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VISITING COWES PERMANENT MOORINGS e River Medina has a large number of permanent berths controlled by either Cowes Harbour Commission or various yacht clubs. If you plan to extend your stay, or would like a permanent mooring, Cowes offers exceptionally competitive rates on a seasonal or annual basis. Contact the Cowes Harbour Moorings team on 01983 297821 Island Harbour is in a secluded valley location ISLAND HARBOUR Island Harbour is just under half a mile upstream from the Folly Inn on the east bank of the Medina. Access is via lock gates up to 4 hours either side of high water depending on tides. e maximum dra is 2.5m. Island Harbour is set in a beautiful and secluded valley, yet also offers east access to Newport, Osborne House and the site of the Isle of Wight Festival every June. e peaceful marina offers over 200 berths for annual moorings and visiting yachts, the updated and enlarged Breeze restaurant and bar, a children's play area, launderette and free Wi-Fi. Full marine services include a well stocked chandlery and 50 ton travel hoist operated by Richardson’s Yacht Services, free car parking for yachting visitors along with extensive hard standing. e marina is exceptionally well-sheltered and dredged up to 2.3m. With a cycle track into Newport and surrounding fields the marina is also an ideal place to bring children and dogs. VHF Ch 80 call sign 'Island Harbour' Tel: 01983 539994 Email: Mooring: £2.80 per metre mid-week £3.20 per metre Friday-Saturday NEWPORT HARBOUR Located at the head of the River Medina, Newport Harbour is a journey back in time. e harbour is close to the centre of Newport, county town of the Isle of Wight, which has a broad range of facilities including shops, chemists, and restaurants plus the Odessa Boatyard on the west shore. e harbour is fully tidal, so if you plan to stay you will dry out against the harbour wall or on one of the pontoons. As an alternative, moor opposite e Bargeman’s Rest for a longish (3 hours) lunch, and head back down the river with the ebb tide. Newport Quay is Isle of Wight Council operated. VHF Ch 69 call sign ‘Newport Harbour’ Tel: 01983 823885. Leave a message and the Harbour Master will get back to you. Summer mooring from £11 per night under 6 metres, £16 per night 6-9 metres, £22 per night 9-12 metres, £26 per night 12-15 metres and £32 per night 15-18 metres. Short stays from £7.50 under 7 metres and £9.50 over 7 metres. GETTING ASHORE e most common landing places for getting ashore by RIB, tender, or water taxi are Town Quay in West Cowes and Gridiron in East Cowes. Pre-booking of water taxis is recommended, particularly outside of the peak summer season. The Odessa Boatyard is on the west bank of the Medina at Newport Quay COWES 2019 – 2020 39