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All change at Shepards for Cowes Week

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 throughout the regatta. ‘Cowes at Shepards’ is the affiliated Cowes Week venue where sailors and spectators can socialise in a smaller, more intimate, up-market and club type environment. Delicious food will be served from breakfast through to dinner with late night snacks also on offer. Shepards has become 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...

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...




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