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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

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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Works and Dredge licence application – Victoria Quay marina development


13/04/2017

A works and dredge licence application for the construction of the Victoria Quay marina development at East Cowes, has been received by Cowes Harbour Commission. We are required to publicise the application and associated drawings. All information is available at the Cowes Harbour

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'Adventure Under Sail' with OYT South


12/04/2017

Sail and powerboat training schools are an important part of the Shepards Wharf community and we encourage training schools to be frequent visitors with our berthing discount scheme. One of our regular visitors that we always look forward to welcoming at the Marina is Ocean Youth Trust (OYT)

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Get your business noticed at Cowes Week


12/04/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission is offering an exciting range of branding and sponsorship opportunities ideal for promoting your business products and services to the Cowes Week regatta audience of around 8,500 competitors and 100,000 spectators. Flag and banner sites to promote your business are

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Meet our Dry Sailing Coordinator at Shepards


13/04/2017

Simon Banks is our friendly Dry Sailing Coordinator at Shepards, responsible for looking after the needs of all our Dry Sailing customers and providing a 7 days-a-week Dry Sailing service for day class yachts, RIBs, motorboats and trailered keelboats. Prior to working in Cowes, Simon started his

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Amendments to Cowes Harbour General Directions


06/04/2017

The Cowes Harbour General Directions are local rules and harbourlegislation that cover safety of navigation and other harbour management issues. CHC reviews the General Directions at the end of each year (most recently in December 2016) to see if any changes are required. Based on feedback from

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Sustainable Maintenance Dredging Management Plan


30/03/2017

In brief: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) aims to develop a ‘Sustainable Maintenance Dredging Management Plan’ by end 2017, which will be suitable for, and involve all dredging stakeholders in the harbour. Such a plan will bring a number of benefits to stakeholders including cost savings and a

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