  He has run chandleries, sold boats, sailed on boats and coached people in boats. He knows his boats.

He has worn Zhik gear since he started his Olympic Campaigns back in the late 90's and has introduced many people to the brand. Zhik is now the sailing clothing of choice for many Olympic and professional sailors.

Dog is mainly overseas sailing or coaching these days.  He has been known to make the odd guest appearance at the store but is quite rare.  Occasionally spotted around Cowes Week or Etchells events. Catch him around the hardstands of the world and pass on Kate's regards if you do !