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Open air blessing of the season service

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 will include a rededication of Cowes RNLI’s lifeboat Sheena Louise after her first refit. For further information and to reserve a berth, please contact the Hon. Secretary of Holy Trinity, John Power, on telephone 01983 299555.  read more...

Cowes RNLI Yellow Welly Day

Cowes RNLI’s "Yellow Welly Day" is coming soon! On Monday, 4th May 2015 Cowes Lifeboat Station will be holding a fundraising Yellow Welly Day as part of a national RNLI initiative called read more...

May 2015 events in Cowes Harbour

The sailing season in Cowes is well underway now and the first two weekends in May will see the start of the Cowes Keelboat Solent Series and Cowes Keelboat Championship respectively. The Etchells read more...

Appointments to Cowes Harbour Board

Appointment announced of two new Commissioners to the Cowes Harbour Board, Christopher Preston and Jonathan Gillespie, and the re-appointment of David Riley as a Commissioner. Cowes Harbour read more...

Job vacancy - Part-time fuel berth operator

Cowes Harbour Commission requires a Fuel Berth Operator to join our team at our busy Marine Fuelling Pontoon on the River Medina. Duties include fuelling visiting craft, taking deliveries using our read more...

Final phase of Cowes Breakwater construction

2015 is set be a landmark year for Cowes Harbour with the final stages of works on the new detached Breakwater commencing in June and construction due to be completed by October.Following a successful read more...

Annual Public Meeting and launch of Strategic Policy Document

CHC’s Annual Public Meeting will be held on Thursday, 21st May 2015 and in addition to a full update on the Cowes Harbour Breakwater Project, the main focus of the meeting will be on the launch of the read more...

Tidal flows in Cowes Harbour

There was extensive tidal flow modelling prior to construction of the new detached Breakwater and whilst this modelling did predict certain changes to the tidal rates and directions within the harbour, read more...

Video - The CHC Advisory Committee explained

Ben Willows, Chairman of the Cowes Harbour Commission Advisory Committee (and Deputy Chief Executive of UKSA in Cowes), talks about the role and importance of the Advisory Committee and how harbour users read more...

Progress towards new Victoria Marina in East Cowes

Another milestone has just been reached to bring the proposed new Victoria Marina in East Cowes closer to fruition with news published of an agreement signed between preferred developer Camper & read more...

Calendar of Cowes yachting events

In just a few days' time, the 2015 sailing season in Cowes will get going with the RORC Easter Challenge and JOG’s Cowes - Cherbourg - Cowes Race, both taking place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend read more...

February breakwater works in Cowes

We can now bring you the first news on this year’s breakwater construction works. Following a winter monitoring and settlement period of the new breakwater’s gravel core, Cowes Harbour Commission’s read more...

Commissioner selection panel

CHC would like to thank all those who responded to our recent advertising campaign for three new Harbour Commissioners; we received a good number of applications and have now commenced a shortlisting read more...

River Medina annual moorings

Going, going, gone! We still have some availability on annual moorings in Cowes Harbour, mainly in the Folly area of the River Medina, with tariffs starting from just £53 or £59 per metre per annum read more...

Marine Conservation Zones - MCZs

On 30th January 2015, Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) published a consultation on the second tranche of proposed Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) for the UK; the consultation read more...

Admiral de Horsey and the 19th century campaign for a breakwater

The proposal for a breakwater to protect Cowes Harbour from northerly and northeasterly winds was, in fact, first tabled in 18601 by Admiral de Horsey, a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron and one of read more...

New boatbuilding business at Kingston Wharf

Island RIBs Ltd, designers and manufacturers of Rigid Inflatable Boats, has moved into Units 4 and 6 at Cowes Harbour Commission’s Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes. Director Brian Hallett is the founder read more...

Solent racing marks for 2015

There is not long to go until the sailing season starts again and so race mark designations for 2015 have now been published by the Solent Cruising & Racing Association (SCRA). As usual, there read more...

Social - Training - Cruising Events for Berth Holders

Shepards Wharf Marina has teamed up with the RYA's Active Marina programme, along with East Cowes Marina and Town Quay in Southampton. We are interested in holding a variety of social events at our new read more...

Opportunities to join Board of Commissioners

Three members of Cowes Harbour’s Board of Commissioners, David Riley, Claudia Suckling and Jeremy Dale are coming towards the end of their second term of office, and CHC has started a recruitment process read more...

2016 Etchells Worlds comes to Cowes

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted with the news that Governors of the International Etchells Class Association have approved Cowes as the venue for the 2016 Etchells World Championship. Racing read more...

The Hoegh Osaka incident

The story of the 51,000 tonne Hoegh Osaka aground on Bramble Bank in the entrance to Southampton Water made headlines around the world just as people were getting ready to go back to their offices after read more...

The Cowes Port Handbook 2015-2016

STOP PRESS: COWES PORT HANDBOOK 2015-2016 OUT NOW!New Port Handbook in production. The Cowes Port Handbook is the Harbour Commission’s official guide to Cowes and East Cowes and is produced on our read more...




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