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Annual moorings availability for 2020

Annual moorings availability for 2020 20/11/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission provides a wide choice of annual mooring and berthing options in the Central Solent. As we near the end of the year, it will soon be time for us to invite our annual mooring holders to renew their mooring for 2020. There are always a few boat owners who wish to change to another mooring in the harbour, or who relinquish their mooring due to a work or home move. If you are considering taking up an annual mooring in Cowes next year, now is a good time to contact us. We can offer swinging moorings conveniently situated at the mouth of the River Medina, pontoon or pile moorings at various locations on the Medina Estuary, or, join the waiting list for berths at read more

2019 Little Britain regatta report


16/10/2019

Once again the great and the good of the construction industry started arriving on Thursday, 12th September at Shepards Marina for the 32nd running of the Little Britain Challenge Cup, an annual event that was borne out of one construction project (Little Britain, a street in London) whose

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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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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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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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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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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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Get to know two of our Team


03/05/2019

Dan Westwood is our Senior Berthing Master and Patrol Officer on the river and enjoys the varied and all encompassing nature of his job, from towing in broken down vessels to patrolling around the harbour, welcoming and helping visitors to berth both in Shepards Marina and on our many

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Accounts and Office Administrator vacancy at Shepards Marina


13/03/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission is looking to recruit a full time Accounts & Office Administrator. The Accounts & Office Administrator is responsible for the efficient running of all aspects of the accounting function at Shepards Marina and has overall responsibility for the running of the

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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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Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 opening times


20/12/2018

See below for Cowes Harbour Office, Shepards Marina, Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard, and Fuel Berth opening hours, plus water taxi operating times. Harbour Office: Cowes Harbour Office at Town Quay will close for the Christmas break at 1300 on Friday, 21st December 2018 and re-open

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Ocean Youth Trust South season review


20/12/2018

Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) South, a frequent visitor to Cowes Harbour, is a charity that uses ‘adventure under sail’ as a personal development opportunity for young people aged 12-25, taking them to sea in their 30-metre vessel Prolific. Mark Todd, Chief Executive for OYT South said: “I am

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Merry Christmas from Shepards Marina


12/12/2018

• Season's Greetings from Shepards Marina, Cowes, Isle of Wight!

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Sheltered winter berthing at Shepards


10/10/2018

Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina offers great value winter berthing rates afloat in the marina or ashore in the serviced yard. Conveniently located on Medina Road near the Chain Ferry, Shepards Marina is just two minutes from Cowes High Street and within easy reach of nearby transport links to the

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Sailing is not just for summer


10/10/2018

In addition to the full marina facilities available at Shepards Marina, there are several independent businesses based on-site; the Basque Kitchen restaurant, Solent Sails, Island Divers, Salty Sailing, and RigIt UK. This month, we hear from recently launched sailing school ‘Salty

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Small Ships Race and Tall Ships


26/09/2018

Every year, on the first Saturday in October, a unique fleet gathers in Cowes, when up to 25 UK Sail Training vessels used to teach teamwork and life skills to young people, meet for their annual Small Ships Race. The race is like no other; 100-year-old gaff rigged vessels compete with modern

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Little Britain 2018 race report


26/09/2018

The great and the good of the construction industry started arriving on Thursday evening, 13th September for the 31st running of the Little Britain Challenge Cup, together with the majestic 32 metre Baltic Trader Queen Galadriel, host ship of The Cirdan Sailing Trust, which berthed on the outer

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Little Britain Challenge Cup preview


31/08/2018

The third weekend in September sees the return of the Little Britain Challenge Cup 2018, an annual regatta for the construction industry organised since 1988. This year, therefore, is its 31st running. The event grew from the very modest beginnings of three co-consultants on one particular

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The Sugar Store joins Classic Buses and Beer event


31/08/2018

The Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend 2018 is on its way, taking place on 13th and 14th October 2018. Joining the event this year with a brewery artefacts exhibition and local historic displays, is The Sugar Store at Shepards Marina, owned by Cowes Harbour Commission and run

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Cowes hosts Contessa 26 Nationals


31/08/2018

The 2018 Contessa 26 National Championships is taking place in Cowes over this weekend, 1st and 2nd September. The event is hosted by the Island Sailing Club, and is sponsored via the Club by Wight Vodka. Shepards Marina is helpfully providing moorings for visiting boats at Rally

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In the yard this month


17/07/2018

The 38ft classic yacht Whooper was built by Attrill’s yard in St Helens and launched in 1939. She has been far afield in her life to date, and now she’s back as a true Isle of Wight girl! Owner Giovanni Belgrano told us: “I’ve had Whooper for the past 18 years, and we are having tremendous

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