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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...

Harbour Advisory Committee welcomes new Chairman John Corby

At the recent Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee (CHAC) meeting on 4th March, stakeholder representatives voted unanimously for John Corby to take on the role of Chairman from Ben Willows who has stood down read more...

Cowes Inner Fairway realigned

Cowes Harbour fairway buoys Nos. 2A and 4 have been realigned to make full use of the available depth of water and in order to widen the Inner Fairway to ease navigation by providing a straight line from read more...

New Green Guide on how to install a holding tank

If you have ever considered retrofitting a holding tank, but were unsure of where to start, take a look at a new guide from The Green Blue. ‘The Green Guide to Holding Tank Installation’ provides advice read more...

Chain Ferry to close for annual inspection

The Isle of Wight Council reports that the Cowes to East Cowes Chain Ferry will be out of service from 0830 on Tuesday, 29th March 2016, for its annual inspection.It is expected that the service will read more...

Introducing The Sugar Store - waterside Events Centre

Opening this spring for its first full season as an Events Centre, Cowes Harbour Commission is delighted to introduce “The Sugar Store” at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Newly read more...

Moorings and accounts job vacancy at Shepards Wharf

Cowes Harbour Commission is looking to recruit a full time Moorings & Accounts Administrator to join our busy team at Shepards Wharf Marina. Ideally, the successful applicant should be read more...

‘Respect the Water’ RNLI campaign to reduce drowning

British and Irish waters are dangerously unpredictable. You might think that adrenaline sports and rough weather pose the greatest threat, but casual, everyday activities around the coast can cause read more...

Commissioner recruitment ends soon - your harbour needs YOU!

We would just like to inform stakeholders that applications for Commissioner vacancies on the Cowes Harbour Board will now close at 1200 on Friday, 4th March 2016. If you are still considering whether to read more...

2016 updates to Cowes General Directions

A revised set of Cowes Harbour General Directions will come into force on 1st March 2016. The Cowes Safety Management System is reviewed at least annually to ensure Cowes Harbour Commission’s read more...

M2M weather data from the Solent

Solent yachtsmen will be familiar with the live weather reports from Bramblemet, and now there is another free real-time weather service from the Calshot Spit Light Float.The highly accurate real-time read more...

RSS feed for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners

Cowes Harbour Commission has developed an RSS feed to enable wider distribution of Local Notices to Mariners (LNTMs). RSS (or "Really Simple Syndication") is an automated service that delivers the read more...

Sail into spring – Solent racing marks out now!

The 2016 Solent race marks have now been published by the Solent Cruising and Racing Association (SCRA). The SCRA publishes an annual list of some 150 of the main racing marks in the Solent area. The read more...

Kingston Marine Services job vacancy at East Cowes

Cowes Harbour Commission is recruiting a Junior Port Operative for our Kingston Marine Services (KMS) team at East Cowes. The successful applicant will work with both the afloat and boatyard teams. read more...

Harbour Patrol Officer job vacancy at Cowes

Cowes Harbour Commission requires a Harbour Patrol Officer to join our team based at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. Harbour Patrol Officers are on the water to assist and advise mariners. They are a read more...

CHC recruiting Board members

Four non-executive members are being sought for the Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners (CHC). The Board is responsible for the strategic oversight of a wide range of activities that are vital to the read more...

Medina Village workshops go up in flames

As reported widely in the local and national press, a devastating fire broke out at the Medina Village industrial estate in Cowes on Monday, 25th January. The multi-agency response to the blaze was led by read more...

Dredge Licence Application - 02/2016 Royal Yacht Squadron

An application has been received for a maintenance dredge licence at the Royal Yacht Squadron. Location: Royal Yacht Squadron, The Castle Cowes, IW. Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be read more...

Dredge Licence Application 01/2016 Shepards Wharf - Town Quay

An application has been made for a maintenance dredge licence at Shepards Wharf Marina and approaches and the Town Quay mooring basin. Locations: Shepards Wharf PO31 7HT and Town Quay PO31 read more...

CHC responds to IW Council Medina Valley Plan consultation

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) submitted (on 17th December 2015) a formal response to the Isle of Wight Council's Medina Valley Area Action Draft Plan Consultation.The CHC response highlights that in the read more...

CHC supports Solitaire du Figaro stopover in Cowes

Cowes Harbour is set to host some of the world’s top solo sailors in 2016 when the 47th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro arrives in Cowes next June. As many as 40 skippers are expected on the Solitaire read more...

Assistant Harbour Master joins the CHC team

Cowes Harbour Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Kidd who has taken up the new position of Assistant Harbour Master (AHM) at Cowes. The newly created role of Cowes Assistant read more...

Changes to Harbour General Directions

Cowes Harbour Commission has completed a review of the current set of Cowes Harbour General Directions, taking into consideration the completion of the new Cowes Breakwater and the requirements of the read more...




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