"Following a recent advertising campaign we were pleased to receive 11 strong applications for the three-year post of new Harbour Commissioner," writes Capt. Stuart McIntosh
. "The short-listed candidates were interviewed by a selection panel comprising a stakeholder representative, CCYC Commodore Andrew Cubbage, an independent, Isle of Wight College Head of Workforce Development Janet Stevens, and our Chairman David Riley. The panel made their recommendations to the Commissioners and the Board agreed at their March meeting to appoint Nick Elderfield as Commissioner and also, to co-opt Ra Hennessy as a Commissioner due to her professional experience in communications and marketing. Both appointments will commence on 1st May 2017.
"Meanwhile, negotiations have continued on the Harbour Infrastructure Funding Agreement (HIFA) with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and their development partners VQEL (Camper & Nicholsons and Westcourt Real Estate), and we are hopeful that the HIFA may be in a form to be presented to the CHC Board for consideration at their April meeting.
"Easter traditionally marks the start of the Cowes racing season, but not everyone can wait that long to get sailing and the Junior Offshore Group (JOG) enjoy the start of their season on 1st April with their Nab Tower Race. Two weeks later, and the RORC fleet convenes for their traditional Easter training regatta, the Easter Challenge. I would like to wish everyone a safe and good season ahead and remember, for all the latest information on Cowes races and regattas do visit our events calendar online
• 30th March 2017 CHC Newsletter