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Property sailing event Little Britain comes to Shepards

Property sailing event Little Britain comes to Shepards 21/08/2017

The Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC), the construction and property industry's number one sporting and social calendar event will bring hundreds of people to Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes to sail, network and fund-raise on 15th and 16th September. Little Britain regularly attracts project teams celebrating success and companies looking to team-build and entertain key clients whilst helping to raise thousands of pounds for charities. 2017 marks Little Britain’s 30th anniversary, and the LBCC regatta is all set to celebrate with a new venue, great food and entertainment, and top sailing. This year, LBCC has moved to a new location in Cowes at Shepards Wharf Marina and The Sugar read more

Moorings available on the River Medina


12/06/2017

Cowes Harbour Moorings has a number of Annual Moorings currently available to let in the more picturesque and quieter areas of the River Medina. If you have trouble viewing the following slideshow, click the link below to view on Flickr:• The River Medina If you are interested in one of these

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Explore the Medina Estuary in Cowes Harbour


12/06/2017

Walking or cycling around the Medina estuary is a wonderful way to enjoy this beautiful area, see local wildlife and discover some great places to eat and drink. You might spot some of our resident or visiting birds. Often feeding along the waters edge is the little egret, which is bright white

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Invitation to Cowes Week welcome party


12/06/2017

There are exciting changes taking place at Shepards Wharf Marina for this year’s Lendy Cowes Week regatta with a new event partner and the site rebranded as ‘Cowes at Shepards’. To kick-start the week, we would like to invite all Cowes Harbour Moorings customers to join us at our ‘Cowes at

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New Cowes Chain Ferry commissioning works


07/06/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) continues to work with the Isle of Wight Council (IWC) throughout the ongoing Chain Ferry commissioning works to ensure that navigational safety is maintained. During the Chain Ferry consultation and design phase, CHC obtained confirmation from the IWC that the

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May 2017 Annual Public Meeting report


31/05/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission’s 2017 Annual Public Meeting was held last Thursday (25th May) on a beautifully warm and sunny evening at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes. Even though it was one of the nicest evenings we have enjoyed so far this year, the meeting was well attended by harbour users and

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Medina Estuary sedimentation management


30/05/2017

At the beginning of May, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) hosted a forum meeting for dredging stakeholders at which a presentation was delivered on the basic hydrodynamics and evolution of the Medina Estuary. A review of sediment management monitoring reports was presented, and discussion was held

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Revised General Directions for Cowes


31/05/2017

A revised set of Cowes Harbour General Directions will come into force on 1st June 2017, after consultation with the Harbour Advisory Committee, the Chamber of Shipping and the RYA. The amendments to existing Directions (3.17 and 3.19) and the introduction of two new Directions (3.17.1 and 4.7)

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Destination Cowes website now live


31/05/2017

New web content to help boost Cowes tourism has recently been launched on the official tourist board’s top ranking website (visitisleofwight.co.uk) with a whole collection of detailed pages designed to showcase the towns of Cowes and East Cowes and everything they have to offer. The new web

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New race Committee Boat for Cowes


31/05/2017

The official launch of Cowes United, a brand new Committee Boat for Cowes, took place on 13th May on Trinity Landing, attended by Ben Rouse, High Sheriff of the Island, and a host of local sailors. This purpose-built catamaran is a state-of-the art Committee Boat, which is fully equipped to a high

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Safe boating in Cowes


31/05/2017

With summer just around the corner, Cowes is preparing for an increase in river traffic as the harbour gets set to welcome thousands of visitors over the next few months. All vessels approaching Cowes should do so at a safe speed, maintain a good lookout and give full consideration to other

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New Boat Museum opens soon and call for volunteers


31/05/2017

The new Classic Boat Museum at Medina Yard in Cowes, next to the Hammerhead Crane, is due to open later this summer and a special exhibition is being prepared now that work on the building is reaching completion. More information will be available soon on a new website to be launched in

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Vessels of interest visit Cowes


31/05/2017

Following the visit to Cowes in April of the Nao Victoria, an authentic wooden replica of the ship that first sailed around the world, this May also saw a visit from the Caravel Boa Esperança. The Boa Esperança is a replica of the famous Portuguese ship that seafarer Bartolomé Díaz took beyond the

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Annual Report 2016-2017 published online


18/05/2017

The Cowes Harbour Commission Annual Report for 2016-2017 has just been published online and can be viewed, printed and downloaded. Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh will deliver a presentation of the Annual Report at our Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, 25th May 2017, at 1900 at the

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New Commissioners join Cowes Harbour Board


02/05/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has today (Tuesday, 2nd May 2017) confirmed two new appointments to the Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners, Nick Elderfield and Ra Hennessy, and the re-appointment of Andrew Cooper as a Commissioner. Following an openly advertised recruitment programme that

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Notice of CHC Annual Public Meeting


02/05/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission is inviting all harbour users and stakeholders to attend its Annual Public meeting on Thursday, 25th May 2017, which will take place at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, starting at 1900. The meeting is an opportunity for the Commission to report on its work over the past

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New Cowes Chain Ferry to be installed


02/05/2017

River closure and draught restrictions The new Cowes ‘Floating Bridge’ will be installed on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 and will be held in position by two tugs whilst the chains are reeved through the ferry’s drive system. All mariners are advised to take note that the Chain Ferry crossing area

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ORP Blyskawica 75th anniversary


02/05/2017

The 75th anniversary of the defence of Cowes and East Cowes by the Polish Destroyer ORP Blyskawica will be commemorated through a series of events from 4th to 7th May 2017. The full ‘Programme of Events’ and a link for booking concert tickets can be found on the Friends of the ORP Blyskawica

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BMF Isle of Wight ‘On the Water’ event


02/05/2017

British Marine Isle of Wight is hosting an ‘On the Water’ day on Saturday, 6th May 2017 at Cowes Yacht Haven, from 1000 to 1600. There will be demonstrations throughout the day (weather permitting), a showcase of Island boat builders, and opportunities to learn about the maritime industry on the

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CHC team take part in 2017 Randonnee


02/05/2017

An 11-strong team of CHC staff present and past took part in the Isle of Wight Randonnee on Bank Holiday Sunday, 30th April, completing the clockwise 100km round the Island cycle route in an impressive five hours and 45 minutes. The unpredictable weather and occasional rain failed to dampen

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Open air blessing of the season service


27/04/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission is pleased to be providing free mooring in the Trinity Landing basin for a service of blessing to mark the start of the 2017 season. The open-air blessing service, organised by the Holy Trinity Church Cowes, will be held at 1800 on Sunday, 30th April on Cowes Parade and

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Coastal SOS Day


27/04/2017

Cowes RNLI Lifeboat Station is holding a ‘Coastal SOS Day’ on Sunday, 30th April from 1100 to 1700, with fun and games for all the family. If not out on service, visitors will be able to meet representatives of the emergency services, including IW Fire and Rescue, the Coastguard, Ambulance crews,

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All change at Shepards for Cowes Week


12/04/2017

There are exciting changes taking place at the Marina for this year’s Cowes Week with a new event partner and the site rebranded as ‘Cowes at Shepards’. We will be open from morning till late providing the go-to venue and one-stop shop for great food and drinks, entertainment and relaxation

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