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Incident 11th November 2019

Incident 11th November 2019 11/11/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission confirms that an incident occurred in the Outer Fairway at approximately 12 noon today (Monday, 11th November 2019) involving a yacht coming into contact with the No. 2 red port-hand navigational buoy at the fairway entrance. The 40-foot yacht was damaged as a result and started taking on water. Cowes Harbour Commission responded to a request for assistance from the Solent Coastguard following a Mayday call from the yacht. The Harbour Authority initiated emergency response procedures and the relevant authorities and organisations were advised. The crew were safely taken off the vessel, and the yacht eventually sank off Gurnard, outside Cowes Harbour. A Cowes Local read more

Revised 5 year Strategic Plan


30/09/2019

In June of this year, Cowes Harbour Commission commenced a mid-term review of CHC’s Strategic Plan 2016-2021 and asked the Advisory Committee and other stakeholders for their ideas and input. The review is now complete and we would like to thank all those who contributed to the discussion. As a

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Hassle-free laying up at Cowes Harbour


30/09/2019

As the nights draw in, it’s the time when thoughts turn to preparing for winter, whether that’s taking your boat out of the water to lay up in a Boatyard for a winter’s refit, moving your vessel into a marina to enjoy easy access to shoreside facilities, or finding the ideal self-storage for your

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Oceans of opportunities on land and sea


30/09/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) was proud to join around 40 other exhibitors at the Royal Yacht Squadron Isle of Wight Foundation’s third Marine Careers Fair on 18th September, which featured presentations, workshops and exhibitors from a broad range of marine careers providers, trainers and

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Handbook publisher’s offer to businesses


30/09/2019

• 15% discount on Handbook business adverts to end October:In July, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) was delighted to announce that the contract for next year’s Cowes Harbour Handbook had been awarded to Island-based media company Style of Wight. The Style team are excited to be working with CHC on

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Medina Estuary water quality update


30/09/2019

This year, there have been particularly high levels of growth of algae within the Medina Estuary and this has caused some issues for stakeholders and wildlife. High levels of nutrients in coastal waters cause the increase in algae growth and these nutrients come from a variety of sources, mainly

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Topsail schooner joins Small Ships race


30/09/2019

Saturday, 5th October 2019 sees the annual Small Ships race return to Cowes; this end of season event sees many of the UK’s smaller Sail Training vessels race around the Solent after a start off the Royal Yacht Squadron. This year’s fleet has three new entries; the Island Trust is bringing

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Job vacancies with CHC


25/09/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission is currently recruiting to fill three vacancies; if you are interested, please see the "Jobs" section on our website. The positions open are: Patrol Officer; Marina / Port Operative; and Part-Time Receptionist.Applications close on Friday, 4th October 2019.

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Cowes Powerboat race weekend


19/08/2019

The 59th Cowes Powerboat race weekend will see teams competing for the UKOPRA World Championships over the August Bank Holiday weekend (24th/25th August 2019). Teams will be participating in the final round of three for the UKOPRA Worlds for Offshore Classes 1/2/3. Richard Carlton currently leads

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Essential safety information for boat users at Cowes


07/08/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission’s number one priority and responsibility is to maintain a safe harbour for all. Equally, it is the responsibility of all boat owners, agents, charterers, marinas, yacht clubs and sailing organisations to ensure the Cowes Harbour General Directions and Local Notices to

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SailGP ready for European debut in Cowes


07/08/2019

On 10th and 11th August, SailGP, the fastest sail racing in the world, will serve as the opening feature of the iconic Cowes Week regatta when it makes its debut on European waters. Teams made up of some of the finest athletes from Great Britain, Australia, China, France, Japan and the United

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What’s new for Cowes Week 2019


07/08/2019

This is going to be a very special Cowes Week as organisers integrate SailGP as a feature event of the first weekend. The Cowes Week Sailing Instructions have been updated so that hopefully racing can be completed in all reasonably normal wind scenarios, bearing in mind that well known saying

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Style of Wight appointed publisher of Cowes Harbour Handbook


30/07/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission has today (Tuesday, 30th July 2019) announced that Style of Wight Ltd, producer of the inspirational lifestyle magazine, Style of Wight, will be the new publisher of the annual Cowes Harbour Handbook. The Cowes Harbour Handbook will be managed by the same team that

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Cruise news from Cowes


19/07/2019

Boutique destination and gem of the UK South Coast, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, has welcomed two more cruise ships this month, the Europa, and Seabourn Quest. Cowes Harbour Commission held a traditional plaque exchange onboard Seabourn Quest to welcome the ship, Captain Joost Eldering and all the

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Mid-term review of Strategic Plan 2016-2021


27/06/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission is carrying out a mid-term review of CHC’s current 5 year Strategic Plan and we would like to hear from you. The Board of Commissioners' focus for the review is to give consideration to increasing investment into harbour services and facilities for sustainable

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Round the Island Race - #raceforall


27/06/2019

Sailors from around the world will be competing in the famous ‘Round the Island Race’ that will see over 1,200 boats sail around the Isle of Wight on Saturday, 29th June. This unique race is popular with families, first time racers and professional sailors alike with Olympic class sailors

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Cowes Harbour joins Cruise Britain


27/06/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission is delighted to have joined Cruise Britain, the business-to-business network for UK cruise ports, destinations and service providers. Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Cowes Harbour Master said: “Membership of Cruise Britain is a key next step in our ongoing initiative to

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Panerai British Classic Week 2019


27/06/2019

Panerai British Classic Week is taking place from 13th to 20th July in Cowes, and this year sees the 18th edition of the annual Regatta of the British Classic Yacht Club, which has been held every year since the America's Cup Jubilee in 2001. The event not only attracts entries from Britain but

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Cowes Classics Week 2019


27/06/2019

The 12th edition of Cowes Classics Week runs from 27th July to 2nd August, with racing from Monday, 29th July onwards. Organised by the Royal London Yacht Club, Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts with Metre boats, Classic Racing Dayboats, Classic Yachts, Old Gaffers and

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HANSEATIC Nature makes inaugural call to Cowes


29/05/2019

The Isle of Wight's up-and-coming cruise destination port Cowes Harbour was delighted to welcome the maiden call of cruise ship HANSEATIC Nature on Monday, 27th May 2019.Cowes Harbour Commission held a plaque exchange onboard the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises new ship HANSEATIC Nature to welcome the ship to

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Invitation to CHC Annual Public Meeting 23rd May 2019


14/05/2019

Stop Press - Free Water Taxi Service from East Cowes to CHC Annual Public MeetingCHC's operators Cowes Water Taxis have agreed to work with CHC to provide a free water taxi service for stakeholders in East Cowes wishing to attend CHC's Annual Public Meeting in Cowes on Thursday evening, 23rd May

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