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Mid-term review of Strategic Plan 2016-2021

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 employment and the long-term prosperity of the harbour for stakeholders. From opportunities for commercial shipping and marine employment through to the changing leisure market and customer demands within the leisure sector, eventing and sponsorship; let us know what you think should be considered in this review.No idea is too big, small or crazy at this stage as we do not want to constrain the review read more

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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Cowes welcomes new Commissioners


14/05/2019

Cowes Harbour is delighted to welcome two new members to the Board of Cowes Harbour CommissionersCowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has announced the appointment of two non-executive members to the Board, Steve Sheridan and Vanessa Clifford, for a term of three years effective from 1st May 2019. The

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First cruise ship of 2019 visits Cowes


14/05/2019

MS Bremen, a Hapag Lloyd Cruises expedition ship, was the first cruise ship to call at Cowes this year on Friday, 10th May 2019. The 112 metre ship was piloted to its anchorage in Cowes Roads from where passengers disembarked by RIB to Trinity Landing. Over 100 German cruise passengers were

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Events Calendar 2019


14/05/2019

The Cowes sailing season is now well under way and with so many events being held by yacht clubs and class associations it can be hard to keep up with them all! However, help is at hand on the CHC website where we have a comprehensive events calendar for all on-water events taking place at Cowes.

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Incident 6th May 2019


06/05/2019

Cowes Harbour confirms that an incident occurred within the Inner Harbour at approximately 0030 hours today (Monday, 6th May 2019). Two RIBs caught fire that were moored on ‘G’ pontoon, located opposite the Whitegates Public Landing Pontoon and adjacent to the southern end of Medina Yard at Cowes

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Dredged Eastern Channel opens in Cowes Harbour


29/03/2019

New navigation channel to bring improvements to harbour safety. Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has completed the delivery of a new, dredged Eastern Channel, in line with the Commission’s priority and overriding responsibility for navigational safety and strategic objective to deliver

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Meet CHC’s new DHM – Jonathan Howden


29/03/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission, harbour authority for the Isle of Wight’s main commercial, ferry and internationally renowned yachting port, Cowes, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Howden to the position of Deputy Harbour Master - Statutory. Jon will assist the Harbour Master with the

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Local organisations join forces to promote the Medina Valley


29/03/2019

An exciting new brand has been launched for the Medina Valley to position the area as a diverse, accessible and naturally beautiful destination. A vibrant logo has been created and useful information compiled to celebrate the unique characteristics of the area. Medina Valley is made up of six

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HANSEATIC Nature cruises to Cowes - cancelled


27/03/2019

STOP PRESS: Sadly, the HANSEATIC Nature will not come to Cowes on April 17th. The new ship’s delivery from the shipyard was delayed and Hapag Lloyd have had to cancel the maiden voyage and subsequent cruise to Cowes.THIS VISIT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDThe first voyage of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ newly

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Invitation to tender for publication of Cowes Harbour Handbook


25/03/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission, in line with our governance policies is tendering for a publisher for the annually produced Cowes Harbour Handbook. The Cowes Harbour Handbook is the official, definitive guide to Cowes Harbour, the River Medina, Cowes and East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, with a

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Cowes announces 2019 cruise season


05/03/2019

Seven cruise ships to visit Cowes Harbour and four maiden callsCowes Harbour Commission is extremely pleased to announce that Cowes, Isle of Wight, has seven cruise ship calls booked for 2019, including four inaugural calls from some of the world’s premium luxury cruise lines. The Cowes cruise

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Prize giving celebrates Landmark Design Competition winners


05/03/2019

A prize giving ceremony was held at the Sir Max Aitken Museum, Cowes on 1st March to recognise, celebrate and reward the creativity of Island secondary school students who took part in Cowes Harbour Commission’s Landmark Design Competition. The event was attended by teachers and students from four

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Eastern Channel dredging news update


05/03/2019

The dredging works to construct a new Eastern Channel for Cowes have been completed by CHC’s contractor Jenkins Marine. Bed levelling has been carried out to flatten the base of the trench, and the Channel is now due to be surveyed, although the exact timing of this is weather dependent. Following

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New Harbour Assist software


05/03/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission will be launching a new customer accounts system within the next few days. The new Cloud based harbour and marina management software, Harbour Assist, will bring substantial benefits to both customers and staff by streamlining the running of our business. In switching to a

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Waterfront storage land to let


05/03/2019

Commercial land at Kingston Wharf in East Cowes, Isle of Wight is available for rent at the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) owned waterfront site. The area for rental measures 1.5 acres and benefits from all-tide deep-water access and wharfage. Kingston Wharf is located on the eastern bank of

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