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BOAT LIFT trailer – first in UK

BOAT LIFT trailer – first in UK 22/06/2017

Here at Kingston Marine Boatyard in East Cowes we have just taken delivery of a new self-propelled boat mover, the first trailer of its kind in the UK from Italian brand BOAT LIFT. The boat mover has a maximum lift capacity of 30 tonnes with multi-directional, 90° steering on all four wheels that enables side crab steering and makes the trailer immensely manoeuvrable. Powered by a 38hp Yanmar engine, the boat mover is also self-levelling. The unit will radically reduce transit times from the hoist dock area to the main yard, increasing efficiency and throughput, which will take further strides as the new custom-built cradles arrive this month and throughout the summer. Cowes read more

Etchells Invitational Regatta returns


16/07/2015

Sailors from around the world will soon be gathering to compete in the second Etchells Invitational Regatta for the prestigious Gertrude Cup. Last year 11 countries were represented across 20 teams and a similar mix is expected in 2015. Competitors can look forward to four days of fleet

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Cowes Breakwater special project review


03/07/2015

The CHC Commissioners met on Friday, 3rd July for an Extraordinary Board Meeting to consider the formal Cowes Breakwater Project review that addressed the issues of changes in tidal flows and potential changes to the sedimentation regime as a result of the 2014 breakwater construction. The

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Sparkling conditions for Round the Island Race


02/07/2015

The 2015 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race was described as “a truly sparkling day for family and professional sailors alike” with almost unbroken sun and a west southwesterly breeze of 12-15 knots, gusting to 20 knots. CHC’s distinctive harbour patrol RIB HM1, along with our

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Cowes Harbour Commission staff to the rescue


02/07/2015

On Friday, 18th June a kayaker capsized in the vicinity of the Cowes Chain Ferry into the strong ebb tide and was subsequently separated from his kayak and washed underneath Trinity Wharf just north of the floating bridge.Seamark, one of Cowes Harbour Commission’s vessels based at Kingston Marine

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Cruise ships and Tall Ships come to Cowes


02/07/2015

Cowes Harbour is ideally situated in the Solent and a popular port of call for cruise ship operators catering for northern European cruises. A sheltered anchorage in Cowes Roads offers ships ample swinging room with only a five minute tender run to the Trinity Landing pontoons.With centuries of

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Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week


04/07/2015

The 2015 Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week (CCW) takes place from 20th - 24th July, the eighth year of this popular regatta for metre boats, Classic racing dayboats, one designs, and Old Gaffers. A number of the CCW boats will be moored together in the North Basin at Shepards Wharf Marina

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Shepards Events Centre opens for RTI weekend


24/06/2015

There’s great excitement at Shepards Wharf Marina as the newly refurbished Sugar Store Events Centre is about to open its doors for the Round the Island Race weekend offering live music, food and drink for all. Entry is free and bands 'Jimmy's Big Fish' and 'Helter Skelter' will be playing.

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High speed catamaran building returns to the Isle of Wight


28/05/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission has welcomed Red Funnel’s major announcement yesterday (Wednesday, 27th May) confirming that the company is bringing high speed ferry construction back to the UK with its new passenger ferry Red Jet 6 due to be built in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. After receiving

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Annual Public Meeting report


28/05/2015

On a warm and sunning May evening, Cowes Harbour Commission’s Annual Public Meeting saw very good attendance at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes with over 70 people turning out to listen to the Harbour Master, Capt. Stuart McIntosh’s presentation of CHC’s Annual Report and key development projects

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Royal Yacht Squadron Fleet Review


28/05/2015

This year the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) achieves its bicentenary and will be celebrating 200 years of yachting. There are two significant events planned during these celebrations, a Squadron Members’ Regatta in June, including a Fleet Review on 5th June and an International Regatta from 25th-31st

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Cowes Port Handbook out to tender


28/05/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission is always looking for ways to improve its publications and therefore, as part of CHC’s ongoing strategic review, improvements to communications with harbour users and stakeholders are under consideration. Revised communications policies and objectives will be published in

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New Chain Ferry and public consultancy on East Cowes Regeneration


28/05/2015

As readers may already know, the Solent Gateways project announced last autumn, which is designed to improve connectivity between the Isle of Wight and Southampton, will also include funding to deliver a new Chain Ferry for Cowes at a cost of circa £4m. Cowes Harbour Commission recognises the

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Developing young people


28/05/2015

Apprenticeships are a valuable means of helping young people develop the skills and qualifications that are needed in the industry of their choice. Cowes Harbour Commission supports and is actively involved in a continuing programme of apprenticeships through the Isle of Wight College. Over the

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June events in Cowes


28/05/2015

Despite the variable weather, the season is truly hotting up in Cowes and June will see a variety of exciting on-the-water events, not least amongst these the RYS Bicentennial Fleet Review on 5th June, the J-Cup from 11th-13th June, the Westward Cup from 14th-16th June, and the J.P. Morgan Asset

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Shepards-based J/70s train with National Champion


21/05/2015

RTYC members assembled at Shepards Wharf Marina on a fine Saturday morning for a weekend of training on the new J/70s with Ruaridh Scott, J/70 National Champion leading the coaching, reports the Royal Thames Yacht Club in their May newsletter.Members were able to see the exciting developments at

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Agenda for Annual Public Meeting


18/05/2015

CHC Chairman Roger Mathias and the Commissioners will be present at the Annual Public Meeting on 21st May, and would like to extend an invitation to all Cowes Harbour users and stakeholders to attend. At the meeting, Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh will give a short presentation, on behalf of

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Works Licence Application - 01/2015


08/05/2015

A Cowes Harbour Commission Works Licence Application has been received for the construction of a walkway and 10m floating pontoon as detailed below; a diagram of the proposed works is also available for download. Hard copies of supporting documentation is available to view at the Cowes Harbour

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BBC Radio Solent visits the Cowes Breakwater


29/04/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) welcomed Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Shelley Jory-Leigh to Cowes last week for the recording of BBC Radio Solent's The H20 Show. They visited the new Cowes Breakwater and interviewed Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh and Paul Datson from Boskalis Westminster about

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Invitation to CHC Annual Public Meeting


29/04/2015

Each year the Commission publishes its Annual Report and Accounts, and holds a Public Meeting for presentation to stakeholders. Our 2015 Annual Public Meeting takes place on 21st May at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes and CHC would like to extend an invitation to all harbour users to

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Safety of navigation in Cowes Harbour


29/04/2015

The principal aim of CHC’s harbour patrol and enforcement policy is to educate and advise harbour users of safety on the water, including relevant Cowes General Directions, and help all mariners safely use and enjoy the harbour and Medina Estuary. Our harbour patrols are on duty 365 days of

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Cowes tide heights explained


29/04/2015

All sailors and boaters will be well aware of the periodic phenomenon of the tides, one of the most reliable phenomena in the world. We have received several requests for a specific explanation of tide heights in Cowes Harbour and we hope that the following will be of some assistance. There

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Cowes Port Handbook 2015-2016 out now


29/04/2015

The new Cowes Port Handbook has now been distributed and you can pick up your copy from the Harbour Office at Town Quay, from local yacht clubs, marinas, pubs, chandlers and other shops around Cowes and East Cowes. The CHC website carries a digital version of the Port Handbook from where you

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