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Coronavirus statement 08/01/2021

Updated Friday, 8th January 2021 CHC Coronavirus update on marine leisure activities Following clarification from the Department for Transport on guidance relating to boating and leisure activities, it has been confirmed that boating is allowed as exercise in England. This covers all sailing boats/yachts, motorboats and RIBs etc. as long as they abide by the UK Government’s gathering limits, social distance rules and stay local rules of lockdown. Cowes Harbour Commission will therefore be allowing controlled access to Shepards Marina for customers to use their boats for exercise in line with Government guidance, limited to between the hours of 0900 to 1700. Short stays and read more

Full planning consent granted for new East Cowes Marina


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted that full planning consent has been granted by the Isle of Wight Council for the next phase of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project, the East Cowes marina development on the Isle of Wight.  This consent follows the recent news that Sutton Harbour

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CHC news - October 2010 second edition


Full Planning Consent granted for East Cowes Marina Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted that full planning consent has been granted by the Isle of Wight Council for the next phase of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project - the East Cowes marina development on the Isle of Wight. This

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CHC news - October 2010


Preferred Developer selected for Cowes Outer Harbour Project The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has today confirmed Sutton Harbour Holdings Plc as the preferred bidder in the process to identify a developer and operator for the new Outer Harbour development at East Cowes, on

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Film star Valerie joins Cowes Harbour Authority in November


The new pilot boat for Cowes Harbour Authority named Valerie, enters service in early November under the agreement with the new operator, Solent and Blue Line Cruises. Solent and Blue Line Cruises acquired the Nelson 40 'V Class' pilot boat specifically for this new contract.Valerie commenced

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Works Licence application for CCYC


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has received the following Works/Dredge Licence application by Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club. Works Licence application no W03/10. Size and extent of area covered by scheme: Mackley Construction drawing reference T09/320/MC/01, approximate area covered =

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CHC news - April 2010


It has been a very busy start to the 2010 season at Cowes Harbour Commission. We are pleased to bring you a brief round-up of some of the hot topics and initiatives that are either launched or are now well underway! Government indicates ‘Green Light’ to Outer Harbour Project

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Works Licence application for Medina Yard


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has published a Works/Dredge Licence application for the bed levelling of the boat hoist dock at Medina Wharf. Works Licence application no W02/10. Location: Medina Yard frontage south of the chain ferry in position: 50 45.27N 001 17.51W. Description

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New training facility on River Medina


The commissioning of a new pontoon training facility on the River Medina, Cowes, by the Royal Yachting Association's Training Manager James Stevens took place on Friday, 26th March.A unique facility for all users of the River Medina in Cowes, Isle of Wight, has been inaugurated by the RYA

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CHC news - March 2010


Despite the seemingly endless inclement weather we’ve been suffering, Spring has sprung and here at Cowes Harbour Commission and all around Cowes Harbour we are gearing up for another busy season ahead. Welcome to the latest issue of our E-Newsletter. Despite the seemingly endless inclement

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CHC completes management re-structure


A major management re-structure of Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has been completed with the objective being to provide a more streamlined and focused management team. Capt. Stuart McIntosh, together with the Harbour Commissioners, has worked long and hard to formulate an appropriate management

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CHC news - December 2009


The Harbour Commission has had another busy year and there has been plenty of positive news to report on throughout the year. As we head towards the end of another 12 months, we’re delighted to report that the Board of Cowes Harbour Commission has agreed to keep increases down to less than

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Cowes Harbour Commission news - November 2009 bulletin


 - Delivery and Consents news

The progress of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project (OHP) has taken an important step in the right direction with the news that SEEDA has now moved on to the open market in search of a development and operating partner to help take the

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Cowes Harbour Commission reviews its management structure


Over the past few years, the activities of Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) have expanded to the point where the Harbour Commissioners recently recommended that it was time for an in-depth review of the management structure. This has now taken place and the resulting recommendations will ensure that

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Cowes Harbour Commission news - July 2009


Cowes Harbour Commission has received an application for a Cowes Harbour Works and Dredge Consent from SEEDA (South East England Development Agency) for the Outer Harbour Project.The Harbour Works consent is one of three permissions required for the Project,

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Cowes Harbour Commission increases its support for Cowes Week


The Cowes Harbour Commissioners have agreed to offer Cowes Week Limited (CWL) and Cowes Combined Clubs (CCC) increased support for Cowes Week in light of the current situation of the regatta organisers not having a title sponsor in place this year. Also, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) will not be

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Cowes Harbour Commission to hold Annual Public Meeting


To maintain transparency, and as part of the integrated communications initiative to help clear up any misconceptions as to its roles and remit, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is inviting the public to attend its annual meeting being held at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, on Thursday June

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New communications programme underway


In brief: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is putting in place a pro-active and user-friendly communications programme to target its stakeholders in particular and to ensure regular news is provided and all feedback is embraced so that everyone is kept better informed about the Commission’s role and

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