The following guidance has been received from Cowes Harbour "A breakwater Exclusion Zone marked by IALA buoyage will be established off Cowes during the construction period from May 2014 and will vary in size and shape from time to time. Boats, whether racing or preparing to race or have finished racing and in whatever direction … Continue reading New Cowes Harbour restrictions
HCA promotes East Cowes marina
Practical Boat Owner have announced that plans for a new marina in East Cowes have moved a further step forward. The Homes and Communities Agency is seeking a development partner for the project
“Kahu – a textbook salvage operation”
Andrew Healy, Counter Pollution and Salvage Officer at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, said: “This was a model multi-agency response to a complex pollution incident. There was very minimal impact on the local environment as a result of this incident.” We reported the fire that led to the superyacht sinking in the River Medina last … Continue reading “Kahu – a textbook salvage operation”
Kahu superyacht goes up in flames
Fascinating video published by @cowesofficial on twitter of this major fire in the Medina in which superyacht Kahu burned and sank Oil spill plans were put into effect.
Exclusion Zone near new Cowes Breakwater
The RYA has reported the proposed establishment of an exclusion zone during the construction of the Cowes Outer Harbour breakwater. For more about this project visit our Cowes Harbour issues page.
Biggest ever old gaffer fleet off Cowes
A wonderful festival of sail has taken place on Cowes. According to a BBC report, the race is thought to be the largest gaffers race ever held and attracted craft from overseas, including Belgium and France.For more,click here
Cowes pressed to keep Classic Boat Museum
The Isle of Wight County Press have reported as follows "EAST Cowes must ensure its popular Classic Boat Museum is retained in the town when the long-expected redevelopment of its waterfront site goes ahead, campaigners have urged." Click here to see the full report Solent Protection Society awarded the Classic Boat Museum its Conservation Award … Continue reading Cowes pressed to keep Classic Boat Museum
Cowes Classic Boat Week, July
Excellent video of classic boat week at Cowes (6-13 July) There are many more videos of this event that you can watch. They should be listed to the right of this video when you are in You Tube.
Medina Yard update
We have received the following invitation from the developers: Medina Yard Exhibition and Community Forum, Tuesday 5 March 2013 Cowes Methodist Church, Birmingham Road, Cowes PO31 7BH 4.30-6.30pm – Public Exhibition of the Vision for Medina Yard 7.00-9.00pm - Medina Yard Community Forum I am writing to invite you to the Exhibition of the Vision … Continue reading Medina Yard update
Cowes Week Flyer
Posted on 01 Oct 2007 The Society is always trying to attract new members to support our aim to protect the environment of the Solent for future generations. This summer we produced a 'flyer' about the Society, aimed at crews who come to sail on the Solent in Skandia Cowes Week. With the kind permission … Continue reading Cowes Week Flyer