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Annual Moorings Survey results

Annual Moorings Survey results 30/10/2017

We would like to thank all our customers who completed the recent Cowes Harbour Annual Moorings questionnaire. The survey closed on Friday, 20th October with 212 entries submitted, a very good return and representing over 40% of annual mooring holders. We are keen to listen to what our customers have to say about annual moorings in Cowes Harbour and are now in the process of reviewing all responses and comments. This information will feed into our planning for the future provision of harbour moorings and associated facilities. Some of the key messages to come out of the survey were: - The annual moorings service was rated overall as good, very good or excellent. - The majority of read more

New CHC berth holders’ benefit


26/09/2016

We have been taking on board feedback received from our Cowes Harbour Moorings customers with regard to winter berthing in the harbour. As a result, CHC has taken the decision to introduce a discount on winter berthing at Shepards Wharf Marina, exclusively for Cowes Harbour Moorings annual berth

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Applications open for marine apprenticeship at Shepards


13/09/2016

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 enthusiasm for working in a marine environment and a great way to start your career. As an

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New marine apprenticeship with CHC


03/08/2016

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 months to complete and leads to the SQA Diploma in Maritime Studies: Marinas and Boatyards

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Cowes Week 2016 at Shepards


03/08/2016

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 Street and near the Chain Ferry to East Cowes.For 2016, Manuka Events will be on hand to make sure

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Event tender opportunity at Shepards Wharf Marina


04/08/2016

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 expressions of interest from suitably experienced companies, organisations or individuals to deliver

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The Sugar Store - a short history


18/07/2016

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 regular cargo service to the mainland and acted as carriers around the Island with William Shepard,

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Style of Wight interview with Jock Rafferty


18/07/2016

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 sold his successful steeplejack business in Edinburgh.Whilst director at Steeplejack Services,

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Countdown to start of 85th Round the Island Race


30/06/2016

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 the starting sequence and fire the cannon for the first start at 0830. The spectacular Round

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Provision of harbour water taxi service


30/06/2016

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 service was supplemented in peak periods by other summer-only operators, and during the winter

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Love Where You Sail and keep the water in great shape this summer!


25/05/2016

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 you know that every year between May and September over 600 designated bathing waters around

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New Cowes events added to Shepards-based J/70 fleet calendar


27/04/2016

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 May, under the direction of the Royal Thames YC while the J/70 Summer Championships will be

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New Green Guide on how to install a holding tank


23/03/2016

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 on the most common questions you might be struggling with, such as the best construction

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Introducing The Sugar Store - waterside Events Centre


22/03/2016

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 refurbished and upgraded in 2015 with an industrial chic vibe combined with a nautical feel, ‘The

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Moorings and accounts job vacancy at Shepards Wharf


16/03/2016

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 experienced in using a range of office software, including email, spreadsheets, and databases. Duties

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‘Respect the Water’ RNLI campaign to reduce drowning


23/02/2016

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 fatalities. In fact, over 200 people accidentally die each year around our coast; the RNLI want to

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Harbour Patrol Officer job vacancy at Cowes


04/02/2016

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 friendly, welcoming and helpful presence in the busy marine environment of the harbour and River

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Dredge Licence Application 01/2016 Shepards Wharf - Town Quay


05/01/2016

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 7AS Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes Shepards Wharf Marina and the

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Christmas and New Year 2016


21/12/2015

The Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1200 on Thursday, 24th December 2015 and re-open at 0900 on Monday, 4th January 2016. During this time all phone calls will be automatically redirected to CHC staff at Shepards Wharf Marina who can be contacted on 01983 297821 between 1000

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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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All the fun of Cowes Week at Shepards


03/08/2015

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 event partners Manuka. 2015 will see more live acoustic acts, superb food and a great

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Cowes Harbour Berthing Master conquers the Lake District


03/08/2015

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 by no means ‘over the hill’ Dave took on not one, but many hills in the Lake District,

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CHC Berthing Master's 50 mile run for RNLI


22/07/2015

Taking on one of Europe’s most difficult 50 mile running and walking trail courses is not everyone’s idea of marking their 50th year. CHC Berthing Master and Cowes RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Dave Lewis had a simple explanation for undertaking such a testing undertaking: “I wanted to

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