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News - 02/06/20

Personal Watercraft and jet skis

Cowes Harbour Commission welcomes and proactively encourages watersports and leisure activities within the harbour, but would like to remind all Personal Watercraft and jet ski users to show respect and consideration for other harbour users on the River Medina and across the full Cowes Harbour jurisdiction.

Personal Watercraft, like all other vessels, are expected to be navigated with due regard to safety, in accordance with Cowes Harbour General Directions and the Collision Regulations

In particular, Personal Watercraft are required to observe the speed limit of 6 knots through the water when operating within the Inner Harbour, including the Shrape Watersports Area, and when within 100 metres of the shore, as shown on the diagram below.

Speed limit and wash diagram