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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

Cowes Harbour Landmark Design Competition launches


The Cowes Harbour Landmark Design Competition was launched on Monday, 3rd September 2018 to find an inspirational design idea for an iconic “welcome” landmark to be sited on the detached Cowes Breakwater at the mouth of Cowes Harbour, on the Isle of Wight. Organisers Cowes Harbour Commission

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Cowes welcomes new Harbour Commissioners


The Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners (CHC) has recently welcomed James Evans and Steve Cooper as new members. James Evans has practised as a barrister in London since 1993, specialising in commercial law and with experience of international litigation and arbitration of inter-governmental

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Marine industry waterfront storage land opportunity


A unique opportunity for marine industry on the River Medina has arisen at the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) owned Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes, for the rental of 1.5 acres of prime waterfront storage land with all-tide deep-water access and wharfage. • View the Kingston Wharf Letting

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Cowes hope for business boost as cruise ship comes to town


Sunday, 29th April 2018 will see the second cruise ship this year moor off Cowes, thanks to work by Cowes Harbour Commission, Visit Isle of Wight and Destination Cowes. It’s hoped that cruise passengers will enjoy the Isle of Wight’s famous hospitality and come back for a longer

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Marine apprenticeship opportunity


Cowes Harbour Commission is offering an exciting ‘Marine Operative’ apprenticeship, providing a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain extensive knowledge and a valuable qualification in a challenging and rewarding industry. This apprenticeship will cover all aspects of the

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Commissioner vacancy


In brief: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is seeking to appoint a new Board member. Would you like to play an important role in helping to determine the policy and business decisions for Cowes Harbour? If so, then CHC is looking for exceptional people with enthusiasm and a genuine interest in

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CHC promotes cruise calls to Cowes - Isle of Wight


Cowes Harbour Commission is working proactively with Destination Cowes and the Island’s tourism organisation Visit Isle of Wight to promote Cowes as a unique destination port-of-call, encouraged by the rising demand in the cruise ship market, including growth in the Northern European luxury cruise

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Property sailing event Little Britain comes to Shepards


The Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC), the construction and property industry's number one sporting and social calendar event will bring hundreds of people to Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes to sail, network and fund-raise on 15th and 16th September. Little Britain regularly attracts project

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BOAT LIFT trailer – first in UK


Here at Kingston Marine Boatyard in East Cowes we have just taken delivery of a new self-propelled boat mover, the first trailer of its kind in the UK from Italian brand BOAT LIFT. The boat mover has a maximum lift capacity of 30 tonnes with multi-directional, 90° steering on all four wheels

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New Commissioners join Cowes Harbour Board


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has today (Tuesday, 2nd May 2017) confirmed two new appointments to the Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners, Nick Elderfield and Ra Hennessy, and the re-appointment of Andrew Cooper as a Commissioner. Following an openly advertised recruitment programme that

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Notice of CHC Annual Public Meeting


Cowes Harbour Commission is inviting all harbour users and stakeholders to attend its Annual Public meeting on Thursday, 25th May 2017, which will take place at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, starting at 1900. The meeting is an opportunity for the Commission to report on its work over the past

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Cowes Week 2017 at Shepards


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) announces the appointment of JHAV Ltd as the new event partner for Shepards Wharf Marina, an affiliate shoreside venue at Cowes Week. Cowes Harbour Commission has today (Monday, 20th February) welcomed JHAV Ltd as the new event partner for Shepards Wharf Marina,

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Make a difference to Cowes! Become a Commissioner


One of our Cowes Harbour Commissioners, Ben Board, has taken the decision to resign due to family and work commitments. In his resignation letter, he commented: “I think the work the Commission do is extremely important and you have a team of people on the Board that care passionately about what

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Port Operative apprentice on board at Shepards Wharf


Cowes Harbour Commission’s first Port Operative Apprenticeship attracted a considerable amount of interest and following a rigorous interview process, the successful applicant, 21-year-old Sam Saunders, has recently been selected for the new position. Sam will be based at Shepards Wharf

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CHC supports Visit Isle of Wight at World Travel Market


In brief: Visit Isle of Wight looks to the global tourism market to grow visitor numbers over the next five years. Today (Monday, 17th October 2016), Visit Isle of Wight (VIOW) has announced plans to showcase the Isle of Wight at the World Travel Market this November. This new initiative is one of

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Applications open for marine apprenticeship at Shepards


Applications are now open for an exciting new Port Operative Apprenticeship, which commences in autumn 2016 at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. This is an excellent opportunity for young people with enthusiasm for working in a marine environment and a great way to start your career. As an

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Event tender opportunity at Shepards Wharf Marina


Event tender opportunity in Cowes: Provision of a ‘Cowes Week Regatta Village’ at Shepards Wharf Marina – Cowes – Isle of Wight. Purpose of Tender: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced companies, organisations or individuals to deliver

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Multi-agency test of harbour emergency plans


On Tuesday, 21st June, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) hosted a multi-agency table-top exercise in association with resilience management consultancy State 21, to test and enhance emergency plans held by CHC, harbour stakeholders, and the local emergency services. The exercise was overseen by CHC

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New Chairman to lead Cowes Harbour Commissioners


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has announced the appointment of David Riley as new Chair to the CHC Board. He succeeds Roger Mathias who, after serving nine years as Commissioner, including two terms as Chairman, will retire at the end of his third term on 30th April 2016. David Riley, 63,

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Introducing The Sugar Store - waterside Events Centre


Opening this spring for its first full season as an Events Centre, Cowes Harbour Commission is delighted to introduce “The Sugar Store” at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Newly refurbished and upgraded in 2015 with an industrial chic vibe combined with a nautical feel, ‘The

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CHC recruiting Board members


Four non-executive members are being sought for the Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners (CHC). The Board is responsible for the strategic oversight of a wide range of activities that are vital to the safe management and economic prosperity of the ‘Trust Port’ of Cowes.Cowes Harbour is currently

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Harbour Commission names new Port Handbook publisher


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) announces the appointment of Horizon Publishing Ltd and True Angle Editorial to take on responsibility for the publication of the Cowes Port Handbook. Cowes Harbour Commission has today (Monday, 26th October) named Hampshire-based Horizon Publishing Ltd and

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