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Public consultation launched on proposals for Cowes Harbour

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 register as a charity, and the requirements for a modernising Harbour Revision Order. The aim of these proposals is to assist the continuing development of Cowes Harbour as a thriving port, a centre for leisure sailing, an events venue and tourist destination. The meeting of the stakeholder advisory committee for Cowes Harbour is the first phase of a comprehensive consultation process with read more

Oceans of opportunities on land and sea


30/09/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) was proud to join around 40 other exhibitors at the Royal Yacht Squadron Isle of Wight Foundation’s third Marine Careers Fair on 18th September, which featured presentations, workshops and exhibitors from a broad range of marine careers providers, trainers and

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Handbook publisher’s offer to businesses


30/09/2019

• 15% discount on Handbook business adverts to end October:In July, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) was delighted to announce that the contract for next year’s Cowes Harbour Handbook had been awarded to Island-based media company Style of Wight. The Style team are excited to be working with CHC on

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Medina Estuary water quality update


30/09/2019

This year, there have been particularly high levels of growth of algae within the Medina Estuary and this has caused some issues for stakeholders and wildlife. High levels of nutrients in coastal waters cause the increase in algae growth and these nutrients come from a variety of sources, mainly

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Topsail schooner joins Small Ships race


30/09/2019

Saturday, 5th October 2019 sees the annual Small Ships race return to Cowes; this end of season event sees many of the UK’s smaller Sail Training vessels race around the Solent after a start off the Royal Yacht Squadron. This year’s fleet has three new entries; the Island Trust is bringing

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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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Cowes Powerboat race weekend


19/08/2019

The 59th Cowes Powerboat race weekend will see teams competing for the UKOPRA World Championships over the August Bank Holiday weekend (24th/25th August 2019). Teams will be participating in the final round of three for the UKOPRA Worlds for Offshore Classes 1/2/3. Richard Carlton currently leads

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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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SailGP ready for European debut in Cowes


07/08/2019

On 10th and 11th August, SailGP, the fastest sail racing in the world, will serve as the opening feature of the iconic Cowes Week regatta when it makes its debut on European waters. Teams made up of some of the finest athletes from Great Britain, Australia, China, France, Japan and the United

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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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Style of Wight appointed publisher of Cowes Harbour Handbook


30/07/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission has today (Tuesday, 30th July 2019) announced that Style of Wight Ltd, producer of the inspirational lifestyle magazine, Style of Wight, will be the new publisher of the annual Cowes Harbour Handbook. The Cowes Harbour Handbook will be managed by the same team that

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Cruise news from Cowes


19/07/2019

Boutique destination and gem of the UK South Coast, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, has welcomed two more cruise ships this month, the Europa, and Seabourn Quest. Cowes Harbour Commission held a traditional plaque exchange onboard Seabourn Quest to welcome the ship, Captain Joost Eldering and all the

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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

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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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