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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...

Works Licence Application - Kingston and Cowes Investigation Boreholes

This application, submitted to Cowes Harbour Commission by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), seeks to secure consent to complete Site Investigation Boreholes at the proposed Kingston Marine Park and read more...

The Sugar Store - a short history

Shepards Wharf gets its name from a local fishing family who progressed to commercial mariners during the 18th century and records of the family go back to the 14th century. By 1800, they ran a read more...

Style of Wight interview with Jock Rafferty

Popular Isle of Wight magazine Style of Wight interviewed Shepards Wharf Marina Manager Jock Rafferty for their July/August 2016 issue: Jock Rafferty has lived an islander’s life since 1997 after he read more...

Promote your business at Cowes Week 2016

Advertise at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2016 with flag and banner branding and sponsorship opportunities available for local businesses. There's a chance to promote your products and read more...

Cowes Classics Week preview 11th-15th July

Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying great social events ashore and there are some exciting newcomers to the Charles Stanley sponsored regatta this read more...

Countdown to start of 85th Round the Island Race

The 2016 J. P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race takes place tomorrow, Saturday, 2nd July, with HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO set to join Race officials on the Squadron platform to commence read more...

2016 CHC Annual Public Meeting report

Cowes Harbour Commission’s Annual Public Meeting provides interested stakeholders with an update on what CHC has done over the past year, its future plans, and an opportunity to direct questions to the read more...

Provision of harbour water taxi service

In previous years, Cowes Harbour has benefited from multiple water taxi operators, with most of the service provided by CHC and Sally Water Taxi Ltd, offering an all-year-round 7-day-a-week service. This read more...

Next Harbour Advisory Committee meeting

The Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee (CHAC) will meet on Friday, 8th July at the Harbour Office. If you would like to suggest items for discussion, do send an email to: Agenda items read more...

MV Balmoral mooring incident update

As recently reported in local media and on the CHC website, the passenger ship MV Balmoral was approaching Trinity Landing in Cowes to moor on 11th June when the ship came into contact with and damaged read more...

Multi-agency test of harbour emergency plans

On Tuesday, 21st June, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) hosted a multi-agency table-top exercise in association with resilience management consultancy State 21, to test and enhance emergency plans held by read more...

RSS widget for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners

The RSS feed for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners can now be accessed via a widget to add dynamic content to virtually any website. The RSS widget is available from Cowes Harbour Commission for yacht read more...

Passenger ship MV Balmoral mooring incident at Cowes

On Saturday, 11th June at 1300 the MV Balmoral was approaching the Trinity Landing pontoons in Cowes to moor when the ship came into contact with the southernmost pontoon section during manoeuvring. The read more...

Report on Cowes Outer Harbour Project Public Meeting

Cowes Harbour Commission’s (CHC) public presentation and review of the Outer Harbour Project was held on 19th May 2016 at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes with an audience of over 100 stakeholders and read more...

Consultation on Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy

Cowes Harbour Commission attended the Isle of Wight Council’s public consultation event on the draft ‘West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy’ on 24th May at the New Holmwood Hotel read more...

Love Where You Sail and keep the water in great shape this summer!

Did you know that Escherichia coli (E. coli) is named after Theodor Escherich, the German bacteriologist who discovered it in 1885, and the species name coli, which means derived from the colon?!And did read more...

Date for your diary – CHC Annual Public Meeting

Each year, Cowes Harbour Commission publishes its Annual Report and Accounts and holds a Public Meeting for presentation to stakeholders. Our 2016 Annual Public Meeting will take place slightly later this read more...

Wise up to boat fire and carbon monoxide risks

As part of the national ‘Fire Kills’ campaign, the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and the 'Boat Safety Scheme' are asking local boat owners to make vital safety checks and learn more about fire and read more...

Agenda for Outer Harbour Project public meeting

We would like to remind harbour users that Cowes Harbour Commission’s public presentation and review of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project takes places this Thursday, 19th May at 1900 at the Island Sailing read more...

New Chairman to lead Cowes Harbour Commissioners

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has announced the appointment of David Riley as new Chair to the CHC Board. He succeeds Roger Mathias who, after serving nine years as Commissioner, including two terms as read more...

New Cowes events added to Shepards-based J/70 fleet calendar

The Royal Yacht Squadron and the Royal Thames Yacht Club will each be hosting a new event on the J/70 calendar this summer.The J/70 Southern Area Championships will take place in Cowes on 21st and 22nd read more...

'Storm Katie'

Advice for Cowes Harbour Moorings berth holders following ‘Storm Katie’: Almost a month ago, in the early hours of the morning on Monday, 28th March ‘Storm Katie’ battered large parts of England, read more...




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