Between Old Castle Point and the Shrape Breakwater is the Shrape Watersports Area, which is within the Inner Harbour at Cowes, and provides a safe area for dinghy
and dayboat sailing
and kite surfing
, plus support and rescue craft
involved in the above activities.
In the Shrape Watersports Area, the above activities are permitted to exceed the 6 knot speed limit through the water, if safe to do so. See General Directions 2.32
The Shrape Watersports Area is not to be used for activities involving the towing of persons; such activities are prohibited within the Inner Harbour and Outer Fairway. See General Direction 4.4.1
.Location of Shrape Watersports Area in Cowes Inner Harbour. Download a PDF of diagram.
See also Cowes Local Notice to Mariners: Shrape Watersports Area