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Secure winter berthing at Shepards

Secure winter berthing at Shepards 03/10/2017

Treat your boat to a safe and sheltered winter berth: Once again, you can enjoy all the benefits of a marina this winter with great value, sheltered winter berthing at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. From 1st November 2017 to 31st March 2018, Shepards is offering winter berthing on a first-come, first-served basis at only £15.81 per metre per month - with bookings being taken now. All winter berths benefit from a safe marina basin and a full range of services including, free wi-fi, electricity and water on pontoons, inclusive showers, free pump out, waste and recycling facilities, as well as site-wide CCTV giving complete peace of mind. If you are staying afloat at the marina read more

Cowes breakwater construction update


16/06/2014

We are pleased to report that breakwater contractors Boskalis Westminster have successfully installed an initial 1.5m layer of sand and gravel using a small dredger, which discharged via a floating pipeline to a sprayer barge anchored along the line of the breakwater. The installation of a

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Up-to-the-minute information on Cowes Harbour


16/06/2014

Cowes Harbour Commission continues to work hard to open up new communications channels with our stakeholders and to strengthen those already in place. With this in mind, CHC aims to raise the profile of the harbour through expanded use of social media sites, especially Facebook and Twitter,

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July events in Cowes


16/06/2014

Next month, we have indeed got a lot to look forward to on the events front in Cowes Harbour. The first weekend of July sees the Island Sailing Club's 125th Anniversary Regatta and the Etchells Southern Area Championship, followed by Sail the Wight and the spectacular Panerai British Classic

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First Aid at Sea course


16/06/2014

The next event in Shepards Wharf Marina's RYA Active Marina Programme is "First Aid at Sea" on Saturday, 28th June 2014 and is open to all Shepards and Cowes Harbour Moorings customers. This RYA First Aid one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective

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New appointments add value to Cowes Harbour Commissioners


28/05/2014

Cowes Harbour Commissioners (CHC) has appointed two new Board members, Howard Pearce and Andrew Cooper. The new Commissioners will be introduced to stakeholders at the Harbour Commission’s Annual Public Meeting at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes on Wednesday, 18th June from 7pm. Howard

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Notice to Mariners issued on altered breakwater 'Exclusion Zone'


28/05/2014

Breakwater contractors Boskalis Westminster finished applying the sand layer on Friday, 23rd May and the Sospan Dau dredger and D2 sprayingbarge have now departed the Exclusion Zone.  The breakwater is submerged with a depth of approximately 0.5m above chart datum, which means that it may

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Cowes Harbour - investing in the future


28/05/2014

A date for your diary - we would just like to remind you that Cowes Harbour Commission's Annual Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 18th June at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, and we hope to see many of you there on the day. Download your copy of CHC's Annual Public Meeting

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New high-tech crane at Shepards Wharf


28/05/2014

The new crane at Shepards Wharf Marina has now been commissioned and the Shepards dry sailing team are fully trained and certified.  This electric, hydraulic crane has an impressive lift capability and is capable of launching boats up to 6 tonnes. It is remote control operated, and also has a

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Capt. Stuart McIntosh interviewed on BBC Radio Solent's H20 Show


28/05/2014

Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh was a recent guest on The H20 Show with BBC Radio Solent, and talked to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston about the construction of the new Cowes breakwater.  If you missed it, you can still listen to The Show, or download a podcast. 

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More RYA Active Marina events


28/05/2014

The RYA Active Marina programme at Shepards Wharf Marina is continuing and three more events are scheduled over the coming months, with tuition provided by RYA instructors from Cowes-based TS Training.  Do remember, our Active Marina events are open to all Shepards Wharf and Cowes Harbour

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Cowes breakwater construction commences


16/05/2014

Construction on the Cowes breakwater will officially commence on Saturday, 17th May 2014. A 30 metre barge named D2 and a 300 metre floating pipeline have already arrived and are anchored within the 'Exclusion Zone'. The dredger Sospan Dau will arrive in Cowes at 07:30 on Saturday

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New Harbour Commission website launched


30/04/2014

The new Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) website went live on Thursday, 24th April, the result of a successful collaboration between the harbour authority and two Isle of Wight companies, project managers Solent Communications, and internet business solutions provider Netguides Limited. The

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Harbour Services Operative required


02/05/2014

Cowes  Harbour Commissioners require a Harbour Services Operative to fill a temporary part-time position from May to September/October 2014 (including weekends, bank holidays and unsocial hours). The successful post holder will be required to answer VHF radio and telephone calls from

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Cowes breakwater ‘Exclusion Zone’ introduced


30/04/2014

Cowes Harbour Commission is pleased to announce that our contractors Boskalis Westminster intend to start construction of the new Cowes breakwater on or shortly after Wednesday, 7th May. To ensure the safety of navigation during the breakwater construction, a breakwater 'Exclusion Zone' will

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Annual Public Meeting set for 18th June


30/04/2014

Cowes Harbour Commissioners would like to invite you to their Annual Public Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, 18th June 2014, from 19:00, at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes. Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh will present the Annual Report, including an update on the Cowes

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Breakwater build moves ahead


30/04/2014

As reported in our March newsletter, the principles and methodology for construction of the new detached breakwater have been finalised and can now be viewed on the new CHC website at: cowesharbourcommission.co.uk/breakwater. During May, a dredger and barge will be working almost continuously

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CHC supports Cowes Classics Week


30/04/2014

The Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week takes place from Monday, 21st to Friday, 25th July 2014. Peter Taylor, Chairman of Cowes Classics Week, recently commented on the news that event partners, Cowes Harbour Commission, are holding their prices for swinging moorings for dayboat classes at

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Flares amnesty - dispose of your out-of-date flares safely


30/04/2014

Hampshire Constabulary Marine Unit and Ramora UK are offering a flare disposal service this spring, and will be visiting Cowes Yacht Haven on Saturday, 17th May from 10:00 to 15:00. The disposal of out-of-date flares is a growing problem for boat owners who face severe penalties if they fail

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Favourable reviews for Port Handbook


30/04/2014

The 2014-2015 Cowes Port Handbook was published before Easter and has been very well received locally. Copies are now available to pick up throughout Cowes, but if you can’t wait to get your hands on a hard copy, you can also view a digital version online at COWES.co.uk.We hope you enjoy

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RYA Active Marina scheme success


30/04/2014

Shepards Wharf Marina has recently signed up to the popular RYA Active Marina Programme, and held their first events on 5th April and 12th April with an informative ‘Sea Safety’ talk and a VHF/DSC Radio course, both held at the marina’s on-site restaurant Amabi.Further events are planned, which

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Trinity Landing repairs update


30/04/2014

After extensive consultation and in cooperation with CHC’s suppliers and contractors, work continues on the Trinity Landing pontoons, which have been lifted ashore at Kingston for maintenance. The joints that hold the pontoons together are being modified, and general maintenance is being

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Successful breakwater test modelling


02/04/2014

Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh and Iain Roberts, Maritime Engineer at Atkins, were both in attendance at the recent physical modelling tests for the Cowes breakwater, carried out at the specialist Deltares hydrodynamic test centre in Delft, Holland on 20th March. They were joined

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