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Coronavirus statement

Coronavirus statement 24/07/2020

Updated Friday, 24th July 2020 CHC marine operations update on rafting procedures and shower facilitiesFollowing consultation with local marinas and customers, and whilst adhering to all current COVID-19 Government guidance, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) will start permitting the rafting of two boats maximum, bow to stern, from Friday, 24th July 2020 at Shepards Marina and at our visitor pontoons on the River Medina. Boat owners are requested to:- Supply their contact details on booking for Track / Trace purposes.- Be courteous and to discuss boarding arrangements with the other boat owner once alongside.- Supply their own hand sanitiser and/or cleaning products. - Respect other people's read more

Love Your Harbour


29/06/2020

“Love Your Harbour” is a new campaign that raises awareness of discharging toilet waste from boats. Discharging untreated sewage from a boat in a harbour is extremely damaging and anti-social. Contamination has adverse effects on bathing water quality, marine ecosystems including coastal wildlife

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Trinity Landing open to visitors


17/06/2020

The bridge connecting the Trinity Landing floating pontoons to The Parade has now been reopened following the completion of maintenance work to re-paint the walkway structure and entrance gates. Short stay visitors are now permitted at Trinity Landing, as well as at Shepards Marina, Town

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CHC publishes 2019-2020 Annual Report


16/06/2020

In brief: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has published its Annual Report for 2019-2020. This report captures the key events and activities of 2019 measured against the objectives set out in CHC’s Strategic Plan for public record. Writing in his annual summary, Cowes Harbour Master Capt.

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COVID-19: “stay off the water” message continues


04/05/2020

In line with the UK Government’s continued guidance to make only essential trips and to observe social distancing at all times, the message to harbour users is still, please “stay off the water”. Cowes Harbour Commission can report that the majority of boat owners are complying with the

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New Cowes Harbour Handbook 2020


04/05/2020

In spite of the current challenges being faced, the Cowes Harbour Handbook 2020-21 has been published in digital format and is now online on CHC’s website, on publisher Style of Wight’s website, and available for all to view. We hope the Handbook, which includes an exclusive interview with Sir Ben

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CHC recruits for new Works and Asset Manager role


14/01/2020

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is currently recruiting for the new position of ‘Works & Asset Manager’. This is a permanent project management role with responsibility for the day-to-day maintenance and procurement of all CHC’s marine and property assets (including moorings, vessels,

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Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020 opening times


16/12/2019

Festive opening and operation times for Cowes Harbour Commission, Shepards Marina and Cowes Harbour Services are shown below. Harbour Office: Cowes Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1700 on Monday, 24th December 2019 and re-open at 0900 on Thursday, 2nd January

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CHC marine services Schedule of Charges 2020-2021


16/12/2019

The 2020-2021 Cowes Harbour Commission Schedule of Charges & Special Offers for marine services has just been published and you can view and download the leaflet from our website. Copies will be available to pick up at all CHC sites by this Friday, 20th December. • View the Schedule

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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

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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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