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Annual Report 2017-18 published and Public Meeting agenda

Annual Report 2017-18 published and Public Meeting agenda 21/05/2018

The Annual Report for 2017-2018 has now been published and is available to view and download from CHC’s website. • View the CHC Annual Report 2017-2018 The Harbour Master and Chief Executive’s Annual Summary of the Report focuses on six key issues that will form the framework for the presentation at the Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, 24th May 2018 at 1900hrs at The Sugar Store, Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina. • Read the Harbour Master's Annual Summary There are several major issues, challenges and opportunities facing Cowes Harbour and the Isle of Wight. At the Annual Public Meeting, the Harbour Master's presentation will be based on the six key points highlighted in read more

The Medina estuary environment


24/09/2014

Water quality: CHC continues to work in partnership with the Isle of Wight Estuaries Project, Environment Agency (EA) and Southern Water to investigate and address water quality issues in the Medina estuary. After concerns were raised by Cowes Harbour Commission’s Advisory Committee (CHCAC),

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Multi-Cat Seaclear undergoes refit


24/09/2014

The main workhorse at CHC's Kingston Marine Services (KMS) is the 16m Multi-Cat vessel Seaclear, which is operated under the Code of Practice for the ‘Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats’ and is annually surveyed for compliance. Every three years Seaclear is examined out of the water for her

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Chain Ferry temporary service changes


24/09/2014

The Cowes Chain Ferry will be running a pedestrian only service between 2000 and 0030 on four nights this week. On the evenings of 24th to 29th September inclusive (2000 to 0030), vehicles will not be able to gain access to the Chain Ferry on the Cowes side, due to road resurfacing works in Medina

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Photographs of Cowes Harbour and the River Medina


24/09/2014

The majority of the photographs in our monthly newsletters and on the Cowes Harbour Commission website have been taken by CHC staff and local marine photographers. If you would like to see your photographs showcased by CHC, then here is what we are looking for: - Landscape/seascape photos

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The Shackleton Epic Expedition at Cowes Literary Festival


24/09/2014

The awe inspiring story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous journey across land and sea is well known as one of the greatest feats of leadership, courage and survival. Shackleton and his small crew navigated the 22.5 foot James Caird from Elephant Island through the immense waves of the Southern

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ASTO Cowes Small Ships Regatta


24/09/2014

Saturday, 4th October will see the ASTO Small Ships Regatta, starting from the Royal London Yacht Club’s shoreline in Cowes. The ASTO Small Ships Races are a youth event open to any sail training vessels of which at least half the crew is under 25. The ‘round-the-cans’ Small Ships Race takes

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Unmissable 'early bird' offers at Kingston Boatyard!


29/08/2014

If you are coming ashore for winter this year we would very much like to look after you and your boat here at Kingston Boatyard, and in case you haven't been here before (or even if you have!) we would like to make things just a little more attractive by giving you some of your stay absolutely

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Installation of breakwater gravel core


28/08/2014

Work on the new Cowes breakwater progresses extremely well with CHC’s contractors Boskalis Westminster currently on stage 4 of the 2014 programme, the installation of the breakwater’s gravel core up to approximately 4 metres above chart datum. The dredger Sospan Dau delivers up to to five

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Cowes Classic Powerboat Race 2014


28/08/2014

Once again, the Solent will reverberate to the sound of high powered, high octane powerboats when the annual Cowes - Torquay - Cowes Powerboat Race takes place on Sunday, 31st August 2014. Cowes is recognised as the birthplace of international powerboat racing. It is therefore fitting that

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Repairs at Kingston Wharf in final phase


28/08/2014

The repairs to the commercial shipping wharfage at Kingston in East Cowes, which have been carried out successfully by Prestec UK Ltd, specialists in structural concrete repairs, are now nearing completion with clearance expected imminently, and will provide a ‘fit-for-purpose’ wharf structure

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MS Albatros visits Cowes


28/08/2014

MS Albatros, a stylish cruise ship operated by the Germany-based travel agency Phoenix Reisen, is due to visit Cowes Harbour on Tuesday, 16th September from 08:00 – 14:00.The MS Albatros has a long cruise pedigree, and celebrated her 40th year in service in 2013. Albatros is notable for her

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Shepards Active Marina course 13th September


28/08/2014

There is still time to book a place on the Shepards RYA Active Marina VHF/DSC One Day Course on Saturday, 13th September 2014. The day long course will be held at the on-site Amabi Restaurant from 0900 and includes an exam. Contact Shepards Wharf Marina to find out more and to make a

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Yacht Tek Ltd moves to Kingston


28/08/2014

Marine services company Yacht Tek Limited has recently relocated to East Cowes, and joins a wide range of other local businesses now based at Kingston Wharf. Yacht Tek is located in the unit adjacent to the hoist dock at Kingston Marine Boatyard, behind the main yacht lay-up area. Owned by

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Great success for new Etchells event


19/08/2014

The inaugural Etchells Invitational Regatta, hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club with yachts berthed at CHC’s Shepards Wharf Marina, was an outstanding success and we are extremely pleased to announce that a 2015 event has already been confirmed. Save the dates 31st July to 5th August 2015 in

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Pump out for free at Shepards Wharf Marina


11/08/2014

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) would like to encourage all harbour users and visiting yachtsmen to Cowes to make use of Shepards Wharf Marina’s pump out facility for boats, which is available and free to use all year round. The pump out berth, for use by any boat, is located on the south

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The Cowes Breakwater Project story


04/08/2014

Cowes Harbour Commission has published a short video and installed several displays around Cowes telling the story behind the new Cowes breakwater; the rationale for building a breakwater, the benefits to come as a result, construction timescales, and an all important safety

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Shepards commissions new hydraulic marine crane


30/07/2014

On Monday, 28th July a new £150k hydraulic marine crane was officially commissioned at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes, Isle of Wight, in front of a large audience including Island MP Andrew Turner, Cowes Harbour Commissioners, the Cowes Etchells Fleet, teams competing in the International Etchells

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Team member sought for Kingston Boatyard


31/07/2014

A team member is required for Kingston Marine Boatyard at Kingston Wharf, East Cowes.  The successful applicant will be based in the boatyard assisting with the lay-up of vessels up to 30 tonnes and general yard work but also flexible enough to go afloat with the marine services team as

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Construction of breakwater advances into third stage


23/07/2014

Work on the construction of a new breakwater structure at the mouth of Cowes Harbour, which will transform the port into a true sheltered harbourage, has successfully moved into the third stage of this vital 18-month coastal protection project. Cowes Harbour Commission’s appointed contractors

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Sail safely at Cowes Week


24/07/2014

The Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week regatta runs from 2nd to 9th August and during this time there will inevitably be heavy concentrations of sailing vessels of all types racing in the Solent, in the approaches to Cowes Harbour and Southampton Water, and within the Precautionary Area.All

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Join the Cowes Week festival atmosphere at Shepards


24/07/2014

Shepards Wharf Marina, located just a few minutes’ walk from the High Street, is Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week's most unique and exciting official event venue – it is a public site offering fantastic shoreside entertainment dedicated to sailing crews, friends and family. Manuka Events

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Solent LEP investment into Red Funnel terminal at East Cowes


24/07/2014

CHC welcomes the news of a £15m Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) investment into enhancing cross-Solent connections, which is good news for Cowes Harbour and the Island as a whole. This funding boost will provide a £14.95m investment package to transform and modernise the Red Funnel

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