Cowes Harbour Handbook 2019-2020 2019-2020 - Page 31

VISITING COWES LIGHT AT NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY VISITING COWES BY BOAT All the information you need for mooring in Cowes and the River Medina C owes is the most famous sailing town in the world, busy throughout the year with racing yachts and regattas, but it also offers much for cruising sailors. Cowes is one of the south’s most sheltered locations, with access to fine cruising grounds east and west and of course everything the Isle of Wight has to offer. Cowes has a number of high quality modern marinas, but visitors can also find more secluded tranquil spots up the River Medina. MOORING ere are a large number of visitor swinging moorings and river pontoons both in Cowes Harbour and upstream on the River Medina. e main marina facilities for visiting cra are at Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina, Cowes Yacht Haven, East Cowes Marina, and Island Harbour Marina. Visitor mooring charges are shown in this section, but note that special rates tend to apply during major events such as Lendy Cowes Week and the Round the Island Race, so enquiring in advance is recommended. COWES 2019 – 2020 For river pontoons and swinging moorings, call ‘HM1’ on VHF Ch 69. During busy periods you may need to ‘ra up’. When possible you should always, as a courtesy, hail the vessel you intend to moor alongside and request permission. For marinas, call on VHF Ch80. TRINITY LANDING e outside of this facility, on the fairway side of Trinity Landing, is for pick-up and drop off only, except by prior arrangement. You may moor, with the vessel attended, for 10 minutes for free (ideal for landing or boarding crew). Mooring on the inside of the pontoon is for leisure cra and is available under the direction and control of the Harbour Master. Both water and metered electricity are available. VHF Ch 69 call sign ‘HM1’ Overnight mooring: £2.50 per metre, short stay: £1.50 per metre 31