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Property sailing event Little Britain comes to Shepards

Property sailing event Little Britain comes to Shepards 21/08/2017

The Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC), the construction and property industry's number one sporting and social calendar event will bring hundreds of people to Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes to sail, network and fund-raise on 15th and 16th September. Little Britain regularly attracts project teams celebrating success and companies looking to team-build and entertain key clients whilst helping to raise thousands of pounds for charities. 2017 marks Little Britain’s 30th anniversary, and the LBCC regatta is all set to celebrate with a new venue, great food and entertainment, and top sailing. This year, LBCC has moved to a new location in Cowes at Shepards Wharf Marina and The Sugar read more

Dredge Licence Application - 02/2015 East Cowes Marina


03/12/2015

An application has been received for a maintenance dredge licence at East Cowes Marina. Location: East Cowes Marina (ECM), Britannia Way, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6UB. Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes the K - L basin and extends south to the M -N basin and

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Strategic planning for the Medina Valley - Isle of Wight


30/11/2015

The marine and maritime sector is central to the economy of the Solent, and it is vital that the retention of adequate waterfront employment sites is prioritised in order for our marine industries to reach their potential. Cowes Harbour Commission’s strategic policies therefore stress the

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'Love Where You Sail' 2015


02/12/2015

As part of The Green Blue's Love Where You Sail initiative, in partnership with the Environment Agency and local harbours and marinas in the Solent area, The Green Blue are promoting an online survey to help them understand current behaviours and attitudes of boaters towards the disposal of

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A welcoming place for all our winter visitors!


30/11/2015

The Medina Estuary is a haven for some of Europe’s rarest and most vulnerable migratory birds and the winter months are a great time to see them. The estuary’s mudflats, saltmarsh and surrounding land form part of a network of important and protected wetland sites around the Solent. The visiting

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Cowes Breakwater Project November 2015 report


30/11/2015

As reported in our newsletter last month, contractors Boskalis Westminster have finished the rock armouring of the new Cowes Breakwater. The removal of surplus gravel material to the north of the breakwater has been delayed due to the requirement for contractors to obtain a new MMO (Marine

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Successful salvage on the River Medina


30/11/2015

On 4th November 2015, a 20 metre converted wooden trawler foundered on her mooring at Medham, opposite Cowes Harbour Commission’s Kingston Wharf site on the River Medina.Having been involved in the initial multi-agency response with the RNLI and Coastguard to establish the boat owner’s safety and

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The summer of 2015 at Shepards Wharf


16/11/2015

It was a truly historic summer in Cowes this year as spectacular classic yachts and superyachts converged on the UK with event highlights including the Royal Yacht Squadron’s celebrations of its bicentenary year, the Panerai British Classic Week and Charles Stanley Cowes Classic Week. Anakena at

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Cowes RNLI shout to sunken trawler on River Medina


04/11/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission patrol launches can often be found working with the Cowes RNLI lifeboat when incidents occur around the harbour or on the River Medina. The following report has just been issued by Cowes RNLI:Fears that someone was trapped aboard a sunken ship lead to the hurried launching

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Cowes Breakwater rock armouring complete


28/10/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is pleased to report that contractors Boskalis Westminster have completed the installation of rock armour layers to the new detached Cowes Breakwater. Five navigation light beacons have now been instated along the crest of the breakwater, details of which can be

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New transport link from Cowes to Portsmouth


28/10/2015

A new Cowes to Portsmouth high-speed foot passenger ferry route is due to be launched on 5th November 2015 by Scoot Ferries Ltd, operating from Trinity Landing in Cowes and arriving to the Millennium Pontoon at The Town Camber, Portsmouth. Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Harbour Master at Cowes said:

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Winter water taxis in Cowes Harbour


28/10/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission has been notified by Sally Water Taxis that they will not be operating a service over the winter period, as from 1st November 2015. As a result, the Commission will continue to provide a water taxi service to CHC moorings throughout the winter months, between the hours of

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Industrial unit at Kingston Marine Services East Cowes


28/10/2015

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 available on a six-month or one-year lease, although terms could be negotiable. Marine use would be

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Harbour Commission names new Port Handbook publisher


26/10/2015

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 Harbour Commission has today (Monday, 26th October) named Hampshire-based Horizon Publishing Ltd and

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Breakwater site visit for Advisory Committee


29/09/2015

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 construction process from contractor Boskalis Westminster. Ben Willows, Chairman of the Advisory

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


29/09/2015

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 the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. Fantastic race conditions soon sorted the field as the

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Cowes Harbour news round-up September 2015


29/09/2015

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 Cowes on their annual ‘away day’, to learn about recent changes in the harbour and proposed

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How the Island was formed


29/09/2015

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 Medina is often its maritime heritage and the long history of sailing, so this month we decided

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All the latest from Kingston Marine Boatyard


21/09/2015

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, appealing to our regular customers on the Island - as well as mainlanders looking for great

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Winter storage discounts for 'Early Birds'


21/09/2015

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 November 2015 means you can get 10 days with no charge, and even until 6th December 2015 you can

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Success for Island RIBs at the Southampton Boat Show


22/09/2015

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, the Island 7.5m RIB was the first big product launch for the company. "We had already

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Cowes Harbour welcomes visit from living naval history


04/09/2015

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 Trinity Landing in Cowes from 1800 on Friday evening, 4th September and remain there for the

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Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Races preview


04/09/2015

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 with some 15 -20 Marathon class offshore powerboats crossing the harbour entrance and roaring

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