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Please watch your speed and wash

Please watch your speed and wash 27/06/2018

It is not just your boat speed but also the wake from your vessel that can have an impact within the harbour. Excessive wake from vessels creates an unsafe environment for all harbour users and too much wake can cause damage. Whilst CHC works hard to ensure effective promulgation of the rules on speed and wash within our jurisdiction, there continue to be some vessels flaunting them. The sections from our General Directions highlighted in blue below are sometimes forgotten by harbour users but are a very important aspect of maintaining a safe harbour environment for all. CHC educates mariners wherever we can, although some claim that they are completely unaware of the rules. However, there read more

Proposed plans for Shepards Wharf Marina


03/11/2011

Cowes Harbour Commission has approved a major redevelopment of the existing “Sugar Store” on the north side of Shepards Wharf Marina. It is intended that this will complement the existing facilities at Shepards Wharf providing new workshop units and office space for local businesses as well as a

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CHC E-news bulletin - June and July 2011


12/07/2011

This month we would like to update you on the Outer Harbour Project, share a summary of our Annual Report but first here's an insight into how this year's Round the Island Race impacts on Cowes Harbour Commission's operation. Record breaking year for the Round the Island RaceIn the year that this

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Works Licence application by the RNLI for the new Cowes Station


27/06/2011

The RNLI have submitted a Works Licence Application relating to the proposed new RNLI station on the site of the Old Customs House building at the south end of the Parade. Works Licence application no W02/11. The RNLI aquired the Old Customs House building in July 2009 with the aim of

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CHC E-news bulletin - May 2011 update


23/05/2011

You are most welcome to attend this evening's Cowes Harbour Commission annual public meeting. It will be held in the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Cowes from 19.00hrs. Harbour Master, Stuart McIntosh will present highlights from the 2010/2011 Annual Report and Accounts, as well updating on the

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CHC E-News - April 2011


04/05/2011

Cowes Harbour Commission is holding its Annual Public Meeting on Monday 23rd May at 1900hrs at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.  The aim of the meeting is to present C.H.C's Annual Report for 2010/2011; providing an opportunity to inform harbour users and stakeholders with information on the

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Cowes Harbour Commission - March 2011 E-newsletter


25/03/2011

COWES OUTER HARBOUR PROJECT: WHERE WE ARE NOW The Cowes Outer Harbour Project (OHP) seeks to support the regeneration of East Cowes and also to make Cowes a true harbour, providing additional protection, improving navigational safety, increasing the usability and long-term potential of the

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Cowes Harbour Commission - E-news bulletin February 2011


17/02/2011

COWES HARBOUR FUELS - SUPPLYING RED DIESEL FREE OF BIODIESEL Yachtsmen advised to always check the spec of fuel at the pump! An EU directive that came into effect on 1st January 2011, states that all gas oil (commonly known in the UK as 'red diesel') marketed for use in non-road mobile

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Cowes Harbour Fuels - supplying red diesel free of biodiesel


09/02/2011

EU Directive 2009/30/EC introduces a requirement that, from 1st January 2011, all gas oil (commonly known in the UK as 'red diesel') marketed for use in non-road mobile machinery and inland waterways vessels must contain no more than 10 milligrams of sulphur per kilogram of fuel (virtually

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Works Licence application for a new Shrape navigation beacon


27/01/2011

Works Licence application No. W01/11. Cowes Harbour Commission is advertising a Works Licence application for the installation of a new navigation beacon to mark the northern extremity of the Shrape Mud at East Cowes.Location: 370m northwest of Old Castle Point on the 2m below chart datum

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CHC news - December 2010


24/12/2010

The Official Cowes Port Handbook and Website take shape Since the appointment of our new publishing partner, Island Holiday Media, production of the 2011 Cowes Port Handbook and the official Cowes website at cowes.co.uk has been accelerating and we are now delighted to announce two important

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Works Licence application - Cowes Town Waterfront Trust


28/10/2010

Dredge and Works Licence application for Cowes Town Waterfront Trust. Cowes Harbour Commission have published a Dredge and Works Licence application for the maintenance dredge of up to 11250m3 of deposited silt and mud from Cowes Yacht Haven. The maintenance dredge aims to return the depth to

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Full planning consent granted for new East Cowes Marina


27/10/2010

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted that full planning consent has been granted by the Isle of Wight Council for the next phase of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project, the East Cowes marina development on the Isle of Wight.  This consent follows the recent news that Sutton Harbour

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CHC news - October 2010 second edition


28/10/2010

Full Planning Consent granted for East Cowes Marina Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted that full planning consent has been granted by the Isle of Wight Council for the next phase of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project - the East Cowes marina development on the Isle of Wight. This

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CHC news - October 2010


22/10/2010

Preferred Developer selected for Cowes Outer Harbour Project The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has today confirmed Sutton Harbour Holdings Plc as the preferred bidder in the process to identify a developer and operator for the new Outer Harbour development at East Cowes, on

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Film star Valerie joins Cowes Harbour Authority in November


22/10/2010

The new pilot boat for Cowes Harbour Authority named Valerie, enters service in early November under the agreement with the new operator, Solent and Blue Line Cruises. Solent and Blue Line Cruises acquired the Nelson 40 'V Class' pilot boat specifically for this new contract.Valerie commenced

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Works Licence application for CCYC


11/05/2010

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has received the following Works/Dredge Licence application by Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club. Works Licence application no W03/10. Size and extent of area covered by scheme: Mackley Construction drawing reference T09/320/MC/01, approximate area covered =

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CHC news - April 2010


21/04/2010

It has been a very busy start to the 2010 season at Cowes Harbour Commission. We are pleased to bring you a brief round-up of some of the hot topics and initiatives that are either launched or are now well underway! Government indicates ‘Green Light’ to Outer Harbour Project

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Works Licence application for Medina Yard


30/03/2010

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has published a Works/Dredge Licence application for the bed levelling of the boat hoist dock at Medina Wharf. Works Licence application no W02/10. Location: Medina Yard frontage south of the chain ferry in position: 50 45.27N 001 17.51W. Description

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New training facility on River Medina


29/03/2010

The commissioning of a new pontoon training facility on the River Medina, Cowes, by the Royal Yachting Association's Training Manager James Stevens took place on Friday, 26th March.A unique facility for all users of the River Medina in Cowes, Isle of Wight, has been inaugurated by the RYA

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CHC news - March 2010


04/03/2010

Despite the seemingly endless inclement weather we’ve been suffering, Spring has sprung and here at Cowes Harbour Commission and all around Cowes Harbour we are gearing up for another busy season ahead. Welcome to the latest issue of our E-Newsletter. Despite the seemingly endless inclement

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CHC completes management re-structure


27/01/2010

A major management re-structure of Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has been completed with the objective being to provide a more streamlined and focused management team. Capt. Stuart McIntosh, together with the Harbour Commissioners, has worked long and hard to formulate an appropriate management

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CHC news - December 2009


10/12/2009

The Harbour Commission has had another busy year and there has been plenty of positive news to report on throughout the year. As we head towards the end of another 12 months, we’re delighted to report that the Board of Cowes Harbour Commission has agreed to keep increases down to less than

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