Cowes Harbour Commission’s number one priority and responsibility is to maintain a safe harbour for all. Equally, it is the responsibility of all boat owners, agents, charterers, marinas, yacht clubs and sailing organisations to ensure the Cowes Harbour General Directions and Local Notices to Mariners are made known to the masters or persons in charge of their vessels or craft.
Here in Cowes it is set to be an exciting week with three major events about to take place, The King’s Cup (8th-9th Aug.), SailGP Cowes (8th-11th Aug.) and Cowes Week (10th-17th Aug.). At this time, it is important to highlight to harbour users the
4 top safety tips to ensure you stay safe on the water and don’t cause a danger to other vessels, property, or persons, including families with children on the beaches, particularly along Prince’s Green in Cowes where swimming is popular:
1. Inner Harbour speed limit 6 knots – no wash.
2. Wear a lifejacket.
3. Wear a kill cord on-board powered craft.
4. Don’t drink and go boating.
Inner Harbour speed limit 6 knots – no wash
Cowes is one of the busiest leisure ports in the UK and in this busy marine environment it is essential that harbour users respect the regulations on speed and wash in Cowes Harbour and know where these rules apply. The
red line on
Figure 1 below indicates the northern boundary of the Inner Harbour and the speed limit of 6 knots with no wash: