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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...

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...

Red Funnel and Medina Yard planning applications

Red Funnel - East Cowes planning application: The recent refusal of Red Funnel’s East Cowes planning application has been widely reported in the local media. Cowes Harbour Commission’s position on the read more...

2016 calendar of events for Cowes Harbour

The 2016 calendar of events for Cowes Harbour highlights some of the new regattas, visiting class championships and key annual events taking place in Cowes this year. We will continue to add more read more...

Cowes Outer Harbour Project public meeting

The Chairman Designate of Cowes Harbour Commission, David Riley, extends an invitation to all harbour users to attend a ‘Public Presentation & Review of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project’ on Thursday, read more...

Red Funnel ferry mechanical issue in Cowes Harbour

The Red Funnel ferry MV Red Osprey, with 103 passengers and 19 crew onboard, suffered a technical problem when entering Cowes Harbour at approximately 1500 yesterday (Wednesday, 13th April). The Red read more...

Fuel berth Operative sought

Cowes Harbour Commission is seeking a proactive and flexible person to provide part-time cover at our river fuel berth throughout the year. Hours are limited to 1-2 days per week plus holiday cover. The read more...

New season - new Port Handbook - now in Cowes

As we write, the exciting new-look Cowes Port Handbook 2016-2017 is hot off the press and being distributed to numerous outlets around Cowes, East Cowes and other key Island locations. The Cowes Port read more...

Cowes Breakwater pre-season news

Harbour users and visitors to Cowes this season will notice that the exclusion zone in place during construction of the new detached breakwater has now been removed. The permanent navigational aids read more...




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