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INTRODUCTION

Introduction Welcome to the second edition of the Solent Handbook & Directory which is full of information for locals, as well as for visitors and holidaymakers to the Solent area, whether racing or cruising, under power or sail. TKZ Media Ltd launched the first Solent Handbook in 2011 to wide acclaim from advertisers, readers, and distributors alike. The Handbook production team would like to thank everyone for their positive feedback.

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New additions for 2012 include an interesting section on 'Solent Cruising', written by Cowes-based sailor and author Steve Sleight, plus an intriguing 'Celestial View of the Solent' by ocean sailor and master of celestial navigation, Peter "Stokey" Woodall. This year we've also introduced 'Ventnor Haven', Isle of Wight to the 'Solent Ports & Harbours' section. Entering Ventnor Haven can be quite a navigational exercise, but, despite the difficulties, on a clear, calm day it is a lovely run round from the Solent with a beautiful seaside town waiting to be discovered. The summer of 2012 will bring, we hope, golden opportunities for the British Sailing Team when the Olympic Sailing Competition takes place from 29 July to 12 August, hosted at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in Dorset. We wish everyone in Skandia Team GBR the very best of British luck as they compete on home waters in the 10 Olympic classes. We'd like to thank all our advertisers for their continued support, and we'd like to ask you to let advertisers know that you've seen their adverts in the Solent Handbook. Finally, don't forget to make regular visits to our online sister publication www.SolentHandbook.com where sailors and boaters can keep in touch with everything that's happening in the Solent and indeed around the world. We hope you enjoy this Handbook, and above all - have a great season on and off the water! Louisa Mamakou Editor

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CONTENTS

Contents COLOUR KEY

Welcome to the Solent - Dee Caffari MBE Solent Yacht Clubs

PAGE

4-5 6-13

Solent Racing

14-21

Solent Cruising

22-27

Weather

28-31

A Celestial View of the Solent

32-35

Safety Afloat

36-39

Solent Events Diary

40-51

Solent Events Calendar

52-57

Solent Ports & Harbours

58

Useful Contacts

59

Yarmouth Harbour

62-63

Newtown Harbour

64-65

Cowes & River Medina

66-73

Wootton Creek

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Ryde Harbour

76-77

Bembridge Harbour

78-79

Ventnor Haven

80-82

Keyhaven

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Lymington Harbour

84-86

Beaulieu River

87-88

Southampton Water

89-95

River Hamble & Warsash

96-99

Portsmouth & Gosport Port Solent Fareham

100-105 106 107

Langstone Harbour

108-109

Chichester Harbour

110-112

Solent Directory Index

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Solent Directory

116-136

Cowes Tide Tables

138-145

Portsmouth Tide Tables

146-153

Advertisers’ Index

154-157

Acknowledgements

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Solent Location Map

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Sebago Racing Marks Map

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Welcome to the Solent WELCOME TO THE SOLENT

You cannot ask anyone about the Solent without them referring to Cowes and the one week of the year that is like no other. The infamous Cowes Week Regatta, the largest of its kind, attracting over a thousand yachts from all over the world. All these yachts and the thousands already based in the area sail to the far corners of the Solent for a unique experience. The Solent covers an area that stretches from just south of the New Forest with views of The Needles and Hurst Castle all along the Hampshire and Isle of Wight coastline to Emsworth. It can have its own unique weather system due to the protection from the Isle of Wight. This makes it a perfect place for learning, training, and generally playing about on boats in all states of weather and tide. In fact, some of the best places to visit are tucked away and best approached from the water. If your own pleasure craft, be it dinghy, paddleboard, kite surf, wind surf, yacht or powerboat is not available there are many other ways to enjoy the Solent. Regular ferry routes link the mainland with the Isle of Wight at a variety of intervals along the stretch of water, and you can go as fast or as slow as you like. From car ferry to fast jet to hovercraft - they are all available. You will definitely not be alone in the Solent. It is a mecca to most sailors, especially those of us local to the area, and just a short sail away is the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy where Olympic sailors will meet in August and challenge themselves with our British winds, weather, and fellow competitors. All our British squad have sailed in the Solent at some point and many of them join some of the biggest events that take place. The Round the Island Race in June is one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the marathon and Great North and South Runs. Professional sailors race alongside families and first timers enjoying a very special and unique experience out on the water. If being on the water is not your thing then fear not as the Solent has some great vantage points allowing you to view the action without actually having to get your feet wet. Staying on land also allows you to enjoy the fantastic hospitality and marvellous local produce that is on offer in the Solent region. Whatever your tastes, there is so much to do on both sides of the water - from walking, cycling, and visiting attractions through to retail therapy followed by fine dining. If you are planning a day out or making holiday plans then this Solent Handbook & Directory will be invaluable to you. I hope you enjoy it, make use of it and get out and about in the Solent. I’ll see you out there!

Dee Caffari MBE

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Dee Caffari MBE is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world three times. In 2006 Dee became the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world against the prevailing winds and currents and was awarded an MBE in recognition of her achievement. Dee successfully completed the gruelling VendĂŠe Globe Race in 2009, crossing the finish line in sixth place out of an original fleet of 30 competitors. In June of the same year, Dee and an all-female crew went on to smash the mono-hull speed record around Britain and Ireland. Now having completed her third non-stop circumnavigation in the Barcelona World Race, Dee is looking to the future and considering a number of opportunities for 2012 and beyond. Dee is also actively involved with the tri-service initiative charity, Toe in the Water, for which she became an ambassador in 2009. For more information on Dee and her activities during 2012, go to www.deecaffari.com.

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Welcome to the Solent


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SOLENT YACHT CLUBS

Solent Yacht Clubs BEMBRIDGE SAILING CLUB Founded in 1886, Bembridge SC provides the base for the Bembridge Redwing, Bembridge One-Design, and Illusion fleets. It is an RYA Training Centre and Volvo Champion Club. Visiting yachtsmen from RYA affiliated clubs always welcome. Lunch available every weekend; rallies by prior arrangement. BRADING HAVEN YACHT CLUB Set up by businessmen and artisans, Brading Haven Yacht Club has gained a reputation with visiting yachtsmen for being one of the friendliest clubs in the Solent area. The active cruising section and year round dinghy sailors make full use of the comfortable club house, bar, and high quality affordable catering. CHICHESTER CRUISER RACING CLUB The Chichester Cruiser Racing Club offers round-the-cans and passage races with popular social events, plus a Channel cruise in company for Alpha (IRC) and Beta (Club handicap) fleets. Many CCRC members take part for the fun of it while others compete with notable successes at the highest levels. CHICHESTER YACHT CLUB Beautifully situated between Premier and Birdham Marinas with restaurant and bar open all year except Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings October to March. A family friendly members' club catering for yacht and motor cruising, dinghy racing, and model yachting with a warm welcome for visiting sailors and rallies. COWES CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB The Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club was established in 1952 by the late "Tiny" Mitchell as a club for local sailors. CCYC has recently undergone a refurbishment including the installing of new pontoons, a new walkway and access bridge, and an 8m boom crane lift. EAST COWES SAILING CLUB East Cowes Sailing Club, celebrating its centenary in 2012, was founded in 1912 to encourage sailing, good sportsmanship, youth training, racing, fishing, and other boating activities. The Club organises Thursday evening racing for cruisers, keelboats, and dinghies. ECSC also runs 'Sail the Wight' in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, this year on 2 June as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Regatta.

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Solent Yacht Clubs GURNARD SAILING CLUB Nestling in Gurnard Bay, west of Cowes, Gurnard Sailing Club is the leading dinghy sailing club on the Isle of Wight. Racing from March to December caters for all levels of expertise. The Club has an established cadet section, and provides RYA training. Gurnard Sailing Club hosts Cowes Dinghy Week, with races in the western Solent for dinghies and catamarans. ISLAND SAILING CLUB The Island Sailing Club is the largest Photo: Steve Sleight sailing club in Cowes, and is best known for organising the annual Round the Island Race which attracts the largest fleet of yachts of any sailing event in the UK. The Club operates a fleet of Sonar dayboats which can be hired by Club members and non-members. ISC Tuesday evening racing throughout the summer is very popular. KEYHAVEN YACHT CLUB Keyhaven Yacht Club is situated in one of the most beautiful harbours on the Solent. The harbour is shielded by the massive shingle bar that leads to Hurst Castle. With its easy access to the Solent the harbour is a perfect haven for small yachts and dinghies. LYMINGTON TOWN SAILING CLUB Lymington Town Sailing Club was established in 1946 and has an enviable record of winning world and national championships. The Club has lively keelboat, dinghy racing, and cruising sections, and organises the Classic Series and autumn Solent Circuit as well as cruises, with the motor boat section, around the south coast and beyond. MARCHWOOD YACHT CLUB Situated on the left bank of the river Test, near the military base, Marchwood Yacht Club is the hidden gem of the Solent with comprehensive facilities entirely operated by volunteers. These include clubhouse, parking, pontoons, moorings, scrub off, and winter layup, with a secure yard. Visitors are welcome. ROYAL AIRFORCE YACHT CLUB Formed in 1932 at RAF Calshott, the Royal Airforce Yacht Club moved to the Hamble in 1957 and opened to nonservice membership. The clubhouse is situated adjacent to the MDL Port Hamble Marina and welcomes visiting yachtsmen to a friendly environment. Cruising and rallies are the club's main activities and visiting rallies are welcome to wine and dine.

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Solent Yacht Clubs ROYAL CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Photo: Louise Morton established in 1842, is set in attractive gardens in Cowes and enjoys a panoramic view of the Solent. The Club organises high quality events, and facilities include accommodation, comfortable bar and dining areas, and excellent food. New members and visiting yachtsmen are very welcome. ROYAL LONDON YACHT CLUB The Royal London Yacht Club is housed in an elegant pair of Georgian houses on The Parade and the Club balcony is regarded as having one of the best views in Cowes. The Club prides itself on its social events with the highlight being its Cowes Week Ball. The Club has an old world charm with a fine dining room, an elegant drawing room, a lower bar, and numerous bedrooms.

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ROYAL LYMINGTON YACHT CLUB Successful on the water, friendly and welcoming ashore, the Royal Lymington encourages and promotes yachting of all aspects, and maintains a clubhouse with a bustling social programme. The Club has excellent facilities including a bar, river-room, and a terrace overlooking the river and the Solent beyond. ROYAL OCEAN RACING CLUB The Royal Ocean Racing Club was founded in 1925 in Plymouth after the first Fastnet Race. RORC has its clubhouse in St James's Place, London, and additional accommodation in Cowes. RORC is the national authority for measurement and rating of offshore yachts and organises a full season of offshore racing.

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ROYAL SOLENT YACHT CLUB The Royal Solent Yacht Club, established in 1878, is located on the seafront next to Yarmouth Pier. Regattas are organised in the Solent and Christchurch Bay. The Club enjoys unrivalled views across the western Solent. With excellent bar and catering facilities, new members, visiting yachtsmen, and visitors from affiliated clubs are always welcome. ROYAL SOUTHAMPTON YACHT CLUB Providing year round racing and cruising, the Royal Southampton is unrivalled in running events on the water, matching sailing with training and cadet courses. The Club enjoys a restaurant and bars at two south coast clubhouses, one at Ocean Village, the other in tranquil surroundings on Beaulieu River. The Club also hosts an array of social events and provides corporate facilities.

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Solent Yacht Clubs SEA VIEW YACHT CLUB Sea View Yacht Club enjoys a unique location on the northeast tip of the Isle of Wight with stunning views over the Solent. The Club provides members with the full range of RYA training and offers full bar and catering facilities. SOLO OFFSHORE RACING CLUB The Solo Offshore Racing Club provides solo racing and social events from March to October for yachts 25ft to 40ft with results calculated under IRC. With no clubhouse all information is provided online. New members with requisite experience welcome and SORC is sure they will find solo racing extremely rewarding with great inter-boat camaraderie on and off the water. WARSASH SAILING CLUB Warsash Sailing Club, founded in 1957, has a well appointed clubhouse on a magnificent site at the mouth of the Hamble. Its Spring Series is the UK's premier early season regatta. The Club offers racing for dinghies and cruisers, training for juniors, and a full social programme. The Club welcomes visitors by water. YARMOUTH SAILING CLUB Yarmouth Sailing Club is a small, friendly and informal club run entirely by its members and offering training, racing, and recreational sailing events for Scows, Optimists, and other classes. The Club runs a full winter social programme.

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SOLENT RACING

Solent Racing A few people claim to dislike racing in the Solent, because it's such a tricky place. It's true that it has strong tides, complex wind patterns, lots of leisure and commercial traffic, choppy water, and ever-changing conditions - but, for many sailors, it's the complexity that makes Solent racing such a rewarding challenge.

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Windward-leeward courses set in areas of no tide and with steady winds may create a 'fairer' race course but they can become repetitive and limited in their challenge. Boat speed and tactics are highlighted but strategy, navigation, and boat handling get much more of a test around Solent courses. The ideal, of course, is to enjoy and learn from both. Fortunately, the Solent offers plenty of locations that allow a variety of courses, even windward-leeward courses in areas that enjoy some tidal shelter. Consequently, this wonderful, sheltered area is home to a rich mixture of events, including racing for dinghies, small keelboats, cruiser-racers, and handicap and level-racing for larger racing yachts. Most racing from Cowes for example, and there is a huge amount of it in all types of boats, takes place in the central Solent but courses can also be set in the eastern and western Solent, depending on conditions. The Hill Head Plateau, just to the east of the Brambles Bank, is a favourite place for race officers to set windward-leeward courses as it benefits from shallow water for easy mark laying and the tidal shadow of the bank to its west. Sometimes, though, race officers forget that there are other areas in the central Solent that can be even better for windward-leeward courses in some combinations of wind and tide. The area inshore and to the northwest of the Thorn Channel, and the area to the east of Osborne Bay under the Isle of Wight shore, can both be good alternatives, as can close under the mainland shore, inshore of the north channel around the Brambles. In this section of the Solent Handbook you'll find some general information on Solent racing, including types of courses, how racing is organised, getting involved, finding crew, and preparing for racing. For more information ask at your local club and check www.SolentHandbook.com.

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Types of Racing Many people think of the Solent as mainly suitable for day racing keelboats and cruiser-racers rather than dinghy racing. In fact, there is plenty of opportunity for dinghy racing despite the tidal rates in much of the area, which are not ideal for small boat racing. Dinghies The most popular area for dinghy racing is just outside the Solent, at Hayling Island Sailing Club. Tidal conditions in Hayling Bay are easier than in the Solent and traffic near the racing areas is considerably less. Within the Solent, however, there is still plenty of dinghy racing. Just west of Cowes is Gurnard Sailing Club which is the main dinghy club on the Isle of Wight. Elsewhere, there is dinghy racing out of clubs in Lymington and Yarmouth, the Hamble River, Southampton Water, the area between Hill Head and Stokes Bay, which has three dinghy clubs in close proximity, and at Wootton on the Isle of Wight. Small keelboats The small keelboat classes are, for many people, the heart of Solent racing. Classes which race most weekends throughout the season include the classic Daring class, Dragons, Etchells, Flying Fifteens, Sonars, X One Designs, and Laser SB3s. All these fleets have class starts in Cowes Week with the SB3s and XODs being the two largest classes in the Week. Cruising racing and big boat racing If you're into yacht racing there really is plenty of choice with most Solent yacht clubs running their own evening race series plus summer weekend race series. Then there is the racing run by JOG and RORC. JOG - the Junior Offshore Group - runs both an inshore and offshore series for yachts racing under IRC with both series proving very popular. RORC - the Royal Ocean Racing Club organises a series of offshore races from Cowes, which count towards the season's championship. RORC also runs the Fastnet Race and Commodoresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup, both biennial events that alternate with each other. This year it is the turn of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup from 21-28 July. For those who prefer yacht racing on windward-leeward courses, there are ample opportunities for that too. And, if you prefer racing classic yachts even that is catered for, with The Metre & Classic Keelboat Regatta, and Panerai British Classic Week which is steadily growing in popularity and attracting some truly gorgeous yachts.

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Solent Racing On the race course Even if you are an expert racer and a Solent regular it is really important to remind yourself of the basics well before heading out for the start. These include the type and location of the course, the starting sequence and race signals, and the other important information in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions. Types of course When racing in the Solent the The spreader mark, two most usual types of 1A, may not courses you'll encounter are be used windward-leeward courses from a committee boat start 1 1A line or round-the-cans courses, usually from one of the clubs' shore lines or Typically occasionally from a committee Start line may be to 1-2 miles boat start. A committee-boat leeward of the start can be set up in several leeward mark locations in and around the central Solent but the most Start/Finish line used location is on the Hill Head Plateau to the north of If two buoys form a leeward the main channel and east of 2 gate pass the Brambles Bank. On busy between them weekends several courses may be set in this area so it is important to find out the approximate location of the committee boat before heading out. A windward-leeward course may have the start line between the windward and leeward marks, or to leeward of the leeward mark. Also, there may be a leeward gate rather than a single mark.

Photo: Peter Mumford - Beken of Cowes

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SOLENT RACING Starting sequence The Racing Rules of Sailing standard start sequence is often used, especially for racing on windward-leeward courses. Signal

Flag and sound

Minutes before starting signal 5

Warning signal

Class flag; 1 sound

Preparatory signal

P, I, Z, Z with I, or black flag; 1 sound

4

One-minute signal

Preparatory flag removed; 1 long sound

1

Starting signal

Class flag removed; 1 sound

0

The standard sequence (RRS 26) can be changed in the Sailing Instructions (SIs) and for shore line starts from Cowes, for example, it may be changed to give a longer period between the Warning and Preparatory signals. In these cases the Warning signal is given 10 minutes before the start, with the Preparatory signal hoisted at 5 minutes before the start, and lowered at 1 minute before the start. See page 18 for flag meanings. Racing rules All racers should familiarise themselves with the latest Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2009-2012. They are revised and published every four years by the International Sailing Federation and a copy of the current edition of the RRS, highlighted to show changes, can be downloaded from www.sailing.org/racingrules.php. Make sure that you read and understand the rules - it will help keep you out of trouble and give you an advantage on the race course.

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Solent Racing Signals Racing is governed by the use of flag signals - often with accompanying sound signals. The flag is always the primary system; if the sound signal fails it is disregarded. Visual signals - flags or shapes - are used to control races and the attention of competitors is drawn to the visual signals by sound signals. When a visual signal is displayed over a class flag, the signal applies only to that class. POSTPONEMENT SIGNALS

AP (Answering Pennant) - Races that have not started are postponed. The warning signal will be made one minute after removal of the AP unless at that time the race is postponed again or abandoned. AP over H - Races not started are postponed. Further signals ashore.

AP over A - Races not started are postponed. No more racing today.

AP over a numeral pennant 1-6 - Races are postponed by 1-6 hours from the scheduled starting time. Note: In Cowes, it is common for clubs to use an AP over AP with two sound signals to indicate racing is postponed and competitors are requested not to leave harbour.

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Z - 20% Penalty rule, rule 30.2 is in force.

Black flag - Black flag rule, rule 30.3 is in force. RECALL SIGNALS

X - Individual recall.

First Substitute - General recall. The warning signal will be made one minute after the signal is removed. COURSE CHANGE SIGNALS

S - Rule 32.2 is in force. The course has been shortened.

ABANDONMENT SIGNALS C - The position of the next mark has been changed. N - All races that have started are abandoned. The warning signal will be made one minute after the signal is removed, unless the race is again abandoned or postponed.

OTHER SIGNALS

F - Optional Attention Signal: The warning signal will be displayed five minutes after this signal. This signal will be removed one minute before the next signal. Not used for classes which use Flag F as their class flag.

N over H - All races are abandoned. Further signals will be made ashore. L - Flown afloat : Come within hail or follow this boat. Flown ashore: A notice to competitors has been posted.

N over A - All races are abandoned. No more racing today.

M - The object displaying this signal replaces a missing mark.

PREPARATORY SIGNALS

Y - Personal buoyancy must be worn. P - Preparatory signal.

I - Round-an-End rule, rule 30.1 is in force.

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Solent Racing Race preparation, crew, and equipment You may think that when you line up to start that you've got as good a chance as most of the fleet for a good place in the race. You'd be wrong! Most races are won before the start thanks to the work the skipper and crew put in to prepare themselves and the boat to do well on the race course.

Photo: Hamo Thornycroft

Some of that preparation may begin months or years beforehand in preparing the boat so it has the speed and reliability to win, and preparing the crew so that they can handle the boat efficiently in all conditions and circumstances. Other preparation takes place just before the race when the skipper and crew learn the SIs, check the weather and tide, arrive at the course early, and make the strategic decisions. Getting crew Having a good crew is always important and it often takes weeks or months to develop a crew's skills and ability to work together. Finding crew can be difficult - although the more successful you are on the race course the easier it is! A good place to start is your local yacht club and others in the area. Post a note on their message boards and websites, and look around for online forums. The bigger events, such as the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, have forums on their websites where you can advertise for crew and crew can advertise for a boat. Once you've found a crew, make sure you sail, and preferably race, with them before the big event. Training should cover the boat layout and its gear, safety procedures, and boat handling in all the important manoeuvres and sail changes. Skipper's check list Your actual check list will depend on the type of boat, length of race, and course location but for a typical Solent race make sure you consider: â&#x20AC;˘ Have sufficient crew, all the sails you'll need, with all the gear in working order, including safety equipment, and get afloat well ahead of start time with plenty of time to sail to the course area.

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• If you keep your boat afloat, has the bottom been scrubbed within the last two weeks? It's amazing how many boats you see racing which have dirty hulls. • Race information - Make sure you have a copy of the sailing instructions (SIs), an up-to-date racing chart of the area (Solent buoys may change position and/or name from one year to the next so get a 2012 racing chart now), and the times of High Water for the day, with a good tidal stream chart for the area - the more detailed the better. • Bottled water and something to snack on, and the right sailing clothing for the conditions. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen. • Watch the weather trends for 3-5 days ahead of the event, and start studying it in detail in the 24 hours ahead of the event. Go afloat with an up-to-date forecast and study how any changes expected during the day may affect the strategy for the race. Preparing for offshore racing If you're heading offshore you'll need more food and drink, and more clothing plus more detailed weather and route planning ahead of the race. You may also need to add safety equipment, depending on the category of the race. Offshore races can be tough on both boat and crew so make sure the boat and its equipment is in top class order and always sail with a crew that has sufficient experience among it to deal with a long race or with bad conditions.

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Solent Cruising Contributed by Steve Sleight SPONSORED BY PURE LATITUDE The Solent is renowned as one of the most popular recreational boating areas in the world but it’s much more than that. Formed around 7,000 years ago, when the Solent river estuary gradually flooded at the end of the last ice age, the Isle of Wight became separated from the mainland as the chalk ridge between The Needles and Old Harry Rocks on the mainland eroded. Photo: Eddie Mays

Today, the Solent has more small estuaries in close proximity than anywhere else in Great Britain and is located in one of the most sheltered channels in Europe. It is unique in Europe for its complex tides and the long periods of stand at High and Low Waters. The wide range of marine habitats make the Solent of international significance for wildlife, and one of the most important sites on the bird migration routes from the Arctic to Africa. With its huge diversity of wildlife and habitats, along with its heritage and archaeological importance, much of the coastline has protected status and is recognised as being of national and international importance. The Solent’s unique characteristics have made Southampton the leading cruise port and one of the main commercial ports in the country and enabled Portsmouth’s maritime heritage and naval importance. Consequently, the Solent has a high level of shipping movements with vessels of all types being seen. The huge diversity of the area together with the close proximity of many ports, harbours, and anchorages makes the Solent a wonderful cruising ground for sailors and powerboaters. The choice in number, size, and atmosphere of the many destinations in the Solent make it perfect for weekending or holiday cruising, especially when family cruising as there is much to satisfy all tastes. While mid-sized and large yachts and powerboats tend to congregate in the larger yachting centres such as Lymington, Cowes, Hamble, and Portsmouth there are many other destinations and anchorages available to smaller craft and those who don’t wish to follow the well-plowed wakes of the majority.

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Good weather information is readily available in this area, both actual and forecast (refer to Weather p28 and Useful Contacts p59), but make allowance for the fact that the geography of the area impacts on the wind as it does for the tides and many weather models do not accurately predict local Solent variations. In summer, especially when the morning's gradient wind is northwest, look for a sea breeze from late morning, building through the afternoon when it can deliver a fresh southwesterly. If this is blowing against an ebb tide conditions can become quite choppy before calming down again as the sea breeze loses its power. Approaches to the Solent The Solent can be entered from the west or east. At the western end, the eroded chalk cliffs of The Needles, together with its iconic lighthouse, have been a welcome sight to many returning sailors over the centuries, while to the east, the more protected entrance is through the Forts, where Portsmouth and Spithead with all their maritime heritage greet the sailor's arrival. From the west Heading for the Solent from Poole or further west the obvious choice is to enter through the Needles Channel. In light to moderate conditions with a favourable tide the main Channel south of the notorious Shingles bank is benign, but if the ebb is running expect a more turbulent entry and if a west or southwest wind of more than Force 5-6 is fighting a strong ebb tide this is definitely a place to avoid. Breaking seas over The Bridge, rough water in the Channel, and overfalls in Hurst Narrows all await the incautious. A far less vigorous option, which is much under-used, is the North Channel which is approached to the north of the Shingles and is much safer in rough weather. Stay to the north of the Shingles and leave North Head buoy to starboard, turning into the Channel which runs parallel to Hurst beach. When entering Hurst Narrows take care to avoid The Trap which is a steep-sided shingle spit extending out from the beach near the round fort. Once past, the shingle bank runs northeast and is fairly steep-sided with room to anchor for shelter or a lunch stop.

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The double high tides of the Solent add to its cruising benefits but the strength and complexities of the tidal streams must be taken into account when planning and making passages in the Solent. See Cowes Tide Tables (p138) and Portsmouth Tide Tables (p146).


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Solent Cruising SPONSORED BY PURE LATITUDE From the east Arriving from the east, the main entrance is between Horse Sand Fort to the north and No Man's Land Fort to the south. If coming from Langstone or Chichester harbours there is a shorter route using the Main Passage in the submerged barrier between Horse Sand Fort and the mainland, or the Boat Passage close to the shore is available for small craft. Since the submerged barrier between No Man's Land Fort was removed passage can be made inshore of the fort with a least depth of 2m over foul ground between the Fort and the red post to the southwest, which is useful when approaching from the south. Once past the fort make sure to avoid the extensive Ryde Sands by staying far enough north to clear the red post at the northeastern extremity of the Sands by a decent margin. Note that the Sands to the west of the post extend slightly north of it so don't cut the corner near Low Water.

Photo: Brian Williams

The western Solent The western Solent offers two different but attractive coastlines, varied wildlife habitats and less commercial traffic than the central or eastern parts. It has a wide area of navigable water for most yachts and motor cruisers, is well buoyed, and offers a great choice of harbours and anchorages within 8 miles. With Keyhaven (p83), Lymington (p84), Beaulieu (p87), Yarmouth (p62), and Newtown (p64) all within easy reach the western Solent offers the choice between anchoring among beautiful scenery and wildlife, or picking a pontoon or mooring in attractive towns with good facilities and attractions. At the western end, Keyhaven is often missed but is good to explore near High Water or for a lunch-stop anchorage in the shelter of Hurst Spit. Lymington or Yarmouth are very popular stopping points in the western Solent while Beaulieu and Newtown are favourite haunts for peace and wildlife. The volume of boats, both power and sail, during busy summer weekends and holidays mean that it can be difficult finding a berth in the popular areas and it is sensible to book ahead if possible or risk being unable to find a vacant berth or mooring, or even space to anchor.

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Solent tidal streams always make it worthwhile working the tide in small boats, especially near Springs, but the location of the western Solent harbours makes them convenient for cross-tide visits. So if the tide doesn't serve for a passage from Lymington to Beaulieu, Newtown, or Cowes, a trip across to Yarmouth for lunch until the tide turns is an attractive detour. When punching tide along the Solent, the greatest tidal relief is found to the north of the channel where the bottom is less steep-to than on the Island shore. When fighting tide along the Island shore beware Gurnard, Salt Mead, and Hamstead Ledges and make sure that you calculate the height of tide carefully if you choose to stay close to the shore. Tidal streams in excess of 3.5 knots are experienced around Spring tides, particularly between Gurnard Ledge and Cowes, and between Yarmouth and Hurst Narrows. In strong wind against tide conditions, most commonly when an ebb stream meets a strong west or southwesterly wind, the seas in the western Solent can be steep and breaking, uncomfortable conditions for small to medium sized yachts or motor cruisers. Conditions are likely to be less rough north of the channel, in shallower water and out of the strongest tide. When heading for Cowes from the western Solent in rough conditions stay in mid-Solent or further north until level with Egypt Point before heading for Cowes to avoid the roughest water off Gurnard Bay. If heading for the eastern Solent or Southampton Water stay slightly south of Lepe Spit to avoid the roughest water in the strong stream that flows around the Spit.

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Solent Cruising SPONSORED BY PURE LATITUDE The central Solent The central Solent is a busy place with commercial traffic from east and west converging to head up the Thorn Channel and into Southampton Water, along with ferries heading in and out of Cowes. The most important feature to avoid is the Brambles Bank, which lies at the western end of the Hill Head Plateau and borders the Thorn Channel to the east. This shallow patch claims many an unwary yacht or powerboat each season. Much yacht racing takes place on the Hill Head Plateau because of the tidal relief obtained here and considerate cruising sailors and powerboaters should avoid passing through the fleets of race boats. Very large ships approach the Thorn Channel from the east, making the tight turn to starboard off Cowes to enter the channel. When the ebb is running vessels start their turn off Cowes while on the flood they turn later, near Gurnard cardinal buoy. The size and density of the commercial traffic in this area together with their speed, makes it imperative to keep a good lookout. Remember that there is a Precautionary Area between Calshot and Cowes (see p93) where all vessels over 150m are given a Moving Prohibited Zone of 1,000 metres ahead and 100 metres to either side. All vessels under 20m must stay clear of this moving zone. To the north of the Brambles Bank, the North Channel provides access to Southampton Water for small commercial craft coming from the west, saving them the extra distance needed to round the Brambles to the south and the passage up the Thorn Channel. To the north of this channel the Hill Head and Lee-on-Solent shorelines are popular areas for dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and jet skiing. Small recreational fishing boats are also found throughout the central Solent, often anchored on the plateau or near the shorelines. The Solent's most famous port, Cowes (p66), lies at the centre of the Solent and its convenient geographical position, plus its easy entry, make it a popular destination for yachts and powerboats of all types. As it is also the home of passenger and car ferry operations, plus commercial traffic headed up the River Medina, the entrance is often crowded and care should be taken when entering or leaving. The tide off Cowes runs very strongly and due allowance for the strong east or west going stream should be made when entering or leaving as the stream changes direction in the harbour entrance. When a strong wind meets a strong tide off Cowes the seas on Prince Consort Shoal can get quite lumpy. This can be avoided if coming from the east by staying inshore but beware of The Shrape mud which at low tide extends almost as far as the racing buoys, and do not be tempted to cut through the extensive mooring buoys which line the east side of the harbour. Round No. 2 red can at the entrance before heading upriver. The other main yachting harbour in the central Solent is the Hamble River (p96) with its many marinas and yachting facilities. Southampton Water (p89) has much commercial traffic but there are still places for the leisure sailor to explore including Ashlett Creek on the west side below the Fawley Marine Terminal jetties. Further up Southampton Water is Hythe Marina Village on the west side, while Ocean Village Marina is just beyond Southampton Dockhead up the River Itchen with Shamrock Quay and Saxon Wharf a bit further on beyond the Itchen Bridge. Small boats have plenty of exploration available to them in both the rivers Test and Itchen.

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The eastern Solent The eastern Solent has a different character to the western arm and the mainland shore is more developed. The sand and gravel sea bed which predominates to the west gives way to a greater proportion of mud in the east. Cross-Solent ferry traffic is high with car ferries operating between Portsmouth and Fishbourne at the entrance to Wootton Creek. Fast passenger catamarans run between Portsmouth and Ryde Pier head while the last remaining passenger hovercraft service runs between Southsea and Ryde. The major deep water shipping channel is south of Ryde Middle bank and very large ships regularly transit the area, with outgoing and incoming vessels often passing in the eastern Solent. Yachts and powerboats using this area should try to avoid the main channel, either staying to the south of the channel in ample water off the Island shore, or passing over Ryde Middle bank to the north of the main channel. The North Channel runs to the north of Ryde Middle bank and is used by smaller commercial and military craft. The eastern Solent is also often busy at weekends and in high summer with yachts racing. On the Island shore, Osborne Bay, just to the east of Cowes, is a popular day-time or overnight anchorage as it is well sheltered from west or southwest winds and has an attractive shoreline. Just to the east, Wootton Creek (p74) is nice to explore in a small boat and when the tide serves but the entrance is dominated by the car ferry terminal and caution is needed when ferries are arriving and leaving. Further east is Ryde Pier and, beyond, the small Ryde Harbour (p76) which is accessible only around high tide and by small to medium sized shallow draft boats. Ryde Sands is the major obstacle in this area and this extensive sandbank catches out many unwary craft. To the north, the coastline turns northeast at Gilkicker Point and runs to the narrow entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Portsmouth (p100) has much to offer the sailor or powerboater looking for exploration with a variety of marinas and opportunities for anchoring. Beyond the forts to the east lie Langstone (p108) and Chichester (p110) harbours, both of which have bars at their entrances which make it unsafe to enter or leave in rough conditions, such as when a strong southerly wind opposes a strong ebb tide. Both harbours are superb boating areas that are particularly appealing to owners of small yachts and powerboats who enjoy exploring, creek crawling, and wildlife watching. Together with the varied ports, harbours, and anchorages within the Solent, Langstone and Chichester make up the most compact yet varied cruising ground in Europe, a real treasure to be enjoyed and protected.

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WEATHER

Weather Contributed by Simon Rowell, Rowell Yachting Services The changing Solent conditions As far as sheltered areas of water go the Solent is almost ideal for all sailing and water-based activities. The Isle of Wight to the south and the mainland (or "the North Island" depending on your point of view) to the north mean that there is almost always somewhere to go where you’re not exposed to the full force of the weather, no matter from which direction it’s coming.

Photo: Peter Mumford - Beken of Cowes

This doesn’t mean that you can blithely go out and sail, however. The Solent is above all things tidal and it is the tide’s interaction with the winds which causes the greatest hour by hour change in the overall sailing conditions. The fairly steady run of low pressure systems which go to our north means that the prevailing winds are from the southwest, and this is where the biggest and most obvious collision of wind and water occurs. The term "wind against tide" describes the scenario where the two elements oppose each other, and in the Solent this is typified by a strong ebbing tide going down to the west and then the southwest through The Needles, and a moderate to strong blow, say a Force 5 to 7, coming up from the southwest. The Needles are a common point of entry to the Solent, and it’s very tempting if you’re coming up from the Channel Islands or the West Country to just carry on regardless - however, these conditions cause very short, sharp and steep waves and 30 to 40 foot yachts have been pitchpoled and rolled at The Needles in extreme wind against tide conditions. Somewhat less dangerous but also unpleasant in these conditions is the area between Keyhaven, Yarmouth and Lymington, where the funnelling effect of the land causes the tide to accelerate and the sea state to rise. The moral of the story is try to avoid strong wind against tide scenarios - they can be at best unpleasant. The flip side, however, is that if you plan the day properly, and for example come downwind from Yarmouth all the way to Chichester on a flood tide with a westerly wind it is the most glorious trip, with the sights both on and next to the water whipping past with joyful alacrity. Quite often just waiting an hour or three for the tide to turn and run with the wind will change what would have been an awful slog into something far more enjoyable. This is especially important in the colder months, as the beauty and joy of sailing on a breezy, clear, crisp and cold day can be extended greatly by starting your trip when the tide goes in step with the wind.

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Weather Most port entrances in the Solent are fairly forgiving with regards to the conditions in which they are navigable, especially the major commercial ones, but it’s worthwhile checking the almanac for guidance when approaching the smaller ones in a moderate to strong onshore wind. Chichester, Langstone, and Bembridge should be avoided in these conditions, and even Cowes in a full northerly gale on a spring ebb tide has some quite impressive breakers in the river. The beauty of the Solent, however, is that there is always somewhere to go whatever the weather, and the various harbour masters and port authorities are more than happy to give you advice if you call them up. As the Solent is positioned south of the general path of low pressure systems it gets the whole range of weather, from sunny skies with a light southeasterly wind to towering cumulonimbus clouds with squalls and gales from the west underneath them, and the major difference between summer and winter is that in winter these systems tend to be a bit stronger and perhaps somewhat more frequent - and colder. A friend of mine takes great delight in telling me, usually when I’ve forgotten my hat (again) and am getting very soggy that "there’s no such thing as the wrong weather, just the wrong choice of clothing", and it’s definitely true that you can sail year round in the Solent if you wrap up warm. Summer does, however, bring more high pressure weather as the Azores high pressure system moves to the north often extending a ridge of high pressure to the northeast over us as happened for a large part of June 2010 and the first part of June 2011 (Figure 1).

Figure 1: The Azores High during June 2010. Image kindly provided by the NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, Colorado from their website www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/.

This situation is stable, as high pressure systems are generally slower moving than low pressure ones. This is great weather for pottering about in, as the winds will be generally light to moderate, and often from the east or north. In light conditions the wind caused by the dominant pressure system may give way to a sea breeze as the day goes on. In a nutshell, a sea breeze is caused by the land heating faster than the sea. This causes the air above the land to warm up and therefore rise and expand. As it expands it moves out to sea as it rises, which allows cooler air to come in along the surface from the sea to the land to take its place - this is the sea breeze, and it can be a decent Force 3 blowing onto the land from the sea.

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Photo: Paul Wyeth

Overall, therefore, the weather in the Solent is dominated by the continued passage of low pressure systems bringing mostly westerly winds, clouds and rain in the fronts, and then by high pressure systems giving us calmer and more settled conditions, allowing the sea breezes to work their magic. You cannot think about sailing in the Solent without looking at the tides, however, as it is the interaction between the tides and the wind that directly affects the sea state at any spot. So - check the forecast, check the tides, and enjoy the sailing! Photo: Paul Wyeth

Reference: Lewis, Richard. The Solent Sea Breeze: Occurrence, Classification and Forecasting Aspects [Journal] // The Plymouth Student Scientist. - Plymouth : University of Plymouth, 2008. - 1 : Vol. 1. pp. 95-161.

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The situation in the Solent is complicated by the Isle of Wight, which prevents sea breezes coming in from the south, and means that they flow generally from the west to southwest or from the east to southeast, with the southwesterly components about twice as frequent as the southeasterly ones (Lewis, 2008). This "double sea breeze" effect can give the confusing effect of a southwesterly breeze in the western Solent and a southeasterly one in the eastern Solent - watch the excitement as two racing fleets, both downwind under spinnaker, come together and meet in the middle off Cowes as the wind converges and changes.


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A Celestial View of the Solent Contributed by Peter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stokeyâ&#x20AC;? Woodall, International Ocean Services Pilsner, Polaris and the planets Sitting in the old town square, Prague, in December last autumn, whilst pondering over a Pilsner or two, I looked up at the wonderful astronomical clock.

The clock's artistic beauty and apparent technological sophistication is quite overwhelming, especially when you consider that it was built in 1410 when the world still believed that the Earth was the centre of the universe. Only after studying it for a while can you begin to appreciate this truly magnificent monument to man's fascination with the heavens. Time to sailors is probably the most important aspect of navigation. Our GPS, for instance, relies on it as well as its ability to receive a radio signal from the satellites. But, did you know that due to the 11-year sun cycle, solar flares could disrupt its accuracy in 2012 and that the weakness of the signal is the equivalent to looking at a 100 watt light bulb from 12,000 miles away?! One Pilsner later I remembered a quote by Henry Dobson: "Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, time stays, we go." Significant, when you consider that according to some theorists the world will be coming to an end in 2012. Don't panic if you lose your time or the GPS or just want to look up and watch Sky TV for free; read on for this year's celestial delights that can be observed in the Solent by both local yachtsmen and visiting seafarers to our shores. I will begin with April 2012; this month is great for planet spotting as all five visible ones are above the horizon in the night. Venus is in the evening sky to the west. Jupiter, the giant planet, slips down into the dusk twilight. Mars is visible all night. Saturn will also be visible all night on 15 April. An interesting fact is that Saturn has a density less than that of water so if you were to plop it into an ocean, it would float. Mercury, technically, is a morning planet - though visible it will be lost in the bright dawn glow.

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A Celestial View of the Solent Next, let's take a look at the August sky. On the evenings of 13 and 14 August you’ll find Spica, Mars and Saturn in line. This will be a great opportunity to compare celestial colours whilst viewing a bluewhite star against a yellow and a red planet. There will be two full Moons this month on 2 and 31 August. This quite rare event is known as a Blue Moon month, caused by it being a leap year. Finally, if you are still sailing in November then the night of 16 to 17 November sees the maximum of the Leonid meteor shower. We have good observing conditions this year, as the Moon sets early. Also, take a look in the morning sky on 27 November when Venus and Saturn are just a degree apart, a striking sight. Ursa Major is one of my favourite constellations, which from the Solent can be seen at all times throughout the year. Its seven brightest stars are called 'The Plough', a shape from which it takes its name. The two end stars of the 'bowl' point directly towards the Pole Star, Polaris, a star I call "The Special One". Location, location, location Due to the fact that Polaris sits above the North Pole with just a 1° oscillation above it - makes it a great star to obtain a rough estimate of latitude from.

At the Pole, Polaris would be 90° above your head, the angle of the star to the horizon would also be 90° which is the same as the latitude at the Pole, 90° N. If you then walk 2,172 nm due South on the 001°17'.0 W meridian you would arrive at Calshot Spit. Polaris will then appear to be at 50°48' in the sky, the same as Calshot's latitude. Walk another 3,228 nm to the Equator and Polaris will now be sitting on the horizon at an angle of 0°. You guessed it! Same latitude as the Equator, 0° N/S. So, simply put, whatever the angle of Polaris is in the sky it will correspond roughly to your latitude. Whilst you work that one out it's time for me to order another Pilsner to help me provoke the pen to describe a fun and interesting way to find time at sea using The Plough and Polaris.

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Example 1: April - Merak and Dubhe are at five on the celestial clock. Double the month (4 x 2) equals eight, and double the hour (5 x 2) equals 10. The total, 18, taken from 41.50 gives 23.50 which is 2330 GMT. Example 2: July - Merak and Dubhe are at three on the celestial clock. Double the month (7 x 2) equals 14, and double the hour (3 x 2) equals six. The total, 20, taken from 41.50 gives 21.50 which is 2130 GMT. However, if having taken your doubled sum away from 41.50 you are left with a figure greater than 24, then you need to take 24 (hours) off this to get your time. Example 3: March - Merak and Dubhe are at two on the celestial clock. Double the month (3 x 2) equals six, double the hour (2 x 2) equals four. The total, 10, taken from 41.50 gives 31.50, so deduct 24 to get 7.50 or 0730 GMT. Or, if your doubled sum is greater than 41.50 you need to take 24 (hours) away from the doubled sum before deducting it from 41.50. Example 4: December - Merak and Dubhe are at 11 on the celestial clock. Double the month (12 x 2) equals 24, double the hour (11 x 2) equals 22. The total, 46, less 24 (hours) is 22, taken from 41.50 gives 19.50 or 1930 GMT. An interesting thoughtâ&#x20AC;Ś If Stokey's clock works on 22 December 2012, then the theorists got it wrong about the world ending on 21 December 2012! However, what if they were right? There are dozens of theories about what might happen. Some claim the Earth will experience a polar shift, solar storm, or alien invasion. Others say, after 2012, the Earth will experience a period of terrible destruction followed by a new age of peace and enlightenment. Some even think that God is coming to destroy all the naughty people on earth (that's me gone then!). A few claim that in 2012, a secret government will accomplish its goal of total world domination. What should we do in the event that it might happen? - Go sailing more often. - Book yourself on an astro navigation course and learn how to use a celestial GPS (Gentlemen's Position Fixing System) - the sextant. One Pilsner for the road please. Stokey Woodall.

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Stokey's celestial clock The clock in the night sky is centred around Polaris but reversed; meaning 12 is at six and nine is at three. Taking a line from Merak and Dubhe to Polaris at the centre of the clock will indicate an hour on the clock in the sky. Double this and double the number of the month, then take this sum away from 41.50 and you have your time in GMT, give or take 30 minutes or so.


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There is plenty of safety equipment on the market and a skipper should know what is available and which is appropriate for your boat and the type of sailing or boating you do. But safety is also a matter of attitude, assessing risks, and understanding safety procedures. In crowded waters like the Solent, it is important to put safety first and make sure your crew are appropriately briefed and equipped. Before leaving the pontoon, it is important that a few basic safety checks are completed so that your day does not involve needing a little more help than anticipated. Check the boat and equipment, check the conditions, check someone knows where you are planning to sail and when you'll be back, and check all your personal safety equipment is ready to go and everyone knows how to use it. Weather information Always check the current weather conditions and get a marine forecast before you go afloat. There are many sources of weather information available by phone, sms, and online. When afloat, listen for regular weather announcements from Solent Coastguard on VHF Ch 16. Keep in touch Make sure someone knows your plans when you go afloat and when you expect to return. Be sure to brief them what to do if you are late returning and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to let them know when you get back. Don't be reluctant to call the Coastguard if you are concerned that someone is overdue; if they are in trouble, the alert you raise could be vital. If you do get into trouble it is very helpful for the rescue services if you have registered your boat's details with the Coastguard Safety Identification Scheme, CG66, which will save time in an emergency. Details and registration can be found online at https://mcanet.mcga.gov.uk/public/cg66/.

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Safety Afloat SPONSORED BY ADEC MARINE LTD Calling the Coastguard The preferred method for contacting the Coastguard is using DSC. Routine use of DSC to the Coastguard or others, helps keep Channel 16 available for distress and urgency. Make distress, urgency or safety calls to Solent Coastguard using DSC or use VHF Ch 16. For other routine calls use VHF DSC or Channel 67, or phone Solent Coastguard on 02392 552100. If you have to call for help, remember that it is better to use VHF DSC or VHF radio than a mobile phone, although the phone can be a useful backup. Using VHF DSC means that everyone in range can hear your distress call and that, as long as you have linked the DSC to your GPS, the Coastguard will be able to send rescue resources directly to your accurate position.

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Sailing clothing The clothing you wear afloat needs to be much more than a fashion statement. It's main purpose is to keep you comfortably warm and dry, or if you're enjoying a watersport where you can't stay dry, it should keep you warm. The problem is that the more active you are, and the wetter the conditions, or activity, the harder the job your clothing has. Active physical exercise generates heat and perspiration while wet conditions mean that you have to seal your clothing at wrists, neck, waist, and ankles to keep the water out. This is when good breathable clothing is at its best. If cost is an issue take a look at the non-premium brand names. Often, the lower price kit is as effective as the premium labels for most uses. The Solent area has plenty of chandlers and sailing clothing stores and among them you should find kit that's right for your needs and budget. Personal flotation devices Lifejackets and buoyancy aids have been proven to save lives - they are the ultimate safety device for any sailor or motorboater, both old and young, and to use the RNLI phrase - "Useless Unless Worn". Make sure that you select and wear the correct type for your recreational activity.

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Buoyancy aids are foam-filled lifejackets that provide limited buoyancy once immersed in water. You should wear one if you go dinghy sailing, windsurfing or use a personal watercraft. A buoyancy aid, however, will not help people who cannot help themselves (eg. non-swimmers or those who lose consciousness). Lifejackets are intended for general coastal and offshore use in a variety of conditions. A good lifejacket will keep your airways clear when you first fall in the water, when you begin to gasp and breathe more rapidly. With a vast choice available, any lifejacket you consider should comply to ISO specifications. After that, consider if you want automatic or manual operation - most people opt for automatic these days as accidental inflations are rare. Harness or waist belt? Harness lifejackets tend to be more comfortable and generally the weight difference is negligible, so why not choose comfy. Below is a guide to entry level, mid-range, and top of the range lifejackets and the features that each should include as a minimum: Entry level ISO jacket: single crotch strap, at least 150 Newtons of buoyancy. Suitable for the occasional sailor. Mid-range ISO jacket: more comfortable with one/two crotch or leg straps, approximately 180 Newtons of buoyancy, optional add-on items such as spray hood and automatic light. Suitable for the more regular sailor. Top range ISO jacket: very comfortable with two crotch/leg straps and approximately 180 Newtons of buoyancy, integrated spray hood and automatic light. Suitable for regular sailors planning longer passages, eg cross Channel.

Man overboard Should it happen, you will certainly want to let potential rescuers know and hopefully recover the individual as quickly as possible. Achieving this can be tricky. Have a simple man overboard recovery system, including a soft horseshoe buoy attached to a line from the stern of the boat, and a MobMat - British designed and built offering a vertical lift recovery option which protects the casualty and enables smaller crew to recover larger casualties safely. Relatively new technology, in the form of AIS beacons, is also available. These alert all AIS enabled chart plotters within a 5 mile area, or if you are on a lengthy passage further afield, consider a Personal Location Beacon which alerts the UK Coastguard so they can coordinate the local rescue services. Every boat and every person is different and all eventualities can never be defined and catered for. With a few sensible precautions, however, you can ensure a great 2012 season and we look forward to seeing you on the water. Reference: ADEC Marine Ltd www.adecmarine.co.uk Maritime and Coastguard Agency www.mcga.gov.uk

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RSYC DOUBLE HANDED RACING 24 March - 29 September If you've not raced double handed, come and see what you've been missing! There's a great atmosphere both on and off the water. In the Royal Southampton’s Corona Extra Double Handed Series there are race trophies and three Series trophies to compete for; the Inshore, Offshore, and Main Series. www.rsyc.org.uk JOG CHAMPIONSHIP 31 March - 6 October The Junior Offshore Group (JOG) was established in 1950 to allow smaller yachts to compete offshore; it organises highly competitive races for IRC rated yachts. JOG runs a full programme every season grouped into an Inshore and Offshore Series. Competitors enjoy a high standard of racing and a similarly high level of camaraderie at the parties which take place at the end of almost every race in a host port. Most JOG races start in the Solent from the club's fixed line and distinctive permanent starting box just east of Egypt Point, Cowes. www.jog.org.uk ROYAL OCEAN RACING CLUB

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April - August The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) was established in 1925 following the finish of the first Fastnet Race as the Ocean Racing Club. The founding members were adamant that the club's goals should be, 'to encourage long distance yacht racing and the design, building and navigation in which speed and seaworthiness are combined', something which it has done with alacrity ever since. The racing season in Cowes gets underway with RORC's Easter Challenge on 6-8 April bringing racers and cruiser-racers to Cowes for this popular training regatta. www.rorc.org ISLAND SAILING CLUB EVENING RACING 17 April - 11 September The Island Sailing Club's ever popular Evening Race Series provides Tuesday evening races (with the exception of 5 June, 3 July, and Cowes Week) through to 11 September when the traditional Bang & Go Back Race marks the end of the Tuesday evening season. www.islandsc.org.uk

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Solent Events Diary SPONSORED BY ONDECK DARING CLASS April - October The Daring was designed as a One Design by Arthur Robb based on his successful 5.5 metre yacht Vision, the silver medal winner in the 1956 Olympics. The classic design has proved popular and enduring, offering great value for money for this type of One Design racing. Darings race in the Solent off Cowes every weekend from the middle of April to the middle of October. www.daring.org.uk COWES KEELBOAT SOLENT SERIES 21 April - 14 October The Cowes Keelboat Solent Series comprises a season-long series of races from shore line starts organised by the Cowes Clubs & Classes Association. Races, which utilise the Cowes clubs' start lines off The Parade, are run over round-the-cans courses around the central Solent. Notice of Race at www.SolentHandbook.com. DRAGON CLASS SOLENT DIVISION April - October The Dragon was originally designed in 1929 by Johan Anker in Norway as a small cruiser-racer. Its potential was quickly spotted and soon after it came first to the Clyde in the UK and then to Cowes. There has been an active fleet established in Cowes ever since. In addition to competing in the Cowes Keelboat Solent Series and the Cowes Keelboat Championship, the Solent Dragon fleet will host the Dragon South Coast Championship on 5-7 May, while the Royal Yacht Squadron will run the Dragon Jubilee Trophy on 2-4 June. www.solent-dragons.org X ONE DESIGN CLASS April - October Photo: Paul Wyeth The X Class has six active fleets around the Solent area, at Cowes, Hamble, Itchenor, Lymington, Parkstone, and Yarmouth. XODs attract many experienced helms and crew and the standard of sailing at the front of the fleets is very high. The XOD fleet is traditionally one of the largest in Cowes Week with over half of the entire fleet, in excess of 70 boats, taking part each year. www.xonedesign.org.uk THE POWERBOAT AND RIB SHOW 11 - 13 May RIBEX has been renamed The Powerboat and RIB Show and will be held at Portsmouth venue, Gunwharf Quays, for the first time in May. The exhibition will now feature powerboats of every description, making it the only show representing the entire powerboat market under 45ft. This free-to-visit event is expected to attract more than 80,000 people. www.powerboatandribshow.com VICE ADMIRALâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CUP 18 - 20 May The eighth edition of this hugely popular regatta looks set to break all previous records with more than 60 entries anticipated. The event will feature classes for 44-46' series production boats, J/111s, J/109s, Quarter Tonners, and Laser SB3s. In addition, it will provide the inshore element for the 2012 GBR Team trials for the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. www.rcyc.co.uk

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IRC SOLENT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP 12 May - 23 September Spanning the full length of the Solent from the Nab Tower race in the east to the Royal Solent Regatta off Yarmouth, this series aims to encourage larger fleets of IRC-rated yachts in a wide range of competitive racing. Post-race hospitality at each host club provides the opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of each, and socialise with fellow competitors. Boats can enter any combination of individual events or the whole series. www.solentirc.org.uk COWES KEELBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP 12 May - 23 September The Cowes Keelboat Championship is held over six weekends from May to September. The weekend events are hosted in turn by each of the Cowes clubs. Racing is available for Etchells, Darings, Dragons, XODs, Flying 15s, and 6 Metres on windward-leeward courses in the central Solent. There are two races each day, with committee boat starts. Further information from the Class Associations. Notice of Race at www.SolentHandbook.com. RSrnYC 175TH ANNIVERSARY REGATTA 25 May - 10 June Taking centre stage in this summer's line-up of events hosted and run by the Royal Southern is the Club's 175th Anniversary Open Regatta, a yacht racing festival comprising 16 days of activity ashore and afloat, encompassing all classes of day boats, keelboats and ocean racing boats and even some spectator-friendly model boat racing. To date, the Royal Southern is anticipating that 33 classes and over 500 sailors will participate in what will be the largest gathering of competitive yacht racing ever run under its burgee. The 175th Anniversary Regatta programme also includes the Southern's May and June Summer regattas, and the 50th running of the Cowes-Deauville Race (1-2 June). www.royal-southern.co.uk/175 Latest news: The Brewin Dolphin British Open Metre Regatta is being organised by the Royal Southern from 27-29 June. There will be Solent fleet racing for upwards of 20 boats across the 12m, 8m, and 6m classes. QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE REGATTA 2 - 4 June A special one-off sailing regatta is being organised by a number of Isle of Wight clubs in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June. The Regatta will incorporate racing for IRC and ISCRS rated boats, including the Sail the Wight Race on 2 June, as well as providing keelboat racing from the RYS platform, dinghy racing from Gurnard Sailing Club, and invitational match racing and team racing. Organisers are working together to create a programme which will combine terrific competition afloat with a host of onshore parties and fun for everyone involved. www.qdjregatta.co.uk COWES FEST - BOAT & LEISURE FESTIVAL 4 - 5 June The Boat & Leisure Festival will be held at Cowes Yacht Haven. The Festival is designed to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and attractions will include a display of some of the finest British built yachts and motor boats, an exclusive preview of teams racing in the 2013 Cowes - Monte Carlo Powerboat Race, live music, and a great range of outdoor leisure activities. Download your free pass from the Festival website: www.cowesfest.com

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At the time of going to press, four of the world's most beautiful classic yachts have so far confirmed their entry. Racing will make maximum use of the waters around the Isle of Wight to ensure the captains and crews enjoy challenging and competitive racing that only these waters can deliver. It is also the intention to include a race around the Island, subject to weather conditions. www.rys.org.uk IRC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 15 - 17 June The Royal Ocean Racing Club's annual IRC Championship has a schedule of eight Solent races over the three day regatta. www.rorc.org COUTTS QUARTER TON CUP 25 - 27 June The Coutts Quarter Ton Cup is open to Quarter Tonners of all generations. Racing takes place under IRC in the central Solent over three days. www.rcyc.co.uk J.P. MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT ROUND THE ISLAND RACE

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30 June The annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight. The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK. Competitors come from all over the UK, other parts of Europe and as far away as the USA to follow the 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line

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in Cowes, the fleet races westabout, to The Needles, round St Catherine's Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes. The race is a great opportunity to watch world-renowned sailors racing against families and first time racers. For those not competing, the Island and the south coast have many great vantage points to watch the race, such as the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Hurst Castle, and The Needles. If you're thinking of racing for charity and fundraising, why not set up an online fundraising page on the official Race JustGiving page? Doing so makes it simple for your friends, family and supporters to sponsor your crew. www.justgiving.com/roundtheisland Following the success of last year's Charity Challenge, Race title sponsor, J.P. Morgan Asset Management will again be running the initiative in 2012. There are two £1,000 charitable donations up for grabs and it's hoped this will encourage many new charity fundraisers. www.roundtheisland.org.uk PANERAI BRITISH CLASSIC WEEK

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7 - 14 July As one of the highlight events during an exceptional summer of sailing regattas in the UK, the Panerai British Classic Week, organised by the British Classic Yacht Club, commences two weeks before the beginning of the London Olympics. More than 70 of the world's most iconic classic and vintage yachts are expected to compete, once again providing a magnificent spectacle of classic yacht racing in the exciting waters of the Solent. There will be a five-race series, plus a race around the Isle of Wight following the original clockwise course of the first America's Cup. Racing will be demanding and competitive but will still retain that Corinthian spirit synonymous with classic boat racing. www.britishclassicyachtclub.org/regatta OYSTER OLYMPIC REGATTA 10 - 14 July The Oyster fleet comes back to Cowes for five days of racing and social events. Berthing has been secured for a large Oyster fleet at Cowes Yacht Haven and, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, organisers are planning an Oyster event with an Olympic flavour! www.oystermarine.com

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Three races are planned for the Solent Regatta, one starting in the western Solent and around Christchurch Bay. One starting in the eastern Solent and into Hayling Bay, and a third in the central Solent. On 21 July, the fleet will assemble in the central Solent for the start of the Hundred Guinea Cup around the Isle of Wight over the original 1851 east-about course, without a time limit and including the Nab Tower. The race will start and finish on the Royal Yacht Squadron line. www.jclasssolentregatta.com BREWIN DOLPHIN COMMODORESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CUP 21 - 28 July The Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, is one of the most prestigious events on the international yachting calendar. Culminating in a tough mix of inshore and offshore racing across a tense seven-day racing programme on the testing waters of the Solent, national teams with three boats each, will compete for the Commodores' Cup. commodorescup.rorc.org CLIPPER 11 - 12 RACE FINNISH

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22 July The Clipper 11-12 Race will make its triumphant return to Southampton, Ocean Village on 22 July. The fleet's arrival home marks the end of an epic challenge racing more than 40,000 miles, and visiting 14 ports on six continents. Around 500 people will have participated, completing a full circumnavigation, or one or more of the eight legs the race is split into. Ocean Village will be transformed into a world class race village, with staged events and entertainment. Everyone is welcome and local boat owners will be invited to join the flotilla escorting the yachts home. www.clipperroundtheworld.com

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Solent Events Diary SPONSORED BY ONDECK THE SUPERYACHT CUP COWES 2012 22 - 25 July Organised in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron, The Superyacht Cup Cowes 2012 is being held in the UK in celebration of the London 2012 Olympics. The Superyacht Cup Cowes will offer owners and guests a unique experience of sailing in the waters of the Solent and around the Isle of Wight. At the time of going to press, this exciting event had attracted an impressive 21 provisional entries including Hetairos, the brand new 67m ketch superyacht. Photo: Peter Mumford / Beken of Cowes Hetairos will be berthed in Cowes and The Superyacht Cup Cowes will be one of the first regattas she competes at in 2012. www.thesuperyachtcup.com/cowes THE METRE & CLASSIC KEELBOAT REGATTA 23 - 27 July Cowes Classics Week, incorporating The Metre & Classic Keelboat Regatta, is run by the Royal London Yacht Club, and offers fleet racing for classic and modern 6mR, 8mR, and 12mR yachts. Entries are also expected from 5mR, 5.5mR, and 10mR yachts. In addition, there will be racing for classic keelboat classes and a Classic Revival handicap fleet. Racing will be on a mix of laid and roundthe-cans courses. www.cowesclassicsweek.org COWES DINGHY WEEK 30 July - 3 August The annual Magic Marine Cowes Dinghy Week regatta is hosted by Gurnard Sailing Club in the waters of the western Solent. Dinghy Week is a friendly but fiercely contested regatta, attracting around 150 entries from sailors of all ages, in a range of classes, with social events most evenings. There will be class racing for classes with eight or more entries, a catamaran handicap class, and three monohull handicap classes. www.gurnardsc.org.uk ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT COWES WEEK

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11 - 18 August Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. The eight day regatta now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.

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Solent Events Diary SPONSORED BY ONDECK Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, as the event is now known, offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors. In excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the unique atmosphere. Please note that the 2012 dates are later then usual in order to avoid a clash with the Olympic Games; a number of special Olympic celebratory activities are planned during the regatta. Don't miss out on this iconic British summer event. www.aamcowesweek.co.uk CHICHESTER HARBOUR FEDERATION REGATTA 20 - 24 August Chichester Harbour Fed Week, one of the most popular dinghy regatta weeks in the Solent, attracts in excess of 300 entries each year and takes place under the burgee of Hayling Island Sailing Club. www.chifed.org COWES CLASSIC 2012 24 - 27 August Cowes Classic 2012 is organised by the British Powerboat Racing Club and features the historic Cowes-Torquay-Cowes, the longest running offshore powerboat race in the world, as well as the RYA National Marathon Championship, UIM Marathon World Cup, the Cowes-Poole-Cowes race, and RYA National P1 Superstock Championship. The varied fleet of boats will be on show in Cowes Yacht Haven and the weekend promises drama, spectacular highspeed action and glamour, all with an international flavour. www.cowes2012.co.uk LITTLE BRITAIN CHALLENGE CUP

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6 - 9 September The Little Britain Challenge Cup is the premier construction and property industry event. First started in 1988, 2012 sees the regatta celebrating its 25th anniversary. Taking place in Cowes, with racing run by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the action-packed three day regatta attracts a large cross section of organisations and individuals who are involved in the building world. www.littlebritain.co.uk

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PSP SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 14 - 23 September The PSP Southampton Boat Show is the UK's leading on water, outdoor celebration of the boating calendar and a much anticipated event providing a fun-filled day out for boaters, trade, and the whole family. www.southamptonboatshow.com BISCAY 2012 16 - 29 September Inaugurated by the Royal Southern Yacht Club in celebration of its 175th Anniversary, the Biscay 2012 is a new open sailing race for monohull vessels. A single race, run in three successive legs, with points accrued towards an overall classification, it covers approximately 950 nautical miles, starting and finishing in the Solent and visiting the French ports of La Rochelle and Brest. The Race looks set to be a truly international event with expressions of interest already received from some 20 entries. www.biscay2012.co.uk GARMIN HAMBLE WINTER SERIES Photo: Hamo Thornycroft

14 - October - 2 December The Garmin Hamble Winter Series is all about top class racing and is known as one of the most competitive series in the Solent, but host Hamble River Sailing Club also works hard at the après-sail. www.hambleriversc.org.uk

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Spring Series 1 Spring Series 3 & 4 Warsash Spring Series 3 Northface Connections Cowes Cherbourg Cowes Race RORC Easter Challenge Illusions Vernon’s Easter Cup Easter Egg Challenge East Cowes SC First Thursday Evening Series Race Corona Extra Weymouth Double 1 Duo Series 1 Parhelion Spring Series 3 Corona Extra Weymouth Double 2 ISC Spring Series 1 Spring Series 2 Spring Series 5 & 6 Warsash Spring Series 4 Island SC First Evening Race Series (every Tuesday) Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Daring Spring Challenge Etchells Spring Series 2 ISAF Match Race Illusions St George’s Day Trophy Nab Tower Parhelion Spring Series 4 Warsash Spring Championship 1 ISC Spring Series 2 Illusions Woodford Long Distance Race Spring Series 3 Spring Series 5 & 6 Warsash Spring Series 5 XOD Wednesday Series 1 Thursday Evening Keelboats (Early 1) Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Parhelion Spring Series 5 Pilot Cutters - St George’s Day Trophy Round the Isle of Wight Solo Warsash Spring Championship 2 XOD Saturday Series 1 ISC Spring Series 3 Spring Series 4 Spring Series 7 & 8 Warsash Spring Series 6

RLymYC RSYC Warsash SC JOG RORC Bembridge SC RLymYC ECSC RSYC RLymYC PSC RSYC ISC RLymYC RSYC Warsash SC ISC RLYC RLYC CCYC SVYC Bembridge SC JOG PSC Warsash SC ISC Bembridge SC RLymYC RSYC Warsash SC RLymYC RLymYC RCYC PSC Royal Solent YC SORC Warsash SC RLymYC ISC RLymYC RSYC Warsash SC

XOD Wednesday Series 2 Thursday Evening Keelboats (Early 2) Twilight Series 1 RS Divers St Vaast Race X Yachts Cup BDS 1 Corona Extra Island Double Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Daring Match Racing Dragon South Coast Championship Etchells South Coast Championships Morgan Cup Race Sigma 38 Nationals Solent Cruiser Race XOD Saturday Series 2 ISC Spring Series 4 XOD Wednesday Series 3 Thursday Evening Keelboats (Early 3) Twilight Series 2 Powerboat and RIB Show Clarkson Cup Regatta & IRC Solent Series Day 1 Cowes Keelboat Championship Sweden Yacht Regatta XOD Saturday Series 3 ISC Spring Series 5 XOD Wednesday Series 4 Industry Sailing Challenge Thursday Evening Keelboats (Early 4) Twilight Series 3 Channel Races Corona Extra Cherbourg Double Laser SB3 Solent Series Vice Admiral’s Cup Westmacott Regatta BDS 2 Classic Series - Hamble Scramble Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Daring Match Racing Hamble Harbour Master’s Charity Pursuit Race

RLymYC RLymYC RSYC JOG RSrnYC SWSA RSYC RLYC RLYC RCYC CCYC RORC RLymYC RSrnYC RLymYC ISC RLymYC RLymYC RSYC Gunwharf Quays RSYC RYS Royal Solent YC RLymYC ISC RLymYC PHYC RLymYC RSYC SORC RSYC RCYC RCYC RNC/RAYC/PSC SWSA LTSC ISC RLYC RHCC

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Hamble to Yarmouth Cup & SORC 175 Race RSrnYC ISC Inshore Series - Christchurch Bay Race ISC Manches Cup (Legal Sector) Britannia Events Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy RYS The Hamble Estate Agency Cowes Yarmouth Cowes Race JOG XOD Saturday Series 4 RLymYC XOD Wednesday Series 5 RLymYC Thursday Evening Keelboats (Early 5) RLymYC Twilight Series 4 RSYC Royal Southern 175th Anniversary Regatta RSrnYC Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival Old Gaffers Association City Livery Yacht Club Regatta RCYC Cowes Keelboat Championship ISC Farr 45 David Diehl Trophy RTYC May Regatta (including Mini Tonners, SIRCON & XODs) RSrnYC Lutine Lineslip Regatta (Insurance Sector) Britannia Events XOD Wednesday Series 6 RLymYC Fecamp Series (Solent, Brighton, Fecamp & Back) SORC Thursday Evening Keelboats (Early 6) RLymYC Twilight Series 5 RSYC

JUNE Fri 1st - Sun 3rd Fri 1st Sat 2nd Sat 2nd - Tue 5th Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Sat 2nd - Mon 4th Sat 2nd - Mon 4th Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Sat 2nd - Mon 4th Sat 2nd Mon 4th - Tue 5th Wed 6th Thu 7th Thu 7th Fri 8th Fri 8th Fri 8th - Sun 10th Sat 9th - Sun 10th Sat 9th - Sun 10th Sat 9th Sat 9th - Sun 10th Sat 9th - Sun 10th Sat 9th Mon 11th - Sat 16th Tue 12th - Fri 15th Wed 13th Thu 14th Thu 14th Fri 15th Fri 15th - Sun 17th Fri 15th - Sat 16th Sat 16th - Sun 17th Sat 16th - Sun 17th Sat 16th - Sun 17th Sat 16th - Sun 17th Sat 16th - Sun 17th Sat 16th Wed 20th Thu 21st Fri 22nd - Sun 24th Fri 22nd - Sun 24th Fri 22nd Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Sat 23rd Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Sat 23rd Sat 23rd Sun 24th Mon 25th - Wed 27th Wed 27th - Fri 29th Wed 27th Thu 28th Thu 28th Sat 30th

50th Deauville Race (RLYC, RSrnYC, RORC, JOG, Deauville YC) RLYC/RYS Cervantes Trophy Race RORC BDS 3 SWSA Burton Week - National 12 Championships HISC Diamond Jubilee Regatta (incl XOD Saturday Series 6) RLymYC/Royal Solent YC Flying 15 Southern Championships CCYC John Dibben Memorial Trophy (Darings) RYS Jubilee Trophy (Dragons) RYS Laser SB3 Solent Series RSrnYC Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Regatta RYS Sail the Wight (part of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Regatta) ECSC/WOA Cowes Fest - Boat & Leisure Festival Cowes Yacht Haven XOD Wednesday Series 7 RLymYC Thursday Evening Keelboats (Early 7) RLymYC Twilight Series 6 RSYC Ancient Mariners Race RSrnYC Foxers Regatta RSrnYC Solent to Portland & Back SORC Britannia Weekend RLYC Cowes Keelboat Championship RTYC IRC Solent Series Day 2 RSrnYC J/111 One Design Regatta RSrnYC June Regatta (J/109s, XODs, Quarter Tonners & Southern Six Event) RSrnYC XOD Saturday Series 7 RLymYC The Westward Cup RYS IDOR Civil Service Regatta ISC XOD Wednesday Series 8 RLymYC Thursday Evening Keelboats (Early 8) RLymYC Twilight Series 7 RSYC Alderney Race JOG IRC National Championship RORC Little Britain Laser SB3 Challenge ISC Cowes Keelboat Championship RLYC Farr 45 Regatta RSrnYC Folkboat National Championships RLymYC NHS Regatta & Bank of England Regatta RCYC Royal Victoria YC (EWCC) Regatta RVYC XOD Saturday Series 8 RLymYC XOD Wednesday Series 9 RLymYC Thursday Evening Keelboats (Early 9) RLymYC Cumberland Regatta RTYC Energy Regatta (Oil & Gas Sectors) Britannia Events Myth of Malham Race RORC BP MI Cup Regatta ISC Cory Cup (Darings) RTYC Cowes Keelboat Solent Series RTYC Daring Match Racing RLYC Etchells Bedrock Trophy CCYC Farr 45 Imperial Trophy RTYC Sharp’s Doom Bar Double Handed Regatta RSYC XOD Saturday Series 9 RLymYC Classic Series - Newtown Race LTSC Coutts Quarter Ton Cup RCYC Brewin Dolphin British Open Metre Regatta RSrnYC XOD Wednesday Series 10 RLymYC Summer Series 1 RSYC Thursday Evening Keelboats (Early 10) RLymYC J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race ISC

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Summer Series 2 RSYC Thursday Evening Keelboats (Late 1) RLymYC J105 Euro Cup Weekend Royal Solent YC Transversal Charity Cup RCYC Cowes Keelboat Solent Series CCYC Daring Match Racing RLYC Panerai British Classic Week BCYC XOD Saturday Series 11 RLymYC Detica Regatta ISC Oyster Olympic Regatta RYS Hamble Combined Clubs Regatta RHCC XOD Week (incorporating Wednesday Series 12) RLymYC Summer Series 3 RSYC Temple Legal Regatta (Legal & Insurance Sectors) Britannia Events Thursday Evening Keelboats (Late 2) incorporating XOD Week RLymYC Cowes - Dinard - St Malo Race RORC Cowes Keelboat Solent Series RCYC ECSC Centenary Regatta ECSC Etchells Southern Area Championship CCYC IRC Small Boat Championship Hamble River SC ISC Annual Regatta ISC ISC Inshore Series - Solent Race ISC J/80 Event RTYC July Regatta RSrnYC SVOD Europeans Regatta & Laser SB3 Solent Series SVYC Stug Perry Trophy (Darings) & Portcullis Regatta RCYC Summer Regatta (incl. XOD Week & XOD Saturday Series 12) RLymYC Classic Series - Christchurch Ledge Race LTSC International Eight Metre World Championships RYS Sirmoor Yacht Squadron Regatta RCYC J Class - Solent Regatta RSYC XOD Wednesday Series 13 RLymYC Thursday Evening Keelboats (Late 3) RLymYC Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup RORC Cowes Keelboat Solent Series (including XOD Regatta) RCYC Illingworth Challenge - Cowes to Kinsale JOG J Class 100 Guinea Cup RYS Mermaid Olympic Regatta SVYC Poole & Back Race RSrnYC Scows Week YSC Special ‘Olympic’ Races BHYC XOD Regatta (Telegraph Bowl) RCYC XOD Saturday Series 13 RLymYC Clipper 11-12 Race Finish Clipper Ventures The Superyacht Cup Cowes 2012 RYS Cowes Classics Week - The Metre & Classic Keelboat Regatta RLYC 50th Anniversary Decanters (Darings) RLYC J Cup (including J/109 & J/97 UK National Championships) RSrnYC XOD Wednesday Series 14 RLymYC Summer Series 4 RSYC Thursday Evening Keelboats (Late 4) RLymYC Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta Royal Solent YC Chevrons Cup (Darings) HDYC/RYS Household Division Yacht Club Regatta HDYC/RYS IRC Solent Series Day 3 Royal Solent YC XOD Saturday Series 14 RLymYC Cowes Keelboat Solent Series RYS London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition WPNSA Cowes Dinghy Week Gurnard SC

AUGUST Wed 1st Thu 2nd Thu 2nd Sat 4th - Sun 5th Sat 4th Sat 4th - Sun 5th Sat 4th Sat 4th - Sun 5th Sat 4th Sat 4th Wed 8th Thu 9th Sat 11th - Sat 18th Sat 11th - Fri 17th Thu 16th Sat 18th Sun 19th Sun 19th - Mon 20th Mon 20th - Fri 24th Wed 22nd Thu 23rd Fri 24th Fri 24th - Mon 27th Fri 24th - Mon 27th

XOD Wednesday Series 15 Summer Series 5 Thursday Evening Keelboats (Late 5) Bembridge SC (EWCC) Regatta Channel Race Cowes Keelboat Solent Series IRC Solent Series Day 4 RS Elite Southern Area Championships SVOD Olympic Regatta XOD Saturday Series 15 XOD Wednesday Series 16 Thursday Evening Keelboats (Late 6) Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Channel Week Thursday Evening Keelboats (Late 7) EWCC Dinghy Regatta & Scow Championships Hayling Island Sailing Club Regatta Sea View YC (EWCC) Regatta Chichester Harbour Federation Week XOD Wednesday Series 17 Thursday Evening Keelboats (Late 8) Corona Extra Le Havre Double Cowes Classic 2012 Cowes Classic Powerboat Rally

RLymYC RSYC RLymYC Bembridge SC RORC CCYC RYS RLymYC SVYC RLymYC RLymYC RLymYC CWL SORC RLymYC Bembridge SC HISC SVYC HISC RLymYC RLymYC RSYC BPRC C.O.P.C.

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The Channel Race - Cowes to St Peter Port Daring Regatta (incl. Ladies Race & P&E Egan Trophy) Mermaid Worlds & XOD Regatta Solent Classes Regatta Swanwick, Burlesdon & Warsash Regatta XOD Saturday Series 16 Folkboat Week XOD Wednesday Series 18 Thursday Evening Keelboats (Late 9) Wight Vodka RS Elite National Championships Cherbourg Race

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Brading Haven YC (EWCC) Regatta Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Hamble Scramble to Yarmouth & Back IRC Solent Series Day 5 Spread Eagle Regatta Windsor Cup XOD Saturday Series 17 Yarmouth SC Regatta Profile Sailing Cup (Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Sectors) XOD Wednesday Series 19 ECSC Last Thursday Evening Series Race Little Britain Challenge Cup Battle of Britain Regatta CCYC Jubilee Regatta / Contessa 32 & 26 Corona Extra Nab Tower Double Cowes Keelboat Championship Cowes to Poole Race (via back of the Wight) Prince Philip Cup SVOD Worlds Regatta September Regatta & J/80 Nationals XOD Saturday Series 18 CCYC Forts Race / Contessa 32 & 26 ISC Last Evening Race Series (Bang & Go Back Race) XOD Wednesday Series 20 EMC Silicon Cup (IT & Telecoms Sectors) Lloyds Register Regatta Etchells UK Nationals PSP Southampton Boat Show BDA 1 Charity Sail 2012 Christchurch Bay Race Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Dubarry Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Keelboat Championship Farr 45 Staples Trophy J109 Solent Championships XOD Saturday Series 19 Biscay 2012 Offshore Race ISC & ECSC Autumn Series 1 XOD Wednesday Series 21 ABC Cup (Media & Advertising Sectors) Contessa 26 National Championships Eurochange Cherbourg II Race MOCRA National Championships Cowes Keelboat Championship IRC Solent Series Day 6 ISC Inshore Series - Nab Tower Race Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge (Finance & Offshore Sectors) London Corinthian Sailing Club Offshore Rally Nicholson 32 Regatta Scow Inter Club Challenge XOD Saturday Series 20 - Last IRC Solent Series Day 7 & Tiny Mitchell Trophy ISC & ECSC Autumn Series 2 SOCA - UKBA Regatta XOD Wednesday Series 22 BDA 2 Corona Extra Autumn Solent Double Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Ladies Race Lymington Challenge Mini Tonner Regatta Parhelion Autumn Series 1 XOD Autumn Series 1 ISC & ECSC Autumn Series 3

BHYC ISC RSrnYC PSC RCYC RLYC RLymYC YSC Britannia Events RLymYC ECSC RYS RAFYC CCYC RSYC CCYC JOG SVYC SVYC RSrnYC RLymYC CCYC ISC RLymYC Britannia Events iSC CCYC Mayflower Park SWSA ISC SORC RLYC Hamble River SC RTYC RLymYC RLymYC RSrnYC ISC RLymYC Britannia Events LTSC JOG Bembridge SC RCYC HISC ISC Britannia Events RCYC ISC RLymYC RLymYC RCYC ISC ISC RLymYC SWSA RSYC RTYC RSrnYC BIBOA ISC PSC RLymYC ISC

ASTO Cowes Small Ships Regatta Arrow Trophy Cowes - Owers - Portsmouth Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Hamble Big Boat Series - Weekend 1

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John Lewis Partnership Regatta Laying Up Race Parhelion Autumn Series 2 Potter Ship Race RNLI Yarmouth Race & Rally Garmin Hamble Winter Series 1 Winter Series 1 & 2 BDA 3 Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Hamble Autumn Championships - Weekend 1 Parhelion Autumn Series 3 Garmin Hamble Winter Series 2 ISC & ECSC Autumn Series 4 Solent Circuit 1 Winter Series 3 & 4 Hamble Big Boat Series - Weekend 2 Parhelion Autumn Series 4 Frostbite Series 1 Garmin Hamble Winter Series 3 ISC & ECSC Autumn Series 5 Solent Circuit 2 Winter Series 5 & 6 Hamble Autumn Championships - Weekend 2 Illusions Trafalgar Trophy Parhelion Autumn Series 5 Garmin Hamble Winter Series 4 Solent Circuit 3

ISC SORC PSC RLymYC RSYC Hamble River SC RSYC SWSA ISC Hamble River SC PSC Hamble River SC ISC LTSC RSYC Hamble River SC PSC PSC Hamble River SC ISC LTSC RSYC Hamble River SC Bembridge SC PSC Hamble River SC LTSC

Illusions Guy Fawkes Trophy Parhelion Autumn Series 6 Frostbite Series 2 Solent Circuit 4 Winter Series 7 & 8 Frostbite Series 3 Garmin Hamble Winter Series 5 Solent Circuit 5 Winter Series 9 & 10 Illusions Picnic Hamper Frostbite Series 4 Garmin Hamble Winter Series 6 Solent Circuit 6 Winter Series 11 & 12 Children in Need Charity Pursuit Race Frostbite Series 5 Garmin Hamble Winter Series 7 Winter Series 13 & 14

Bembridge SC PSC PSC LTSC RSYC PSC Hamble River SC LTSC RSYC Bembridge SC PSC Hamble River SC LTSC RSYC LTSC PSC Hamble River SC RSYC

Illusions Bailey Bowl Charity Pursuit Race Frostbite Series 6 Garmin Hamble Winter Series 8 Illusions Team Racing Needles Relief Cruise / Race Peter Andreae Trophy Penguin Trophy Illusions Christmas Cracker

Bembridge SC RSYC PSC Hamble River SC Bembridge SC RLymYC RLymYC RLymYC Bembridge SC

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Solent Ports & Harbours SPONSORED BY MDL MARINAS A Solent handbook wouldn't be complete without revealing some of the hidden delights to be found in the area and so this section introduces the reader to the wonderful diversity of harbours, ports, and rivers to be found around the Solent. The Solent has many harbours ranging from quaint creeks to some of the busiest ports in the world. Whether you want to have a relaxing cruise or a challenging race the Solent has got it all. There are plenty of bays and rivers to explore where you can Photo: Peter Mumford - Beken of Cowes drop your anchor for lunch and maybe take a swim, or if it's the exhilaration of racing you are after, then why not take part in one of the hundreds of sailing regattas offered here during the season, and in fact over the winter too if you are the hardy type! If you're after some retail therapy, or fancy a night out, there is something for everyone; the Solent plays host to some of the best restaurants in the UK offering fresh, local produce. We hope you enjoy browsing through our guides to some of the most popular destinations in the Solent - and that your stay here is a memorable one.

DISTANCE TABLE Bembridge Hbr 13 Chichester Hbr 17 8 Cowes

2 10 15

Fareham

14 10 12 10

R. Hamble (ent) Keyhaven Langstone Hbr

6 15 18 6 14 8 20 25 12 22 13 14 6

5 12 10 18 25

Lymington Hbr

7

Newtown

4 14 19 5 16 9

8 23 10 20 12 3 21 6 17 4

Portsmouth Hbr 12 5 8 10 3 13 18 5 19 12 Ryde Hbr

8

Southampton

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4

8 5

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2 10

Yarmouth Hbr

Wootton

Southampton

Ryde Hbr

Portsmouth Hbr

2 19 13 16 12

Newtown

Lymington Hbr

Langstone Hbr

Keyhaven

8 16 10 12 9

R. Hamble (ent)

22 12 18 22 18 23 33 17 28 25 15 14 25 15 28

Fareham

Ventnor Haven

Cowes

6

7 19 24 9 18 13 3 21 2

Chichester Hbr

9

8 16 7 14 10 3

Yarmouth Hbr

Bembridge Hbr

5 10 4

6

Wootton

Beaulieu R. (ent)

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Useful Contacts

Photo: Peter Mumford - Beken of Cowes

HM Coastguard (Lee-on-Solent) 02392 552100 HM Customs (24 hour yacht reporting) 0845 7231110 HM Customs National Advice Service 0845 0109000 Emergency Services (Coastguard, Police, Ambulance, Fire) 999 Non-Emergency Calls 101 NHS Direct 0845 4647 Weathercall (Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight) 09014 722053 Weathercall (Kent, Surrey, Sussex) 09014 722052 Blue Funnel Cruises 02380 223278 Blue Star Boats 02380 453542 Brittany Ferries (Portsmouth) 0871 2441402 Gosport Ferry 02392 524551 Hamble Ferry 02380 454512 Hovertravel 01983 717700 Hythe Ferry 02380 840722 Red Funnel 0844 844 9988 Solent & Wightline Cruises 01983 564602 Wightlink 0871 376 1000 Hayling Ferry 07702 928154 P&O Ferries 08716 642121 LD Lines 0844 5768836 Southampton Airport 0844 4817777 Bournemouth Airport 01202 364000 Gatwick Airport 0844 8920322 Heathrow Airport 0844 3351801 National Express 08717 818178 Greyhound 0900 096 0000 National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 Transport for London 0843 2221234 Traveline 0871 2002233

More routes, more ferries, more often! Wightlink is the leading ferry operator sailing 24 hours a day, with a choice of three routes across the Solent.

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YARMOUTH HARBOUR

Yarmouth Harbour 50º42'.42N, 01º30'.00W (ent) The most westerly harbour on the Isle of Wight, picturesque Yarmouth welcomes more than 500,000 visitors a year by car ferry from Lymington, and 100,000 visitors by boat, many from elsewhere in the Solent, but also from Ireland, the Channel Islands, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Scandinavia. Photo: Sue Sieger

Yarmouth Harbour is accessible at all states of the tide being dredged 2 metres below chart datum. Its close proximity to The Needles and the English Channel makes it ideal for those entering or leaving the Solent. The harbour entrance can become very congested especially on summer weekends. Great caution is to be taken entering and leaving the harbour and vessels must adhere to the speed limit of 4 knots within the harbour and Western Yar River, and 6 knots from the entrance Dolphin at the breakwater to the outer harbour limits. If the "Harbour full" sign and signal (flag R) is displayed, you should not attempt to enter the harbour. When approaching from the east, leave East Fairway buoy to port, turn onto a bearing of 187° and follow the leading light. When approaching from the west, leave the Poole Belle buoy to starboard, turn onto a bearing of 187° and again follow the leading light. On Spring tides the last hour of the flood and ebb can see strong tidal movement in the harbour entrance and in parts of the harbour. Yarmouth Harbour operates on VHF Ch 68, Call Sign 'Yarmouth Harbour', monitored by the Harbour Office and Berthing Masters on the water. Yarmouth is shared by yachtsmen, fishermen, and ferry operators. At times the entrance can become very busy and special vigilance is required when navigating in this area. Visitors are particularly requested to give the Wightlink ferry a wide berth as it enters and leaves the harbour. As we go to press, Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners are proceeding with Phase 4a of the planned harbour development, with work due to be completed in time for Easter 2012. This will result in a pontoon area, near the RNLI lifeboat berth and adjacent to the emergency slipway, that will be used for RIBs and small craft at lunchtimes and as overnight walk ashore pontoon berths for yachts.

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There are several slipways that the public may use in Yarmouth. The largest slipway is on the corner between the South Quay and the Town Quay; accessed via the Wightlink marshalling area. South of the swing bridge across the Western Yar River, on the east bank of the river, adjacent to the dinghy park there is a small slipway. At the western end of the South Quay there is another small but steep slipway, close to the Harbour Office. Other slipways are located at Harold Hayles boatyard and at Yarmouth Sailing Club. If intending to pass through the Yar Swing Bridge into the river in the summer season, boat owners are requested to co-operate by synchronising their bridge use around a schedule of fixed opening times, as published on www.yarmouth-harbour.co.uk. For winter operation, a minimum of a half hour's notice is required, and by arrangement with the Harbour Office on VHF Ch 68 or by phone on 01983 760321. The punctuality of boat arrivals to a close but safe proximity to the bridge is essential to prevent road traffic congestion. Contact: Yarmouth Harbour Office, The Quay, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0NT. Tel: 01983 760321. www.yarmouth-harbour.co.uk

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Please note, information in this publication is to be used as a guide only and not for navigation.

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Yarmouth Harbour has a range of facilities including a crane on South Quay, maximum load 5 tonnes, showers and toilets, a launderette, gas, WiFi in the Harbour Office reception area, night watchpersons, waste disposal facilities, and a power washer.


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Newtown Harbour 50º43'.45N, 01º24'.66W. (ent) Newtown Harbour, on the Isle of Wight, lies to the west of Newport and east of Yarmouth. Newtown is a National Nature Reserve, a fragile area for wildlife and a low key, quiet, and unspoilt location. The estuary is probably the best example of an undisturbed natural harbour on the south coast.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the place but also to respect its charm and character and keep noise and disturbance to a minimum. The winding estuary at Newtown has provided a sheltered harbour for boats over many centuries. It is thought to have once been capable of accommodating much larger ships than the pleasure craft which use it today. The silting up of the channels led to the decline of Newtown as the harbour became difficult to navigate. These days, many of Newtown's visitors arrive by small boats and use the moorings which are managed by the National Trust. They are attracted by the beautiful scenery, peaceful setting, and the abundant wildlife which thrives on the nature reserve. When approaching Newtown from either east or west, vessels should keep to the north of the west cardinal fairway buoy. Upon approaching the buoy, keep to the west of the buoy and then proceed inbound keeping the leading marks in alignment. The minimum draft in the entrance at Low Water Springs is approximately 2m, therefore boats can enter Newtown River at Low Water. However, vessels should navigate with caution at this time. Prudence and good seamanship should suggest arrival on a rising tide! The leading marks are on a bearing of 130°. The speed limit is a maximum of 5 knots. If a vessel, such as a fully loaded Rib, is creating excessive wash at 5 knots then speed should be reduced further. Depths vary throughout the estuary.

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Anchoring is free of charge, however visitors are encouraged to make a voluntary donation to the National Trust which maintains this beautiful location. There are visitor moorings in the estuary, charges apply, and the Harbour Master can be contacted by phone on 01983 531424, but not VHF. Water is available on the landward end of the footbridge at Newtown Quay; waste facilities at Shalfleet Quay. There is a landing place at Shalfleet Quay which is the main point of access to reach the New Inn. There is a National Trust visitor point at the Newtown nature reserve but the nearest toilet and refreshment facilities are in nearby villages. A free local information leaflet can be obtained from the Harbour Master. Photo: IW Council - www.islandbreaks.co.uk

Contact: Newtown Harbour Master. Tel: 01983 531424. Extracts from 'Discovering Newtown' are reproduced with the permission of the National Trust. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk to find out more.

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COWES & RIVER MEDINA

Cowes & River Medina 50ยบ46'.08N, 01ยบ17'.95W (ent) Cowes is fortunate to enjoy the benefits of its geography and history. Its position at the centre of the Solent, with a harbour that's easily accessible and a river navigable as far as Newport, has made it the Isle of Wight's main port as well as a popular destination harbour and event centre for sailing and powerboating. Photo: Rick Tomlinson

Cowes' history is steeped in yachting tradition. Even before the 1815 founding in London of The Yacht Club, which went on to become the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes was a fashionable watering place. The Cowes Regatta, which was based on the annual licensing of the local pilot vessels and races between them, was a popular spectator sport for visitors even before the advent of Cowes Week. When Queen Victoria's court was at Osborne House the town became famous for yachting and social events. Today, Cowes has evolved to meet the demands of a growing leisure marine audience and tourist visitors. The harbour and river offer easy access and a choice of mooring types, either close to the town or in the more tranquil stretches of the River Medina. In addition to leisure craft the harbour and river see a large number of commercial movements including Red Funnel car ferries, high-speed Red Jet ferries, and cargo vessels up to 100 metres. The approach to Cowes is fairly straightforward by day or night but caution is always advised especially at or near Springs when strong tides run across Cowes Roads which can easily set you off course. Hazards include the numerous mooring buoys to the east of Cowes entrance and areas of foul ground and drying banks to the west (rocks); you need to constantly monitor your position. The Red Jet ferries often approach and depart the No. 1 and 2 fairway buoys at high speed and the Red Funnel car ferries should not be obstructed; rule 9 applies in the fairway which extends approximately 500 metres to the north of the No. 1 and No. 2 buoys. The best approach is from the north cardinal buoy Prince Consort, approximately 4 cables due north of the entrance and keeping close

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to the starboard-hand marker No. 1, following the starboard side of the channel. Once past No. 4 port-hand buoy the cross tide is considerably reduced and the entrance is easier. At LW Springs it is important to monitor your depth and stay well within the channel as there are drying heights at chart datum on the eastern side. There is a 6 knot speed limit within Cowes Harbour. All vessels with engines are advised to proceed under power when navigating within the main fairway, along the River Medina, or in the vicinity of the Chain Ferry. The Town Quay basin and surrounding area are often busy and vessels must keep watch for Red Funnel car ferry and Red Jet catamaran movements. The Cowes Chain Ferry or Floating Bridge as it is also known, operates throughout the year for around 18 hours each day and takes passengers and vehicles across the narrow mouth of the River Medina estuary between Cowes and East Cowes. Depending on the tide and position of the Chain Ferry in the river, the depth of navigable water above the level of the chains does vary being deepest in the centre of the fairway and steadily decreasing towards the banks of the River Medina and at the bow of the ferry. With the Chain Ferry berthed on either the Cowes or East Cowes side, the depth of navigable water above the chains is a minimum of 1.5m below chart datum in the centre of the fairway. Beware of strong tides in the vicinity of the Chain Ferry, especially to the east of the fairway over Spring tides during the ebb when the tidal rate can be over 4 knots. For further information contact the Ferry Manager on 01983 293041. Cowes owes much of its popularity to its location in the centre of the Solent and its position midway between Weymouth (46 nautical miles) and Brighton (53 nautical miles), in the centre of the most popular sailing area in the country. As a result, during the summer season there are lots of recreational craft moored on buoys, pontoons, and pile moorings within Cowes Harbour and along the River Medina. A large number of yacht races start and/or finish in Cowes, and the harbour is also popular with visiting cruisers and powerboaters. The main sailing season runs from April to October with the busiest period during July and August. Cowes Week, which is held in the first half of August, sees the approaches to Cowes Harbour and the fairway become extremely crowded. To contact the afloat Cowes Harbour Master call on VHF Ch 69 Call Sign â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;HM1' - or 'Cowes Harbour Radioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the Harbour Master's Office. Contact: Harbour Office, Town Quay, Cowes, PO31 7AS. Tel: 01983 293952. www.cowesharbourcommission.co.uk

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Cowes & River Medina Scrubbing berths can be found at Town Quay next to the Harbour Office, or an efficient cleaning service is available at Sealift on the eastern banks of the River Medina. Petrol and red diesel are available from Lallow's Boatyard (50m south of Cowes Yacht Haven on the western side of the fairway) as well as at Cowes Harbour Fuels which also supplies calor gas and oils. Fresh water is available at Trinity Landing and Town Quay, Venture Quays (East Cowes), Whitegates pontoon and Thetis pontoon (both in West Cowes). There are several public landing places and slipways. In Cowes there is the Whitegates pontoon suitable for tenders, a slipway between Thetis Wharf and Shepards Wharf Marina, the south side of the Red Funnel pontoon can be used, the Sun Slip by HSBC Bank, the Market Slip by the Waterside Pub, the Watch House slip next to the new Cowes RNLI Lifeboat Station, the south end of Trinity Landing, and at Egypt Point there is a slipway east of the Point. Also in East Cowes at the Medina slipway just north of Cowes waterfront hangar, the White Hart slip south of the Red Funnel ferry terminal, the pontoon south of Trinity Wharf, and the Folly slip. Vessels up to 9m LOA can moor at Town Quay, next to the Red Jet ferry terminal from where there is direct access to the High Street. The pontoon at Trinity Landing also offers walk ashore access. Whitegates visitor pontoons are situated on both sides of the main fairway, south of the Chain Ferry. In addition, from March to October M Row, off The Green, provides heavy duty deep water moorings, max LOA 30m. Photo: Hamo Thornycroft

Cowes Yacht Haven - Cowes Yacht Haven is centrally located giving visitors instant access to Cowes town centre. The marina is accessible at all states of the tide and has 260 fully serviced berths, max LOA 50m. There is a 30 ton hoist and 15 ton mobile crane, WiFi, winter berthing and dry sailing, on-site engineers, electricians and boat repairers, laundry, showers and toilets. Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre is an ideal location for rallies or other events. with room to seat up to 400 guests and 3000sq/m of outdoor exhibition space. Call VHF 80 'Cowes Yacht Haven' for berthing instructions. Contact: Cowes Yacht Haven, Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes PO31 7BD. Tel: 01983 299975. www.cowesyachthaven.com

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Shepards is popular with many organised rallies and regattas. VHF Ch 80 Call Sign ‘Shepards Wharf Marina’. Shepards Wharf Marina services include boat lifting, dry sailing, electricity and water, showers and toilets, a pump out and waste facility, security, a restaurant, sail maker, annual moorings, as well as visitor and winter berths. At peak times in the season rafting up may be necessary and individual berths cannot be reserved. Contact: Shepards Wharf Marina; Medina Road, Cowes, PO31 7HT. Tel: 01983 297821. www.shepardswharfmarina.co.uk

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East Cowes Marina - East Cowes Marina is situated in a sheltered location on the eastern bank of the Medina River, just upstream of the Chain Ferry linking Cowes with East Cowes. VHF 80 Call Sign 'East Cowes Marina'. The marina provides 240 annual berths and over 140 visitors’ berths. Visitor berths can be booked in advance, and are all ‘walk-ashore’ with free electricity and fresh water. Shore side facilities include high quality washrooms and showers, a laundry room, car parking, and yacht stores. Free WiFi and internet stations are available in the marina reception.

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Cowes & River Medina Next to the marina office the ever popular ‘Lifeboat’ pub with its sunny decking area overlooking the river, serves quality food all day, every day. The marina is a great base for all the Isle of Wight's major events, including the Round the Island Race, Cowes Week, and the music festivals. East Cowes town has a Waitrose and Co-op, a post office, cash machine, restaurants, cafés and takeaways. There are lovely Medina river walks, and Osborne House and the Classic Boat Museum are just a few minutes stroll away. Cowes is easily accessible by Chain Ferry or the friendly and efficient Sally Water Taxi service operating from the marina. The marina welcomes rallies and a marquee and BBQ area are available for hire. Contact: East Cowes Marina, Britannia Way, East Cowes, PO32 6UB. Tel: 01983 293983. www.deanreddyhoff.co.uk//east-cowes-marina Folly Inn - If you wish to travel from East Cowes or Cowes to the Folly Inn, the Folly Waterbus is available on VHF Ch 77 or call 07974 864627. There are three visitor pontoons up the Medina River near the Folly Inn, one is a walk ashore and the other two are in mid-river. All are run by the Folly Berthing Master. The walk ashore pontoon has water and electricity; showers and toilets are accessible 24 hours a day at the Folly Inn. There is also a scrubbing berth available nearby. Call on VHF Ch 72 Call Sign 'Folly Launch' as you are passing port hand marker No. 10 for berthing instructions. Contact: Folly Moorings, River Medina, Isle of Wight. Tel: 07884 400046. www.follymoorings.co.uk

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Island Harbour - Set in one of the most picturesque riverside locations, Island Harbour is situated just over a mile south of Cowes. This peaceful marina offers over 200 berths for annual moorings and visiting yachts, as well as many amenities including a bar and restaurant, showers, a laundry room, car parking, and a wireless network. Other facilities include a chandlery, annual pontoon berths, winter hard standing, boat builders with a repair workshop, and a hoist and slip crane.

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Cowes & River Medina Call Sign 'Island Harbour' on VHF Ch 80. Notify the Lock Control Tower of your arrival when entering the Folly Reach just up river from Cowes. The entrance channel for Island Harbour has been moved. The channel, which previously went out at 45° from the holding pontoon, now runs parallel to the outer waiting pontoon. To enter the marina, stay in the main river channel until you have the starboardhand mark directly opposite the lock gates, abeam. Then turn in towards the lock and keep on this line until you have entered the lock gates. Access is approximately 3.5 hours either side of HW and boats with up to 6' 6" draft can be accommodated. There is a holding pontoon outside the lock and a deep water channel is clearly marked by porthand marks. Lockmasters are always on hand to help you dock. Contact: Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Binfield, Newport, PO30 2LA. Tel: 01983 539994. www.island-harbour.co.uk

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Newport Harbour - Newport Harbour is a small leisure harbour situated at the navigable head of the River Medina, some 5 miles south from the port of Cowes. The harbour is close to the centre of Newport, county town of the Isle of Wight, and a broad range of facilities are available nearby. The harbour dries out completely at Low Water. Public transport is readily available to other parts of the Isle of Wight, making Newport Harbour a great destination for the sailing family. To reach Newport Harbour from Cowes, a beacon at the Folly displays a rapid flashing green light. This is located 1.5 cables south of the Folly Inn Point at the end of the row of yacht moorings. Moving south, two pairs of fixed green lights are located on the west bank, at the northern and southern ends of the Cement Mills site. At Dodnor, a further pair of fixed green lights mark the end of a small jetty extending from the west bank. Shallow points upstream are marked by red buoys on the port side and green buoys on the starboard. On the east bank, the approach to Newport Harbour is identified by large white beacons with pairs of horizontal red lights showing at night. When lined up, these beacons bear a course of 192Âş T and show the approach channel to the harbour. High Water Spring tides give an average 2.5m depth in the approach channel and at the visitors' pontoons, this may increase depending on weather conditions. The Neap high tide depth is 1.8m. The harbour dries out at Low Water, around 5 hours after High Water, revealing a firm level bottom. It is advised that fin keeled boats should lie against the quay walls south of the visitors' pontoons. Newport Harbour has showers and toilets, water and electricity on the pontoons, waste facilities, two slipways, and dry berth storage for around 50 boats. Boat repairs and gas are available from Odessa Marine boatyard on the west bank and a chandlery is next door at Little London. Contact: Newport Harbour Office, Town Quay, Newport, PO30 2ED. Tel: 01983 525994. www.iwight.com

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WOOTTON CREEK

Wootton Creek 50ยบ44'.09N, 01ยบ12'.77W. (ent) Wootton Creek is one of the lovelier creeks in the Solent, with wooded valleys sweeping down to a winding creek. Midway between Cowes and Ryde, it was once used by trading sailing vessels visiting the brickworks at Ash Lake, and the tide mill at the head of the creek where the Sloop Inn now stands. Photo: Mark Way

Today, there is little left apart from the old names. If trading barges could navigate to the head of the creek, then visiting yachts should easily make their way at least as far as the pontoons of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC) at the entrance to the creek. It should be remembered that those skippers worked their tides, and even today 70 foot ketches drawing over 8 foot have laid alongside the RVYC pontoons, but have swiftly departed once the tide is on the ebb! An ideal time to visit is when High Water is over a lunchtime, meaning a good height of tide, and time to sample the RVYC hospitality at its bar and dining room. It is well-liked by visitors, and popular with rallies, and as a destination for passage races. Be aware that the direction of buoyage in the eastern Solent is from east to west. Pilotage is straightforward with a compass, dependable echo sounder, and a good lookout. The entrance to Wootton Creek is beset by hazards to the east and west. It is a busy car ferry port, with regular Wightlink sailings day and night. To the east, are drying gravel banks that have been known to embarrass a passing ferry. To the west are rock ledges coming out from the shore, and the dangerous Wootton Rocks themselves. Yachts close inshore may have local knowledge and lifting keels! Wootton Creek is best approached from the north cardinal, Wootton Beacon. It lies approximately 3.5nm from Cowes and only 1.5nm from Ryde Pier. It is best approached an hour or so either side of High Water on the first attempt. The ferry fairway is lit, with an occulting sectored light, and there is plenty of shore lighting on the link-span. No matter from which point of the compass you're approaching, it is best to stay to the north of Wootton Beacon for your approach. Once at Wootton Beacon, if safe from entering and departing ferries, turn southwest and run down the western side of the ferry channel, staying outside of the channel itself. Keep an eye on the echo sounder, there should be plenty of water, if there isn't, then you won't get very far into the creek! Be aware that you may find ferries waiting to dock at the ferry terminal to the west of the fairway.

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VISITING SAILORS WELCOME By the time you come to No. 7 dolphin, you'll see the ferry link-span on your port hand, and the Wootton Creek port and starboard buoys ahead of you. Head through them, and if heading further up the Creek you will see the leading marks off to starboard on the opposite bank. If calling at the RVYC, you will see their pontoons ahead of you. Berthing is straightforward, but be aware that at some states of tide there will be some flow across the pontoons. Do not approach through the private RVYC moorings, or indeed try to pick one up, as there are countless pick-up buoys and lines. If vessels are already berthed alongside hail and ask to raft up. The RVYC Manager may ask you to move your boat to accommodate other visitors. (Pontoon fees can be paid at the RVYC bar, or if the club is closed, dropped through the letterbox by the club entrance.) There is fresh water on the pontoons, showers and toilets in the clubhouse, a slipway, waste facilities, and an excellent bar and restaurant. The creek alongside the pontoons will dry, so unless you are prepared to take the ground, you must depart once the ebb starts. The water will seem to empty quite slowly for the first couple of hours, but be aware that around the third hour the tide goes away very quickly; do not linger over that last pint at the bar! The bottom is irregular in shape and consistency, and careful fendering, tending of lines, and a watchful eye is needed as your vessel takes the ground. The speed limit in the creek is 5 knots. The tidal current is relatively benign, seldom reaching above 4 knots although just after High Water at Springs, the sluice gates under Wootton Bridge are opened considerably increasing the flow in the upper reaches. There are no visitor moorings in the creek and anchoring in the channel is prohibited. Anchoring outside the channel is not recommended due to the proliferation of abandoned ground chains and other mooring tackle. There is a public slipway suitable for small vessels between the Sloop Inn and the bridge at the head of the creek. The village of Wootton Bridge offers a full range of facilities; Post Office, take-aways, launderette, doctor and vet, butcher, supermarket and wine warehouse; just outside the village is a garage. It's about 30 minutes walk from the RVYC, or take the dinghy up the creek on the tide and land on the public slipway on the west bank at the head of the creek, right by the Sloop Inn. Contact: Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 91 Fishbourne Lane, Fishbourne, Isle of Wight, PO33 4EU. Tel: 01983 882325. www.rvyc.net

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RYDE HARBOUR

Ryde Harbour 50ยบ43'.98N, 01ยบ09'.31W (ent) Ryde Harbour is located on the northeast coast of the Isle of Wight and enjoys excellent views across the Solent towards Portsmouth. The well situated harbour is protected from adverse weather conditions from most directions.

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Known as 'the gateway to the Island' and a popular destination for families, Ryde Harbour lies next to long sandy beaches and is only minutes away from restaurants, a bowling alley, swimming pool, fun fair, skating rink, and a boating lake. Ryde Esplanade runs the full length of the seafront, followed by the sea wall promenade which passes the Canoe Lake and reaches as far as Puckpool Park to the east. Ferry connections to Portsmouth and Southsea are within walking distance. The harbour dries and is only accessible to small craft approximately 2.5 hours before and 2 hours after High Water Portsmouth for a boat with 1m draught. Depth available is up to 2m on Springs. Ryde Harbour Master can be contacted on VHF Ch 80 Call Sign 'Ryde Harbour'. Approaching Ryde Harbour from the east, beware Ryde Sands (dries), either pass north of No Man's Land Fort or use the inshore passage between it and Ryde Sands beacons (lit port-hand markers). The drying channel at 197ยบ across Ryde Sands is marked by three starboard-hand markers and three port hand marker unlit buoys.

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Keep well clear of the hovercraft manoeuvring between Ryde Pier and the harbour, and the Wightlink high-speed ferries from and to Ryde Pier Head. The harbour entrance is lit after sunset by two fixed red lights (vertical) on the port side of the Harbour entrance, and one flashing green light on the starboard side of the harbour entrance. There is pontoon berthing for up to 100 visiting boats, the majority of which are family sailing and motor cruisers, varying in length from 5-10m. There are public slipways, showers and toilets close by, water on all pontoons, waste and recycling facilities, gas can be obtained from a local shop, and diesel is available from local garages. Boats may scrub alongside the harbour breakwater. Contact: Ryde Harbour, The Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1JA. Tel: 01983 613879 or 07970 009899. www.rydeharbour.co.uk Please note, information in this publication is to be used as a guide only and not for navigation.

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BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR

Bembridge Harbour 50ยบ41'.62N, 01ยบ06'.40W (ent) Bembridge Harbour lies on the eastern tip of the Isle of Wight, just a short sail from many Solent harbours with Chichester, Langstone, and Portsmouth all within a 10 mile radius. For yachtsmen embarking on a Channel crossing Bembridge Harbour has the added attraction that it is around an hour closer to the continent than the mainland marinas at this end of the Solent.

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Bembridge Harbour is a large, picturesque and sheltered harbour with beautiful beaches, and although the entrance is shallow and restricted by the tides, once inside the harbour a warm welcome awaits visiting yachts whatever the weather! It has the two villages of Bembridge and St. Helens surrounding it, and the small town of Brading is a few miles away. Bembridge Harbour is designated a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' in recognition of its significance as a habitat for wildlife. The harbour's European importance is confirmed by its status as a 'Special Protection Area' and it is designated a 'wetland of international importance' under the Ramsar Convention. The harbour has an area of saltmarsh as well as other important habitats such as sand dunes, vegetated shingle, and saline lagoons. The harbour's saltmarsh and inter-tidal mud provide feeding grounds for wintering and migratory waterfowl. The entrance to Bembridge Harbour is due south of Portsmouth Harbour entrance and is marked by a tide gauge topped with a yellow cross. As you pass the tide gauge you will see the village of Seaview to starboard and the St. Helens Fort on your port side. Vessels should leave the tide gauge to their port side on the approach and this will line them up with the channel markers which are in pairs, the first pair being buoys 1 and 2. The channel buoys are unlit but have reflective tapes for night navigation. On passing buoys 6a and 7a you will be running parallel to the shore with the harbour entrance appearing in the distance. On big Spring tides beware the current which can be very strong through into the harbour. Once inside the harbour there is a drying anchorage on your port side adjacent to Bembridge Sailing Club. Approximately half way down the harbour you will come to the Duver Marina visitors' pontoons which give access to the shore on the north side of the harbour. Rafting may be necessary at peak times.

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There is a water taxi service, VHF Ch 80 Call Sign 'Bembridge Water Taxi', to ferry visitors to other parts of the harbour where there are various pick-up points. The taxi operates between landing points at the marina, the Duver Boatyard, Bembridge Point beach, Brading Haven Yacht Club, and Bembridge Sailing Club, all subject to tides. There are showers and toilets, a laundry, water, electricity, and waste removal facilities.

Photo: Brian Williams

The harbour was purchased by Malcolm and Fiona Thorpe in December 2011 and the new owners have plans to update all facilities, carry out extensive dredging, and install new pontoons during 2012. Contact: Bembridge Harbour Improvements Company Limited, Harbour Office, The Duver, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1YB. Tel: 01983 872828. www.bembridgeharbour.co.uk

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Visitors are advised to call on VHF Ch 80 Call Sign 'Bembridge Marina' for berthing instructions before entering the harbour but reservations are not accepted and visitors' berths are allocated strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Duver Marina staff are on duty Âą3 hours High Water Portsmouth. As a general rule of thumb access to the harbour for a vessel drawing 1.5m is Âą3 hours High Water Portsmouth, Neaps or Springs.


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Ventnor Haven 50º35'.53N, 01º12'.50W (ent) Ventnor, on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, is a sun trap bay sheltered by high cliffs on which the terraced town is built. A steep road winds down from the town past the famous cascade gardens to the seafront.

Photo: Lucy Strevens

The Haven at Ventnor was constructed in 2003 as part of a long term strategy to promote Ventnor as a working seaside town. This included the provision of a fair weather haven for visiting craft which now provides the only stopping-off point along the south coast of the Isle of Wight, as well as a new access facility for local boat owners, anglers, and other interest groups. In the last two years, private investors have provided further facilities including a harbour-side café and coffee shop, boat builders, boat charter, a fish landing stage with fishery outlet, fish and chip shop. In the summer months, Ventnor Haven becomes a hive of activity for small leisure crafts, charter fishing and local sight seeing trips as well as the stop off point for small vessels and RIBs venturing around the south side of the Island. The entrance to Ventnor Haven is quite a navigational exercise and only suitable in certain weather conditions and tides. However, despite the difficulties of attempting Ventnor, on a clear calm day it is probably one of the best runs round from the Solent with a beautiful little seaside town waiting to be discovered. On approaching Ventnor Haven, beware of races which occur south of St Catherine's Point to the west and Dunnose Point to the east. Almanacs should be consulted in advance to give information on each race depending on the state of tide. The Haven mouth is approached from the east and is lit after sunset by two fixed navigation lights (vertical). Entry and exit are recommended 2 hours either side of High Water only with draught of less than 50cm. Stay close to the southerly markers in the Haven entrance to avoid sandbanks which form on the northern side of the mouth. Do not attempt to approach in easterly to southerly conditions as swell may occur at the entrance. The Haven is not suitable for sailing boats or motorboats which cannot dry out. The Haven entrance dries completely at Spring Low Water and is very shallow during Neap Lows. The depth in the Haven is variable, dependent on sediment movement and duration since the last dredge.

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Ventnor Haven Photo: Lucy Strevens

Ventnor Haven consists of two rock arms; the largest extending seaward (south) from the site of the old pier before curving to the southeast, the smaller arm some 58m to the east extends seaward towards the first arm with a 24m gap. Shelter is reasonable in the lee of the rock arms during southwest through to northeasterly winds, and extremely vulnerable in east through to south-southeasterlies when swells can enter. Caution should be exercised as the Haven is exposed to strong winds from all directions except northwest to northeast. Cheetah Marine currently have the contract to manage the Harbour. For more information, phone two to three days prior to arrival on 01983 852398 or 07515 647935. Only limited space is available within the Haven on a first come first served basis. There is a 4 knot speed limit in the Haven. All vessels must moor individually to moorings or on pontoons. Allocation of visitors' moorings is as directed by harbour staff. If harbour dues are not collected on arrival, report to the café at OceanBlue Quay above the Haven. No anchoring is permitted within the Haven except in an emergency and no anchoring or mooring in the Haven entrance. Visiting boats to Ventnor Haven please note that the Harbour is in close proximity to Ventnor beach. Be aware of bathers and snorkellers swimming alongside the Haven rock arms. Fuel is not available at Ventnor, but can be obtained at local villages; the nearest fuel stations are at Whitwell (3 miles) and Sandford (5 miles). Do not pump out oily bilges into the Haven or surrounding area. Yachtsmen and all navigators using the harbour are requested not to release washing water or to pump WC or bilge effluent into the Haven. This is particularly important in a drying harbour. Ask the Harbour Master for details of refuse disposal. The slipway is available free of charge for launch and recovery. Please exercise great care when manoeuvring your vehicle at the top of the slipway and on the slipway itself as it coincides with a pedestrian right of way. Enquire at OceanBlue Quay Harbour office or café (evenings) for the key to the Haven showers. The showers are available during office hours typically 0800-1700 Monday to Friday and café opening hours - typically until 2000 in the summer season. By prior arrangement the Harbour Master can organise a key to be left for you out of hours. Contact: Ventnor Haven, OceanBlue Quay, PO38 1JR. Tel. 01983 852398 or 07974 126378. www.oceanbluequay.co.uk/haven/

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50ยบ42'.85N, 01ยบ33'.26W (ent) Keyhaven is an attractive harbour at the western tip of the Solent lying within an area of unspoilt Hampshire coast. The harbour is shielded by the massive shingle bar that leads to the famous Hurst Castle situated at its strategic position, guarding the western approaches to the Solent and originally built by Henry VIII.

Photo: New Forest District Council

Keyhaven has many qualities ranging from the extent of sheltered water, which makes it so suitable for teaching youngsters sailing and canoeing, to the great wealth of nature conservation and landscape interest. To approach Keyhaven from the west, enter the Solent by Hurst Point and beware of The Trap if coming in via the north channel. Be aware of strong tidal cross streams. The entrance is approximately 0.5m north-northwest of Hurst Point. There are two unlit buoys, one red and one green near the entrance at North Point. The depth between these buoys is virtually at chart datum so whatever height of tide is shown at that time is how much water there is. Normally, entry is restricted to 2 hours each side of HW. Red and white hooped transit posts line up at a bearing of 308ยบ. Proceed through the buoys until a red buoy is abeam on your port side. Enter the river around this buoy. Note the first of many starboard hand laterals for the channel. When entering from the east, and when Port Albert is abeam, turn to starboard and head towards the red and green buoys. Then follow the directions above. It is not advisable to to attempt entering Keyhaven in strong easterly winds. There is a 4 knot speed limit once inside the River. Anchorage is close to the spit on your port side. The deepest water is always where the mooring buoys are. There are no dedicated visitor moorings. Pick up any spare buoy and contact the River Warden on VHF Ch 37/M1 or P1 or by phone. Charges for both mooring and anchoring apply. The West Solent Boat Builders yard is situated immediately behind the quay providing a full range of boatyard facilities, including cranage. On the north side of the quay, a slipway with a cradle is used to haul out vessels too heavy to be lifted by crane. Contact: Keyhaven River Warden, The Observation Tower, Keyhaven Quay, Keyhaven, SO41 0TR. Tel: 01590 645695. www.newforest.gov.uk Please note, information in this publication is to be used as a guide only and not for navigation.

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LYMINGTON HARBOUR

Lymington Harbour 50º45'.10N, 01º31'.40W (ent) Lymington Harbour is located within an attractive estuary on the Hampshire coast at the western end of the Solent. The estuary is 2 miles long with the entrance channel lying between salt marshes. It is shared by yachtsmen, fishermen, and the Isle of Wight ferry. Photo: Ryan Willegers

Lymington River is well sheltered and access is available at all states of tide making it a popular destination for visiting yachtsmen. The speed limit is 6 knots with an advisory limit of 4 knots upstream of the wave screens near the entrance to the Lymington Yacht Haven. There is a double High Water at Springs which gives a stand of 3 hours. At Neaps there is a stand of 2 hours. However, wind direction and force and barometric pressure can materially alter these conditions. The tidal range at Springs is 2.5m and at Neaps 1.5m. On approach, the first thing you see is the yacht club starting platform with a distant backdrop of masts in the Yacht Haven marina. Leave the platform well to starboard. Jack in the Basket is a single red pile with a basket top-mark to the southwest of the entrance. Water depth in much of the marked channel is in excess of -2.0m below chart datum. However, on the marked channel margins the depth of water is shallower in some locations. Please give way to the Wightlink ferries which run every 30 minutes at peak times. For guidance refer to the 'Small craft beware ferries' section on www.lymingtonharbour.co.uk. At night, the main channel piles are lit, green to starboard and red to port, all flashing every two seconds. Leading lights for entering the river are fixed red on 319°T. In Short Reach (as the river bends to the right) there are two red and white transit posts lit by fixed white directional lights to the west of the river at the south end and two black and white posts similarly lit on the east side of the Reach at the north end. These are to assist the ferries to line up and pass in the river. Ferries may wait here for one coming from the opposite direction.

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West of the marked navigation channel in Short Reach, near the No. 10 and Cocked Hat port-side beacons, there is a 100m long rock breakwater. The northeastern end, nearest the channel, is marked by a beacon displaying two fixed red lights vertically disposed. Visit Lymington Harbour website to see Local Notices to Mariners for full details of the location coordinates and navigation advice. The wave screens mark the beginning of the inner harbour. Beyond these you pass to port in quick succession the entrance to the Yacht Haven marina, Dan Bran pontoon, the Harbour Master's pontoon and the Harbour Office, public slipway, the two yacht clubs and finally Berthon Lymington Marina which faces the ferry terminal on the opposite bank. Above the ferry terminal the channel narrows and turns to port between two lines of piles forming moorings. This part of the channel has a maintained depth of 1.7m up to the Town Quay where there are visitors' mooring buoys and pontoons for visitors. At the Town Quay there is room for up to 100 visiting boats within two minutes walk of the town centre. Harbour staff can be contacted on 01590 672014. An out-of-hours messaging service operates. The Harbour Master does not offer a VHF service. Visitors are invited to go directly to the Town Quay where moorings are available on a first come first served basis. There is a separate walk-ashore facility further downstream, the Dan Bran pontoon, which is available on a pre-booked basis for rallies, regattas, and events. The Town Quay area also has two main mooring buoy areas. Mooring areas are maintained to 1.7m below chart datum. There are six bookable berths for small boats up to 8m in length on the inside of the Harbour Master's Pontoon. Boats over 12m are requested to contact the Harbour Master prior to arrival.

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Lymington Harbour There are showers open for visitors all year round adjacent to the visitors' moorings on the Town Quay. Two scrubbing areas are available at the Town Quay slipway and three areas immediately north of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. Reservations and payment must be made through the Harbour Office first. Water may be obtained on the two public pontoons at the Town Quay and at the Harbour Master's pontoon by the slipway in Bath Road.

Photo: Jason Coombes

There is a public slipway from the Bath Road car park; a charge is made for launching. Please pay the Harbour staff or at the nearby Harbour Office. Public pontoons can be found at the Town Quay and off the car park in Bath Road. Boats must not be left unattended in the yellow hatched designated emergency services area at the HM pontoon except by prior arrangement with the Harbour Master. Contact: Lymington Harbour Commissioners, Harbour Office, Bath Road, Lymington SO41 3SE. Tel: 01590 672014. www.lymingtonharbour.co.uk Both marinas at Lymington may be contacted on VHF Ch 80 for berth availability. Lymington Yacht Haven - Lymington Yacht Haven is the first marina that comes into sight as you make your way up the Lymington River. The Yacht Haven offers 24-hour security, on-the-water fuel 24/7 (except Christmas Day), showers, Wi-Fi, and a bar and restaurant with panoramic views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Lymington Yacht Haven boasts a comprehensive range of marine services on-site, including full hoists and wash off facilities, engine servicing and repairs, rigging specialists, and a chandlery. Out-ofhours haul outs are available in emergencies. Contact: Lymington Yacht Haven, Kings Saltern Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3QD. Tel: 01590 677071. www.yachthavens.com/lymington Berthon Lymington Marina - Lymington Marina is located on the west bank of the Lymington River opposite Lymington Pier railway station and the Wightlink ferry terminal. One of the first yacht marinas to be built in the UK, Lymington Marina offers 280 deep water, well-protected berths for yachts up to 45m (150ft) LOA. Full marina facilities are available, including shore power, water, fuel, gas, deluxe washrooms, a launderette, and ice. Call Sign 'Berthon Lymington Marina'. Contact: Lymington Marina Berthon, The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL. Tel: 01590 673312. www.berthon.co.uk

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50º46'.80N, 01º21'.60W (ent) The Beaulieu River is centrally located on the Solent, and one of the most picturesque rivers in the south. Forming part of the Beaulieu Estate, Beaulieu River is one of the few privately owned rivers in the world and largely unspoilt, both in terms of its landscape and as a haven for wildlife. The banks play host to an exceptional variety of habitat, flora and fauna.

Photo: Beaulieu Estate

When approaching Beaulieu River from the east, keep the lit south cardinal to starboard off Stone Point and steer to the vicinity of a lit, yellow spherical racing buoy close to the transit which should be 324° with the leading marks aligned with the front port No. 2 beacon and the eastern edge of Lepe House. To approach from the west, keep well off the mud banks of Warren Flat and Beaulieu Spit and again steer a course towards the racing buoy and transit as above.

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Beaulieu River The Beaulieu Spit dolphin marks the entrance, a large port-hand tripod. It is recommended to avoid the entrance 2 hours either side of LW to avoid the bar 0.8m depth at LW Springs. If your boat draws 5 feet, you can enter the river 1ď &#x201C; hours after LW Springs. The navigation channel at the mouth of the river is defined with red and green piles and further upstream, branches of willow painted red and green known as 'withies' are used. The river benefits from a double tide, and a secondary High Water. The flood tide takes 6 hours coming in; then, after a gentle fall, there is a second high tide some 2 hours later followed by a period of slack water for about an hour. Then the ebb sets in, and LW is reached in just 3ď &#x201C; hours. The village of Buckler's Hard, including the historic Master Builder's House Hotel, and its marina are 3.5m upstream from the entrance to Beaulieu River. Set within the heart of the New Forest National Park, Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour offers a unique location for short and overnight stays and welcomes visiting boats. The masters of vessels arriving inside the limits of the river are expected to report to the Harbour Master within 24 hours. The harbour does not listen on a Channel; please phone the Harbour Office on 01590 616200. The harbour speed limit is 5 knots from the entrance and for the entire length of the river.

Photo: David Packman

Visitors are welcome to enter the marina at any time, day or night. Berths for overnight visitors can be reserved in advance, subject to availability. Alternatively, you may be offered a visitor pontoon or mooring upstream of the marina but a dinghy will be required to get ashore. The marina is dredged to 6 feet below Mean Low Water Springs. Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour has full marina services and facilities available including a boatyard, chandlery, fuel waste disposal facilities, scrubbing grid, yacht valet service, security, toilets, showers, and a launderette. Diesel, petrol, and fresh water are available from the fuel jetty. Ice may be obtained from the Harbour Master's Office. Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour has now joined TransEurope Marinas. Comprising 50 members, TransEurope Marinas is the largest European network of marinas offering reciprocal benefits for visiting yachtsmen of member marinas. Contact: Harbour Master's Office, Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7XB. Tel: 01590 616200. www.beaulieuriver.com

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50º40'.00N, 01º17'.05W (ent) Southampton Water is an extremely popular area for yachtsmen because it offers sheltered cruising in nearly all weather conditions, while the Hamble and Itchen Rivers are perfect for leisurely exploration.

Photo: Peter Mumford - Beken of Cowes

As one of the country's busiest and most successful deep-water ports, Southampton is a natural choice for a wide range of customers and trades, with facilities to handle virtually any type of cargo. Its natural deep-water harbour and unique double tide allow unrestricted access for the world's largest vessels. ABP Southampton, in its role as the Statutory Harbour Authority for Southampton Water, has a strong commitment to protecting the local environment and plays an active role in ensuring that a balance of activities can be maintained, allowing port operations, recreational sailing, and wildlife to co-exist. In addition to its varied commercial activities Southampton Water is a haven for yachts and leisure craft, and ABP strives to preserve the safety of all users including recreational boat owners as they sail the waters of the Solent. Contact: ABP Southampton, Vessel Traffic Services Centre, 37 Berth, Eastern Docks, Southampton, SO14 3GG. Tel: 02380 608208. www.southamptonvts.co.uk. Before contacting VTS by telephone, please consider whether the answer to your question can be found on the website. Keep your VHF tuned to Ch 12, the Port working frequency, and listen for traffic information from the Harbour Master’s Operations Room, Call Sign 'Southampton VTS' (Vessel Traffic Services). The VTS Centre guards Ch 9, 12, 14, 16, 20 and monitors Ch 71 and 74. Extracts from the Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water and its Approaches, and Southampton Notices to Mariners Nos. 02 and 03 of 2011, are reproduced with the permission of ABP Southampton. Facts to keep in mind: The number of large commercial ships serving the Port of Southampton and the number of recreational craft afloat in local waters is increasing. Most commercial vessels you meet will have an ABP Southampton Pilot on board regardless of the ship's flag. They will be working on and listening to VHF Ch 12.

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Southampton Water Most large ships travel at a speed of between 10-15 knots whilst in the Solent and Southampton Water. The lower limit will vary from ship to ship and is 'as safe navigation permits'. For various reasons, ships travel faster than you might think, even in congested areas. Light, partially loaded or unevenly trimmed ships may require to maintain a higher 'as safe navigation permits' speed in order to remain under full control. It takes less than 10 minutes for a fast ship to reach you from the visible horizon in clear weather, and in hazy conditions it takes a lot less. At 10 knots, a ship travels 1 nautical mile in six minutes; at 15 knots it takes only four minutes. Large, deep draught ships cannot easily avoid small craft in narrow channels; it is up to you to stay clear. A ship that is slowing down does not steer well; it needs the propeller action on the rudder to respond. When the ship's engines are put 'full astern', its manoeuvrability will be affected. Remember that it takes time and considerable distance for a ship to stop. There are numerous other small vessels operating within the Port of Southampton. Watch out for ferries, hydrofoils, tugs towing barges, especially at night, when unlit barges may remain invisible. What can you do? Avoid sailing in the main navigational channels and fairways, especially in poor visibility. Obey Rule 9 of the ColRegs for conduct in narrow channels by keeping to the starboard side of the channel and crossing only when this does not impede the passage of a large vessel that can safely navigate only within the narrow channel. Do not underestimate the speed of ships. If your boat is slow, allow sufficient time to take effective evasive action in the vicinity of large ships. Be visible. At night make sure your navigation lights can be seen. If you see the navigation lights of a vessel and you think you haven't been seen, get out of the way. Remember, from the bridge of a loaded container ship or large tanker, the Master or Pilot will lose sight of you a third of a mile ahead, although you can see the ship at all times! Keep watch at night. Even on a clear night you will have difficulty seeing a big ship approach. Remember that your lights will not be easily spotted from the ship. Watch the ship's lights. If you see both sidelights, you are dead ahead - move out fast! Be aware that ships alter course at West Bramble and Calshot. Know whistle signals. Five or more short blasts on the whistle is the 'Keep Clear' signal. Check and see if it is for you - and if it is - give way. Three short blasts means 'My engines are going astern'. Know flag signals and shapes. Large ships proceeding seawards will fly flag ‘E’ over the answering pennant indicating the vessel will turn to port at West Bramble buoy and make for the Nab (east). A vessel displaying the answering pennant over flag ‘W’ indicates the vessel will depart the Solent via The Needles (west). A large ship displaying a cylinder on her yardarm during the day or three red lights in a vertical line at night indicates the ship is severely restricted in her manoeuvrability so give her a wide berth. If you believe you have not been seen or you are unsure of a ship's intentions, call them on Ch 12, then shift to a working frequency for inter-ship safety messages.

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Southampton Water Safety in small vessels: A speed limit of 6 knots (over the ground) applies to all craft proceeding north of the imaginary line drawn from Hythe Pier through the Weston Shelf buoy to the Weston Shore unless granted an exemption by the Harbour Master.

Photo: Hamo Thornycroft

Although considered to be sheltered waters, Southampton Water and the Solent can be extremely hazardous. The six mile stretch of Southampton Water is exceedingly busy and has, on average, 70,000 commercial vessel and ferry movements per year. Mariners in 'small vessels' are therefore reminded of the following requirements: If not confined to the fairway, they should not use the fairway so as to obstruct other vessels which can only navigate within the fairway. When crossing the fairway, they should do so at right angles and not diagonally. When crossing a fairway or turning they should not stop or slow down so as to cause obstruction/damage to any other vessel. As a general principle, they should navigate on the correct side of the fairway. Southampton VTS makes succinct Traffic Information Broadcasts as follows: • 0600 to 2200 Friday to Sunday, Bank Holiday Mondays inclusive, from Easter Good Friday until 1 June and 30 September until the last weekend in October. • 0600 to 2200 daily from 1 June to 30 September. The broadcasts will be made on the hour, on VHF Ch 14, subject to operational requirements, and will be preceded by a broadcast made on VHF Ch 12. Information given in these broadcasts will include: • Current and expected movements of significant vessels in the area. • Weather and tide readings with current trends at Dock Head, Southampton. • Navigational Warning in force. • Any other information relevant to navigational safety. The Southampton VTS website at www.southamptonvts.co.uk contains much useful information for mariners in small vessels and regular use is recommended.

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Port of Southampton - Precautionary Area (Thorn Channel) Notice to Mariners No. 03 of 2011 1. Notice is hereby given that all vessels navigating within the Port of Southampton shall ensure that a vessel greater than 220m length overall shall be given a ‘clear channel’ in the area between the Hook buoy and the Prince Consort buoy (hereinafter referred to as ‘The Precautionary Area’ - (see chartlet). The term ‘clear channel’ is defined as: 'A clear channel vessel is one which requires a clear and unimpeded passage ahead when transiting The Precautionary Area'. Vessels may enter 'The Precautionary Area’ maintaining a safe distance astern of a ‘clear channel’ vessel. 2. Two vessels each having a length greater than 180m length overall shall not pass or overtake each other between Hook buoy and a line drawn due south of West Bramble buoy. 3. Moving Prohibited Zone (MPZ): The Southampton Harbour Byelaws 2003 (Byelaw No. 11) enforces the requirement that all vessels over 150m in length overall when navigating within ‘The Precautionary Area’ referred to in this notice are automatically allocated a ‘Moving Prohibited Zone’ (MPZ). The MPZ is defined as an area extending 1,000m ahead and 100m either side of any vessel of over 150m in length overall whilst it is navigating within ‘The Precautionary Area’. The master of a small vessel (a vessel of less than 20m in length or a sailing vessel) shall ensure that the vessel does not enter an MPZ. For the purpose of indicating the presence of the MPZ the master of any vessel of over 150m length overall shall display on the vessel, where it can be seen, by day, a black cylinder, and by night, three all round red lights in a vertical line. When operationally possible the Southampton Harbour Patrol Launch (VHF Call Sign 'SP' - watching Ch 12) will precede these vessels within ‘The Precautionary Area’ showing, in addition to the normal steaming lights, an all round blue light. The absence of a patrol launch will not invalidate the implementation of the MPZ.

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Southampton Water To reach any of the following marinas, proceed up Southampton Water keeping clear of all commercial shipping and beware of frequent cross Solent Hi-Speed and Ro-Ro ferries. Hythe Marina Village - Located on the western shore of Southampton Water, Hythe Marina also has waterside homes and shops close by. The marina entrance is controlled by lock gates, operated 24/7 all year round. There is a regular ferry service which runs from Hythe into the centre of Southampton. On nearing Hythe Knock red buoy, at the junction of the Rivers Itchen and Test, Hythe Marina Village is conspicuous to port just beyond Hythe Pier. Call on VHF Ch 80 or by mobile for clearance to lock-in and for a berth. Enter via a short channel aligned 220° and marked by beacons. Hythe Marina has 209 berths; max LOA: 20m; fuel; gas; boat lifting and storage ashore; 40 ton boat hoist; slipway; boat repairs; laundry facilities; bars and restaurants; brokerage; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Hythe Marina Village, Shamrock Way, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6DY. Tel: 02380 207073. www.hythemarinavillage.co.uk Ocean Village Marina - Ocean Village is in the heart of Southampton and has a wide range of facilities. Overlooking the marina is the Royal Southampton YC which, although a members' club, offers berth holders and visitors a warm welcome. The basin is deep enough to offer mooring facilities for tall ships and large yachts. It has also become famous for hosting the start and/or finish of around the world yacht races. To approach Ocean Village Marina, at Weston Shelf green buoy, near the junction of the Rivers Itchen and Test, keep to starboard up the Itchen. Ocean Village is about 1 mile further north to port, opposite the old Vosper Thornycroft yard and just short of the Itchen Bridge. Call on VHF Ch 80 or by mobile for a vacant berth. Ocean Village has 375 berths, max LOA: 90m; laundry facilities; cinemas, restaurants; yacht brokerage; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Ocean Village Marina, 2 Channel Way, Southampton, SO14 3TG. VHF Ch 80. Tel: 02380 229385. www.oceanvillagemarina.co.uk Shamrock Quay Marina - Shamrock Quay lies in the River Itchen, 1,300m beyond the Itchen Bridge on the port side, opposite No. 5 green beacon. Call on VHF Ch 80 or by mobile for a vacant berth. The marina has 255 berths; max LOA: 70m; summer sports boat package; boat lifting and storage ashore; 75 ton travel hoist with a 3 ton jib crane; 47 ton boat mover; extensive marine trades and services; chandlery; laundry facilities; shops; bar and restaurant; cafÊ; yacht brokerage; yacht charters; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Shamrock Quay, William Street, Northam, Southampton, SO14 5QL. Tel: 02380 229461. www.shamrockquay.co.uk Photo: Eddie Mays

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To reach Saxon Wharf, go past the Itchen Bridge and Shamrock Quay and follow the left bend past No. 9 green beacon. Saxon Wharf is to port, opposite Kemps Marina. Call on VHF Ch 80 or by mobile for a vacant berth. Saxon Wharf has a large drystack facility; max LOA: 80m; 200 ton boat hoist; storage ashore; heavy-duty pontoons; fully serviced pontoons with electricity; extensive marine trades and services; fresh water; CCTV coverage; showers and toilets; car parking; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Saxon Wharf, Lower York Street, Northam, Southampton, SO14 5QF. VHF Ch 80. Tel: 02380 339490. www.saxonwharf.co.uk Kemp's Quay - Kemp’s Quay has been established for over 35 years. The marina is situated on the east bank of the River Itchen, 2 miles north of the river mouth. Of the 260 berths available at the marina, 50 are non-tidal and afloat at all times, the remainder are semi-tidal. Hours afloat on these tidal berths vary in direct proportion to their proximity to the shore and are priced accordingly. The river bed is soft mud and affords stable berths for most craft when the tide is away. A landing/loading berth, afloat at all times is available for boat owners who cannot leave or land within the tide window. Kemp’s Quay has single point security access; lift out and storage ashore; travel hoist with an 8 ton capacity; power washing; hard standing - 12 weeks for up to 80 craft - included in the mooring fee; fresh water to all pontoons; electricity at selected points; toilets and shower block; owners' store. Contact: Kemp’s Shipyard Limited, Quayside Road, Southampton, SO18 1BZ. Tel: 02380 632323. www.kempsquay.com Town Quay Marina - Town Quay Marina, located on the eastern shores of Southampton Water, is one of four marinas owned and operated by Associated British Ports. In the heart of Southampton, Town Quay is within walking distance of the city's cultural quarter, West Quay Shopping Centre, restaurants, bars, and theatres. The marina is well served by transport links to the Isle of Wight, the New Forest, and London, and lies next door to the Southampton International Boat Show. Entrance to the marina is via a dogleg between two floating wave breaks that appear continuous from seaward. Beware of the adjacent Red Jet hi-speed ferry. Town Quay Marina offers 24/7 berthing assistance; contact them on VHF Ch 80, Call Sign 'Town Quay Marina', or by phone. The marina has a slipway; car parking; laundry room; security; Wi-Fi; mail holding facilities; electricity for all berths. Enquire at the marina office regarding fuel and gas. The marina office is an official Ocean Safety Drop off/Collection point for life rafts, life jackets etc. Contact: Town Quay Marina, Associated British Ports, Management Office, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2AQ. Tel: 07764 293588 or 02380 234397. www.townquay.com

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Saxon Wharf - Situated north of Shamrock Quay, Saxon Wharf is a marine service centre offering outstanding facilities for superyachts and other large craft. Located near the centre of Southampton, with easy access to the motorway network, Saxon Wharf is the ideal location for big boats in need of secure, quick turnaround lift-outs, repair work or full scale refits.


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RIVER HAMBLE & WARSASH

River Hamble & Warsash 50º50'.40N, 01º18'.50W (ent) The River Hamble is internationally famous for its sailing and has been a ship and boat building centre for centuries. Whether your interest is racing, power-boating or blue water cruising, the Hamble has the facilities you need; deep water, easy access to the Solent at all states of tide, plus world-class repair and servicing yards. Photo: Eddie Mays

The Hamble is perfect for weekend excursions into the Solent or as a departure point for destinations further afield and is used extensively by yachtsmen as a base when competing. Hamble Week, the Hamble Winter Series, Warsash Spring Series, Bursledon Regatta, national, European and world championships are run by yacht clubs on the river and attract sailors from far and wide. The river is not just a sailing Mecca, it is a nationally and internationally important site for nature conservation and a bird watchers' paradise. Riverside walks or simply watching the world go by are popular pastimes. The river is a constant hive of activity during the summer season and therefore care should always be taken. Access to the River Hamble is available at all states of tide, although waves can build up at the entrance in a southwesterly wind combined with an ebb tide. By day, from the vicinity of Hamble Point buoy, follow the main channel which is clearly marked with lit port and starboard-hand piles. From the Warsash Maritime Academy Jetty, the starboard side of the channel is clearly marked by four lit starboard-hand buoys. A 'preferred channel' mark (pile) is at the southern end of the first pontoon encountered; leave it to port for the main channel. Thereafter, the main channel is clearly marked with lit port and starboard-hand piles. At night, follow Hamble Common Directional light on a bearing of 352°, then Sailing Club Directional light on a bearing of 029° and then follow the lit buoys and piles as above. Depths obviously vary. Most marinas are dredged to 1.5m. Depths in the main channel vary from at least 4m in the approaches, to 2.2m at Bursledon Bend. Tidal streams can be very strong, particularly on the ebb. Mariners are advised to keep to the centre line or to starboard of the centre line and not too close to the entrance piles, especially at Low Water.

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Walk ashore facilities are available for visitors at the Harbour Master's jetty at Warsash and Hamble. There are also mid-stream visitors' pontoons available between piles B1 and B6. For berth allocation, call the Harbour Master on VHF Ch 68 Call Sign 'Hamble Harbour Radio'.

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There is a 6 knot 'through the water' speed limit from No. 1 pile and wash limit on all vessels whilst within the River Hamble harbour limits. No anchoring is allowed in the river, except in the Upper Hamble, above Manor Farm Country Park Jetty, where anchored boats must not be left unattended. Access to the Upper Hamble is through three bridges, the lowest of which (A27) has a clearance of 3.5 metres at Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT). Contact: River Hamble Harbour Authority, Harbour Office, Shore Road, Warsash, SO31 9FR. Tel: 01489 576387. www.hants.gov.uk/hambleharbour

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River Hamble & Warsash Marinas may be contacted on VHF Ch 80 for berth availability. Hamble Point Marina - Hamble Point Marina lies near the mouth of the River Hamble, on the west bank, 500m north of Warsash Jetty. The marina has 230 berths (max LOA: 30m) and 116 dry stack berths (max LOA: 10m). There is boat lifting and storage ashore; a 75 ton boat hoist; a 4 ton crane for masts / engines; slipway; boat repairs; electronic services; storage; chandlery; bar and restaurant; yacht brokerage; dry sailing facility; trailer sailing; Wi-Fi; laundry and recycling facilities. Contact: Hamble Point Marina, School Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4NB. Tel: 02380 452464. www.hamblepointmarina.co.uk

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Stone Pier Yard - Marina, boatyard, and outboard powerboat dealer at Stone Pier Boatyard in Warsash close to the mouth of the Hamble River. Services include craning, undercover and yard storage, berthing, and dry-sailing. Contact: Warsash Marine, Stone Pier Boatyard, Shore Road, Warsash, Southampton, SO31 9FR. Tel: 01489 583813. www.warsashmarine.com Port Hamble Marina - Port Hamble Marina is about 0.75 miles north of Warsash Jetty, the second marina on the west bank. The marina has a proud heritage of refitting and maintaining racing yachts, a tradition that continues today with many different yacht services based there. Hamble village, with its inviting pubs and restaurants, is only a few minutes walk away. The marina has 310 berths, max LOA: 24m; fuel seven days a week; boat lifting and storage ashore; electronic services; chandlery; laundry facilities; bar and restaurant; yacht brokerage; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Port Hamble Marina, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4QD. Tel: 02380 452741. www.porthamblemarina.co.uk

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The marina has 360 berths, max LOA: 24m; boat lifting and storage ashore; electronic services; towing; chandlery; laundry facilities; bar and restaurant; yacht brokerage; sailing schools; yacht charters; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Mercury Yacht Harbour, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4HQ. Tel: 02380 455994. www.mercuryyachtharbour.co.uk Universal Marina - Universal Marina is an independent family run marina set adjacent to 68 acres of tranquil, wooded riverbank, just minutes from the M27 and 15 minutes from the Solent. Renowned for its friendly staff and secure facilities, complemented by full yard services and ample free car parking. Berths range from 7.5m - 26m, deep water, semi-tidal, dinghy, and RIBs. Contact: Universal Marina, Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7ZN. Tel: 01489 574272. www.universalmarina.co.uk

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Swanwick Marina - Swanwick Marina is situated on the picturesque eastern bank of the River Hamble, approximately two miles upriver from the entrance to Southampton Water. On approaching Swanwick Marina please contact the marina by phone or VHF for directions to a berth. At Swanwick Marina yachtsmen can look forward to quality facilities including a launderette, electricity, and water on pontoons, 24-hour security, car parking, and a newly refurbished first-class CafĂŠ Bistro. Contact: Swanwick Marina, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 1ZL. Tel: 01489 884081. www.premiermarinas.com/swanwick Please note, information in this publication is to be used as a guide only and not for navigation.

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Mercury Yacht Harbour - Mercury Yacht Harbour lies in a sheltered wooded site where Badnam Creek joins the River Hamble. About 1.35 miles north of Warsash Jetty on the west bank and 20 minutes walk from Hamble village, with deep water access at all states of tide.


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PORTSMOUTH & GOSPORT

Portsmouth & Gosport 50º47'.38N, 01º06'.65W (ent) Portsmouth is Britain's premier naval base and one of the busiest harbours in the country. A very large natural harbour, almost completely landlocked except for the narrow entrance, with the approaches themselves well sheltered by the Isle of Wight.

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The Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) Portsmouth is the regulatory authority of the Dockyard Port of Portsmouth, an area of approximately 50 square miles that encompasses not only Portsmouth Harbour itself, but includes all the waters from Cowes in the west to Hayling Island down to Sandown Bay in the east, with the single exception of Bembridge Harbour. Traffic co-ordination for shipping entering and leaving Portsmouth Harbour is performed by Harbour Control which is manned 24 hours a day. The QHM and his staff have to ensure that the 117,000 yearly shipping movements under their control are safely carried out and with the minimum impact to the surrounding area. To facilitate the safe passage of small craft to and from Portsmouth Harbour a 'Small Boat Channel' exists for vessels less than 20m in length on the western side of the harbour entrance.

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The northern and southern extremities of the Small Boat Channel are at Ballast beacon and No. 4 Bar buoy. Remember that small boats are extremely difficult to see and the harbour entrance is a blind bend to larger vessels. Enter and leave the harbour through the Small Boat Channel. All craft fitted with engines, when navigating in the approach channel to Portsmouth Harbour, are to proceed under power between No. 4 Bar buoy and the Ballast beacon. Vessels are only to cross the main channel when they are to the north of Ballast beacon, and permission has been obtained from QHM on VHF Ch 11. The Small Boat Channel may only be entered or exited by vessels approaching from the east at its northern or southern extremities. A traffic pattern is established around Ballast beacon; small boats entering the harbour are to pass close to the east of Ballast beacon and those exiting close to the west. If crossing the harbour entrance, do so to the north of Ballast beacon or south of No. 4 Bar buoy. Keep to the starboard side of the Small Boat Channel and adjust speed to remain within the channel rather than overtake and be forced into the main channel. Small boats may continue to use the Small Boat Channel when the main channel is closed for the passage of a large vessel. Do not underestimate the speed of ships. If your boat is slow, allow sufficient time to take evasive action in the vicinity of large ships. Be visible. At night make sure your navigation lights can be seen. If you see the navigation lights of a vessel and think you have not been seen, get out of the way! Carry a radar reflector high on your boat. Remember, from the bridge of a loaded container ship or large tanker, the captain or pilot will lose sight of you a third of a mile ahead, although you can see the ship at all times! Ships with deep draught may have less room for manoeuvre than is immediately apparent. Be alert. Keep watch at night. Even on a clear night you will have difficulty seeing a big ship approach. You might see it first as a black shadow against a background of shore lights, or as a growing shadow, at that point you are not far apart. Remember that your lights will not be easily spotted from the ship. Keep your VHF tuned to Ch 11 when north of a line OSB to Gilkicker, to listen for vessel traffic information from QHM's Harbour Control. In an emergency, if you believe you have not been seen or you are unsure of a ship's intentions, call them on VHF Ch 11 or 16, then shift to a working frequency for inter-ship safety messages.

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Portsmouth & Gosport The Swashway is an important channel for shallow draught vessels approaching and leaving Portsmouth Harbour. Hovercraft and highspeed catamaran ferries often transit the area en-route to and from Ryde at speeds in excess of 24 knots. Hovercraft, being nondisplacement craft, usually navigate outside the Swashway in areas where depths are shallow. A red beacon is sited half a cable to the south of Fort Blockhouse. Small boats transiting between the Inner Swashway and the Small Boat Channel are to leave this to port. Photo: Portsmouth City Council

The Spitbank area, as a whole, is often used for yacht racing and regattas. Yachts and slow moving craft are advised to keep watch for the possible approach of high-speed ferries and other fast craft. High-speed craft are cautioned not to assume that other boats, particularly those whom they are overtaking, are aware of their presence, and are to give them a sufficiently wide berth. Extra caution is to be taken in the harbour mouth to ensure that small boats are not swept into mid-channel from the Small Boat Channel by the strong cross-tide which is often present. The speed limit within Portsmouth Harbour is 10 knots and the same within 0.5nm of the line of MLWS in any part of the Port of Portsmouth outside the harbour. The speed limit in each case is to be taken as 'speed through the water'. When visibility in the harbour or approach channel is less than 0.25 of a nautical mile the QHM may declare the fog routine to be in force. Small boats may proceed with caution but must keep clear of the main navigable channels and the approach channel. The QHM will direct that the routine is in force and when it has ended by broadcasts on VHF Ch 11 or 13. Contact: Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth, Semaphore Tower, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LT. Tel: 02392 723694. www.qhmportsmouth.com All small boats bound for Gunwharf Quays or Town Camber must enter the harbour through the Small Boat Channel. Vessels fitted with engines are to use them from entering the Small Boat Channel until arrival at Gunwharf Quays/Town Camber. Small boats departing from Gunwharf Quays and Town Camber are to obtain permission from QHM on VHF Ch 11 before proceeding. Small boats leaving Town Camber are to obtain approval before slipping and again when in the vicinity of The Point prior to crossing the main channel. All vessels are then to cross the main channel direct to Ballast beacon and leave the harbour through the Small Boat Channel. Vessels fitted with engines are to use them until exiting the Small Boat Channel.

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There are no visitor berths or moorings at Gunwharf Quays, and boats will only be permitted to cross the harbour to Gunwharf Quays if they have an assigned berth. The Gunwharf Berthing Manager is contactable on VHF Ch 80 or 02392 836732. Reference: Extracts from QHM Portsmouth General Direction 07/10, Local Notice to Mariners No. 12/12, and Dockyard Port of Portsmouth Order 2005 are reproduced with the permission of QHM Portsmouth.

Gunwharf Quays Marina - Gunwharf Quays Marina has hosted many top class yachting and water-based events and famous tall ships, but the marina is open to all, whatever your vessel. The marina is on the east side of Portsmouth Harbour, just five minutes inshore, directly underneath the Spinnaker Tower. To secure a berth it is recommended you book in advance. Call on VHF Ch 80. Tides in the harbour entrance run very strongly in the third and fourth hours of the ebb and again during the last two hours of flood. There may be standing waves at the entrance and conditions can become confused in southerly winds particularly at times of frequent ship movements. Winds eddy round Fort Blockhouse and frequently turn through 180º. Vessels entering in windy conditions are advised to drop sails before transiting through the entrance. Gunwharf Quays Marina offers electricity; water and pump out facilities; washroom and laundry; Wi-Fi; car parking; shops; bars and restaurants; boat care and services; waste and recycling; and 24hour security. Contact: Gunwharf Quays Marina, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ. Tel: 023 9283 6732. www.gunwharf-quays.com/marina

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Portsmouth & Gosport Town Quay (Camber) - Set in the most historic part of the city, the Camber Dock is home to the Wightlink Isle of Wight ferry service, local fishing vessels, commercial barges and work boats, KB Boat Park dry stack, and private yachts and motor boats. Visitors are welcome at the Camber Dock and a number of marine related services are available. There is a slipway, trailer park, car park, and boat storage available. Contact: Camber Harbour Office, East Street, Camber Quay, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2JJ. Tel: 023 9283 3166. www.kb-boatpark.co.uk Photo: Portsmouth City Council

Haslar Marina - Haslar Marina is a modern purpose-built marina in Portsmouth Harbour just minutes from the waters of the Solent. Located in Haslar Creek, Gosport, and protected by a large wave screen, the marina offers sheltered berthing with no tidal restrictions. The marina has up to 120 dedicated visitors' berths, catering for vessels up to 70m LOA. All berths are fully serviced with water, electricity, and Wi-Fi. Facilities include showers and washrooms, two laundries, bars and restaurants, 24-hour security, and car parking. Sealift 2 are now operating from Haslar Marina. Call Sign 'Haslar Marina' on VHF 80. Contact: Haslar Marina, Haslar Road, Gosport, PO12 1NU. Tel: 023 9260 1201. www.deanreddyhoff.co.uk//haslar-marina Gosport Marina - Gosport Marina is situated 500m from the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour. The marina is dredged to a minimum of 2m and a breakwater redevelopment ensures boats are protected from the wash created by passing ships. Gosport Marina can accommodate 500 boats on berths ranging up to 20m. The marina has excellent toilets and showers, a launderette, a quality café, fuel berth, dry stack storage, on-site boat care and boat sales. There's electricity and water on the pontoons, berth holder car parking, WiFi, and bottled gas available. Gosport High Street with a variety of shops is just two minutes away. Call Gosport Marina on VHF Ch 80. Contact: Gosport Marina, Mumby Road, Gosport, PO12 1AH. Tel: 023 9252 4811. www.premiermarinas.com/gosport

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The Gosport Ferry provides fast shuttle services from nearby Gosport Ferry pontoon to the popular Gunwharf Quays with its designer outlets, bowling alley, cinema, restaurants and bars. Royal Clarence Marina - Royal Clarence Marina lies within a deep water basin fronting the Royal Navy's former victualling yard, is less than 10 minutes from the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour and close to Gosport town centre. The marina provides fully serviced pontoon berths ranging in length from 10.5 to 18m. There is also over 350 metres of alongside berthing available for international events and other maritime spectaculars. The marina enjoys one of the deepest water basins in southern England with the capacity to take vessels up to 5.25m draft. The 'alongside berths' are also ideal for club rallies and events as large numbers of vessels can be berthed. Royal Clarence Marina has 180 fully serviced berths as well as the heavy duty and deep water berths. VHF Ch 80, Call Sign 'Royal Clarence Marina'. Contact: Royal Clarence Marina, Weevil Lane, Gosport, PO12 1AX. Tel: 02392 523523. www.royalclarencemarina.org

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Port Solent Port Solent channel: 50ยบ50'.10N, 01ยบ06'.80W (ent) Port Solent is located in the northeast corner of Portsmouth Harbour, near the third century Portchester Castle. Portchester is one of the best preserved Roman 'Saxon shore' forts. There are spectacular views over the Solent from the Castle's towers. Photo: Premier Marinas

The entrance to Portchester Lake lies about a mile north of Portsmouth Harbour entrance; it is marked to the west by pile 57 and to the east by pile 95. The whole channel is marked by red piles to the west and by green piles to the east. Twenty of the piles are lit by navigational lights. Although the channel in the south is wide, the best water is defined by a number of craft moored to large buoys, which are not lit, and should be left to port. At night this reach of the channel is clearly defined by lit starboard-hand piles. As you clear the moored craft and in the vicinity of lit pile 63 to port and lit pile 88 to starboard, the channel narrows and starts a long, slow left-hand bend. North of pile 86 the bend tightens and the best water lies close to the three lit port piles. On the right-hand side opposite these piles is Tipner Lake which is a cul-de-sac and should be avoided. As you proceed around the bend the gates at lit piles No. 68 to port and No. 80 to starboard mark the sharp turn left into the final section of channel with Portchester Castle to port. Note there is a speed limit in Portsmouth Harbour of 10 knots and there is an advisory speed limit of 5 knots in the upper reaches of Portchester Channel past the Castle. It is not permitted to stop or linger in the safety arcs of Tipner Range. If you intend to proceed to Port Solent Marina, at pile 78 make your call to Port Solent on VHF Ch 80 and request a lock in. In season the upper section is well marked by moored yachts. Off season beware of many unlit boat moorings on both sides of the channel. From pile No. 80 turn almost due north to pile 79. At low tide keep to the port side of the channel to pile 72a, thereafter cross to the starboard pile No. 76. Pile No. 75 opens the channel between rows of piled yacht moorings. Proceed between the moorings steering on pile A and pile B. Once abeam of pile B, steer to follow a line leaving the outer pontoons to starboard. At pile B the lock entrance will be clearly visible. Do not proceed into the lock barrel unless three green entry lights show. If it is necessary to wait for the lock, you can moor to the outer waiting pontoon, clear of the lock entrance. Port Solent Marina - Port Solent Marina is set against the vibrant backdrop of the Boardwalk restaurants, bars and shops. There is a fully serviced boat yard with storage ashore for 450 boats, 24-hour fuel, luxury showers and toilets, and car parking. Patrols, CCTV and the lock, which allows 24-hour access to the marina, provide security. Call on VHF Ch 80. Contact: Port Solent Marina, South Lockside, Port Solent, Portsmouth, PO6 4TJ. Tel: 02392 210765. www.premiermarinas.com/portsolent

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Fareham FAREHAM

Fareham channel: 50ยบ50'.40N, 01ยบ10'.40W (ent) Fareham provides a unique opportunity to explore a rich heritage of both maritime and national history, peaceful woodland walks, conservation areas, plus an attractive, safe coastline.

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Fareham Lake is the western channel into which Portsmouth Harbour divides north of the marinas on your port side and the docks on your starboard side. The lower part of Fareham Lake channel is identified by big ship moorings and laid up shipping. Further north are Bomb Ketch Lake and Spider Lake on your starboard side, then a couple of southerly cardinal marks which need to be left to starboard. From now on the channel is marked by piles, but only lit as far as Bedenham Pier, which should not be approached closer than 12m. Anyone planning to push on up to Fareham must take note of the overhead electricity cables which only have a safe clearance of 16m at Mean High Water Springs, and soon after Wicormarine boatyard depths rapidly shallow out in the channel. Wicormarine Ltd - Wicormarine boatyard, situated to the north of Bedenham Pier, is a family owned and operated marina offering a variety of deep water or tidal pontoon, swinging moorings, and storage, as well as competitive rates for a mid-season scrub and short-term storage. Visitors are welcome. Contact: Wicormarine Ltd., Cranleigh Road, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 9DR. Tel: 01329 237112. www.wicormarine.co.uk Portsmouth Marine Engineering - Continuing onwards from Wicormarine boatyard, you will pass on your port side a yard run by Portsmouth Marine Engineering with around 130 pontoon berths, some with electricity, shower and toilet facilities. They can offer temporary visitors' berths subject to availability. There is a 10 ton boat crane, and storage for 35 boats on dry land. Contact: Portsmouth Marine Engineering (VRS Precision Engineering Ltd), Broadcut, Wallington, Fareham, PO16 8ST. Tel: 01329 232854. www.portsmouthmarine.co.uk

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LANGSTONE HARBOUR

Langstone Harbour 50ยบ47'.01N, 01ยบ01'.60W (ent) Langstone Harbour lies on Hampshire's southeast coast, a large tidal bay between Portsmouth Harbour to the west and Chichester Harbour to the east. Commercial shipping, fishing, and recreational boating have been well established in the peaceful, sheltered waters of the harbour for many years.

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There is abundant wildlife in Langstone Harbour which remains an area of real wilderness alongside the major city of Portsmouth. Sailors, boaters and other water sports enthusiasts share the harbour with the resident wildlife, and providing a little consideration is shown, all the different uses can coexist in harmony. Langstone Harbour contains a number of nesting islands and landing is not allowed. Visitors should avoid trampling the mud and saltmarsh plants to ensure their survival into the future. Langstone Harbour is a shallow, natural harbour with extensive mudflats which are exposed during low tide. The whole harbour is one of Hampshire's several 'Sites of Special Scientific Interest' (SSSI) with international status. Together with neighbouring Chichester Harbour, it is a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, and part of the Solent European Marine Site. The approach to Langstone Harbour is easy in most weather conditions, but best from High Water -3 to +1 hour. The entrance channel lies between the East and West Winner drying banks, which offer some protection. Once close to the Fairway beacon, approximately 1 mile to the south of the harbour entrance, in line with a conspicuous chimney, steer 344ยบ to just clear East Winner. The entrance itself deepens and favours the west side. The harbour speed limit is 10 knots and because of the environmental sensitivity of the area's wildlife, there are also restrictions on certain activities. Chichester Harbour is accessible under the Hayling road bridge for vessels of low air draught at certain states of the tide. All vessels using Langstone Harbour are obliged to pay harbour dues; this includes vessels visiting Southsea Marina. All vessels on the water must display their daily or annual plaque.

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Fuel, water, and waste reception facilities are available at the Hayling pontoon. Harbour Office call up is VHF Ch 12/16; the working frequency is Ch 12. There are three public slipways in Langstone Harbour; the Ferry Point slipway, Hayling Island; Eastney slipway, Portsmouth; and the Broadmarsh slipway. Contact: Langstone Harbour Board, Harbour Office, Ferry Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0DG. Tel: 02392 463419. www.langstoneharbour.org.uk Southsea Marina - Contact the marina on VHF Ch 80 Call Sign 'Southsea Marina' when approaching Southsea Marina channel to be given berthing instructions. The speed limit in the marina channel is 5 knots. Southsea Marina has a cill gate which opens and closes automatically at certain states of the tide. The tides for Southsea Marina and the times of the cill gate opening and closing can be found here: www.premiermarinas.com/southsea_cill_gate.

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The entrance to Southsea Marina channel is just past the Hayling Ferry pontoon. Seven starboard-hand and nine port-hand markers mark the approach channel, the first of which are lit piles. Of the remaining eight port-hand markers, the fourth, sixth, and ninth are all lit. None of the starboard-hand markers - made up of two buoys and a further three piles - are lit. The western waiting pontoon is marked with a starboard-hand light. The marina channel is dredged to 0.5m below chart datum. Southsea Marina has first-class facilities with a fully serviced boatyard. There are CCTV cameras and guard patrols, an on-site bar and restaurant, refurbished toilet and shower blocks, and 24-hour diesel and petrol. The marina also has a 24 hour launderette; post box and collection point; Wi-Fi; electricity; water; bottled gas. Eastney Convenience Store and a cashpoint are 10 minutes walk away. Contact: Southsea Marina, Fort Cumberland Road, Portsmouth, PO4 9RJ. Tel: 02392 822719. www.premiermarinas.com/southsea Please note, information in this publication is to be used as a guide only and not for navigation.

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Chichester Harbour 50ยบ46'.86N, 00ยบ56'.60W (ent) Chichester Harbour, with 11 square miles of water, 17 miles of well marked and lit channels and with easy access to the Solent, is an ideal water recreation centre. The sheltered waters are great for racing and day sailing and its channels offer secure moorings for cruising vessels. The harbour is of national and international importance for nature conservation.

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The low lying entrance to Chichester Harbour is not easily distinguished against the backdrop of the South Downs and is bordered on both sides by extensive drying banks; West Pole, Middle Pole, and East Pole Sands. A deep-water channel running between these banks to the harbour entrance is interrupted by a bar joining West to Middle Pole and East Pole Sands; this feature varies in position and height and is dredged to a charted depth of 1.5m. The width of the dredged channel across the Bar is under 200 yards. Vessels approaching from the west are advised to shape a course for West Pole beacon. On rounding the beacon aim to pass between Eastoke buoy and West Winner beacons leaving the Bar beacon to port. When approaching the harbour from the east, mariners are advised not to cross the 5m contour until West Pole beacon bears 310ยบ T. On reaching the beacon steer for the harbour entrance keeping the Bar beacon close to port. Vessels on, or close to the east of a transit line passing through West Pole beacon and the Bar beacon will keep clear of West Pole sands and avoid the shingle spit that periodically extends into the harbour north of Eastoke beacon. Chichester Bar is dredged to around 1.5m below chart datum giving a depth of 2m at Mean Low Water Springs. However, through accretion and after gales the bottom can vary markedly and it is then prudent to assume a least depth of 0.8m below chart datum. Be aware that ebb tides in the entrance to the harbour can attain a rate of up to 6 knots on Springs. With a falling tide and strong winds from a southerly sector a dangerous sea may be encountered. In these conditions it is advisable to exercise caution and cross the bar between 3 hours before and 1 hour after High Water Springs. In very strong winds entry should not be attempted. The Harbour Patrol maintain a VHF radio watch on Ch 14, Call Sign 'Chichester Harbour Radio' or 'Chichester Harbour Patrol'. The speed limit throughout the harbour is 8 knots. Ferry services run from Itchenor and Emsworth to take you to your moorings or if you don't have your own boat why not try one of the boat trips available in Chichester Harbour. Contact: Chichester Harbour Conservancy, Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester, PO20 7AW. Tel: 01243 512301. www.conservancy.co.uk

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Sparkes Marina - Sparkes Marina is situated on the southeast tip of Hayling Island within Chichester Harbour. Proceed on the starboard side of the approach channel until the Hayling Island SC mast is bearing 236Âş T to port. You will see an east cardinal mark bearing approximately 286Âş T and a jetty pontoon on the sailing club shore. Alter course to port onto a heading of 277Âş T. Pass between the cardinal mark and near the pontoon. There are transit marks consisting of two orange St Andrews Crosses, bearing 277Âş T. Proceed down the transit for approximately three cables, leaving the pile mooring to port. As you pass the last pile mooring you will see steel piles with red can top marks on your port bow. Follow these marks into the marina. The approach channel from the sailing club to the marina has been dredged to 1m below chart datum. Call on VHF Ch 80 or by mobile for a vacant berth. Sparkes Marina has 150 berths; max LOA: 20m; fuel; dry boat sailing for yachts and motorboats; swinging moorings; 40 ton mobile crane; storage ashore; full maintenance services; 24-hour showers and toilets; laundry facilities; restaurant and bar; yacht brokerage; chandlery; sea school; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Sparkes Marina, Wittering Road, Hayling Island, PO11 9SR. Tel: 02392 463572. www.sparkesmarina.co.uk

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Northney Marina - Northney Marina lies on the north shore of Hayling Island within Chichester Harbour. Enter Chichester Harbour on the top half of the flood; continue north up Emsworth Channel for 3 miles to Emsworth south cardinal light beacon. Here fork 45° to port up Sweare Deep. After 8 cables turn sharply port around the Northney red beacon. Enter the marina via a short channel dredged 1m. Call on VHF Ch 80 or by mobile for a vacant berth. Northney Marina has 228 berths; max LOA: 24m; fuel; boat lifting and storage ashore; 35 ton boat hoist; slipway; car parking and trailer storage; boatyard services; yacht brokerage; laundry facilities; provisions shop; chandlery; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Northney Marina, Northney Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0NH. Tel: 02392 466321. www.northneymarina.co.uk Emsworth Yacht Harbour - Emsworth is a friendly, family owned marina within walking distance of the attractive village of Emsworth. There are limits on access due to the fixed sill and the marina is accessible ¹2 High Water. The marina has 220 fully serviced pontoon berths; hard-standing for 200 boats; and a visitor pontoon. There is a 50 tonne travel hoist, 10 tonne crane, and Wise W10 boat parker. Chandlery and boat broker on site; range of boat repair services; slipway and drying grid; diesel and Calor Gas sales; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road, Emsworth, Hants, PO10 8BP. Tel: 01243 377727. www.emsworth-marina.co.uk

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Chichester Harbour Thornham Marina - Thornham Marina is at the top of Prinsted Bay in Chichester Harbour. Visitors can moor on drying pontoon berths, on pontoon berths within a gated basin, or on swinging moorings. Access to pontoon berths is around Âą2 High Water, (swinging moorings is 2.5 hours), depending on tide height. To find Thorney Marina enter into Thorney Channel and proceed north, pass Thorney Island SC and church to port. Follow the moorings all the way to the entrance to Prinsted Bay. After entering the bay, you will see boats on pontoon moorings ahead to port. Steer for the white buoy ahead, followed by a yellow buoy. At the second yellow buoy, turn hard to port and you will be in line to come into the basin for a lift out or to turn in towards the pontoons. Call Sign 'Thornham Marina', VHF Ch 80. There is storage for around 300 vessels; a 12 ton boat hoist; electricity and water; toilets and showers; and car parking. Contact: Thornham Marina, Thornham Lane, Prinsted, Nr. Emsworth, PO10 8DD. Tel: 01243 375335. www.thornhammarina.com Birdham Pool Marina - The 'Pool' at Birdham is situated 6 miles from the entrance to Chichester Harbour on the southern edge of Chichester Lake. It is a non-tidal basin except at HW Springs when the lock is operated on free flow at the top of the tide. Birdham Pool can accommodate up to 265 vessels and berthing is mostly between piles, bow or stern to the shore or jetties. The approach channel to Birdham Pool Marina is approximately 10m in width. Please call on VHF Ch 80, Call Sign 'Birdham Pool Marina', or by mobile to the lock on 07831 466815. Entrance and exit via the lock is available Âą3.5 hours HW. Contact: Birdham Pool Limited, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7BG. Tel: 01243 512310. www.birdhampool.co.uk Chichester Marina - Chichester Marina is situated upstream from Birdham Pool on the starboard side of Chichester Harbour. Once inside the harbour you need to head northeast past East Head and towards Itchenor to arrive at the marina. The channel to the marina is marked by the Chichester Marina starboard pile. Maximum speed 6 knots. There are five starboard markers each with a green top mark in the approach channel. Chichester Marina operates on VHF Ch 80, 24/7 all year. On arrival, moor your vessel on the outer waiting pontoon and go to the marina office for locking instructions. Or, contact the marina for a berth allocation prior to your arrival. During busy periods a queuing procedure may be in operation. The duty lock-keeper can advise on current locking arrangements. The lock allows 24-hour access to the marina with excellent security provided around the clock. The marina has luxury toilets and showers; a launderette; convenience store; bar and restaurants; Wi-Fi; free parking; post collection point; waste and recycling facilities; multiple on-site tenants and boatyard services. Contact: Premier Marinas Ltd., Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7EJ. Tel: 01243 512731. www.premiermarinas.com/chichester

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Masts / Rigging /

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Rope Systems

Advertising / Marketing / PR

Moorings / Berths /

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Marine Safety Equipment

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Boat Storage / Dry Stack

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Care & Maintenance

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Paint / Spraying

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Boat Graphics & Hull Stripes

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Photographers /

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Photographic Services

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Boat Transport / Yacht Delivery

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Publishing

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Pubs & Bars

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Boatyards / Boat Builders / Repairers / Marine Surveyors

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Car & Bike Hire / Sales

120

RIB Hire, Repairs,

Chandlers / Charts & Pilotage

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Charter & Sales

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Charter Boats / Boat Cruises

120

Sailing & Power Schools

133

Corporate Hospitality

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Sailmakers

133

Cranes / Boat Lifts / Slipways

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Travel Services & Ferries

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Crew Wanted / Marine Careers

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Water Taxis

135

Electrical / Electronics

124

Weather / Astro / Training & Ocean Sailing Schools 135

Engines / Outboards / Marine Engineers

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Entertainment Services / PA Systems

Restaurants / Cafes / Takeaways 132

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Yacht & Race Management / Maintenance, Care & Refit

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Yacht Clubs & Associations

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Solent Directory ACCOMMODATION - AGENTS Portsmouth & Southsea Hoteliers Association

W: www.hotels.inportsmouth.co.uk

Wight Holiday Homes Bembridge & East Isle of Wight, PO33 1YB

01983 874430

ACCOMMODATION - BED & BREAKFAST / GUEST HOUSES

1 Undershore Leyland Country House, Lymington, SO41 5QA W: www.leylandcountryhouse.com

07989 235834 01590 677675

2 The Pippins Bellevue Road, Cowes, PO31 7UU W: www.pippinsbnb.co.uk

01983 281270

22 Castle Road Oak Cottage, Cowes, PO31 7QZ W: www.oakcottagecowes.co.uk

01983 200986

Anchorage Guest House 23 Mill Hill Road, Cowes, PO31 7EE W: www.anchoragecowes.co.uk

01983 247975

Britannia House Station Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3BA W: www.britannia-house.com

01590 672091

Farthings School Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4JD W: www.farthingsinhamble.co.uk

02380 452009

Medlars Bed & Breakfast Halletts Shute, Yarmouth, PO41 0RH

01983 761541

Seafarer Guesthouse 7 Bury Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3UE E: iancreal@yahoo.co.uk W: www.seafarer-guesthouse.co.uk

02392 522883

E: liese.cairnes@gmail.com

E: countergirl2000@aol.com

E: info@oakcottagecowes.co.uk

E: peter@anchoragecowes.co.uk

E: enquiries@britannia-house.com

E: farthingsinhamble@gmail.com

St. Veronica’s Lane End Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TB

01983 872872

The Beach House B&B 10 Princes Esplanade, Cowes, PO31 8LE E: patsy@compotech.com W: www.thebeachhousecowes.co.uk

01983 290323 07879 400342

The Duke of York Inn Mill Hill Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BT W: www.dukeofyorkcowes.co.uk

01983 295171

The Maples Hotel 21 St John’s Street, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 7BZ W: www.mapleshotel.co.uk

02380 846723

Twin Oaks Guest House 43 Upper Northam Rd, Hedge End, SO30 4EA W: www.twinoaksguesthouse.co.uk

01489 690054

Westmount B&B 29 High Park Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1BT

01983 617327

E: bookings@dukeofyorkcowes.co.uk

E: shirleyfiamingo@aol.com

E: reservations@twinoaksguesthouse.co.uk

ACCOMMODATION - HOTELS / INNS The Angel Inn High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AP E: angel.lymington@marstons.co.uk W: www.marstonsinnsandtaverns.co.uk

01590 672050

The Boat House Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AW

01983 810616

The Duke of York Inn Mill Hill Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BT E: bookings@dukeofyorkcowes.co.uk W: www.dukeofyorkcowes.co.uk

01983 295171

The Fishbourne Fishbourne Lane, Ryde, PO33 4EU

01983 882823

The Fountain Inn High Street, Cowes, PO31 7AW E: 6447@greeneking.co.uk W: www.fountaininn.cowes.co.uk

01983 292397

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01590 616253

ACCOMMODATION - SELF CATERING 1 Undershore Leyland Country House, Lymington, SO41 5QA E: liese.cairnes@gmail.com W: www.leylandcountryhouse.com

07989 235834 01590 677675

156 Park Road Cowes, PO31 7NE Sleeps up to 11

07837 601315

22 Castle Road Oak Cottage, Cowes, PO31 7QZ E: info@oakcottagecowes.co.uk W: www.oakcottagecowes.co.uk

01983 200986

Briary Cottage Egypt Esplanade, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8BS W: www.briarycottage.co.uk

+44 (0)1983 295443

E: enquiries@briarycottage.co.uk

Quay Management Cowes Properties for Regattas & Holidays W: www.quaymanagement.co.uk

01983 291369

The Anchor Inn 1-3 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7SA W: www.theanchorcowes.co.uk

01983 292823

Wight Holiday Homes Bembridge & East Isle of Wight, PO33 1YB W: www.wightholidayhomes.co.uk

01983 874430

E: sarah@quaymanagement.co.uk

E: manager@theanchorcowes.co.uk

E: info@wightholidayhomes.com

ADVERTISING / MARKETING / PR TKZ Media Ltd 2 Endeavour Court, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1FD E: info@theknowledgezone.net W: www.tkzmedia.co.uk

01983 245505

BOAT CLEANING / CARE & MAINTENANCE ProMo Marine Yacht Management Netley, Southampton E: promomarine@yahoo.co.uk W: www.promomarine.com

07971 858938

Sealift2 International Ltd Boat Lifting Services, Medina River, Cowes W: www.sea-lift2.co.uk

01983 282615

Sealift2 International Ltd Boat Lifting Services, Haslar Marina, Gosport W: www.sea-lift2.co.uk

02392 580870

E: cowes@sealift2.com

E: haslar@sealift2.com

BOAT GRAPHICS & HULL STRIPES Naughty Gull Marine Graphics Hazeldene, Tamworth Rd, Corley, CV7 8BT E: sales@naughtygull.co.uk W: www.naughtygull.co.uk

0800 0438968

BOAT SALES / BROKERS Marco Marine Ltd Hamble Point Marina E: info@marcomarine.co.uk W: www.marcomarine.co.uk

02380 453245

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BOAT TRANSPORT LTD Boat Transport by Road 7 Fairview Drive, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 5GX Geoff Houghton 07831 486710 www.boattransport.co.uk info@boattransport.co.uk We are a family run business and transport motor and sail boats by road in the UK, France, Spain, and Scandinavia. Boats 18’ to 52’ long - up to 22 tonne - Low loader trailers - Insurance cover - RHA member - Southampton & Tewkesbury depots - Written quotations - 26 years experience.

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Shoreline Yacht Transport Chichester W: www.boattransportservices.co.uk

E: terry@boat-trans.co.uk

01243 785370 07836 789083

BOATYARDS / BOATBUILDERS / REPAIRERS / MARINE SURVEYORS

24hr on site Security â&#x20AC;˘ Undercover storage Lift up to 60 tonnes & 6 metres beam

www.medinayard.co.uk info@medinayard.co.uk Tel: 01983 203872 Bucklers Hard Boat Builders Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB W: www.bucklers.co.uk

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BOATYARDS / BOATBUILDERS / REPAIRERS / MARINE SURVEYORS Moreton Marine Unit 106 Medina Village, Bridge Rd, Cowes, IoW, PO31 7JN E: info@moretonmarine.co.uk W: www.moretonmarine.co.uk

07830 072364

Will Squibb Ltd Repairs & Surveying, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1YB W: www.willsquibb.net

01983 874629

E: will@willsquibb.net

CAR & BIKE HIRE / SALES South Wight Rentals 10 Osborne Road, Shanklin, PO37 6BE E: info@southwightrentals.co.uk W: www.southwightrentals.co.uk

01983 864263

Wight Mountain St James Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1JZ W: www.wightmountain.com

01983 520530

E: wightmountain@aol.com

CHANDLERS / CHARTS & PILOTAGE Visit My Harbour Free Charts & Pilotage

W: www.visitmyharbour.com

CHARTER BOATS / BOAT CRUISES

ADVENTURE SAILING HOLIDAYS ABOARD AN OYSTER 55 FOR GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS

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CHARTER BOATS / BOAT CRUISES Bare Necessities Berthon Marina, Lymington, SO41 3YL E: alex@bnyacht.com W: www.thebarenecessities.co.uk

07720 418955

Bembridge Powerboat Training & Wight Charter Solent Area, PO33 1YB

01983 778077

Four Seasons Yacht Charter Haslar Marina, Gosport, PO12 1NU E: info@fourseasonscharter.co.uk W: www.fourseasonscharter.co.uk

02392 511789

Hamble Point Yacht Charters Hamble Point Marina, SO31 4JD W: www.yacht-charter.co.uk

02380 457110

Leopard 3 Ocean Marine, Shamrock Quay, Southampton, SO14 5QL W: www.leopard3.com

02380 220388

ProMo Marine Yacht Management Netley, Southampton W: www.promomarine.com

07971 858938

Solent Charters Enterprise House, Ocean Village, SO14 3XB W: www.solentcharters.com

02380 658790

E: info@yacht-charter.co.uk

E: info@leopard3.com

E: promomarine@yahoo.co.uk

E: admin@solentcharters.com

CORPORATE HOSPITALITY Bare Necessities Berthon Marina, Lymington, SO41 3YL E: alex@bnyacht.com W: www.thebarenecessities.co.uk

07720 418955

Bembridge Powerboat Training & Wight Charter Solent Area, PO33 1YB

01983 778077

Leopard 3 Ocean Marine, Shamrock Quay, Southampton, SO14 5QL E: info@leopard3.com W: www.leopard3.com

02380 220388

Solent Charters Enterprise House, Ocean Village, SO14 3XB W: www.solentcharters.com

02380 658790

E: admin@solentcharters.com

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24hr on site Security â&#x20AC;˘ Undercover storage Lift up to 60 tonnes & 6 metres beam

www.medinayard.co.uk info@medinayard.co.uk Tel: 01983 203872 Sealift2 International Ltd Boat Lifting Services, Medina River, Cowes W: www.sea-lift2.co.uk

01983 282615

Sealift2 International Ltd Boat Lifting Services, Haslar Marina, Gosport W: www.sea-lift2.co.uk

02392 580870

E: cowes@sealift2.com

E: haslar@sealift2.com

CREW WANTED / MARINE CAREERS Yellow Admiral Specialist Marine Recruitment E: enquiries@yellowadmiral.co.uk W: www.yellowadmiral.co.uk

01621 779900

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Bucklers Hard Boat Builders Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB W: www.bucklers.co.uk

01590 616214

E: info@bucklers.co.uk

ENGINES / OUTBOARDS / MARINE ENGINEERS Auto Marine Services Mariner and MerCruiser Dealers E: autoandmarine@hotmail.co.uk W: www.automarineservices.co.uk

01489 785009

Bucklers Hard Boat Builders Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB W: www.bucklers.co.uk

01590 616214

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ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES / PA SYSTEMS Big Screen Media Ltd Isle of Wight, PO33 1FD E: hire@bigscreenmedia.co.uk W: www.bigscreenmedia.co.uk

01983 898983

EVENT MANAGEMENT Bare Necessities Berthon Marina, Lymington, SO41 3YL E: alex@bnyacht.com W: www.thebarenecessities.co.uk

07720 418955

Big Screen Media Ltd Isle of Wight, PO33 1FD W: www.bigscreenmedia.co.uk

01983 898983

Leopard 3 Ocean Marine, Shamrock Quay, Southampton, SO14 5QL W: www.leopard3.com

02380 220388

MSJ Events Regatta House, Bath Road, Cowes, PO31 7QN

01983 245100

E: hire@bigscreenmedia.co.uk

E: info@leopard3.com

E: info@msjevents.co.uk

Solent Charters Enterprise House, Ocean Village, SO14 3XB W: www.solentcharters.com

02380 658790

Solent Events Unit 6, Dell Buildings, Milford Rd, Lymington, SO41 0ED W: www.solent-events.co.uk

01590 674900

E: admin@solentcharters.com

E: admin@solent-events.co.uk

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MARINE SERVICES Sealift2 International Ltd Boat Lifting Services, Medina River, Cowes E: cowes@sealift2.com W: www.sea-lift2.co.uk

01983 282615

Sealift2 International Ltd Boat Lifting Services, Haslar Marina, Gosport W: www.sea-lift2.co.uk

02392 580870

E: haslar@sealift2.com

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MOORINGS / BERTHS / BOAT STORAGE / DRY STACK

‘Helpful - Capable - Efficient’ We can lift vessels from 1 to 60 tonnes, up to 6 metres beam. Open yard policy encouraged. All projects considered.

01983 203872 or info@medinayard.co.uk www.medinayard.co.uk Bembridge Harbour Harbour Office, The Duver, St Helens, PO33 1YB W: www.bembridgeharbour.co.uk

01983 872828

Bucklers Hard Boat Builders Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB W: www.bucklers.co.uk

01590 616214

Cobb’s Quay Marina Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EL W: www.cobbsquaymarina.co.uk

01202 674299

Cowes Yacht Haven Vectis Yard, Cowes, PO31 7BD W: www.cowesyachthaven.com

01983 299975

Folly Moorings River Medina, Isle of Wight W: www.follymoorings.co.uk

07884 400046

Hamble Point Marina School Lane, Hamble, SO31 4NB W: www.hamblepointmarina.co.uk

02380 452464

E: chris@bembridgeharbour.co.uk

E: info@bucklers.co.uk

E: cobbsquay@mdlmarinas.co.uk

E: info@cowesyachthaven.com

E: follymoorings@hotmail.com

E: hamblepoint@mdlmarinas.co.uk

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Tel: 01243 512310 www.birdhampool.co.uk

www.castlemarinas.co.uk

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MOORINGS / BERTHS / BOAT STORAGE / DRY STACK Hythe Marina Village The Lock Building, Shamrock Way, SO45 6DY W: www.hythemarinavillage.co.uk

02380 207073

Island Harbour Marina Mill Lane, Binfield, Newport, PO30 2LA W: www.island-harbour.co.uk

01983 539994 07584 282457

Mercury Yacht Harbour Satchell Lane, Hamble, SO31 4HQ W: www.mercuryyachtharbour.co.uk

02380 455994

Northney Marina Hayling Island, PO11 0NH W: www.northneymarina.co.uk

02392 466321

Ocean Village Marina Marina Office, 2 Channel Way, SO14 3TG W: www.oceanvillagemarina.co.uk

02380 229385

Port Hamble Marina Satchell Lane, Hamble, SO31 4QD W: www.porthamblemarina.co.uk

02380 452741

Ryde Harbour The Esplanade, Isle of Wight, PO33 1JA W: www.rydeharbour.co.uk

01983 613879 07970 009899

Saxon Wharf Lower York Street, Northam, SO14 5QF W: www.saxonwharf.co.uk

02380 339490

Shamrock Quay William Street, Northam, SO14 5QL W: www.shamrockquay.co.uk

02380 229461

Sparkes Marina Hayling Island, PO11 9SR W: www.sparkesmarina.co.uk

02392 463572

Universal Marina Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7ZN W: www.universalmarina.co.uk

01489 574272

Wicormarine Ltd Cranleigh Road, Fareham, PO16 9DR W: www.wicormarine.co.uk

01329 237112

E: hythe@mdlmarinas.co.uk

E: info@island-harbour.co.uk

E: mercury@mdlmarinas.co.uk

E: northney@mdlmarinas.co.uk

E: oceanvillage@mdlmarinas.co.uk

E: porthamble@mdlmarinas.co.uk

E: ryde.harbour@iow.gov.uk

E: saxonwharf@mdlmarinas.co.uk

E: shamrockquay@mdlmarinas.co.uk

E: sparkes@mdlmarinas.co.uk

E: info@universalmarina.co.uk

E: inbox@wicormarine.co.uk

PAINT / SPRAYING Sealift2 International Ltd Boat Lifting Services, Medina River, Cowes E: cowes@sealift2.com W: www.sea-lift2.co.uk

01983 282615

Sealift2 International Ltd Boat Lifting Services, Haslar Marina, Gosport W: www.sea-lift2.co.uk

02392 580870

E: haslar@sealift2.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS / PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

EddieMays Marine Photographer

t. 023 8040 2194 | eddie@eddiemays.com | www.eddiemays.com Beken of Cowes 16 Birmingham Road, Cowes, PO31 1BH W: www.beken.co.uk

01983 297311

Eddie Mays Marine Photographer Bursledon, SO31 8FZ W: www.eddiemays.com

02380 402194

Hamo Thornycroft Marine Photography 11 Shooters Hill, Cowes, PO31 7BE W: www.yacht-photos.co.uk

07971 106757 01983 290220

E: beken@beken.co.uk

E: eddie@eddiemays.com

E: hamo@yacht-photos.co.uk

PW Marine Photography The Beehive, Rew Street, Gurnard, IoW W: www.pwpictures.com

+44 (0)7549 884683

Penny Slacke Marine Photography Lower Swanwick, SO31 1ZL W: www.marinelens.co.uk

07740 139460

Rick Tomlinson Photography 10 Birmingham Road, Cowes, PO31 7BH W: www.rick-tomlinson.com

07785 317198

E: paul@pwpictures.com

E: pennyslacke@marinelens.co.uk

E: rick@rick-tomlinson.com

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PUBLISHING TKZ Media Ltd 2 Endeavour Court, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1FD E: info@theknowledgezone.net W: www.tkzmedia.co.uk

01983 245505

PUBS & BARS The Anchor Inn 1-3 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7SA E: manager@theanchorcowes.co.uk W: www.theanchorcowes.co.uk

01983 292823

The Angel Inn High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AP W: www.marstonsinnsandtaverns.co.uk

01590 672050

The Boat House Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AW

01983 810616

The Chequers Inn Ridgeway Lane, Lymington, SO41 8AH

01590 673415

The Fishbourne Fishbourne Lane, Ryde, PO33 4EU

01983 882823

The Fountain Inn High Street, Cowes, PO31 7AW E: 6447@greeneking.co.uk W: www.fountaininn.cowes.co.uk

01983 292397

The Jolly Roger 156 Priory Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LQ W: www.thejollyrogergosport.co.uk

02392 582584

The New Inn Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, PO30 4NS

01983 531314

The Pier View 25 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7QJ W: www.pierview.co.uk

01983 294929

The Vectis Tavern 103 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7AT

01983 298438

E: angel.lymington@marstons.co.uk

E: enquiries@thejollyrogergosport.co.uk

W: www.thevectistavern.co.uk

The Waterside Inn 72a High Street, Cowes, PO31 7RE

01983 293269

RESTAURANTS / CAFES / TAKEAWAYS Sails CafĂŠ 1 Shooters Hill, Cowes E: enquiries@sailscafe.co.uk W: www.sailscafe.co.uk

01983 289758

The Anchor Inn 1-3 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7SA W: www.theanchorcowes.co.uk

01983 292823

The Boat House Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AW

01983 810616

The Duke of York Inn Mill Hill Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BT E: bookings@dukeofyorkcowes.co.uk W: www.dukeofyorkcowes.co.uk

01983 295171

The Fishbourne Fishbourne Lane, Ryde, PO33 4EU

01983 882823

The New Inn Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, PO30 4NS

01983 531314

The Red Duster Restaurant 37 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7RS E: info@theredduster.com W: www.theredduster.co.uk

01983 290311

E: manager@theanchorcowes.co.uk

RIB HIRE, REPAIRS, CHARTER & SALES

Bembridge Powerboat Training & Wight Charter Bembridge, Cowes & Solent 01983 778077 W: www.bembridgepowerboattraining.com

E: powerboattraining@bembridge.com

Marine & Property Care & Rib Charter - Cowes based

07979 495537

E: mcasson@aol.com

Rib-it.com Rib Charters for the South Coast W: www.rib-it.com

E: ask@rib-it.com

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Solent Rib Hire & Charter Unit 6, Dell Bldgs, Milford Rd, Lymington, SO41 0ED 07887 635000 W: www.solentribcharter.co.uk

E: admin@solentribcharter.co.uk

SAILING & POWER SCHOOLS

Bembridge Powerboat Training The Duver, Bembridge Hbr, PO33 1YB W: www.bembridgepowerboattraining.com

01983 778077

Hamble Point Yacht Charters Hamble Point Marina, SO31 4JD W: www.yacht-charter.co.uk

02380 457110

One Stop Sailing Holidays, Courses, Racing, Corporate W: www.onestopsailing.com

01983 281228

Sailing Ventures of Lymington Hordle, Hants, SO41 0FP W: www.sailing-ventures.com

01425 619990

E: powerboattraining@bembridge.com

E: info@yacht-charter.co.uk

E: info@onestopsailing.com

E: sail@sailing-ventures.com

SAILMAKERS

A J Sails and Covers The Little Shed, Cowes Yacht Haven, PO31 7BD W: www.ajsails.com

07881 834843

Paul Newell Sails 6 Redwing Quay, Bembridge, PO35 5PB

01983 872834

E: adam@ajsails.com

TRAVEL SERVICES & FERRIES Wightlink Ltd E: info@wightlink.co.uk

0871 3761000 W: www.wightlink.co.uk

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WATER TAXIS Folly Launch (VHF Ch 72 Call Sign “Folly Launch”) E: follymoorings@hotmail.com W: www.follymoorings.co.uk

07884 400046

FOLLY WATERBUS Cowes - Folly Reach Please call for a water taxi to take you to probably the best pub around, serving great food, real ale, with live entertainment. Also available HARBOUR TOURS & Mackerel Fishing Trips. For advance bookings & charters please call

VHF CH 77 Boat: 07974 864627 Folly Waterbus (VHF Ch 77 Call Sign “Folly Waterbus”) W: www.follymoorings.co.uk

07974 864627

E: follywaterbus@msn.com

WEATHER / ASTRO / TRAINING & OCEAN SAILING SCHOOLS International Ocean Services St Joseph’s, 29 Madeira Rd, Ventnor, PO38 1QS 07547 163231 E: stokey@gmx.com W: internationaloceanservices.co.uk Rowell Yachting Services St Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall, TR2 5HY W: www.rowellyachtingservices.com

01326 279131

E: simon_rowell@rowellyachtingservices.com

YACHT & RACE MANAGEMENT / MAINTENANCE, CARE & REFIT

COMPANY DESCRIPTION ADDRESS CONTACT MOBILE WEB SITE EMAIL SERVICES

B A YACHT SERVICES Racing Yacht Management & Refit Services Medina Yard, Arctic Road, Cowes, PO31 7PG Brett Aarons 07976 715338 www.bayachtservices.com brett@bayachtservices.com Racing Yacht Management and general yacht services, re-fit, spray painting and repairs, ropes and rigging, project management and logistics, container fit outs, custom fittings, etc, etc.

ProMo Marine Yacht Management Netley, Southampton W: www.promomarine.com

07971 858938

E: promomarine@yahoo.co.uk

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YACHT CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

Chichester Yacht Club Birdham, Chichester, PO20 7EJ W: www.cyc.co.uk

01243 512918

Lymington Town Sailing Club Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3SE W: www.ltsc.co.uk

01590 674514

E: secretary@marchwoodyc.org.uk

Marchwood Yacht Club Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4UX W: www.marchwoodyc.org.uk

02380 666141 07742 946755

Royal Lymington Yacht Club Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE

01590 672677

Royal Ocean Racing Club 20 St. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place, London, SW1A 1NN E: info@rorc.org.uk W: www.rorc.org

0207 4932248

Royal Ocean Racing Club 82 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7AJ W: www.rorc.org

01983 295144

Royal Solent Yacht Club Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0NS W: www.royalsolent.org

01983 760256

Royal Thames Yacht Club 60 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LF W: www.royalthames.com

02072 352121

Royal Victoria Yacht Club 91 Fishbourne Lane, Ryde, PO33 4EU W: www.rvyc.net

01983 882325

E: office@cyc.co.uk

E: office@ltsc.co.uk

E: info@rorc.org.uk

E: office@royalsolent.org

E: sailing@royalthames.com

E: manager@rvyc.net

Solo Offshore Racing Club - SORC Tudor Sailing Club Eastern Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5LY E: secretary@tudorsailing.org.uk W: www.tudorsailing.org.uk

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RISE & FALL OF THE TIDE AT COWES Metres

COWES TIDE TABLES

Cowes Tide Tables 2012 -2013 Mean

4-0

gs Sprin

Mean

3-0

s Neap

2-0 are e in Heights g metres t above o Chart a Datum u

1-0 4

3

2

Times s are referred f to LOW O WATER A at Portsmouth P o 1

LW

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

C.D.

Hours before LW

Hours after LW

TIDAL LEVELS REFERRED TO DATUM OF SOUNDINGS Place

Lat N

Long W

Cowes 50˚ 46’ 1˚ 18’ Folly Inn 50˚ 44’ 1˚ 17’ Newport 50˚ 42’ 1˚ 17’

Heights in metres above datum MHWS MHWN

MLWN

MLWS

4.2 4.1 4.1

1.8 1.8 2.0

0.8 1.0 1.6

3.5 3.4 3.4

Datum and remarks

2.59m below Ordnance Datum (Newlyn) 2.59m below Ordnance Datum (Newlyn) 2.59m below Ordnance Datum (Newlyn)

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All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 25 March to 28 October 2012 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, COWES. LAT 50046’N LONG 1018’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

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   

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           

              

   

   

            

                  

 

   

   

  

   

           

                

   

    

    

    

   



    

   

   

                

   

    

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   

   

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    

 

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   

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   

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   

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   

             

   

   

            

                   

   

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 

   

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   

    

COWES TIDE TABLES

   

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All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 25 March to 28 October 2012 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, COWES. LAT 50046’N LONG 1018’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

MAY 2012 TIME m

140

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

COWES TIDE TABLES

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BST add one hour

TIME m


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Cowes Tide Tables 2012 -2013 COWES TIDE TABLES

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 25 March to 28 October 2012 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, COWES. LAT 50046’N LONG 1018’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

JULY 2012 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

AUG 2012 TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m

COWES TIDE TABLES

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COWES TIDE TABLES

Cowes Tide Tables 2012 -2013 All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 25 March to 28 October 2012 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, COWES. LAT 50046’N LONG 1018’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

SEPT 2012 TIME m

142

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

COWES TIDE TABLES

OCT 2012 TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m


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Cowes Tide Tables 2012 -2013 COWES TIDE TABLES

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 25 March to 28 October 2012 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, COWES. LAT 50046’N LONG 1018’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

NOV 2012 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

DEC 2012 TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m

COWES TIDE TABLES

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Cowes Tide Tables 2012 -2013 COWES TIDE TABLES

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 31 March to 27 October 2013 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, COWES. LAT 50046’N LONG 1018’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

JAN 2013 TIME m

144

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

COWES TIDE TABLES

FEB 2013 TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m


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Cowes Tide Tables 2012 -2013 COWES TIDE TABLES

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 31 March to 27 October 2013 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, COWES. LAT 50046’N LONG 1018’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

MARCH 2013 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

APRIL 2013 TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m

COWES TIDE TABLES

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PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

Portsmouth Tide Tables 2012 -2013 RISE & FALL OF THE TIDE AT PORTSMOUTH

Mean

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Portsmouth Tide Tables 2012 -2013 PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 25 March to 28 October 2012 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, PORTSMOUTH. LAT 50048’N LONG 1007’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

MARCH 2012 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

APRIL 2012 TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m

PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

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PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

Portsmouth Tide Tables 2012 -2013 All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 25 March to 28 October 2012 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, PORTSMOUTH. LAT 50048’N LONG 1007’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

MAY 2012 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

JUNE 2012

TIME m

TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m

The Best of British In celebration of this Olympic, Diamond Jubilee year we’ve launched our special edition GB2012 deck shoe.

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Portsmouth Tide Tables 2012 -2013 PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 25 March to 28 October 2012 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, PORTSMOUTH. LAT 50048’N LONG 1007’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

JULY 2012 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

AUG 2012 TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m

PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

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PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

Portsmouth Tide Tables 2012 -2013 All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 25 March to 28 October 2012 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, PORTSMOUTH. LAT 50048’N LONG 1007’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

SEPT 2012 TIME m

150

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

OCT 2012 TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m


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Portsmouth Tide Tables 2012 -2013 PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 25 March to 28 October 2012 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, PORTSMOUTH. LAT 50048’N LONG 1007’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

NOV 2012 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

DEC 2012 TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m

The Best of British In celebration of this Olympic, Diamond Jubilee year we’ve launched our special edition GB2012 deck shoe.

PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

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Portsmouth Tide Tables 2012 -2013 PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 31 March to 27 October 2013 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, PORTSMOUTH. LAT 50048’N LONG 1007’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

JAN 2013 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

FEB 2013

TIME m

TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m

To view our complete stockist list call us on 0845 2700 217 or visit the Chatham Marine website www.chatham-marine.co.uk

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Portsmouth Tide Tables 2012 -2013 PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 31 March to 27 October 2013 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, PORTSMOUTH. LAT 50048’N LONG 1007’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

MARCH 2013 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

APRIL 2013 TIME m

BST add one hour

TIME m

PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

Advertisers’ Index 1 Undershore

116, 117

156 Park Road 2 The Pippins 22 Castle Road

Briary Cottage

117

117

Britannia House

116

116

Bucklers Hard Boat Builders

116, 117

A J Sails and Covers

133

ADEC Marine Ltd

37

Anchorage Guest House

116

Anne Toms’ Yarmouth Gallery

55, 118, 124, 128, 138 C2 Ribs

132

Castle Marinas

129

Chatham Marine

13, 146

63

Chichester Yacht Club

Auto Marine Services

124

Clipper Ventures PLC

47

B A Yacht Services

135

Cobb’s Quay Marina

128

Bare Necessities

53, 123, 125

Beken of Cowes

130, 131

Bembridge Harbour

79, 128

Bembridge Powerboat Training 133 & Wight Charter

Cooney Marine International Ltd 118 Cowes Week Ltd Cowes Yacht Haven

Bembridge Powerboat Training 67, 123, 132

112, 136

49 128

D G Wroath Marine

124

Deacons Boatyard

119

Eddie Mays Marine Photographer

Big Screen Media

125

BMF Isle of Wight

127

Farthings

130

Boat Transport Ltd

117

FlexiSail Group Ltd

116

Photo: Peter Mumford - Beken of Cowes

154

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

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Folly Launch

66, 135

Folly Moorings

128

Folly Waterbus

66, 135

Four Seasons Yacht Charter Ltd

Leopard 3

91, 123,125

Lymington Town Sailing Club 136 Marchwood Yacht Club

136

Marco Marine Ltd

117

123

Marine & Property Care

132, 133

Global Sailing

122, 160

Marine Super Store Ltd

120

Gosport Ferry

104

Greenham Regis Marine

MDL Marinas

60, 95, 99, 111

Medina Yard 11, 67, 118, 123, 128

Electronics

124

Medlars Bed & Breakfast 63, 116

Hamble Point Marina

128

Mercury Yacht Harbour

130

Moreton Marine

120

Hamble Point Yacht Charters 123, 133 Hamble Yacht Services

IFC

Hamo Thornycroft Marine Photography

MPA Powerboat Events Ltd MSJ Events

69 125

Naughty Gull Marine Graphics 130, 131

Hythe Marina Village

130

International Ocean Services 35, 135 Island Charters

122

Island Harbour

73, 130

15, 117 Northney Marina

130

Norwest Marine Ltd

126

Ocean Village Marina Ondeck

130

40, 41, 43, 45

One Stop Sailing

120, 133

Photo: Rick Tomlinson

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

155

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

Advertisers’ Index


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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

Advertisers’ Index OBC

Panerai Paul Newell Sails

133

Penny Slacke Marine Photography 130 Peters & May Ltd

52, 57

Rowell Yachting Services 31, 135 RS Charters

85

Royal Lymington Yacht Club

136

Royal Ocean Racing Club

136

Royal Solent Yacht Club

136 136

Poole Quay Boat Haven

129

Royal Thames Yacht Club

Port Hamble Marina

130

Royal Victoria Yacht Club 75, 136

Port of Poole Marina

129

Ryde Harbour

130

Portsmouth & Southsea Hoteliers

Sailing Ventures

133

Association

Sails Café

101, 116

Premier Marinas

113

Professional Yacht Deliveries Ltd 118 ProMo Marine Yacht Management

134

Saxon Wharf

130

Seafarer Guesthouse

116

Sealift2 International Ltd

117, 123, 135 Pure Latitude

23, 27

17, 71, 132

Sapphire Yachting

3, 117, 123,126, 130 Sebago

IBC

PW Marine Photography 130, 131

Shamrock Quay

130

Quay Management

Shanklin Jewellers

117

Raymarine

29

Rib-it.com

132, 133

Rick Tomlinson Photography

RNLI

156

125

15, 39, 51, 77, 109, 135

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

SLAM Solent Charters

130, 131 R K Marine Ltd

11

Shoreline Yacht Transport

Solent Events Solent Rib Charter Solent Spars Ltd

118 17 123, 125 125 133

21, 25, 128


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Solo Offshore Racing Club

136

The Royal Hotel

South Wight Rentals

120

The Waterside Inn

Sparkes Marina

130

Timex Group Ltd

Spinlock

71

81 132 33

TKZ Media Ltd

117, 132

Spitbank Fort

103

Toe in the Water

St. Veronica's

116

Trusty Motor Boats Ltd

Sunsail

19

5 97

Tudor Sailing Club

136

The Anchor Inn

117, 132

Twin Oaks Guest House

116

The Angel Inn

116, 132

Ultimate Sails

The Beach House B&B The Boat House

116

12, 116, 132

The Chequers Inn The Duke of York Inn The Fishbourne

132 116, 132 75, 116, 132

99, 133

Universal Marina

130

Vecwash

70

Velvet Adventure Sailing Ltd

120

Visit My Harbour

120

Waterside Properties UK Ltd

9

The Fountain Inn

116, 132

Westmount B&B

116

The Jolly Roger

100, 132

Wicormarine Ltd

101, 130

Wight Holiday Homes

116, 117

Wight Mountain

120, 121

The Maples Hotel

116

The Master Builder’s House Hotel The New Inn The Pier View

87, 117

Wightlink

59, 133

65, 132

Will Squibb Ltd

79, 120

132

The Red Duster Restaurant

119

Yacht Brokers Designers & 69, 132

The Vectis Tavern

Wooden Boats Forever Ltd

132

Surveyors Association

115

Yellow Admiral

123

Photo: Paul Wyeth

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

Advertisers’ Index


SOLENT HANDBOOK & DIRECTORY 2012-13

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Acknowledgements There are many people to thank for their help with this second edition of the Solent Handbook & Directory. Firstly, we are very lucky to have the use of so many outstanding images from marine photographers Rick Tomlinson, Peter Mumford Beken of Cowes, Hamo Thornycroft, Paul Wyeth, and Eddie Mays. A special thank you to you all for your year-round help and support. To all our advertisers we wish a very prosperous season, and to our readers we say, do remember to tell people that you've seen their advertisements in the Solent Handbook. Tidal data for Cowes and Portsmouth, and the background chart of the Racing Marks Map and Location Map are reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.ukho.gov.uk). We have received help of one sort or another from numerous others including: Dee Caffari MBE, Steve Sleight, Peter "Stokey" Woodall, Simon Rowell, Brian Williams, ADEC Marine Ltd, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Yarmouth Harbour Master, The National Trust, Newtown Harbour Master, Cowes Harbour Commission, the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Ryde Harbour Master, Bembridge Harbour Master, Bembridge Sailing Club, Cheetah Marine, Sapphire Yachting, the Isle of Wight Council (www.iwight.com), the Official Site of Isle of Wight Tourism (www.islandbreaks.co.uk), Keyhaven River Warden, New Forest District Council, Lymington Harbour Master, Hampshire County Council (www.visit-hampshire.co.uk), Beaulieu Estate, Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour, ABP Southampton, Southampton City Council, MDL Marinas, Premier Marinas, Dean & Reddyhoff, River Hamble Harbour Authority, QHM Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council, Fareham Tourist Information, Tudor Sailing Club, Visit my Harbour (www.visitmyharbour.com), Chichester Harbour Conservancy. Louisa Mamakou Editor

Photo: Paul Wyeth

Produced and published by TKZ Media Ltd. Printed by Trident Design & Print of Hinckley, Leicestershire. To obtain further copies of the Solent Handbook & Directory, send a cheque for ÂŁ3.50 (inc. post & packing, UK & Channel Islands only) made payable to TKZ Media Ltd., with your name and address, to: TKZ Media Ltd., 2 Endeavour Court, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1FD. While every care has been taken in compiling this book the publishers do not accept any liability or provide any guarantee that the information is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. TKZ Media Ltd. and its employees and contractors have used their best efforts in preparing these pages and this publication. TKZ Media Ltd. and its employees and contractors make no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to the information supplied. TKZ Media Ltd. and its employees and contractors shall not be liable in the event of incidental or consequential damages in connection with, or arising out of, the providing of the information offered here.

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