"With so many major events taking place in Cowes this month," writes Capt. Stuart McIntosh
, "Cowes Harbour Commission is running a safety and speeding campaign to remind boat users about the “6 knots – no wash” rule in the Inner Harbour and within 100m of the Mean High Water Mark. The safety campaign also highlights key advice about wearing lifejackets, using kill cords, and not mixing drinking with boating. Please read our lead article below and click on the link to view all 4 top safety tips online. This information will also be issued as a Local Notice to Mariners and the 6 knot speed limit will be strictly enforced by our Patrol Officers over the coming weeks.
"Cowes Week 2019 commences this Saturday, 10th August. As usual, our Cowes Harbour Services afloat team has laid extra moorings in Cowes for many of the yachts entered in the regatta, plus, this year, the team was contracted to lay bespoke moorings over at Hythe and Southampton specifically to accommodate SailGP’s F50 wingsailed catamarans. At Cowes, we have also put out six adapted moorings for the SailGP boats along M Row off The Green.
"Cowes is renowned for its champagne sailing conditions, although there is some unsettled weather on the horizon at the moment with strong winds forecast for Friday and Saturday, so do remember to check the condition of your mooring ropes, and anchor if you will be using it. Despite the vagaries of the English weather, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Cowes Week."
• Read the 7th August 2019 CHC NewsletterPhoto: Cowes Week 2018 - Credit Paul Wyeth