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Shrape Watersports Area

Shrape Watersports Area

Between Old Castle Point and the Shrape Breakwater is the Shrape Watersports Area; a safe area for leisure sailing, windsurfing etc.

The Shrape Watersports Area, in the Inner Harbour, provides a safe area for the following activities: 

• Dinghy and dayboat sailing
• Wind surfing
• Kite surfing
• Rowing
• Support and rescue craft involved in the above activities.

Within the Shrape Watersports Area, the above activities are permitted to exceed the 6 knot speed limit through the water, if safe to do so. See also General Directions 2.32 and 3.4.

The Shrape Watersports Area is not to be used for activities involving the towing of persons, such activities are prohibited within the Inner Harbour and Outer Fairway (see General Direction 4.4.1).

See also Cowes Local Notice to Mariners: Shrape Watersports Area.


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