"Welcome to our final newsletter of 2016, after another fantastic year of events in Cowes on and off the water," writes Capt. Stuart McIntosh
. "It is always difficult to pick out just a few highlights but Cowes Week merits a special mention for the champagne sailing conditions enjoyed by competitors, and also the Etchells Worlds for the best competitor feedback: "I love coming to Cowes, it is one of my favourite places to sail anywhere in the world."
"Meanwhile, Rod Hodgson, Deputy Harbour Master, Pilot and “my right-hand man” has taken a career decision and new position with our neighbours over at ABP Southampton. Rod has provided over 10 years' excellent service to Cowes Harbour and there will be some “big shoes to fill”. On behalf of CHC, and myself, I would like to take this opportunity to note our sincere appreciation and best wishes for his new role.
"As 2016 draws to an end, my thanks also go to the whole CHC team, our Commissioners and the Harbour Advisory Committee for their support and valuable contributions throughout the year. Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year."
• 20th December 2016 CHC Newsletter