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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...

Spring sailing escapes

The Cowes tide tables for 2017 are now available to view online, for those who may wish to plan their 2017 sailing calendar over the Christmas and New Year holidays - and remember - the Isle of Wight is a read more...

Outer Harbour Project update December 2016

Negotiations continue towards finalising the 'Harbour Infrastructure Funding Agreement' (HIFA) between Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC), the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), and the developer of the read more...

Works planned to prepare for new Chain Ferry

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has issued a works licence to the Isle of Wight Council for alterations to be made to the current Cowes Chain Ferry slipways at both East and West Cowes to ensure the read more...

Your essential guide to Cowes Harbour

Production has started on next year’s Handbook, led by our new editor, Cowes-based publishing consultant and boat builder Martin Nott, who is working closely with Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) and read more...

Destination Cowes at the World Travel Market

Visit Isle of Wight and ‘Destination Cowes’ attended the World Travel Market earlier this month, where more than 50,000 travel professionals gathered at Excel London to look at destination ideas from read more...

Port Operative apprentice on board at Shepards Wharf

Cowes Harbour Commission’s first Port Operative Apprenticeship attracted a considerable amount of interest and following a rigorous interview process, the successful applicant, 21-year-old Sam Saunders, read more...

Cowes Sailmakers now at Kingston

Richard Martch of Cowes Sailmakers has just opened up at Kingston, moving into the mezzanine in the main Kingston Marine Services building, and complementing the existing services of 1st Class Covers and read more...

River Sailors

The Medina Estuary offers a base for every type of boating and the river is currently featured in an engaging article written by CHC’s Designated Person and ex-Commissioner Capt. Peter Jackson for Sailing read more...

October 2016 news on the Outer Harbour Project (OHP)

Over the past month, progress has continued towards finalising the 'Harbour Infrastructure Funding Agreement' between Cowes Harbour Commission, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and their developers read more...

Commissioner profile on Roy Lambden

Commissioner for Personnel Management, Roy Lambden, was appointed to the Cowes Harbour Board in May of this year, along with Michael Greville and Ben Board. Roy Lambden had a 30-year career in the read more...

CHC at Cowes marine careers fair

Last month, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) took part in the Marine Careers Fair organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes Castle, exhibiting alongside over 30 well-known marine industry businesses read more...

Winter 2016-17 water taxi service

Cowes Harbour Commission has been informed by Sally Water Taxis that they will not be operating a service over the winter 2016-17. Therefore, CHC is now providing a water taxi service between the hours of read more...

RORC relax 100ft limit for 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race

Next summer’s pinnacle of offshore racing, the Rolex Fastnet Race, which starts from Cowes on Sunday, 6th August 2017, is likely to be an even greater spectacle, with the event being opened up to yachts read more...

IW Council Chain Ferry Works Licence Application

The Isle of Wight Council has submitted a Works Licence Application to secure consent to complete remediation and improvement works to the Cowes Chain Ferry slipways at both East and West Cowes in order read more...

CHC recruiting for position of Assistant Harbour Master

Cowes Harbour Commission is looking to recruit an additional Assistant Harbour Master / Pilot to support and provide cover for the Harbour Master's team. Rod Hodgson, the current Deputy Harbour Master read more...

CHC supports Visit Isle of Wight at World Travel Market

In brief: Visit Isle of Wight looks to the global tourism market to grow visitor numbers over the next five years. Today (Monday, 17th October 2016), Visit Isle of Wight (VIOW) has announced plans to read more...

Autumn 2016 news from Cowes Harbour Moorings

Welcome to the Cowes Harbour Moorings autumn newsletter where you can find out about the new Cowes Harbour Moorings annual mooring holders' benefit for winter berthing at Shepards Wharf Marina, get read more...

CHC Chairman's response to County Press letter

Cowes Harbour Commission's response to the letter from Keith Hayden published in the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, 7th October 2016: With reference to Keith Hayden’s letter on the planned new read more...

End of season advice for boat owners in Cowes

As the 2016 boating season draws to a close for most, we have been looking at what boat owners can do to prepare for winter and reduce the risk of damage to their craft. Working with leading online read more...

Autumn 2016 news from Kingston Marine Services

The October 2016 newsletter from Kingston Marine Services promotes the new 'Boat Store' at the yard that offers year-round under cover storage, and tells you about some of the ordinary and extraordinary read more...

1st Class Covers joins onsite businesses at KMS

1st Class Covers, who specialise in marine, automotive, domestic and commercial upholstery and cover work, have recently moved into Unit 8 in the main workshop at Kingston Marine Services. Owner read more...

Decision made on final OHP design layout

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has now agreed the final Outer Harbour Project (OHP) design layout with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and their development partners Camper & Nicholsons and read more...




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