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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...

Pilot safety day at Shepards Wharf Marina

The 2016 conference of the UK Maritime Pilots’ Association (UKMPA) was held in Cowes on 14th-15th September, in association with local lifejacket and coat manufacturer SeaSafe Systems who are celebrating read more...

Memories of Cowes Week 2016

The title of overall Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week winner went again to Adam Gosling’s JPK10.80 Yes!, which finished the regatta counting only first places in IRC Class 3 to earn Gosling a class read more...

Bertrand wins Etchells Worlds

“I love coming to Cowes, it is one of my favourite places to sail anywhere in the world…” (Steve Benjamin) The 2016 Etchells World Championship, which was hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club in read more...

Cowes Cougar triumph for Curtis

The 2016 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race will surely go down as the roughest ever run; only three boats made it to Torquay within the time limit and only two made it back to Cowes.With a calm ride through the read more...

New Kingston Boat Store opens for business

Cowes Harbour Commission is continuing a programme of investment into its Kingston Marine Services site in East Cowes with the recent development of a new indoor storage facility. The new ‘Kingston read more...

New CHC berth holders’ benefit

We have been taking on board feedback received from our Cowes Harbour Moorings customers with regard to winter berthing in the harbour. As a result, CHC has taken the decision to introduce a discount on read more...

Army divers train in Cowes Harbour

At the beginning of September Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) welcomed a team of Army divers into Cowes for a training exercise held alongside the Red Ensign training ship MV Sea Trident. The read more...

Applications open for marine apprenticeship at Shepards

Applications are now open for an exciting new Port Operative Apprenticeship, which commences in autumn 2016 at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. This is an excellent opportunity for young people with read more...

Etchells teams from around the globe prepare for Worlds

Fifty-eight teams from all over the world have entered the 2016 Etchells World Championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club in Cowes, with racing scheduled from 5th-10th September. Entries include read more...

56 years of powerboat racing at Cowes

This weekend (3rd - 4th September 2016) will see the 56th year of offshore powerboat racing at Cowes. Once again the Solent will reverberate to the sound of high powered, high octane powerboats when the read more...

Autumn refit and winter ashore made easy

Kingston Marine Boatyard in East Cowes, one of the biggest yards on the River Medina, is a convenient place to come ashore for an autumn refit with extensive facilities for up to 150 boats from the easily read more...

Works Licence Application - Cowes Sea Cadets

The floating river pontoon adjacent to the headquarters of the Cowes Sea Cadet Unit, TS Osborne, previously operated by the Island Youth Water Activities Centre (IWAC), has been passed to the Sea Cadets, read more...

CHC comments on Medina Yard planning application

At Cowes Harbour Commission’s July 2016 Board meeting, Commissioners noted that the proposed Medina Yard development is now a current planning application with a closing date of 12th August for the read more...

Cowes Week 2016 preview

Racing in the 2016 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week gets under way at 1005 this Saturday, 6th August, with the eight day regatta offering, as always, a great mix of competitive sailing and social read more...

Sustainable dredging in Cowes Harbour

Dredging is an essential part of sustainable harbour management. It is necessary for maintaining navigable channels, including access to ferry terminals, shipyards, businesses, marinas and other mooring read more...

Enjoy safe sailing at Cowes Week

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is enjoyed by around 8,000 skippers and crews, on between 800 and 1,000 boats who take part in eight days of competitive racing. The vast majority have a great week read more...

Meet the new Commissioners - Michael Greville

The Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners has recently welcomed three new members, Michael Greville, Ben Board, and Roy Lambden. As well as the new members, Cowes Harbour Commission has also welcomed back read more...

Outer Harbour Project progress update

Following the conclusion of CHC’s consultation with stakeholders on the planned design optimisation and changes to the next phases of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project (OHP), the Harbour Advisory Committee read more...

New marine apprenticeship with CHC

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has announced the introduction of a new marine apprenticeship scheme to commence this autumn at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. The apprenticeship will take between 18-24 read more...

Cowes Week 2016 at Shepards

An official Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week regatta site dedicated to crews, friends and family - Shepards Wharf Marina is located on Medina Road, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Cowes High read more...

Event tender opportunity at Shepards Wharf Marina

Event tender opportunity in Cowes: Provision of a ‘Cowes Week Regatta Village’ at Shepards Wharf Marina – Cowes – Isle of Wight. Purpose of Tender: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is seeking read more...

Late summer and low season boatyard deals

August is a time when the majority of mariners are making the most of their boats on the water and that means that at Kingston Marine Boatyard the friendly team can offer a little extra space and time to read more...




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