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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...

Industrial unit at Kingston Marine Services East Cowes

Kingston Marine Services in East Cowes has a large workshop / storage unit available for rent from 1st December 2015. Unit 3 is 150 square metres, with both front and rear access and is initially read more...

Harbour Commission names new Port Handbook publisher

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) announces the appointment of Horizon Publishing Ltd and True Angle Editorial to take on responsibility for the publication of the Cowes Port Handbook. Cowes read more...

Breakwater site visit for Advisory Committee

Members of the Harbour Advisory Committee paid a site visit to the new Cowes Breakwater today (Tuesday, 29th September), to get a close-up view of the 350-metre long structure and learn about the read more...

Make that a double - Vector Martini wins 2015 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Powerboat Race

On what has to be one of the most perfect Cowes Torquay Powerboat Races in the 55-year history of the event, it was stunning to see these magnificent machines racing once more from the start line outside read more...

Cowes Harbour news round-up September 2015

Here’s a round-up of other news from Cowes Harbour and beyond. • Solent Protection Society visit to Cowes Harbour On 22nd September, 56 members of the Solent Protection Society visited read more...

How the Island was formed

The rich and varied history of the Medina Valley is a source of great interest to many of us who live and work here and also for the large number of visitors to the Island. The focus of interest in the read more...

All the latest from Kingston Marine Boatyard

Kingston Marine Boatyard has enjoyed the busy season at our Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes. We have been kept well occupied with a strong uptake on our seasonal special offers throughout the year, read more...

Winter storage discounts for 'Early Birds'

This year, we are again offering our popular winter ‘Early bird’ deals with FREE weeks of winter storage at Kingston Marine Boatyard. Provided you stay until 31st March 2016, coming ashore before 15th read more...

Success for Island RIBs at the Southampton Boat Show

Kingston Wharf based boat builder Island RIBs have just launched their latest model, the Island 7.5m, at the Southampton Boat Show in September.Built by hand from original designs using brand new tooling, read more...

Cowes Harbour welcomes visit from living naval history

The replica of Peter the Great’s first warship, the frigate Shtandart, originally built in 1703 in St Petersburg, will be visiting Cowes Harbour from 4th to 6th September. The Shtandart will be moored at read more...

Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Races preview

The British Powerboat Racing Club will again be running the annual Cowes - Torquay - Cowes Powerboat Race on Sunday, 6th September 2015. This year the race will start across the Royal Yacht Squadron line read more...

Cowes Breakwater rock barge timetable

The final stages of works on the Cowes Breakwater are in progress with Cowes Harbour Commission’s contractors Boskalis Westminster now in the process of completing the placement of rock armour layers. CHC read more...

A trip aboard the Cowes Harbour Commission safety patrol

It’s just after 10am on the Wednesday of Cowes Week 2015, writes Chris Riddet. On the water, hundreds of yachts are waiting for their class starts. Red Funnel ferries are coming and going, pleasure read more...

Cowes Week 2015 daily video highlights

Here you can watch daily video highlights from the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week regatta taking place from Saturday, 8th to Saturday, 15th August 2015. You can also visit the LiveStream read more...

Breakwater construction summer to autumn 2015

Following on from the recent Breakwater Project Review, contractors Boskalis Westminster mobilised at the end of July for the last stage of the Cowes Breakwater build, which will be completed in October read more...

Enjoy a safe Cowes Week 2015

Racing at the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 regatta starts this Saturday, 8th Augustand in advance of the regatta we recommend that all competitors and boat owners coming to Cowes take read more...

Cowes Week regatta preview

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week takes place this year from Saturday, 8th to 15th August and will feature an exciting and diverse blend of competitive sailing as well as a strong social scene. read more...

All the fun of Cowes Week at Shepards

Shepards Wharf Marina is once again an official Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week venue dedicated to regatta crews, friends and family, offering a vibrant, competitor orientated atmosphere with our read more...

Hollywood star Kaskelot visits Cowes

The three-masted barque Kaskelot, a celebrated star of numerous films, is visiting Cowes Harbour until Sunday, 9th August. Kaskelot was originally built in Denmark in 1948 by renowned shipyard J Ring read more...

46th Fastnet Race

There is less than two weeks to go until the world's biggest offshore race, the historic biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, which starts from Cowes on Sunday, 16th August and will see 390 boats from 25 nations read more...

Aids to navigation - new UKHO chart 2793

A new edition of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) chart 2793 for Cowes Harbour and the River Medina was published on 18th June 2015. The new chart contains various updates including the read more...

Cowes Harbour Berthing Master conquers the Lake District

Cowes RNLI Deputy Launching Authority and Berthing Master for CHC Dave Lewis has amply demonstrated that being 50 is no barrier to completing one of Europe’s most difficult trails. Keen to show he is read more...




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