Notice is hereby given
that a revised set of General Directions has been ratified by Cowes Harbour Commission and will be introduced on 1st of March 2016
The main changes to the Cowes General Directions include: Three New General Directions:3.18 – Restricted Visibility
– During periods of restricted visibility (defined as less than 2 cables) all vessels of 30m length overall and above shall not intentionally pass each other within the Inner Fairways of the harbour north of Medina Wharf, this includes overtaking.3.19 – VHF Communications within Cowes harbour
- All vessels of 30 metres length overall and above are required to give notice of entry, movement or departure within the area of jurisdiction of Cowes harbour on VHF Channel 69 as detailed in the Cowes Local Notices to Mariners.7.8 - Landing on Breakwaters
- No person shall land, or otherwise trespass on, either the detached breakwater or the East Cowes Shrape breakwater except in emergency or with the written permission of the Harbour Master.Amended General Directions (new text underlined):5.18 – Use of navigation buoys as race marks
– The use of Inner Fairway navigation buoys, small craft channel buoys and beacons
as race marks is prohibited without the written permission of the Harbour Master.
We have removed all references to our Byelaws, which have now all been superseded by the Cowes Harbour Commission General Directions.
The full set of updated General Directions will available to view on the Cowes Harbour Commission Website from March 1st: www.cowesharbourcommission.co.uk/general_directions