"The countdown is on for Saturday’s Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay," writes Capt. Stuart McIntosh, "with entries having reached 1,343 boats so there will be some crowded start lines. With this in mind, may I draw your attention to our Notice to Mariners No. 14(T)
, which contains RTIR safety and navigation information.
"Looking ahead to later in the summer and ‘Lendy Cowes Week’, we welcome the recent news that Portsmouth-based peer-to-peer lending platform Lendy Ltd has been announced as the regatta’s new title sponsor
. This is excellent news for the event, as is the confirmation that the regatta’s fireworks finale
will definitely take place.
"We continue to assist the Isle of Wight Council with the commissioning of the new Chain Ferry. I recommend harbour users to check the latest navigational safety information that has just been published in Notice to Mariners No. 15(T) of 2017
"Finally, I would also like to highlight the fundraising efforts of our Kingston Port Operative, Shaun Turner, who is taking part in the July 16th cycle randonnee on the Island, along with other CHC staff, to raise money for Brain Tumour Research. This is a charity that is immensely important to Shaun following his own diagnosis and treatment three years ago for a large brain tumour. CHC, our Commissioners and staff are pleased to support this worthy cause, and we hope that the randonnee is a fundraising success. If you would like to find out more, please visit Justgiving.com
• 28th June 2017 CHC NewsletterPhoto: Round the Island Race 2016 © Paul Wyeth