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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

Works Licence Application - Cowes Sea Cadets


22/08/2016

The floating river pontoon adjacent to the headquarters of the Cowes Sea Cadet Unit, TS Osborne, previously operated by the Island Youth Water Activities Centre (IWAC), has been passed to the Sea Cadets, following the closure of IWAC. The Cowes Sea Cadets plan to remove this isolated river

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CHC comments on Medina Yard planning application


11/08/2016

At Cowes Harbour Commission’s July 2016 Board meeting, Commissioners noted that the proposed Medina Yard development is now a current planning application with a closing date of 12th August for the submission of comments to the Isle of Wight Council. After discussing the planning application and

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Cowes Week 2016 preview


03/08/2016

Racing in the 2016 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week gets under way at 1005 this Saturday, 6th August, with the eight day regatta offering, as always, a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. This year’s Cowes Week is a week later than usual to avoid spring tides; the

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Sustainable dredging in Cowes Harbour


03/08/2016

Dredging is an essential part of sustainable harbour management. It is necessary for maintaining navigable channels, including access to ferry terminals, shipyards, businesses, marinas and other mooring facilities. Both maintenance and capital dredging operations have the potential to impact on

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Enjoy safe sailing at Cowes Week


03/08/2016

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is enjoyed by around 8,000 skippers and crews, on between 800 and 1,000 boats who take part in eight days of competitive racing. The vast majority have a great week with no incidents, but all competitors need to appreciate that sailing is a risky sport. Racing

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Meet the new Commissioners - Michael Greville


03/08/2016

The Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners has recently welcomed three new members, Michael Greville, Ben Board, and Roy Lambden. As well as the new members, Cowes Harbour Commission has also welcomed back Jeff Armitage, who has been reappointed to serve a third term. The appointments will run for

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Outer Harbour Project progress update


03/08/2016

Following the conclusion of CHC’s consultation with stakeholders on the planned design optimisation and changes to the next phases of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project (OHP), the Harbour Advisory Committee has confirmed its support for the completion of the optimised scheme as proposed by CHC. No

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New marine apprenticeship with CHC


03/08/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has announced the introduction of a new marine apprenticeship scheme to commence this autumn at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. The apprenticeship will take between 18-24 months to complete and leads to the SQA Diploma in Maritime Studies: Marinas and Boatyards

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Works Licence Application - Kingston and Cowes Investigation Boreholes


21/07/2016

This application, submitted to Cowes Harbour Commission by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), seeks to secure consent to complete Site Investigation Boreholes at the proposed Kingston Marine Park and Cowes Shrape Breakwater extension sites, the boreholes are planned to be undertaken in

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Promote your business at Cowes Week 2016


15/07/2016

Advertise at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2016 with flag and banner branding and sponsorship opportunities available for local businesses. There's a chance to promote your products and services to the Cowes Week regatta audience of around 8,500 competitors and over 100,000

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Cowes Classics Week preview 11th-15th July


30/06/2016

Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying great social events ashore and there are some exciting newcomers to the Charles Stanley sponsored regatta this year. The International Tempest Class World Championship will be hosted within the regatta, and

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Countdown to start of 85th Round the Island Race


30/06/2016

The 2016 J. P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race takes place tomorrow, Saturday, 2nd July, with HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO set to join Race officials on the Squadron platform to commence the starting sequence and fire the cannon for the first start at 0830. The spectacular Round

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2016 CHC Annual Public Meeting report


30/06/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission’s Annual Public Meeting provides interested stakeholders with an update on what CHC has done over the past year, its future plans, and an opportunity to direct questions to the Harbour Master, CHC Chairman and Commissioners. At the 2016 Annual Public Meeting on 29th June,

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Provision of harbour water taxi service


30/06/2016

In previous years, Cowes Harbour has benefited from multiple water taxi operators, with most of the service provided by CHC and Sally Water Taxi Ltd, offering an all-year-round 7-day-a-week service. This service was supplemented in peak periods by other summer-only operators, and during the winter

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Next Harbour Advisory Committee meeting


30/06/2016

The Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee (CHAC) will meet on Friday, 8th July at the Harbour Office. If you would like to suggest items for discussion, do send an email to: chac@cowes.co.uk. Agenda items for consideration by the CHAC in July include; the Outer Harbour Project review and way

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MV Balmoral mooring incident update


30/06/2016

As recently reported in local media and on the CHC website, the passenger ship MV Balmoral was approaching Trinity Landing in Cowes to moor on 11th June when the ship came into contact with and damaged the southernmost pontoon during manoeuvring. Conditions at the time were favourable with very

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Multi-agency test of harbour emergency plans


28/06/2016

On Tuesday, 21st June, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) hosted a multi-agency table-top exercise in association with resilience management consultancy State 21, to test and enhance emergency plans held by CHC, harbour stakeholders, and the local emergency services. The exercise was overseen by CHC

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RSS widget for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners


17/06/2016

The RSS feed for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners can now be accessed via a widget to add dynamic content to virtually any website. The RSS widget is available from Cowes Harbour Commission for yacht clubs and other organisations to install on their websites. A working example is shown below,

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Passenger ship MV Balmoral mooring incident at Cowes


13/06/2016

On Saturday, 11th June at 1300 the MV Balmoral was approaching the Trinity Landing pontoons in Cowes to moor when the ship came into contact with the southernmost pontoon section during manoeuvring. The coastal passenger vessel, operated by White Funnel Ltd, had departed Portsmouth earlier in the

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Report on Cowes Outer Harbour Project Public Meeting


24/05/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission’s (CHC) public presentation and review of the Outer Harbour Project was held on 19th May 2016 at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes with an audience of over 100 stakeholders and harbour users attending.Hydrodynamic consultants ABPmer and programme managers Marina Projects

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Consultation on Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy


25/05/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission attended the Isle of Wight Council’s public consultation event on the draft ‘West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy’ on 24th May at the New Holmwood Hotel in Cowes. The IW Council and the Environment Agency have developed a Coastal Flood and Erosion

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Love Where You Sail and keep the water in great shape this summer!


25/05/2016

Did you know that Escherichia coli (E. coli) is named after Theodor Escherich, the German bacteriologist who discovered it in 1885, and the species name coli, which means derived from the colon?!And did you know that every year between May and September over 600 designated bathing waters around

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