"As highlighted in our lead article," writes Capt. Stuart McIntosh
, "an increase in popularity for Northern European cruise itineraries has inspired a renewed emphasis on marketing Cowes as an ideal cruise ship destination, with the aim of attracting more new and repeat visitors to the Isle of Wight."
"Next month's newsletter will carry information on Christmas and New Year opening times for the Harbour Office and CHC's Shepards Wharf Marina, although daily harbour patrols will continue as usual over the holiday period.
"Looking ahead to next year, Cowes Week Ltd has today announced that entries are now open for Lendy Cowes Week 2018, and you can find full details on the regatta event website
• Read the 29th November 2017 CHC Newsletter