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Floating Bridge - Cowes Chain Ferry - latest update 31/08/2017

FLOATING BRIDGE TO BE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE The Leader of the Isle of Wight Council has today (Thursday, 31 August) announced that as of Monday (4 September) the Floating Bridge will be removed from service until such time as it can be demonstrated that the bridge, and the service it provides, can operate properly in accordance with the council’s specified requirements. Please click here to view the full Isle of Wight Council's Press Release read more

Cruise ships and Tall Ships come to Cowes


02/07/2015

Cowes Harbour is ideally situated in the Solent and a popular port of call for cruise ship operators catering for northern European cruises. A sheltered anchorage in Cowes Roads offers ships ample swinging room with only a five minute tender run to the Trinity Landing pontoons.With centuries of

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Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week


04/07/2015

The 2015 Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week (CCW) takes place from 20th - 24th July, the eighth year of this popular regatta for metre boats, Classic racing dayboats, one designs, and Old Gaffers. A number of the CCW boats will be moored together in the North Basin at Shepards Wharf Marina

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High speed catamaran building returns to the Isle of Wight


28/05/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission has welcomed Red Funnel’s major announcement yesterday (Wednesday, 27th May) confirming that the company is bringing high speed ferry construction back to the UK with its new passenger ferry Red Jet 6 due to be built in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. After receiving

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Annual Public Meeting report


28/05/2015

On a warm and sunning May evening, Cowes Harbour Commission’s Annual Public Meeting saw very good attendance at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes with over 70 people turning out to listen to the Harbour Master, Capt. Stuart McIntosh’s presentation of CHC’s Annual Report and key development projects

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Royal Yacht Squadron Fleet Review


28/05/2015

This year the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) achieves its bicentenary and will be celebrating 200 years of yachting. There are two significant events planned during these celebrations, a Squadron Members’ Regatta in June, including a Fleet Review on 5th June and an International Regatta from 25th-31st

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Cowes Port Handbook out to tender


28/05/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission is always looking for ways to improve its publications and therefore, as part of CHC’s ongoing strategic review, improvements to communications with harbour users and stakeholders are under consideration. Revised communications policies and objectives will be published in

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New Chain Ferry and public consultancy on East Cowes Regeneration


28/05/2015

As readers may already know, the Solent Gateways project announced last autumn, which is designed to improve connectivity between the Isle of Wight and Southampton, will also include funding to deliver a new Chain Ferry for Cowes at a cost of circa £4m. Cowes Harbour Commission recognises the

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Developing young people


28/05/2015

Apprenticeships are a valuable means of helping young people develop the skills and qualifications that are needed in the industry of their choice. Cowes Harbour Commission supports and is actively involved in a continuing programme of apprenticeships through the Isle of Wight College. Over the

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June events in Cowes


28/05/2015

Despite the variable weather, the season is truly hotting up in Cowes and June will see a variety of exciting on-the-water events, not least amongst these the RYS Bicentennial Fleet Review on 5th June, the J-Cup from 11th-13th June, the Westward Cup from 14th-16th June, and the J.P. Morgan Asset

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Agenda for Annual Public Meeting


18/05/2015

CHC Chairman Roger Mathias and the Commissioners will be present at the Annual Public Meeting on 21st May, and would like to extend an invitation to all Cowes Harbour users and stakeholders to attend. At the meeting, Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh will give a short presentation, on behalf of

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Works Licence Application - 01/2015


08/05/2015

A Cowes Harbour Commission Works Licence Application has been received for the construction of a walkway and 10m floating pontoon as detailed below; a diagram of the proposed works is also available for download. Hard copies of supporting documentation is available to view at the Cowes Harbour

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BBC Radio Solent visits the Cowes Breakwater


29/04/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) welcomed Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Shelley Jory-Leigh to Cowes last week for the recording of BBC Radio Solent's The H20 Show. They visited the new Cowes Breakwater and interviewed Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh and Paul Datson from Boskalis Westminster about

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Invitation to CHC Annual Public Meeting


29/04/2015

Each year the Commission publishes its Annual Report and Accounts, and holds a Public Meeting for presentation to stakeholders. Our 2015 Annual Public Meeting takes place on 21st May at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes and CHC would like to extend an invitation to all harbour users to

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Safety of navigation in Cowes Harbour


29/04/2015

The principal aim of CHC’s harbour patrol and enforcement policy is to educate and advise harbour users of safety on the water, including relevant Cowes General Directions, and help all mariners safely use and enjoy the harbour and Medina Estuary. Our harbour patrols are on duty 365 days of

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Cowes tide heights explained


29/04/2015

All sailors and boaters will be well aware of the periodic phenomenon of the tides, one of the most reliable phenomena in the world. We have received several requests for a specific explanation of tide heights in Cowes Harbour and we hope that the following will be of some assistance. There

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Cowes Port Handbook 2015-2016 out now


29/04/2015

The new Cowes Port Handbook has now been distributed and you can pick up your copy from the Harbour Office at Town Quay, from local yacht clubs, marinas, pubs, chandlers and other shops around Cowes and East Cowes. The CHC website carries a digital version of the Port Handbook from where you

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Springtime on the Medina Estuary


29/04/2015

Spring is a great time to explore the Medina Estuary, both on and off the water. With the start of the new sailing season, lots of visitors and spring sunshine there’s an energetic buzz around the place. This is also reflected in the landscape around the estuary as the spring growth transforms it

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Cowes RNLI Yellow Welly Day


29/04/2015

Cowes RNLI’s "Yellow Welly Day" is coming soon! On Monday, 4th May 2015 Cowes Lifeboat Station will be holding a fundraising Yellow Welly Day as part of a national RNLI initiative called "Mayday!" The Station will be open from 1000 to 1600 and as well as having the opportunity to look around

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May 2015 events in Cowes Harbour


29/04/2015

The sailing season in Cowes is well underway now and the first two weekends in May will see the start of the Cowes Keelboat Solent Series and Cowes Keelboat Championship respectively. The Etchells South Coast Championship takes place on 9th to 10th May and the ever popular Vice Admiral’s Cup

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Appointments to Cowes Harbour Board


28/04/2015

Appointment announced of two new Commissioners to the Cowes Harbour Board, Christopher Preston and Jonathan Gillespie, and the re-appointment of David Riley as a Commissioner. Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has today (Tuesday, 28th April) announced the appointment of two new Commissioners,

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Job vacancy - Part-time fuel berth operator


07/04/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission requires a Fuel Berth Operator to join our team at our busy Marine Fuelling Pontoon on the River Medina. Duties include fuelling visiting craft, taking deliveries using our lighter barge and maintenance of the facility. Familiarity with boats and boat handling would

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Final phase of Cowes Breakwater construction


30/03/2015

2015 is set be a landmark year for Cowes Harbour with the final stages of works on the new detached Breakwater commencing in June and construction due to be completed by October.Following a successful winter settlement period of the Breakwater’s gravel core, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is

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