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Cowes Harbour news on roadmap out of lockdown

Cowes Harbour news on roadmap out of lockdown 03/03/2021

From 8th March, the UK Government will start to lift restrictions in England with a four-step roadmap that offers a route back to a more normal life. Cowes Harbour Commission welcomes the confirmation that outdoor sport and recreation will be the first activity after education to be released from lockdown. CHC’s policies and dates for the safe reopening of our marine services and facilities are highlighted in blue below and follow the Government’s spring 2021 roadmap out of lockdown as well as guidelines issued by the RYA and British Marine. All CHC reopening plans are subject to Government guidance and our site rules. 8th March• Exercise and recreation outdoors with household or read more

Spring finally comes to Cowes


21/09/2020

It was heartening to see the Cowes Spring Classics regatta, rescheduled from its original May date due to the Coronavirus pandemic, take place over the weekend of 4th-6th September. The regatta for classic yachts was sailed in picture perfect conditions, with sunny skies and a good sailing

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September safety message - “read the signs"


21/09/2020

Despite all the unprecedented challenges that COVID-19 continues to bring, it is so pleasing to see that sailors and boaters have at last been able to enjoy the hot weather this season. However, the summer holidays also unfortunately saw numerous instances of swimming in and around the Trinity

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Job vacancy - Harbour Port Operative - Afloat


21/09/2020

We are looking to recruit an experienced Port Operative to work throughout our Marina and Boatyard, and on all our vessels. Cowes Harbour Services offers a wide ride of marine-based services both ashore and afloat. This role will require both team and individual work in a variety of environments

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Cowes Harbour Commission suspends public consultation until 2021


20/08/2020

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) launched a public consultation this summer to ascertain stakeholders’ initial views about a potential combining of CHC with Cowes Town Waterfront Trust (CTWT) and a possible application to the Charity Commission, among other proposals. The initial deadline for public

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Dangers of swimming and diving in the harbour


19/08/2020

Cowes Harbour is one of the busiest leisure ports in the UK and consequently, it is an extremely dangerous place to swim. The harbour is also a busy commercial port with very frequent ferry traffic as well as large commercial shipping transiting up and down the River Medina. Cowes is a tidal

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Handy guide to harbour rules


19/08/2020

There is an easy way to get to know the most important rules of the harbour (General Directions) with our new poster of Cowes Harbour Dos and Don'ts. Our Patrol Officers are giving out handy Dos and Don’ts flyers to anyone who is stopped on the water as part of our education on

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Environment and sustainability update


19/08/2020

CHC is working to further develop its relationship with the Isle of Wight Estuaries Partnership and move to a more project-based approach. To do this, we will be refocussing the work of our Estuaries Officer into a number of key project areas for the next 12 to 18 months. The key project areas are

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Crackdown targets antisocial behaviour on River Medina


05/08/2020

People jumping off Trinity Landing, near misses with ferries, and inconsiderate use of powercraft - these are some of the Isle of Wight issues being tackled by Operation Wavebreaker, reports the Isle of Wight County Press today, 5th August 2020. Hampshire Constabulary’s Marine Support Unit

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Extension to public consultation time plan for Cowes Harbour proposals


28/07/2020

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) would like to thank stakeholders for the input, comments, questions and feedback received so far during the initial public consultation on harbour proposals, including the potential combining of CHC with Cowes Town Waterfront Trust (CTWT). It has become clear from

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Stakeholder consultation update on harbour proposals


17/07/2020

The ongoing stakeholder consultation on harbour proposals, including the potential combining of Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) and Cowes Town Waterfront Trust (CTWT) is generating plenty of constructive discussions, interest, and questions on both sides of the River Medina.Consultation meetingsA

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Public consultation launched on proposals for Cowes Harbour


03/07/2020

The Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee stakeholder representatives met today, Friday 3rd July, to hear about and discuss several proposals, including an idea to combine Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) and Cowes Town Waterfront Trust (CTWT), a potential application by CHC to the Charity Commission to

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Hants Marine Unit Operation Wavebreaker


29/06/2020

After a significant surge in reports of anti-social behaviour on the water in the last month, Hampshire Marine Support Unit have launched Operation Wavebreaker to address the issues and to start to look for some long-term solutions to this perennial problem. In addition to working with other

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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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Lift, wash and re-launch offer


17/06/2020

Now that boating is back, and day sails and day family cruises are allowed, why not make sure your vessel is in tip-top condition with a quick “Summer Scrub”. Here at Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard we are again offering our popular, quick turnaround option of a lift and wash (with up to 45

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Engine maintenance at Kingston


17/06/2020

We have a good number of independent local businesses now based at our Cowes Harbour Services Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes that offer a wide variety of services. Island RIBs continues to be busy producing RIBs for both local and national customers, and the company is now an authorised Suzuki

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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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One month free self-storage


17/06/2020

There is still a bit of time to take advantage of our current offer at Cowes Harbour Storage, giving you six months self-storage for the price of five. Just book six months self-storage before 30th June 2020 and you will get the last month free. Ts&Cs apply. See also Self Storage Offers for

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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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Personal Watercraft and jet skis


02/06/2020

Cowes Harbour Commission welcomes and proactively encourages watersports and leisure activities within the harbour, but would like to remind all Personal Watercraft and jet ski users to show respect and consideration for other harbour users on the River Medina and across the full Cowes Harbour

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Boat safety and safe navigation on return to boating


02/06/2020

As boat users enjoy a return to the water, Cowes Harbour Commission would like to emphasise the importance of carrying out all the essential checks on your vessel after several months or more of no boating. Additionally, boat users are advised to always check the prevailing weather conditions

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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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Cowes Harbour welcomes new Board members


04/05/2020

CHC appoints three non-executive Commissioners Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is pleased to announce that Clive Blount, Phil Hagen and Jason Losty, have recently been appointed to the Cowes Harbour Commission Board. The three volunteer Commissioners have joined the CHC Board following an

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