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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

Classic racing in Cowes


16/07/2015

Entries are booming this year for Panerai British Classic Week (18th-25th July), which looks set to be an exciting regatta with many classic yachts coming from around the world to race in the Solent. A six race series gets going this weekend from the Royal Yacht Squadron line. Full details of

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Etchells Invitational Regatta returns


16/07/2015

Sailors from around the world will soon be gathering to compete in the second Etchells Invitational Regatta for the prestigious Gertrude Cup. Last year 11 countries were represented across 20 teams and a similar mix is expected in 2015. Competitors can look forward to four days of fleet

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Sparkling conditions for Round the Island Race


02/07/2015

The 2015 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race was described as “a truly sparkling day for family and professional sailors alike” with almost unbroken sun and a west southwesterly breeze of 12-15 knots, gusting to 20 knots. CHC’s distinctive harbour patrol RIB HM1, along with our

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Cowes Harbour Commission staff to the rescue


02/07/2015

On Friday, 18th June a kayaker capsized in the vicinity of the Cowes Chain Ferry into the strong ebb tide and was subsequently separated from his kayak and washed underneath Trinity Wharf just north of the floating bridge.Seamark, one of Cowes Harbour Commission’s vessels based at Kingston Marine

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Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week


04/07/2015

The 2015 Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week (CCW) takes place from 20th - 24th July, the eighth year of this popular regatta for metre boats, Classic racing dayboats, one designs, and Old Gaffers. A number of the CCW boats will be moored together in the North Basin at Shepards Wharf Marina

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Shepards Events Centre opens for RTI weekend


24/06/2015

There’s great excitement at Shepards Wharf Marina as the newly refurbished Sugar Store Events Centre is about to open its doors for the Round the Island Race weekend offering live music, food and drink for all. Entry is free and bands 'Jimmy's Big Fish' and 'Helter Skelter' will be playing.

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Developing young people


28/05/2015

Apprenticeships are a valuable means of helping young people develop the skills and qualifications that are needed in the industry of their choice. Cowes Harbour Commission supports and is actively involved in a continuing programme of apprenticeships through the Isle of Wight College. Over the

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Shepards-based J/70s train with National Champion


21/05/2015

RTYC members assembled at Shepards Wharf Marina on a fine Saturday morning for a weekend of training on the new J/70s with Ruaridh Scott, J/70 National Champion leading the coaching, reports the Royal Thames Yacht Club in their May newsletter.Members were able to see the exciting developments at

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Social - Training - Cruising Events for Berth Holders


13/02/2015

Shepards Wharf Marina has teamed up with the RYA's Active Marina programme, along with East Cowes Marina and Town Quay in Southampton. We are interested in holding a variety of social events at our new Events Centre located at Shepards Wharf, as well as on-the-water training and cruising

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2016 Etchells Worlds comes to Cowes


27/01/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted with the news that Governors of the International Etchells Class Association have approved Cowes as the venue for the 2016 Etchells World Championship. Racing will take place from 5th to 10th September 2016, organised by the Royal London Yacht Club, and

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Book now for Round the Island Race and Cowes Week


17/12/2014

New for 2015 - book your Round the Island Race berth in advance; plus, Cowes Week 2015 prices cut and new 'Early Bird' rate! ADVANCE BOOKINGS FOR ROUND THE ISLAND RACE AVAILABLE NOW! We are delighted to announce that for 2015 you can now book your Round the Island Race berth at

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CHC support for major Cowes events


16/12/2014

The Harbour Commission is committed to working with Cowes Week Limited to help ensure the continued success of the Cowes Week regatta and therefore, in response to the market and requests from major stakeholders, Commissioners have taken the decision to significantly reduce Cowes Week berthing

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Christmas and New Year useful information


16/12/2014

Cowes Harbour Office - The Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1200 on Wednesday, 24th December 2014 and re-open at 0900 on Monday, 5th January 2015. During this time all phone calls will be automatically redirected to CHC staff at Shepards Wharf Marina.The Duty Harbour

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Welcome to Shepards Wharf - the rally friendly marina!


01/12/2014

As we get closer to Christmas time, it's nice to look forward to next season and start planning our sailing and boating for the year ahead. Shepards Wharf Marina has always been a popular destination for rallies, clubs, or regattas, and next year promises to be even better with the introduction of

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Cowes Harbour annual moorings - renewals


26/11/2014

All Cowes Harbour licenced mooring holders will shortly be receiving their annual licence renewal forms. Please ensure that these are completed and returned promptly; the deadline for payment of annual moorings licences is Tuesday, 6 January 2015. Do get in touch if you would like to go

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Shepards Wharf supports solo ocean racing campaign


12/11/2014

Shepards Wharf Marina is one of several Isle of Wight sponsors for up-and-coming British sailor Lizzy Foreman, who aims to fulfill her quest for adventure and love of sailing by competing in the prestigious Mini Transat.Whenever Lizzy comes to Cowes, she is assured of a berth for her Mini 6.50 and

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November news from your favourite marina!


12/11/2014

"2014 has been a successful and really eventful year at Shepards Wharf Marina," writes Manager Jock Rafferty, "with the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, the new Etchells Invitational Regatta, and of course Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week to name just a few. I would like to

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The vision for Cowes Harbour in 2020 and beyond


28/10/2014

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has today (Tuesday, 28th October 2014) launched an online consultation that is aimed at assisting the Commission during a major review of the vision, strategic objectives, plans and policies for Cowes Harbour on the Isle of Wight. The e-consultation, which is

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Shepards Wharf twins with Town Quay Southampton


29/10/2014

Shepards Wharf Marina has teamed up with Town Quay marina over in Southampton to offer a range of exciting RYA Active Marina events.Shepards Wharf Marina and Cowes Harbour Moorings customers are very welcome to attend any or all of Town Quay’s forthcoming events, see below. Please make sure you

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Come and spend the winter at Shepards Wharf!


23/10/2014

Why not upgrade and come to Shepards Wharf Marina this winter? The new Shepards Wharf newsletter highlights the marina's big discounts on winter berthing for 2014, and offers you the chance to enjoy all the benefits of a marina over the winter months. MARINA BERTHS JUST £17 PER METRE PER

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Cowes Harbour carries out major strategic review


24/09/2014

What do we want Cowes Harbour to look like in 2020? This and other significant questions are to form part of a far-reaching review of CHC’s current Strategic Framework document and policies, which is due to take place over the autumn/winter of 2014-2015. The existing five year Strategic

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Shepards Active Marina course 13th September


28/08/2014

There is still time to book a place on the Shepards RYA Active Marina VHF/DSC One Day Course on Saturday, 13th September 2014. The day long course will be held at the on-site Amabi Restaurant from 0900 and includes an exam. Contact Shepards Wharf Marina to find out more and to make a

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