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VISITING COWES WHITEGATES PONTOONS e next set of visitor moorings are past the Chain Ferry on the east side, although you will need to use the water taxis or your dinghy to get ashore. ese moorings are quiet and ideal for cra wishing to stay overnight in Cowes but outside of a marina. ey represent excellent value and many are suitable for deeper draught vessels. VHF Ch 69 call sign ‘HM1’ Moorings £1.55 per metre, short stays less than 4hrs from £9.00 EAST COWES MARINA East Cowes Marina is just 500m south of the Chain Ferry, accessible at all states of the tide and enjoys a sheltered, sunny location. e marina has 360 residents’ and visitors’ berths for boats up to 20m, all walk-ashore with electricity, water and Wi-Fi. Washrooms, laundry, picnic garden, free car park and the popular Lifeboat pub. Also based at East Cowes Marina is the Medina Yacht Club, an RYA-affiliated social and boating club open to everyone. e members organise friendly training, relaxed rallies and enjoyable evenings. Membership is only £40 per boat. VHF Ch 80 call sign ‘East Cowes Marina’ Tel: 01983 293983 Email: Mooring: £3.25 per metre (including electricity) daily 1 April to 31 October, £2.20 per metre during the winter. FOLLY REACH It can take as little as 20 minutes to motor to the Folly from the harbour entrance. Almost halfway up the River Medina, it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Cowes and is designated as a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’. Please produce minimum wash in this area, keeping your speed below 6 knots through the water. Pontoon moorings are available although most require use of a tender or the Folly water taxis to get ashore. New pontoons and piles were installed in 2017 including a new 200 metre visitors pontoon in the vicinity of the Folly Inn. VHF Ch 72 call sign ‘Folly Launch’ Tel: 07884 400046 Email: Moorings £1.55 per metre, short stays less than 4hrs from £9.00 East Cowes Marina and the popular Lifeboat pub 36 COWESHARBOURCOMMISSION.CO.UK