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Port Master Plan for Cowes

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 major contributor to the economy of the whole Island.A key objective in CHC’s Strategic Plan for 2016-21 is the development of a stakeholder driven ‘Port Master Plan’. This is in direct response to feedback from stakeholders on the need for a strategic harbour and marine services development plan, based on the current 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...

Business opportunity at Kingston Wharf

An industrial unit at CHC’s Kingston Marine Services in East Cowes has just become available for let as the current occupant, Couzens Marine Engineering, will be moving to a larger unit on the Kingston read more...

New sign-up facility for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners

CHC advises all sailors and boaters using Cowes Harbour and the River Medina to regularly check our Local Notices to Mariners. Now we have introduced a new facility online whereby you can sign up to read more...

Your Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee

We have noted from some of the feedback received during our online survey for CHC's Strategic Review that not everyone knows about the Cowes Harbour Commission Advisory Committee, who the read more...

Your local boatyard

Kingston Marine Boatyard is your friendly and flexible local yard, conveniently situated on the River Medina at Kingston Wharf in East Cowes. The yard boasts extensive facilities for day sailers to read more...

Maintenance Dredge Licence Application - 05/2014 CYH

An application has been received for a maintenance dredge licence at Cowes Yacht Haven. Location: Cowes Yacht Haven, Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BD. Description of read more...

Book now for Round the Island Race and Cowes Week

New for 2015 - book your Round the Island Race berth in advance; plus, Cowes Week 2015 prices cut and new 'Early Bird' rate! ADVANCE BOOKINGS FOR ROUND THE ISLAND RACE AVAILABLE NOW! We are read more...

Cowes Breakwater acts as catalyst for new investment

New detached Cowes Breakwater, delivered by Cowes Harbour Commission, unlocks the harbour’s potential and creates catalyst for investment and job opportunities. The main aim of Cowes Harbour read more...

East Cowes residents view exhibition on Solent Gateways plans

The Homes and Communities Agency’s decision on their chosen developers for the Victoria Marina and associated redevelopment in East Cowes follows CHC's report of last month’s announcement by the read more...

CHC support for major Cowes events

The Harbour Commission is committed to working with Cowes Week Limited to help ensure the continued success of the Cowes Week regatta and therefore, in response to the market and requests from major read more...

Christmas and New Year useful information

Cowes Harbour Office - The Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1200 on Wednesday, 24th December 2014 and re-open at 0900 on Monday, 5th January 2015. During this time all phone calls read more...

Cowes Harbour's Strategic Review

Over the past month, CHC has continued with its programme of stakeholder consultation to assist with the review of the Commission's current 2010-2015 Strategic Framework document. The online survey on read more...

The Cowes Breakwater Project display

A set of four display boards, which tell the story of the Cowes Breakwater Project, are now on show at Cowes Library (12-14 Beckford Road, Cowes PO31 7SG) and can be viewed during normal Library opening read more...

Safe disposal of flares

The arrangements for flare disposal have not altered, however, in the light of recent changes to some of the UK’s Coastguard stations we would like to alert readers to the latest information on licensed read more...

Advice on Man Overboard incidents

The reason we go boating is to have fun; enjoying the freedom and exhilaration that getting out on the water provides is always the main aim. However, as with any sport, sailing and boating is not without read more...

Welcome to Shepards Wharf - the rally friendly marina!

As we get closer to Christmas time, it's nice to look forward to next season and start planning our sailing and boating for the year ahead. Shepards Wharf Marina has always been a popular destination for read more...




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