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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

Great success for new Etchells event


19/08/2014

The inaugural Etchells Invitational Regatta, hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club with yachts berthed at CHC’s Shepards Wharf Marina, was an outstanding success and we are extremely pleased to announce that a 2015 event has already been confirmed. Save the dates 31st July to 5th August 2015 in

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Pump out for free at Shepards Wharf Marina


11/08/2014

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) would like to encourage all harbour users and visiting yachtsmen to Cowes to make use of Shepards Wharf Marina’s pump out facility for boats, which is available and free to use all year round. The pump out berth, for use by any boat, is located on the south

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Shepards commissions new hydraulic marine crane


30/07/2014

On Monday, 28th July a new £150k hydraulic marine crane was officially commissioned at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes, Isle of Wight, in front of a large audience including Island MP Andrew Turner, Cowes Harbour Commissioners, the Cowes Etchells Fleet, teams competing in the International Etchells

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Join the Cowes Week festival atmosphere at Shepards


24/07/2014

Shepards Wharf Marina, located just a few minutes’ walk from the High Street, is Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week's most unique and exciting official event venue – it is a public site offering fantastic shoreside entertainment dedicated to sailing crews, friends and family. Manuka Events

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Shepards Wharf Marina supports the Etchells Class


24/07/2014

The Etchells Class has made a strong comeback at Cowes Harbour Commission’s Shepards Wharf Marina over the past three years, growing from a fleet of just four to currently over 20 boats. Worldwide the boats attract some of the top sailors globally including, as regular racers, America’s Cup winner

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Annual Report - Marine Services


23/06/2014

Policy and investment: Cowes Harbour Commission is self-financing and has a policy to invest in marine services and facilities for the long-term benefit of the harbour and its stakeholders. The Commission’s policy is to invest in developing marine services that are strategically

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Countdown to Round the Island Race


16/06/2014

At the time of writing, there are four days, 17 hours and 16 minutes to go until the start of the 2014 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on Saturday, 21st June - and it's still not too late to enter with final entries for this year's Race closing at noon on Wednesday, 18th

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July events in Cowes


16/06/2014

Next month, we have indeed got a lot to look forward to on the events front in Cowes Harbour. The first weekend of July sees the Island Sailing Club's 125th Anniversary Regatta and the Etchells Southern Area Championship, followed by Sail the Wight and the spectacular Panerai British Classic

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First Aid at Sea course


16/06/2014

The next event in Shepards Wharf Marina's RYA Active Marina Programme is "First Aid at Sea" on Saturday, 28th June 2014 and is open to all Shepards and Cowes Harbour Moorings customers. This RYA First Aid one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective

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New high-tech crane at Shepards Wharf


28/05/2014

The new crane at Shepards Wharf Marina has now been commissioned and the Shepards dry sailing team are fully trained and certified.  This electric, hydraulic crane has an impressive lift capability and is capable of launching boats up to 6 tonnes. It is remote control operated, and also has a

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More RYA Active Marina events


28/05/2014

The RYA Active Marina programme at Shepards Wharf Marina is continuing and three more events are scheduled over the coming months, with tuition provided by RYA instructors from Cowes-based TS Training.  Do remember, our Active Marina events are open to all Shepards Wharf and Cowes Harbour

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New Harbour Commission website launched


30/04/2014

The new Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) website went live on Thursday, 24th April, the result of a successful collaboration between the harbour authority and two Isle of Wight companies, project managers Solent Communications, and internet business solutions provider Netguides Limited. The

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Harbour Services Operative required


02/05/2014

Cowes  Harbour Commissioners require a Harbour Services Operative to fill a temporary part-time position from May to September/October 2014 (including weekends, bank holidays and unsocial hours). The successful post holder will be required to answer VHF radio and telephone calls from

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CHC supports Cowes Classics Week


30/04/2014

The Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week takes place from Monday, 21st to Friday, 25th July 2014. Peter Taylor, Chairman of Cowes Classics Week, recently commented on the news that event partners, Cowes Harbour Commission, are holding their prices for swinging moorings for dayboat classes at

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RYA Active Marina scheme success


30/04/2014

Shepards Wharf Marina has recently signed up to the popular RYA Active Marina Programme, and held their first events on 5th April and 12th April with an informative ‘Sea Safety’ talk and a VHF/DSC Radio course, both held at the marina’s on-site restaurant Amabi.Further events are planned, which

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Shepards Wharf - helping you enjoy your boating more


02/04/2014

Berth holders at Shepards Wharf Marina, as well as all other CHC mooring licence holders, are being invited to attend a series of workshops this season to help make the best use and get the most value out of their boats. Jock Rafferty, Marina Manager at Shepards Wharf explained: "We are

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CHC pledges support for Cowes Etchells event


28/02/2014

At Cowes Harbour Commission’s February Board Meeting, it was unanimously agreed to support this summer’s inaugural International Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes. This exciting, new fleet racing event for the Etchells Class is being run by the Royal Thames Yacht Club in conjunction with the

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Shepards winter offers published


27/09/2013

Shepards Wharf Marina is offering discounted winter rates both afloat in the marina or ashore in the serviced yard. Between October and March Shepards are offering 6 month winter marina berths from as little as £99 per metre or 6 months trailered yard storage from £57 per metre. All marina, dry

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Love Where You Sail!


01/08/2013

Once again The Green Blue has teamed up with the Environment Agency to tackle diffuse pollution, this time encouraging boaters to think about how and where they discharge their black water.In concentrated amounts and in poor flushing areas, black water from boats can cause a number of problems,

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