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Open air blessing of the season service

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 will include a rededication of Cowes RNLI’s lifeboat Sheena Louise after her first refit. For further information and to reserve a berth, please contact the Hon. Secretary of Holy Trinity, John Power, on telephone 01983 299555.  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...

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...




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