Budget: N/A

Deadline: 12pm on September 30

Contact: jock.chc@cowes.co.uk

Info: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced companies, organisations or individuals to deliver the provision of shoreside entertainment, retail, food and beverage services at the Shepards Wharf Marina official Cowes Week venue for berth holders, the event’s competitors, and the general public visiting the site.

Cowes Week is one of Europe’s largest and most exciting yacht racing regattas and is a key highlight of the British sporting summer. The regatta offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. During early August more than 1,000 boats, around 8,500 competitors and in excess of 100,000 spectators descend on Cowes for the week to compete for
 the many prestigious prizes that are up for grabs, watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the vibrant festival atmosphere.

Shepards Wharf Marina is the day racing yachtsman’s shoreside location of choice during the Cowes Week regatta. Located just 200 metres from the town centre on Medina Road, which is the main thoroughfare between West and East Cowes, Shepards Wharf is a highly popular marina, where competitors, friends and families all contribute to the welcoming Cowes Week atmosphere.

The contractor will be expected to offer “crowd-puller” products and services that add value to Shepards Wharf Marina, Cowes Week competitors, visitors and event sponsors and are consistent with the Marina’s position as an official shoreside regatta venue and the overall values of Cowes as a premier destination for international yachting events. The official event runs for eight days, however, typically activities start a day before the regatta, totalling nine event days.

The successful company, organisation, or individual will be required to enter in to a contract with Cowes Harbour Commission for up to three years by negotiation, commencing with Cowes Week 2017.

The full Invitation to Tender (ITT) document is available on request to:

Jock Rafferty, Manager, Shepards Wharf Marina, Medina Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7HT.

Tel: 01983 297821