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Outer Harbour Project and Eastern Channel dredge

Outer Harbour Project and Eastern Channel dredge 28/11/2018

As many of you will be aware, Homes England (formerly The Homes and Communities Agency) has informed Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) that their East Cowes development partner Victoria Quay Estates Limited (VQEL) has decided they are unable to proceed with the Victoria Quay development and will be terminating their agreement with Homes England. CHC understands that Homes England will now require a review period to determine the options and way forward for the East Cowes Regeneration and Outer Harbour developments. CHC raised concerns over the last year to both Homes England and the IWC about the risk that VQEL may not deliver on the development agreements based on the following two main read more

New Commissioners join Cowes Harbour Board


02/05/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has today (Tuesday, 2nd May 2017) confirmed two new appointments to the Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners, Nick Elderfield and Ra Hennessy, and the re-appointment of Andrew Cooper as a Commissioner. Following an openly advertised recruitment programme that

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Notice of CHC Annual Public Meeting


02/05/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission is inviting all harbour users and stakeholders to attend its Annual Public meeting on Thursday, 25th May 2017, which will take place at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, starting at 1900. The meeting is an opportunity for the Commission to report on its work over the past

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New Cowes Chain Ferry to be installed


02/05/2017

River closure and draught restrictions The new Cowes ‘Floating Bridge’ will be installed on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 and will be held in position by two tugs whilst the chains are reeved through the ferry’s drive system. All mariners are advised to take note that the Chain Ferry crossing area

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ORP Blyskawica 75th anniversary


02/05/2017

The 75th anniversary of the defence of Cowes and East Cowes by the Polish Destroyer ORP Blyskawica will be commemorated through a series of events from 4th to 7th May 2017. The full ‘Programme of Events’ and a link for booking concert tickets can be found on the Friends of the ORP Blyskawica

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BMF Isle of Wight ‘On the Water’ event


02/05/2017

British Marine Isle of Wight is hosting an ‘On the Water’ day on Saturday, 6th May 2017 at Cowes Yacht Haven, from 1000 to 1600. There will be demonstrations throughout the day (weather permitting), a showcase of Island boat builders, and opportunities to learn about the maritime industry on the

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CHC team take part in 2017 Randonnee


02/05/2017

An 11-strong team of CHC staff present and past took part in the Isle of Wight Randonnee on Bank Holiday Sunday, 30th April, completing the clockwise 100km round the Island cycle route in an impressive five hours and 45 minutes. The unpredictable weather and occasional rain failed to dampen

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Open air blessing of the season service


27/04/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission is pleased to be providing free mooring in the Trinity Landing basin for a service of blessing to mark the start of the 2017 season. The open-air blessing service, organised by the Holy Trinity Church Cowes, will be held at 1800 on Sunday, 30th April on Cowes Parade and

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Coastal SOS Day


27/04/2017

Cowes RNLI Lifeboat Station is holding a ‘Coastal SOS Day’ on Sunday, 30th April from 1100 to 1700, with fun and games for all the family. If not out on service, visitors will be able to meet representatives of the emergency services, including IW Fire and Rescue, the Coastguard, Ambulance crews,

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Works and Dredge licence application – Victoria Quay marina development


13/04/2017

A works and dredge licence application for the construction of the Victoria Quay marina development at East Cowes, has been received by Cowes Harbour Commission. We are required to publicise the application and associated drawings. All information is available at the Cowes Harbour

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Get your business noticed at Cowes Week


12/04/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission is offering an exciting range of branding and sponsorship opportunities ideal for promoting your business products and services to the Cowes Week regatta audience of around 8,500 competitors and 100,000 spectators. Flag and banner sites to promote your business are

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Amendments to Cowes Harbour General Directions


06/04/2017

The Cowes Harbour General Directions are local rules and harbourlegislation that cover safety of navigation and other harbour management issues. CHC reviews the General Directions at the end of each year (most recently in December 2016) to see if any changes are required. Based on feedback from

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Sustainable Maintenance Dredging Management Plan


30/03/2017

In brief: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) aims to develop a ‘Sustainable Maintenance Dredging Management Plan’ by end 2017, which will be suitable for, and involve all dredging stakeholders in the harbour. Such a plan will bring a number of benefits to stakeholders including cost savings and a

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Nao Victoria in Cowes


30/03/2017

The Nao Victoria, an authentic wooden replica of the ship that first sailed around the world, will be welcoming visitors during her stopover at Trinity Landing in Cowes from Thursday, 20th to Tuesday, 25th April. The ship will be open to the public from 1000 to 1900 and offers an exciting

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Cowes Harbour Handbook online


30/03/2017

As we write (Thursday, 30th March), the Cowes Harbour Handbook 2017-2018 is being distributed around Cowes, but if you can’t wait to pick up a copy then the interactive, digital version can be viewed online. We would like to say a special thank you to all our advertisers for their support and

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Get ready for Cowes Week!


30/03/2017

Have you got your Cowes Week berth booked? Berthing in Cowes during the regatta is in very high demand so it is recommended that you get your berthing sorted out well in advance to avoid disappointment. See the event website for full details of all Cowes Week berthing options available in the

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Sports boat collision in harbour


30/03/2017

Around 0230 in the early hours of Sunday morning, 26th March, CHC was notified by the Emergency Services of an incident in the harbour involving a small sports fishing boat with four crew onboard. It is understood that the boat departed Cowes, bound back for the vessel’s home port of Gosport, and

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Works Licence Application - New Pontoon for Royal London YC


23/02/2017

This application, submitted to Cowes Harbour Commission by the Royal London Yacht Club (RLYC), seeks to secure consent to complete construction and associated works for the proposed inner pontoon. The proposed site is inside the northern section of Trinity Landing utilising the 'London Steps', as

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Port Master Plan for Cowes


22/02/2017

A ‘Port Master Plan’ for Cowes, that aims to address harbour and marine stakeholder development issues, is being proposed by Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) and major stakeholders following extensive consultation. Cowes Harbour is renowned as the maritime gateway to the Isle of Wight and is a

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Progress on Outer Harbour Project (OHP)


22/02/2017

There has been some encouraging progress this month (February 2017) on the Cowes Outer Harbour Project recently with Cowes Harbour Commission able to report that a new provisional timeline has been agreed with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the HCA’s development partners VQEL (Camper

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Commissioner vacancy


22/02/2017

If you would like to help steer a course for Cowes Harbour – then have you considered volunteering as a Harbour Commissioner? Applications are welcomed from all those with an interest in public service who can demonstrate commitment and local knowledge. See the CHC website to find out more

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Update on Marine Conservation Zones


22/02/2017

DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has now embarked on Tranche 3 (the final tranche) of the Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) designation programme with three MCZs under consideration in the Solent; Yarmouth to Cowes, Norris to Ryde, and Bembridge. The aim of this

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New water taxi service for 2017 season


22/02/2017

In order to ensure the provision of a cost-effective water taxi service that meets the needs of harbour stakeholders during the 2017 season, CHC has reached an agreement with Cowes Water Taxis Ltd to provide a 7-day-a-week service from 1st April to 30th September. CHC has decided to make a

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