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Cowes Harbour Commission Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

Cowes Harbour Commission is committed to seeking dialogue with an Advisory Committee that has been appointed by the board to represent the beneficiaries and stakeholders of Cowes Harbour.

The Advisory Committee is a key element of good governance for the harbour, creating a point of contact between the Harbour Commission and harbour stakeholders. This enables the Commission to consult and seek guidance from stakeholders, and for stakeholders to table ideas, raise concerns and comment on proposed changes to the operation of the harbour. 

The Committee is made up of representatives from stakeholder groups across the Medina, including the RNLI, Red Funnel, UKSA, Cowes and East Cowes Town Councils, marina operators, sailing clubs, Cowes Week and other events, shipyards and commercial vessel operators. Chief executive Gary Hall and harbour master Ed Walker represent the executive, and commissioner Clive Blount is the link to the board. The Committee chair is Mark Southwell, operations manager of Cowes RNLI.

The Committee meets three times a year, usually in January, April and September. The agenda at each Advisory Committee meeting will cover the following topics:
Marine industry
Commercial vessels
Leisure activity
Marinas, moorings & berths
Regattas and racing
Public use and access

If you want to raise a question or have a comment on any of these topics, please contact a member of the Advisory Committee or send an email to

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