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SOLENT HANDBOOK & DIRECTORY

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MARCH 2016 - APRIL 2017

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INTRODUCTION “Why do you sail?” It is a question often asked, and one worth pondering. For some it is the draw of fresh air, balmy breezes and the discovery of isolated anchorages. Others would say gliding with the wind over the waves, quietly filling the sails, in tune with the wonder of nature. And who doesn’t love simple pleasures such as having coffee in the cockpit as the sun climbs in the open blue sky and the waves lap against the hull? Of course, the reality of sailing is that it doesn’t always follow these scenarios and often involves the challenge of overcoming the weather and the complications of marine mechanics and high seas, failing engines, howling winds, broken lines or ripped sails. But the most important and universal theme among all sailors young and old, in yachts or more simple boats, on an island hop or a voyage around the world, is sailing’s amazing sense of freedom. It is the call of “mother, mother ocean” that pulls us beyond the horizon, that stretches our abilities and our need for security, that feeds our restless souls and satisfies our yearning for solitude and peace. We desire the experience of being out-of-sight of land under a starfilled sky, alone with the awe of the wind on our face and serenity in our heart. Being free to flow with the waves and follow our dreams. Welcome to the sixth edition of the Solent Handbook. It is packed full of information for locals, as well as for visitors and holidaymakers to the Solent area. This year we are privileged to have Sir Ben Ainslie providing the Foreword, and talking about his love of the Solent and preparations for the forthcoming America’s Cup. With the 35th America’s Cup just over a year away, we have a series of special features on the race, the preparations of the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing team and what it will take to win back the ‘Auld Mug’ in Bermuda in June 2017. We’d like to thank all our advertisers for their continued support and ask you to let them know that you’ve seen their adverts in the Solent Handbook. And we can’t forget all those fantastic people who have contributed, supported and made the Handbook possible. Finally, don’t forget to make regular visits to our online publication www.solenthandbook.com. This constantly evolving website is where sailors and boaters can keep up-to-date with everything that’s happening in the Solent and beyond. Finally, we believe this anonymous quote sums up exactly why we sail: “A ship in a harbour is safe, but that is not what boats are built for.” Happy sailing!

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CONTENTS CONTENTS

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Welcome to the Solent - Sir Ben Ainslie 6 Solent Yacht Clubs

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Solent Racing

12-18

America’s Cup

20-28

Offshore Racing

30-34

Solent Cruising

36-43

A Guide to Buying & Selling a Boat

44-45

RNLI Advice

46-47

Solent Events Diary

48-57

Solent Events Calendar

58-64

Weather

66-67

Useful Contacts Solent Ports & Harbours

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Beaulieu River

72-73

Bembridge Harbour

74-75

Chichester Harbour

76-79

Cowes & River Medina

80-88

Fareham 90 Keyhaven 91 Langstone Harbour

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Lymington Harbour

94-97

Newtown Harbour Poole Harbour Port Solent

98-99 100-104 105

Portsmouth & Gosport

106-114

River Hamble & Warsash

115-118

Ryde Harbour

119-120

Southampton Water

121-127

Ventnor Haven

128-130

Wootton Creek

132-134

Yarmouth Harbour

135-136

Solent Directory Index

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Solent Directory

138-148

Cowes Tide Tables

150-157

Portsmouth Tide Tables

158-165

Advertisers’ Index

166-167

Acknowledgements 168 Solent Location Map

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Racing Marks Map

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WELCOME TO THE SOLENT

WELCOME TO THE SOLENT

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The Solent is one of the most famous waterways in the world, making and hosting history for thousands of years; like the first competition for the America’s Cup back in 1851. It’s a trophy that left our shores right after that opening contest, and we’ve never won it back. The Solent was the best possible place to make a home for our challenge to finally bring the America’s Cup back to Britain. Since we moved into our Portsmouth home in June 2015, we’ve relied heavily on the marine resources in the region. We’ve also been proud to play our part in helping to develop it, with projects like the Docking RIBs built for us by 70 apprentices at City College Southampton. We will continue to work hard towards realising our goal of a marine version of ‘Motorsports Valley’ right here in the Solent. This will be our first full year of operation. We will be out sailing, training and testing in and around the Solent right through 2016 as we work towards developing our boat and team for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017 – so don’t forget to give us a wave if you see us out on the water! Ben Ainslie 4 x Olympic gold medallist, 1 x America’s Cup winner

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Keith Lovett and his crew a quick tack on ‘Haven KJ Firestarter’ closing in on the finish of the 2014 Round the Island Race

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SOLENT YACHT CLUBS

SOLENT YACHT CLUBS ISLE OF WIGHT Bembridge Sailing Club - 01983 872237 - www.bembridgesailingclub.org Brading Haven Yacht Club - 01983 872289 - www.bhyc.org.uk Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club - 01983 296333 - www.ccyc.org.uk East Cowes Sailing Club - 01983 246846 - www.eastcowessc.co.uk Fishbourne Sailability Club - 01983 882325 - www.rvyc.org.uk Gurnard Sailing Club - 01983 295169 - www.gurnardsc.org.uk Island Sailing Club - 01983 296621 - www.islandsc.org.uk Royal Corinthian Yacht Club - 02074 932248 - www.rcyc.co.uk Royal London Yacht Club - 01983 299727 - www.rlyc.org.uk Royal Ocean Racing Club Cowes - 01983 293581 - www.rorc.org Royal Ocean Racing Club Race Office - 01983 295144 - www.rorc.org Royal Solent Yacht Club - 01983 760256 - www.royalsolent.org Royal Victoria Yacht Club - 01983 882325 - www.rvyc.org.uk Royal Yacht Squadron - 01983 292191 - www.rys.org.uk Sea View Yacht Club - 01983 613268 - www.svyc.org.uk Shanklin Sailing Club - 01983 721264 - www.shanklinsailingclub.com Yarmouth Sailing Club - 01983 760270 - www.yarmouthsailingclub.org.uk

HAMPSHIRE Ashlett Sailing Club - 02380 897612 - www.ashlettsc.co.uk Beaulieu River Sailing Club - 01590 616273 - www.brsc.org.uk Calshot Cats Sailing Club - 02380 893337 - www.calshotcats.co.uk Castle Sailing Club - 02380 734444 - www.castlesailingclub.org.uk Eling Sailing Club - www.elingsc.org.uk Emsworth Sailing Club - 01243 372850 - www.emsworthsc.org.uk Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club - 01243 372523 - www.emsworthslippersc.org.uk Fareham Sailing & Motor Boat Club - 01329 280738 - www.ospreyiii.co.uk/fsmbcnet5 Fleetlands Sailing Club - 02392 543234 Hamble River Sailing Club - 02380 452070 - www.hrsc.org.uk Hardway Sailing Club - 02392 581875 - www.hardwaysailingclub.co.uk Hayling Island Sailing Club - 02392 463768 - www.hisc.co.uk Hill Head Sailing Club - 01329 664843 - www.hillheadsc.org.uk Hornet Sailing Club - 02392 580403 - www.hornetservicessailing.org.uk Hurst Castle Sailing Club - 01590 719361 - www.hcsc.org.uk Hythe Sailing Club - 02380 846563 - www.hythesailingclub.co.uk IBM Yacht Club - www.ibmhursleysailing.org.uk Keyhaven Yacht Club - 01590 642165 - www.keyhavenyachtclub.co.uk Langstone Sailing Club - 02392 484577 - www.langstonesc.org.uk Lee-On-The-Solent Sailing Club - 02392 550317 - www.lossc.co.uk Locks Sailing Club, Portsmouth - 07980 856267 - www.lockssc.co.uk Lymington Town Sailing Club - 01590 674514 - www.ltsc.co.uk Marchwood Yacht Club - 02380 666141 - www.marchwoodyc.org.uk Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club - 02392 463337 - www.mengeham.org.uk Netley Cliff Sailing Club - 02380 455826 - www.ncsc.co.uk Netley Sailing Club ASA - 02380 454272 - www.netleysc.co.uk Port Solent Yacht Club - www.psyc.uk.com Portchester Sailing Club - 02392 376375 - www.portchestersc.co.uk Portsmouth Harbour Cruising Club - 023 9266 4337 - www.phcconline.co.uk Portsmouth Sailing Club - 02392 820596 - www.portsmouthsc.co.uk Royal Air Force Yacht Club - 02380 452208 - www.rafyc.co.uk Royal Armoured Corps Yacht Club - 02392 765635 - www.racyc.co.uk Royal Lymington Yacht Club - 01590 672677 - www.rlymyc.org.uk Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club - 02392 825924 - www.rnc-rayc.co.uk Royal Southampton Yacht Club - 02380 223352 - www.rsyc.org.uk Royal Southern Yacht Club - 02380 450300 - www.royal-southern.co.uk Salterns Sailing Club - 01590 682811 - www.salternssailingclub.co.uk 8

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SOLENT YACHT CLUBS

Seafarers Sailing Club - 01329 662465 - www.seafarers-sailing-club.org.uk Southampton Sailing Club - 02380 446575 - www.southamptonsailingclub.com Spinnaker Sailing Club - 01425 483692 - www.spinnakerclub.co.uk St Denys Sailing and Rowing Club - 02380 970965 - www.stdenysboats.co.uk Stokes Bay Sailing Club - 02392 581513 - www.stokesbay-sc.co.uk Thorney Island Sailing Club - 01243 371731 - www.tisc.org.uk Tudor Sailing Club - 02392 662002 - www.tudorsailing.org.uk/TudorSailing Warsash Sailing Club - 01489 583575 - www.warsashsc.org.uk Weston Sailing Club - 02380 452527 - www.weston.org.uk Yateley Offshore Sailing Club - 01276 31241 - www.yosc.org.uk

LONDON Royal Ocean Racing Club - 02074 932248 - www.rorc.org Royal Thames Racing Club - 02072 352121 - www.royalthames.com

WEST SUSSEX Chichester Cruiser Racing Club - www.ccrc.co.uk Chichester Yacht Club - 01243 512918 - www.cyc.co.uk

DORSET East Dorset Sailing Club - www.eastdorsetsailingclub.co.uk Lilliput Sailing Club - 01202 740319 - www.lilliputsc.org.uk Parkstone Yacht Club - 01202 743610 - www.parkstoneyachtclub.com The Poole Yacht Club - 01202 672687 - www.pooleyc.co.uk

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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 Commodores’ Cup, both biennial events that alternate with each other. This year it is the turn of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, which starts on 23 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


SOLENT RACING

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

The spreader mark, When racing in the Solent the two 1A, may not be used most usual types of courses you’ll encounter are windward1 1A leeward courses from a committee boat start line or round-the-cans courses, Typically Start line may be 1-2 miles to leeward of the usually from one of the clubs’ leeward mark shore lines or occasionally from a committee boat start. A Start/Finish line committee-boat start can be If two buoys set up in several locations in form a leeward gate pass and around the central Solent 2 between them but the most used location is on the Hill Head Plateau to the north of the main channel and east of the Brambles Bank. On busy 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.

Starting sequence

The Racing Rules of Sailing standard start sequence is often used, especially for racing on windward-leeward courses. Signal Flag and sound Warning signal Class flag; 1 sound

Minutes before starting signal 5

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

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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.

Racing rules

All racers should familiarise themselves with the latest Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2013-2016. They are revised and published every four years by the International Sailing Federation and a copy of the current RRS, highlighted to show changes, can be downloaded from www.sailing.org/documents/racingrules/index.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. 14

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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. ABANDONMENT SIGNALS

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.

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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.

C - The position of the next mark has been changed. 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. PREPARATORY SIGNALS

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

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

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

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Blue flag or shape - This race committee boat is in position at the finishing line.


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SOLENT RACING Race preparation, crew, and equipment

You may think that when you line up to start 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. 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 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: • 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. • 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 2016 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 are 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. 18

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AMERICA’S CUP

AMERICA’S CUP

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When Ben Ainslie lifted the America’s Cup in 2013, an ambition stirred to bring the ‘Auld Mug’, as it is affectionately known, back to Britain where it all began. The Olympic gold medallist launched Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) in 2014 before Land Rover announced their global partnership in 2015. Together these two British icons aim to deliver the winning combination of highly tuned athletes and innovative technology to challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. Ainslie revealed: “We’ve never won in the UK, and I want to be a part of setting that straight in 2017.” In 1851 a radical looking schooner ghosted out of the afternoon mist and swiftly sailed past the Royal Yacht stationed in the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the south coast of England. Queen Victoria was watching a sailing race as the schooner, named America, passed the Royal Yacht in first position, and saluted by dipping its ensign three times. She asked one of her attendants to tell her who was in second place.”Your Majesty, there is no second,” came the reply. That phrase is still the best description of the America’s Cup, and how it represents the singular pursuit of excellence. That day in August 1851, the yacht America, representing the young New York Yacht Club, would go on to beat the best the British could offer and win the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 100 Guinea Cup. This was more than a simple boat race however, as it symbolised a great victory for the new world over the old, a triumph that unseated Great Britain as the world’s undisputed maritime power. Now, 165 years later, Land Rover BAR aim to regain that title. In the lead up to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017, six teams - the defender Team Oracle USA, plus five challengers from New Zealand, Sweden, Japan, France and Britain - collect points in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) weekend events. All six teams race in identical ‘AC45F’ boats with none of the hydraulic systems the teams will use in the Challenger Series and the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup itself. The bigger America’s Cup Class boats are currently being developed by the teams, and can be launched 150 days before the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Series in 2017. The circuit provides the first opportunity to score points carried forward to the next stage of the competition. Consisting of two 25-minute races for all six boats on both the Saturday and the Sunday, there were three events in 2015, and will be six in 2016. ACWS points are scored over all four races. Ten points are awarded for a first place finish, none for a second. Double points are awarded on Super Sunday.

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AMERICA’S CUP AMERICA’S CUP

Overall ranking position in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series determines the starting points score of the teams in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Series in 2017. Off to a winning start at the inaugural event, Sir Ben Ainslie led the Land Rover BAR team to victory in their home city of Portsmouth. In the second event, at Gothenburg, Sweden, Team New Zealand won the last and deciding race on Super Sunday and claimed the overall title. In October, in a first opportunity to see all six Louis Vuitton America’s Cup teams racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound, the event was won by Artemis Racing for Sweden. All six teams will race next in Oman, New York, Chicago, Portsmouth, Toulon and Tokyo. The points collected count towards the 2017 Louis Vuitton Challenger Series, where all six teams, including the America’s Cup Defender Team Oracle USA, will each race each other twice to select the final Challenger for the America’s Cup. The winner of the Challenger Series will face Team Oracle USA in the 2017 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup final in Bermuda, regardless of where Team Oracle USA finish. As well as serving up a fantastic spectacle, the race and associated spin-offs will inject multi-millions into the UK economy, and help boost the south coast. Ainslie chose to base the team in the UK, supported by the first round of the 2015 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) hosted in Portsmouth. These decisions resulted in: • £47m economic impact (in Gross Value Added (GVA) terms) to the UK • £59m media value (in advertising value equivalency (AVE) terms) • 730 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs created across Great Britain During its first year the team contributed to the development of skills in the marine sector through initiatives including working with 70 apprentices from Southampton City College in the building of the team’s two Docking RIBs, and providing seven apprenticeships, two internships and nine work placements in all areas of the team: Boatbuilding, Design, Sustainability, IT, Finance and Marketing. Sir Ben commented: “Land Rover BAR’s primary goal has always been to bring the Cup home to Britain. “At the same time, we set ourselves the goal of building a long-term sustainable, diversified business, creating a ‘Motorsport Valley’ effect to bring technology, innovation and high quality jobs to the UK. “It’s great to see that we are really starting to have a positive economic impact within the UK.” Cllr Donna Jones, Leader of Portsmouth City Council added: “Portsmouth has been given international exposure after welcoming Land Rover BAR to the city and as UK host for the summer’s Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. “We are now capitalising on the world-class maritime and marine expertise in the city and wider area, and anticipate further industries choosing to locate in Portsmouth.” Come and support the team as they race for the final time on British waters ahead of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda 2017. Tickets are available for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event in Portsmouth from July 21-24, 2016. Buy tickets here: www.lvacwsportsmouth.com

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The Striker II helmet, designed and developed by BAE SYSTEMS, worn by Chief Test Pilot Mark Bowman in the cockpit of a Eurofighter Typhoon at Warton, Lancashire. Picture by: Jamie Hunter, Combat Air

Fighter Jets, Foils and Human Factors The speed of reaction of a fighter pilot in combat has always been a matter of life and death. So when defence and aerospace companies design the control systems for modern military fast jets they are very, very careful to ensure that nothing gets between the pilot and the plane. The design of the interface must present no barriers to the human’s interaction with the machine. The field of technology that applies itself to this task is called Human Factors and BAE Systems are a leading exponent - these are the people who know how best to present information in high pressured, high speed situations, just like racing the new foiling America’s Cup Class boats. A member of Land Rover BAR’s Technical Innovation Group (TIG), BAE Systems was an obvious collaborator when the team’s designers and sailors wanted to measure their control system interfaces against the state of the art in military fighter jets; honed in a field where everything is staked on quick reflexes. Land Rover BAR launched their Technical Innovation Group (TIG) with PA Consulting Group to combine the very best in British design, technology and innovation to help bring the America’s Cup home to Britain. The TIG team has begun several projects with the member companies - such as Jaguar Land Rover - and the Human Factors investigation with BAE Systems is one of the first. The Head of Human Factors at the Military Aircraft Division at BAE Systems is Jean Page. She has been assigned to conduct a study centering on how the sailor / boat interface can be best designed to optimise performance, both improving sailing and reducing the cognitive burden on the sailing team. Jean said: “Our initial discussions with the Land Rover BAR team were focused on the Human Machine Interface technologies that we use in aviation, and how these could be integrated into the America’s Cup Class boat. “However, we’ve really stepped back from this to consider what information and controls the crew need to complete their tasks effectively. When we have a clear view of these requirements, it’ll be easier to identify technologies that can be used to enhance human performance; whether this be faster reaction time, better decision making or reduced errors.” The project will run through several stages and, after an initial assessment of the actions involved in a particular manoeuvre, will move onto assessing some of the ways in which the sailor’s

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interaction with the boat might be improved. The team will look at communications, to find ways in which technology can enhance both person-to-person communications, and audio feedback from the control systems. Control panel layout and design will be reviewed to ensure that they are optimised for all potential users and conditions. The team will analyse how controls can be better designed, what display systems are most appropriate and the best way to present information, perhaps with changes in symbology and the coding of content. The project will assess all forms of technology, including those novel to the marine world. Jean added: “The key to selecting the right technologies is appreciating the cues used by the crew and determining how technology can present these cues in a way for optimal human perception and processing, decision making and finally action. “Some of the early candidates identified include improvements in voice communication between crew members on the boat, perhaps using bone conduction devices. We can also use spatial localisation of sounds to make it easier to determine who is speaking, and the use of ‘tapping’ devices on the skin as an alert.”

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Meet the Team - The CFD Engineer, Elisabeth McLean What is your job title? CFD Engineer in the Land Rover BAR design team. What made you want to work for Land Rover BAR? The thrill of being part of a British team to win the America’s Cup. Can you outline your career path to this point? I grew up on a farm in Sweden and always had an interest in how things work. I studied Mechanical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. This included an exchange year in California, where I mostly studied aerospace engineering. This led to my first job at Boeing Commercial Airplanes as an aeronautical engineer, researching the origination of noise from a wing. When I returned to Europe I worked as a consultant engineer in fluid dynamics, based in London. I helped customers to improve designs in everything from natural gas pipelines flowing in Middle Eastern oil fields, to reducing fog in luxury car headlights. After about seven years of working I took a year off from my desk job to work as a crew member on various yachts around the world. When I returned from life at sea I took a job in Holland to set-up a CFD department to improve comfort and reduce fuel consumption for luxury private yachts. Then I heard of an opportunity to work for Land Rover BAR, and immediately thought that this would be the perfect challenge. What background do you have that got you the job? I have an MSc in Mechanical Engineering. I think I got the job as I come from a background of working with both airplanes and yachts – and here we are designing a flying boat. What do you spend most of your time doing during the day? I spend the time discussing design options with other members of the team, then setting up the simulation of aerodynamic and hydrodynamic tests for those options, and finally post-processing the results to see what we learned. What’s the best thing about the job? The creativity of the design process to make our boat perform better for our sailors. What’s the worst thing about the job? The America’s Cup starts to take over your life! What sort of people do you work with? There are engineers of all sorts from many different backgrounds, and of course the sailing team. What advice do you have for others hoping to follow in your footsteps? You need to believe in yourself, or others have no reason to do so. Set a high goal, don’t tell anyone and go for it. What job did you want to do when you were five years old? I wanted to be a Disney artist. What made you change your mind? Drawing Mickey Mouse was not challenging enough. What job did you want to do when you left school? I wanted a creative job as an engineer, within the science of fluids in motion. 24

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Richard Hopkirk – from the F1 Pitwall to Land Rover BAR If you wanted a poster child for the potential glamour of a modern engineering career, you’d be hard pushed to come up with a better candidate than Richard Hopkirk. A graduate of Cambridge with a first class MEng degree, he won a scholarship to Harvard where he gathered a 2nd Masters, before joining the McLaren Formula 1 team straight after his academic career. The kind of ability that Hopkirk had for maths could well have opened lucrative doors in the City, building financial models for hedge funds, but he wanted something more practical. He said: “I like making stuff - as a kid I used to tinker around in my shed and make rubbish contraptions. I love maths and theory, but it’s much more stimulating when you’re using it to make something.” Something like a Formula 1 car, or an America’s Cup boat. He isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty, and took a gap year commission as a Lieutenant in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, followed by six years as a platoon commander in the Territorial Army. He was a very enthusiastic rower through school and university, and these days competes regularly in the triathlon. When the going gets tough, you’ll find him down in the workshop, or in the black bowels of the boat, surrounded by the flickering LEDs and laptops that are such a big part of modern America’s Cup boat work. It was that same desire to be hands on that led him to the pit lane of F1. Hopkirk went on: “After five years working in simulation at McLaren I was asked to move trackside for a few races to try and build links between the simulation and race-engineering teams. I also had a strong interest in race strategy, and as luck would have it a position on the pitwall as tactician became free at the same time and so I ended up doing both jobs. It was a dream ticket, and meant I got to travel to every race in the season.” These jobs have direct links to his role at Land Rover BAR as Head of Systems and Analysis; as race tactician he was directly involved in the process of performance analysis and the car operation. He revealed: “The race engineers are responsible for the car set-up, and the overall execution of a GP weekend. They’re the bridge between the drivers and the rest of the engineering organisation. “The tactician focussed on the operational-detail, so that the race engineer could take time to view the big picture. In practice sessions that meant executing the run plan, getting the car into clear air, reminding the driver of procedures.

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“In the race I’d be talking the driver through the strategy, and watching the data and television feed for incidents so we could react immediately. To stop information overload, all the messages to the driver went through the tactician - I’d talk to them on the straights so as not to distract them in the corners. “I think this role is most like the tactician’s role on the boat, that’s Giles Scott, who is handling a lot of the strategic thinking for Ben so he can focus on flying the boat.” In his first year, Hopkirk was assigned to a largely unknown driver called Lewis Hamilton. He recalled: “It was just when Lewis was starting in 2007, and I got involved with him through the winter... our engineering team had a very good relationship with Lewis, he was open, extremely talented, and keen to learn. There was zero expectation for him, even after the first race when he got on the podium. But then after the second race he podiumed again, and by the third we realised he was a serious title contender. We were lucky to have a competitive car and he was clearly a stellar driver. His career just rocketed from there. “I did the role for three years. It was an amazing experience. In that sort of role you are at the coal face of what a big team is doing - you’ve got this entire machine of 500 people blowing their way through a couple of hundred million pounds a year trying to put these cars on the start line, and actually being on the pit wall talking to the driver minute by minute through the race you can see first-hand where all that effort is going. “That experience certainly helps me here at Land Rover BAR, our ‘Race Engineer’ is Rob Wilson [Sailing Team Coach]. “I can appreciate both what he is trying to do, and how our analysis may be able to help. Then I can try to manage the team to provide the right sort of information in the simplest way possible. Getting a strong, cooperative link between the sailing and design teams will be key to our success in this cup.” Hopkirk’s role as Head of Systems & Analysis, bringing in his experience from the world of Formula 1, is just one small part of the knowledge transfer that the team is undertaking. It’s a department that didn’t exist in Cup teams ten years ago and it speaks volumes to the spectacular increases in computing power that it now ranks as one of the fundamental pillars of performance development. It is also an area that could radically change the way the team approaches their time on the water.

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Food for Fought Land Rover BAR calls Portsmouth home, the new base now holds a team of nearly 100 all of whom require feeding on site daily. Part of that group also includes the sailing team, who have a specially designed diet to work alongside their training programme. Ben Williams is Head of Strength and Conditioning for the team and - with the support of one of the team’s Base Suppliers, KX Life - he has used the nutritionist and bestselling author Aidan Goggins to help devise the daily menus. Goggins is one of the country’s top nutritional advisors and his recent book, The Sirtfood Diet reached the bestseller lists. Williams explained their strategy, revealing: “It’s a food first approach, getting as many vitamin and mineral rich foods as possible into the athlete’s diet before turning to supplements. Each week the nutrition plan is tailored to balance the training and sailing programme and the demands it will make on their bodies. “The goal is to ensure that the sailors take on enough lean proteins, good fats and a blend of complex and simple carbohydrates to fuel their training and promote health and well-being. We need to ensure that they are always ready and available to race and train.” All of the amazing food is delivered by a local business called ‘Camber Catering’. It was established by Nicky Moore and Amanda Marfelli owners of the nearby Spinnaker Café, located just a stone’s throw from the new site for the base. It turned out that far from being a challenge to their business, Land Rover BAR’s arrival in Old Portsmouth would be a great opportunity. After initially supplying food to the construction team on site, they then went on to win the contract to manage the kitchen on site providing a stream of healthy, hot and nutritious meals day in day out. It’s not easy feeding a hungry America’s Cup team, particularly with a combination of very specific needs and demands. Another important aspect of Camber Catering’s work means buying into the team’s sustainability goals. The team has a food charter which means that the goal is to source all the food from within 25 miles. It’s not as easy as it sounds, and Camber Catering have worked hard to help make it happen. Sustainability Officer, Amy Munro explained, “We start with a list of seasonal vegetables that are available that month from Southsea Fruit and Veg, mostly supplied by a farm in Titchfield. If we want fish, the day before Nicky and Amanda will ring Johnsons Enterprises to find out what their ‘sustainable catch of the day’ will be. Once we have all that information, the menus are then created by Camber Catering and Ben Williams.”

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OFFSHORE RACING CONTRIBUTED BY CRAIG NUTTER SPONSORED BY MEDINA YARD

Craig has an awesome sailing CV, which includes competing in two British America’s Cup teams and working to win two Olympic Medals. He gets special pleasure spending time on the water with his family.

Photo: Paul Wyeth

It had been a long day. The sun set shortly after 8.30pm following 15 hours of daylight. We had sailed on the wind throughout and tacked six or eight times as Skipper and tactician worked small shifts in the wind to move us along the course. We were racing in an average 16 knots of breeze, so the No. 2 Jib was getting a good workout. The coast had occasionally been visible off to the right in the summer haze. Now, as evening drew in, daylight dimmed and temperatures dropped, a steady procession began. One at a time the on-deck crew slithered down below to don extra layers and lifejackets, before re-appearing to resume our adventure. There is a love-hate relationship with the lifejacket. We all know the benefits but they only work when they are on and fitted properly. Often harness lines get tangled and they restrict movement. But they do provide an extra two kilos per man as we sit on the rail and should keep us alive long enough to get found and picked up should we go overboard. In accordance with the racing rules and collision regulations at sea, we turn Nav lights on and check to see they are working. I like to do this half an hour before sunset to allow time to effect repairs if necessary. We are a crew of 15 sailors on a 52-foot race boat in an offshore race. We are in it together, committed to the contest with a real appreciation that the faster the boat goes the shorter the race will be. Going offshore sees you enter a different place that alters your values. Here a tepid coffee tastes great and being able to lie resting on a wet sail for your allotted hour or so is refreshing. I state the term ‘rest’ deliberately, because sleep is not always possible. Most yachts are capable of going offshore and doing long passages. But it is the unrelenting effort of pushing a performance race boat that provides the sense that the boat and the sails above are pulling 30

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you towards the finish making the most from the elements, which are so vital. That feeling of salt water spray drying on your face and clothes as a crust; the wind and varying nature of the sea surface; the motion this transfers to the yacht travelling across the fluid surface; it affects everything. We have instruments that take measurements every fraction of a second - hull speed through the water, its temperature, wind speed true, apparent and the angle from the bow. We know the position of the boat to within a few metres. But are we racing in the right place? Are we heading the right way? This huge picture is completely opposite to the sharp intense focus required to pour hot water into several mugs, dissolve the granules or powder within, and then get these on deck to outstretched, clutching hands. Daylight finally recedes over the horizon, leaving just a floating red amber ribbon to herald night. Now there is a task to do. On the rail we had been aware that it might be coming. Two of us jump into action. I am inside the boat below deck; my back is rubbing against the cold, black, carbon skin of the underside of the deck, as I try to pull the headsail bag forward. There

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OFFSHORE RACING is lots of noise and it is dark apart from the glowing back-up chart plotter screen and the lashing beam from a head torch at the other end of the sail bag. It is being worn by the enthusiastic nipper who dashed forward, keen to lend me a helping hand. We hurry to get the sail because we are down to leeward of the heeling race boat - not the best place for our weight to be. The next sail is needed on deck ready for a change if the building breeze holds. The water rushes past the hull, whooshing as everything rises and bucks while moving through the waves. At least being down this side we are not disturbing the off watch who are in four bunks pulled up against the hull on the weather side. Moving around brings a welcome break from the wind and damp chill outside. Decked out in foul weather gear and thermal layers, we quickly heat up. It is not a long job and we are back on deck within minutes. We free the sail from its bag and turn off the head torches to avoid damaging the on-deck night vision. Finishing the task, I go forward and grab pre-packed bags of muesli bars and chocolate from the ‘goodies locker’ for the night watch. We share the treats out along the rail. Harness leashes are retrieved and reconnected to our lifejackets as we resume our position - hiking out with legs over the side and heads

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under the top lifelines. Slowly the boat settles down again and we await the call to change headsails. It doesn’t feel too bad and the dull light from instruments numbers show the wind has eased slightly. We are attempting to get past a crucial tidal gate of the nearby headland. The decision was made earlier to delay the preparation and distribution of dinner until after we get round. It was going to be tight but the advantage would be worth it, so the goodie bag was essential. The meal will require a crewmember down below to heat up individual pre-packed portions of ‘splodge’ that can be eaten using a spoon straight out of the bag it was heated up in.These being dished out, eaten and the empties returned always cause a little disruption in the rhythm of the boat. The food itself is like Marmite - you either love it or accept the evil necessity the calories provide. The race is going into the second night. It seems a long time ago since we undid the dock lines from the boat and left them alongside the fenders and assorted equipment we decided was not essential. It always feels different from going out to ‘race around the cans’. Offshore by its very definition means going away from the land, venturing out for long enough for the weather and other things to change and long enough to possibly miss being ashore. The process invokes an element of uncertainty and a release from the shackles of shore side life. It highlights preparation, experience and the abilities of those competing together.

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Around the yacht everything and everyone is doing a job. The crew comes together or is chosen to maximise the yachts potential, meshing the components of rig, foils, sails, hull, controls and each other on board. It offers the antithesis of the modern age, where the quick fix or the immediate gratification is cast aside. Here you are; you sit, leaning out for hour after hour playing your small part in helping the boat go fast to a destination - a long way over the horizon.

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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. 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 makes 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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SOLENT CRUISING 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 and Portsmouth Tide Tables. Good weather information is readily available in this area, both actual and forecast (refer to ‘Weather’ and ‘Useful Contacts’), 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.  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.

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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. 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, Lymington, Beaulieu, Yarmouth, and Newtown 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.

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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. 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

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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. 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.

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SOLENT CRUISING 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 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, 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 with its many marinas and yachting facilities. Southampton Water 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. 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.

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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 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 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 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 and Chichester 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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A GUIDE TO BUYING & SELLING A BOAT

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WHAT AN ABYA BROKER WILL DO FOR YOU The Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) is the professional association for yacht brokers. All our members are Qualified Experienced Professionals and consist of the UK’s leading yacht brokers and boat dealers. ABYA members include all of the following activities as part of their service.

Liaise With The Seller and Agree On A Sales Plan

An ABYA broker can advise you on market conditions, the likely current value of your boat and give guidance on presentation and location for sale, plus advise you on where money should be spent (or not) to help sell your boat.

Sign An Agreement and Start Conveyancing Process

The seller and broker will agree the suggested selling price and enter into a written agreement. With this commitment in place the broker can start the conveyancing process. Conveyancing is the legal due‐diligence check into the paperwork and history of the boat, including: registration, title history (its record of legal ownership), any outstanding finance, VAT & RCD status. This can be a time‐consuming process but it means buyers can come to ABYA brokers and buy with confidence knowing that these checks have been made before the boat is even put on sale.

Create Marketing Materials

An ABYA broker will put together photography, and/or video and a full written specification for the boat. This will be approved by the seller prior to marketing. Again, this can be a time‐consuming and costly exercise involving travel and specialist knowledge and skills. 

Implement An Effective Advertising Plan

An ABYA broker will then buy advertising on behalf of the buyer. This is a fast moving environment and the broker will use his experience and judgement to choose the right media across varying platforms as well as his own website and in‐house media. A static website and waiting for the phone to ring is unlikely to bring results.

Gather and Filter Sales Enquiries

Your ABYA broker will qualify leads, send out details of the boat and book viewings. This may involve considerable travel time and will often be during unsociable hours and at weekends.

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Arrange Viewings and Find A Buyer

At viewings your ABYA broker will use his knowledge of the industry to bring the right boat together with the right buyer. Again, this not an easy area and good brokers are skilled and well‐practised in it.

Agree Terms and Draw Up S&P Documentation

Once an agreement is reached your broker will put his legal hat back on and draw‐up the sale and purchase agreement. The broker will liaise with the surveyor, the yards for lift‐outs and lift‐ins, sea trial skippers and general advice as to who is responsible for what at each stage of the process.

Process The Sale and Secure Payment

The broker will assist in more negotiation if there are any issues after the survey and advise both parties on legal or contractual responsibility. If all is well the transaction will proceed to completion. The broker’s role now, is effectively to protect each side. The purchaser makes his balance payment to the secure client account, safe in the knowledge that no funds will be handed over until the right title documents have been delivered and re‐checked. The seller is also safe in the knowledge that title to his boat will not pass until funds have been cleared through the secure account. Once the correct documents have been delivered and the funds have fully cleared, the broker can transfer ownership to the buyer, draw up the completion statement, make any agreed payments such as paying off an outstanding mortgage, simultaneously and safely distribute the sales proceeds to the seller.

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RNLI ADVICE

CONTRIBUTED BY KEITH COLWELL, RNLI COMMUNITY INCIDENT REDUCTION MANAGER

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1 in 8 sailors fall overboard

Does this statistic ring true to you? Bethany Hope, Editor of the RNLI’s Offshore magazine, looks at the facts behind these figures In 2015 some yacht sailing research threw up some surprising results: 1 in 8 yacht sailors has fallen overboard at some point in their lifetime. The research was commissioned by the RNLI in partnership with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the Royal Yachting Association. The RNLI knew the 1 in 8 statistic would surprise many. The charity used the statistic as part of a safety campaign to highlight the risk of man overboard to yacht sailors and increase their knowledge of how to recover someone from the water. Some yacht sailors on Facebook challenged the figure: ‘Sorry, but in my 40+ years of sailing I have not gone overboard unintentionally from a yacht – and can think of no one who has done so.’ ‘1 in 8?!!! Must be bl**dy chaos on a cruise liner!!!!’ The RNLI stands by the statistic and moved quickly to clarify that the statistic relates to experience of man overboard (MOB) during your sailing lifetime. We spoke to sailors about the research and many of them revealed that they or a friend had fallen overboard. Motivation behind the research The statistic came from a wider research project that was about more than man overboard. The three partners in the project – the RNLI, MCA and RYA – all share a desire to see sailing enjoyed safely, and aim to reduce the number of serious incidents and fatalities involving sailors in the UK. Between 2010 and 2013, 11 people died while sailing yachts around the UK coastline (RNLI analysis of the Water Incident Database 2010–13). And in 2015 RNLI lifeboat crews launched 1,579 times to sail pleasure craft. The yacht sailing study sought to examine the attitudes and behaviours of yacht sailors in the UK, and their approach to risk.

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RNLI ADVICE In depth The research was thorough and professional. The project was undertaken by a research partnership, Substance, between August 2014 and February 2015. It took care to incorporate the different types of sailing, vessels and training out there. After consulting a range of stakeholders – yacht sailing organisations and individuals – we piloted a quantitative survey, ensuring that the survey was logical and clear to participants. The full survey was publicised widely and got an overwhelming response online and face to face – 4,638. It didn’t stop there. We did more qualitative research with 25 yacht sailors and focus groups across the UK. In these in-depth sessions we challenged the findings from the survey, and looked at yacht sailors’ approaches to risk and how to communicate safety messages. Results The evidence from the research was used to identify five segments of the yacht sailing audience. See RNLI.org/research for details. With the results, the RNLI, MCA and RYA seek to raise awareness of the causes of sailing accidents, incidents and fatalities, and advocate action to prevent them. Put simply, we can target the different sailors with relevant safety messages. The 1 in 8 campaign was one example of this. Lifejackets As well as encouraging sailors to think about their man overboard procedures, the 1 in 8 campaign aimed to make sailors think again about lifejackets. The research gave us some insight on why some sailors rarely wear lifejackets. Many sailors simply don’t see themselves as being at risk of falling overboard. A typical quote from one yacht cruising group was: ‘I don’t wear a lifejacket in most scenarios. When you are sailing in a 50ft+ boat with a nice safe cockpit you are not likely to fall over the side.’ By highlighting that 12% of sailors fall overboard in their lifetime, the 1 in 8 campaign challenged the view that sailors will never fall overboard. A well-fitted, and suitable lifejacket could save your life. It’s vital to survival in UK waters and can increase your chances of survival by up to four times when immersed in cold water (Professor Mike Tipton, 2012). For tips on picking the right lifejacket with crotch straps and maintaining it, go to RNLI.org/safety. Don’t believe the statistics? Even if you’re still unconvinced that 1 in 8 yacht sailors fall overboard in their lifetime, MOB is more common than most of us like to admit. Hopefully, our campaigns based on this research will encourage you to consider your own safety. The RNLI is there to help. RNLI volunteer crew will drop everything to rescue you in an emergency. You can also help keep yourself safe. Take advantage of a free RNLI Advice Onboard session – get your lifejacket and safety kit checked on your own boat by an RNLI volunteer. See the Advice Onboard advert for details.

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INTERNATIONAL ETCHELLS March – October 30 feet of pure one-design sailing machine which can plane downwind, and slips along in the light. The largest fleet of dry sailed keelboat in Cowes. Owner-driven with two or three crew, strict onedesign credentials and an annual six-sail limit. It’s as much fun as the big boats, but less hassle with fewer crew and less maintenance. Easy to trail or ship overseas, it fits into a 40 foot high top container. The Annual World Championships are held in different places each year – USA, Australia, Europe and Asia and will be in Cowes in September 2016. Fifty fleets worldwide and over 1,400 boats built to date, with older boats retaining their competitiveness. Past world champions include Dennis Connor, Bill Hardesty, Stuart Childerley, Andy Beadsworth, Jud Smith, Ken Read, Poul Hoj-Jensen, Vince Brun, Dave Curtis and Chris Law. Ben Ainslie was third in the 2009 Worlds sailing with John Bertrand and Andrew Palfrey, the last two named going on to win the 2010 Worlds with Tom Slingsby. The Etchells Invitational Regatta for the Gertrude Cup will be held on 30 July – 3 August 2016. Film of last year’s Regatta on www.etchellsinvitational.com. We have loaner boats available and an active youth programme. Fleet captain: davidfranks80@gmail.com or 07768 063868. www.etchellsukfleet.co.uk

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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. Since 2010 eight new hulls and modern decks have been moulded, ensuring that Darings will enjoy fantastic racing for another 50 years. www.daring.org.uk DRAGON CLASS SOLENT DIVISION April – October The Dragon is a beautiful 29 foot keelboat, which has a 3 or 4 person crew and is raced throughout the world. There has been an active fleet established in Cowes ever since the class first appeared in the UK in the ‘30s. The class are active participants in the Cowes Keelboat Solent Series and the Cowes Keelboat Championship, with occasional “stand-alone” championship weekends for appropriate silverware. The UK National Championships (Edinburgh Cup) are in Abersoch this year, from 2 July to 9 July. www.solentdragons.com X ONE DESIGN CLASS April – October The XOD 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 racing at the front of the fleets is very high. XODs are traditionally the largest entry in Cowes Week, with over half the entire fleet, in excess of 80 boats, sailing from home ports to participate each year. In 2011, the Centenary of the first XOD race was celebrated by 145 XODs competing during Cowes Week, a record entry for the regatta. The XODs are also the largest fleet in the increasingly popular Cowes Classics Week with 50 entries in 2014, and this is expected to be exceeded in 2016. www.xonedesign.org.uk JOG CHAMPIONSHIP 25 March – 1 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 are held 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 starting box just east of Egypt Point, Cowes. www.jog.org.uk

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RSYC DOUBLE HANDED RACING 9 April – 15 October The Royal Southampton Yacht Club is the UK’s home of Double Handed racing. The 2016 series comprises 12 races: 4 Inshore, 4 Offshore and 4 Alongshore, open to all comers in IRC, RSYC & Multihull classes. This includes the ever-popular Island Double on Saturday 16 July, which regularly attracts upwards of 120 boats. The RSYC have been awarded the Double Handed IRC National Championships for a third year (this time in conjunction with RORC incorporating the Royal Corinthian YC) taking place on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September. www.rsyc.org.uk ISLAND SAILING CLUB EVENING RACE SERIES 19 April – 30 August – Tuesday Nights The Island Sailing Club’s ever-popular Evening Race Series provides races for all sizes of boat on Tuesday evenings, with the exception of Cowes Week, through to 30 August when the traditional Bang & Go Back Race marks the end of the evening season. Other open events take place throughout the year – contact the ISC for details – chris@islandsc.org.uk. www.islandsc.org.uk/isctuesday.aspx

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VICE ADMIRAL’S CUP 20 – 22 May The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s annual Vice Admiral’s Cup regatta will take place from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 May. Since its introduction the event has gone from strength to strength, with its close racing format making it enjoyable for the competitors.This year there will be a maximum of six classes taking part in the event among them will be the Quarter Tonners who have been involved with the event since it started. Other familiar classes at the regatta will be the SB20s, which are also expected to field a strong fleet, with J/111 Class and J/109 fleet which have also become regular visitors to the event in recent years. This year they will be including the Fast 40 + and Fast 30 Classes which are both new to the regatta. www.rorc.org DUBARRY WOMEN’S OPEN KEELBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS 4 – 5 June The Women’s Open Keelboat Championship is a weekend for sailors with 100% female crew. WOKC focuses on high quality, competitive keelboat racing, accommodating a range of experience and age groups across key one design and handicap fleets. Hosted by Hamble River Sailing Club. www.womensopenkeelboatchampionships.co.uk COUTTS QUARTER TON CUP 15 – 17 June The Coutts Quarter Ton Cup will be hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, from 15 – 17 June. Now in its twelfth year, the event will once again be open to Quarter Tonners built under all three iterations of the Quarter Ton Rule and will be raced under IRC. This year’s event will follow the well-established and much loved formula of lots of fast and furious racing afloat, followed by lots of informal and fun après sailing ashore. Another new development for this year’s event is the introduction of an additional class. This will be for boats of a rating of 0.89 and below and for boats such as GK24, Bolero, Quarto, Farr 727’s, Eygthene 24’s, Trapper 300. www.rys.org.uk IRC SOLENT REGION CHAMPIONSHIP 18 June – 8 October Spanning the full length of the Solent, this series aims to encourage larger fleets of IRC-rated yachts in a wide range of competitive racing. Post-race hospitality at host clubs provides the opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of each, and socialise with fellow competitors. Boats can enter any combination of events, or the whole series, on the website. www.solentirc.org.uk

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J.P. MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2 July The annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club (ISC), is one of the most iconic yacht races in the world, and it takes place around the Isle of Wight. The one-day Race regularly attracts over 1,600 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it the largest yacht race of its kind 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 around the Isle of Wight. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races west about, to The Needles, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back to the Solent to the finish line at Cowes. The Race provides a unique opportunity for friends and first timers to race against world-renowned sailors. Some of the best known and fastest boats in yacht racing will be competing this year, including Phaedo3, Concise 10, current monohull record holder Leopard, and Hugh Boss. Racing in their own new class this year are the Fast 40+ boats. For those not competing there are many vantage points both on the Island and the south coast, from which to watch the race, such as Hurst Castle, The Needles and the Spinnaker Tower and the Race website features full tracking, news on the hour, the Race Blog and RTI TV, launched last year to deliver four hours of live streaming from the start/finish line. If you want to be on the start line for this year’s Race, late entries close at midday on Saturday 29 June. For entry details and all the news, head for the home page of the official Race website. You can also keep up to date with RTI Race news and share your stories on both Twitter and Facebook. Just use the hashtag #raceforall. The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is the Official Race Charity but anyone can fundraise for their chosen charity via: www.justgiving.com/ company/roundtheisland. The Race website also includes a Forum with a ‘crew wanted’ and ‘crew available’ section and you can contribute to other general race discussions. The ISC looks forward to welcoming you to this year’s event, and to the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Race Village in Cowes Yacht Haven. www.roundtheisland.org.uk

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CHARLES STANLEY COWES CLASSICS WEEK 11 – 15 July Cowes Classics Week, run by The Royal London Yacht Club, offers class racing for all metre boats, classic racing keelboats and one designs including, but not restricted to, 12mR, 8mR, 6mR (classic and modern), 5.5mR, Daring, Dragon (classic and modern), Solent Sunbeam, Bembridge Redwing, Seaview Mermaid, Squib, XOD, Folkboat, Victory, Bembridge, Loch Long and Yarmouth One Designs, Flying Fifteen and Swallow. There are also classes for Classic Yachts including a non-spinnaker class, Classical/Revival Day Boats and old Gaffers. Racing from Committee Boats will be on a mix of laid and round-the-cans courses. The social programme includes tea and home-made cake after racing, sponsors’ Receptions and dining/ partying at each of the major Yacht Clubs in Cowes. www.cowesclassicsweek.org SAIL THE WIGHT 16 July The annual anti-clockwise race round the Island from the Royal Yacht Squadron line run by East Cowes Sailing Club in aid of Island charity AGE UK Isle of Wight. www.sailthewight.org.uk PANERAI BRITISH CLASSIC WEEK 16 – 23 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, takes place in Cowes. 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 six-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

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SOLENT EVENTS DIARY AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES 21 - 24 July The best sailors, the fastest boats, watch the excitement and join the action. The most spectacular show in sailing returns to Portsmouth from 21-24 July and is set to be even more incredible with a newlook ticket only ‘Race Village’ in a compact but content rich area in Southsea located around the Southsea Castle area locally known as ‘Bandstand Field’ and ‘Castle Field’. The excitement for the event is already building with tickets selling fast. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is a premier racing circuit that forms part of the 35th America’s Cup sailing programme. The series features the best sailors in the world competing on AC45F (45 foot foiling) catamarans. The circuit will travel to a number of locations around the world in 2015 and 2016. Portsmouth was the first event of the series with local heroes Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing winning the event in front of their home crowd. They will be looking to defend their title in July 2016. www.americascup.com COWES DINGHY WEEK 23 - 27 July 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 BREWIN DOLPHIN COMMODORES’ CUP 23 - 30 July The Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup is the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews. The international offshore regatta comprises a tough mix of inshore and offshore racing and is an intense seven-day programme that pits three-boat teams against one another to accrue overall team points. www.commodorescup.rorc.org THE ETCHELLS INVITATIONAL REGATTA 30 July – 3 August Hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club, teams from around the world will be sailing to win the 141 year old Gertrude Cup Trophy. Twenty identical boats with identical new North sails will be launched at Cowes Yacht Haven, race-ready for the teams to race over four days in the central Solent. Teams change hulls every morning but keep the same sails. 2014 saw the inauguration of this event and there is a film on the website showing how the 20 teams from 11 different countries fought to win the trophy. www.etchellsinvitational.com

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COWES WEEK 6 – 13 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 around 40 daily races for between 800 and 1,000 boats and has a varied race programme to suit the most competitively campaigned boats, cruiser racers, and everything in between; there’s something for everyone at this, the world’s best known sailing regatta. Cowes Week, as the event is now known, attracts up to 8,000 competitors ranging from Olympic and world-class professionals to weekend sailors, and in excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the social scene, and to experience the unique atmosphere. www.cowesweek.co.uk

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CHICHESTER HARBOUR RACE REGATTA WEEK 15 – 19 August Hayling Island Sailing Club – three race areas. Series A – RS 400, Merlin, Flying Fifteen, Finn, Laser classes plus Fast Asymmetric with Foils, Medium Asymmetric and Fast Handicap fleets. Series B – RS 200, Laser, Radial, 4.7, Solo, RS Feva classes and Medium Handicap. Series C – Topper, RS Tera, Optimist classes and Slow Handicap Series A & B have one race a day with three to count, and Series C has nine races with three to count. www.chichesterharbourrace.sailevent.net ETCHELLS WORLDS 2-9 September The Etchells World Championship is in Cowes in September 2016 and over 60 boats from 11 countries are expected. Many former Etchells World Champions will compete including John Bertrand winner of the America’s Cup for Australia in 1983. Steve Benjamin, the current US Rolex Yachtsman of the Year who placed second in the Etchells Worlds in Hong Kong in 2015 will attend and the current Etchells World Champions the US team of Skip Dieball and Jon McClean will fight to defend their title. Jon grew up in North Wales with Eddie Warden Owen so they will resume their long-standing rivalry. It isn’t too late to join the Cowes Fleet and enter the 2016 Etchells Worlds. 2016.etchellsworlds.org

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COWES CLASSIC POWERBOAT FESTIVAL 3 – 4 September This year’s Cowes Classic Powerboat Festival will be based at Cowes Yacht Haven and will see a mix of 20 race boats and some wonderful classic boats all taking part in the Festival. The boats will assemble in the North Basin at Cowes Yacht Haven on Saturday 3 September, which means the public are able to watch all the activity from shore, as boats and crew undergo technical inspection and carry out last minute race preparation. Racing takes place on Sunday 4 September, and will consist of two races. The 200-mile Cowes-Torquay-Cowes powerboat race, which is the longest running offshore powerboat race in the world, will start at 0900 off Gurnard and the race boats are expected to return to Cowes between 1430 and 1730, finishing north of Gurnard cardinal buoy. The Cowes-Poole-Cowes race – for a range of other classes – will start at 1000 and sees the race boats travel down the Western Solent and around Poole Bay before returning to Cowes. Adding to the excitement will be a flotilla of ‘classic’ powerboats which will provide safety support for the race starts before performing a parade in the Western Solent. www.cowestorquaycowes.co.uk LITTLE BRITAIN CHALLENGE CUP 9 – 10 September First started in 1988, the Little Britain Challenge Cup is the premier construction and property industry event. 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 SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 16 – 25 September The Southampton Boat Show – Britain’s best-loved on-water Boat Show – is a much anticipated event, providing fun-filled days out for boaters, families and friends to see thousands of boats, brands, products and suppliers. www.southamptonboatshow.com

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GARMIN HAMBLE WINTER SERIES 9 October – 4 December The Garmin Hamble Winter Series provides the best winter sailing in the UK for IRC0-4, J/111, J/70, J/80, J/109 and SB20 one designs and sportsboats. The Series provides top class, competitive racing and a great welcome back at host Hamble River Sailing Club’s Clubhouse. www.hamblewinterseries.com HAMBLE ONE DESIGN CHAMPIONSHIPS 15 – 16 October and 29 – 30 October The Solent’s Autumn Championship for one design yachts: J/111, J/109, J/80, J/70, SB20 etc. Top class competitive racing and a great welcome back at host Hamble River Sailing Club’s Clubhouse. www.hrsc.org.uk HAMBLE BIG BOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS 15 – 16 October and 29 – 30 October This is an annual top class Solent event for yachts of 40ft and over. Competitive racing and a great welcome back at host Hamble River Sailing Club’s Clubhouse. www.hrsc.org.uk

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Portsmouth SC - Parhelion Spring Series 2 Lymington Town SC - Dinghy Cruise 1 Warsash SC - Warsash Spring Series 3 Royal Southampton YC - Spring Series 1 and 2 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Early Points 5 Hamble River SC - Early Bird 2 East Cowes SC - Mass Start and Ladies 1 Portsmouth SC - Parhelion Spring Series 3 JOG - Nab Tower Race Royal Southampton YC - Spring Solent Double Handed - Inshore 1 Royal Southern YC - Match Cup Qualifier Warsash SC - Warsash Spring Series 4 Royal Southampton YC - Spring Series 3 and 4 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Early Points 6 Hamble River SC - Early Bird 3 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 1 Portsmouth SC - Parhelion Spring Series 4 Lymington Town SC - Hamble Scramble Lymington-Hamble & Back Royal Victoria YC - Optimist Open Traveller Series Warsash SC - Warsash Spring Championship 1 - 2 Warsash SC - Warsash Spring Series 5 Royal Southampton YC - Spring Series 5 and 6 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Early Points 7 Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 1 Hamble River SC - Early Bird 4 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Early Points 1 Royal Solent YC - Early Bird Race East Cowes SC - Spring Series 2 Portsmouth SC - Parhelion Spring Series 5 Royal Southampton YC - Spring Series 7 and 8 Warsash SC - Warsash Spring Championship 3 - 4 Royal London YC - Warm Up Regatta Royal Thames YC - Spring Excuse Members Cruising Event Warsash SC - Warsash Spring Series 6 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Early Points 8 Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 2 Hamble River SC - Early Bird 5 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Early Points 2 Royal Solent YC - Series 1 Race 1 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 3 JOG - St Vaast Royal Southern YC - X Yachts Solent Cup Royal Southampton YC - Weymouth Double Leg 1 - Offshore 1-2 RORC - Cervantes Trophy Race RORC - Etchells South Coast Championship Royal London YC - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series

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SOLENT EVENTS CALENDAR Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 4 Hamble River SC - A Series 1 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Early Points 4 Royal Solent YC - Series 1 Race 3 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 5 JOG - Cowes to Yarmouth Island Sailing Club - Inshore Series 1 Christchurch Bay Race RORC - De Guingand Bowl Race Portsmouth SC - Contessa 32 Inshore Points Championship 1 Royal Solent YC - Pilot Cutters Royal Yacht Squadron - Cowes Keelboat Championship 1 Britannia Corporate Events - Legal Cup JOG - Yarmouth to Cowes Island Sailing Club - Spring Series Day 3 Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 5 Hamble River SC - A Series 2 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Early Points 5 Island Sailing Club - IOW Businesses Sonar Evening Regatta Day 1 Royal Solent YC - Series 1 Race 4 Britannia Corporate Events - LIA Regatta East Cowes SC - Spring Series 6 Royal Southampton YC - Twilight Series 1 RORC - Vice Admirals Cup Gosport Peninsula Charity Pursuit Royal Thames YC - J/70 Southern Championship / J/70 Open Royal Thames YC - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Royal Southern YC - Hamble to Yarmouth Race Lymington Town SC - Sunday Early Summer Points A/B 3 Island Sailing Club - Spring Series Day 4 Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 6 Hamble River SC - A Series 3 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Early Points 6 Royal Solent YC - Series 1 Race 5 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 7 Royal Southampton YC - Cherbourg - Double 3 Royal Southern YC/Royal London YC and Deauville YC - Cowes to Deauville Race JOG - Roscoff 65th Anniversary Race Lymington Town SC - Dinghy Cruise 2 RORC - Myth of Malham Race RORC - Bank of England Regatta

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Island Sailing Club - Cowes Keelboat Championship 2 Royal London YC - Sigma 38 Nationals Royal Yacht Squadron Racing - Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy Etchells Lymington Town SC - Sunday Early Summer Points A/B 4 Island Sailing Club - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 7

JUNE Wed 01 Wed 01 Wed 01 Thu 02 Thu 02 Sat 04 Sat 04 Sat 04 Sat 04 Sat 04 Sun 05 Sun 05 Sun 05 Tue 07 Wed 08 Wed 08 Wed 08 Thu 09 Thu 09 Thu 09 Thu 09 Fri 10 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sun 12 Sun 12 Mon 13 Tue 14 Wed 15 Wed 15 Wed 15 Wed 15 Wed 15 Wed 15 Wed 15 Thu 16 Thu 16 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18 Tue 21 Wed 22 Wed 22 Wed 22 Thu 23 Thu 23 Fri 24 Fri 24 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sa t25 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sun 26 Tue 28 Wed 29 Wed 29 Wed 29 Thu 30 Thu 30

Royal Solent YC - Series 1 Race 6 Hamble River SC - A Series 4 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Early Points 7 Royal Southampton YC - Twilight Series 2 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 8 Island Sailing Club - Inshore Series 2 Solent Race Hamble River SC - Women’s Open Keelboat Championship Royal London YC - Contessa 32 Inshore Points Championship 2 RORC - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Island Sailing Club - London Corinthian Sonar Regatta Island Sailing Club - Annual One Day Regatta Lymington Town SC - Newtown Race Royal Solent YC - Queen’s Jubilee Race Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 8 Hamble River SC - A Series 5 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Early Points 8 Royal Solent YC - Series 1 Race 7 Royal Southampton YC - Twilight Series 3 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 9 Britannia Corporate Events - Lutine Lineslip Royal Southern YC - J Cup Regatta JOG - Alderney RORC - Morgan Cup Race Royal Southampton YC - Laid Marks and Summer Solent Doubles - Inshore 2 and 3 Royal Thames YC - Saida Cup / Etchells Open Royal London YC - Cowes Keelboat Championship 3 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Early Summer Points A/B 5 Royal Southern YC - Pursuit Race Island Sailing Club - IDOR Regatta Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 9 Hamble River SC - A Series 6 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Early Points 9 Island Sailing Club - IOW Businesses Sonar Evening Regatta Day 2 Britannia Corporate Events - IMA Europe Cup Royal Solent YC - Series 2 Race 1 RORC - Coutts Quarter Ton Cup Royal Southern YC - Match Cup Royal Southampton YC - Twilight Series 4 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 10 East Cowes SC - Sail the Wight Royal Southern YC - IRC Solent Series 2 Cowes Corinthian YC/Parkstone YC - Contessa 32 Inshore Points Championship 3 Royal Southern YC - June Regatta. Summer Series 2. IRC Small Boat Regatta Island Sailing Club - BPMI Cup Regatta Royal Thames YC - Cumberland Regatta RORC - Stug Perry Trophy Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 10 Hamble River SC - A Series 7 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Early Points 10 Royal Solent YC - Series 2 Race 2 Royal Southampton YC - Twilight Series 5 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 11 JOG - Dartmouth Royal London YC - Etchells Nationals RORC - IRC National Championship Lymington Town SC - Dinghy Cruise 3 Royal Southampton YC - West Princessa Double - Alongshore 1 Britannia Corporate Events - Energy Regatta Royal Solent YC - Prince Consort Charity Regatta Royal Yacht Squadron - June Solent Weekend Royal Yacht Squadron - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Royal Thames YC - 1851 Cup / Swan 60 Match Racing Invitational Lymington Town SC - Sunday Early Summer Points A/B 6 Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 11 Hamble River SC - A Series 8 Lymington Town SC - Ladies Race and Crews Race Royal Solent YC - Series 2 Race 3 Royal Southampton YC - Twilight Series 6 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 12

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Island Sailing Club - JP MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT ROUND THE ISLAND RACE Lymington Town SC - Sunday Early Summer Points A/B 7 Royal Southern YC - Oyster Week Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 12 Hamble River SC - Bottle Pursuit Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Summer Points 1 Royal Solent YC - Series 2 Race 4 Royal Southampton YC - Summer Series 1

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SOLENT EVENTS CALENDAR Thu 07 Thu 07 Fri 08 Fri 08 Sat 09 Sat 09 Sat 09 Sat 09 Sat 09 Sat 09 Sun 10 Mon 11 Tue 12 Wed 13 Wed 13 Wed 13 Thu 14 Thu 14 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sun 17 Mon 18 Tue 19 Wed 20 Wed 20 Wed 20 Thu 21 Thu 21 Thu 21 Fri 22 Sat 23 Sat 23 Sat 23 Sun 24 Sun 24 Sun 24 Tue 26 Wed 27 Wed 27 Wed 27 Wed 27 Th 28 Thu 28 Fri 29 Fri 29 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sun 31

East Cowes SC - Spring Series 13 Island Sailing Club - Savills Sonar Regatta JOG - St Malo RORC - Cowes - Dinard - St Malo Race Lymington Town SC - Dinghy Cruise 4 Britannia Corporate Events - Britannia Regatta Cowes Corinthian YC - Cowes Keelboat Championship 4 RORC - Etchells Southern Area Championship RORC - Solent Sunbeams Cowes Weekend Royal Yacht Squadron - J/70 Summer Championships Lymington Town SC - Sunday Early Summer Points A/B 8 Royal London YC with ISC RVYC CCYC and RORC - Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 13 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Summer Points 2 Hamble River SC - B Series 1 Royal Solent YC - Series 2 Race 5 Royal Southampton YC - Summer Series 2 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 14 East Cowes SC - Sail the Wight JOG - Weymouth Royal Southampton YC - Island Double Double - Alongshore 2 Royal Lymington YC - Royal Lymington Cup Royal Thames YC - UK Sailing League / J/70 Invitational RORC - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series RORC - XOD Telegraph Trophy Royal Southern YC - Contessa 32 Inshore Points Championship 4 Royal Southern YC - July Regatta. Summer Series 3 Royal Yacht Squadron Racing - Panerai British Classic Week Royal Southern YC - Cruiser Race Lymington Town SC - RNLI Race Royal Solent YC - Sunset Series Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 14 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Summer Points 3 Hamble River SC - B Series 2 Royal Solent YC - Series 2 Race 6 Royal Southampton YC - Summer Series 3 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 15 Portsmouth - AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES JOG - Fecamp Royal Thames YC - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Royal Southern YC - XOD Class Central Southern Championships RORC - Brewin Dolphin Commodores Cup Lymington Town SC - Cowes and Back Race Lymington Town SC - Sunday Late Summer Points A/B 1 Royal Temple YC - Ramsgate Week Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 15 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Summer Points 4 Island Sailing Club - IOW Businesses Sonar Evening Regatta Day 3 Hamble River SC - B Series 3 Royal Solent YC - Series 2 Race 7 Royal Southampton YC - Summer Series 4 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 16 Royal Southern YC - J/111 Pre-Worlds Regatta Royal Solent YC - The Taittinger Regatta Household Division YC - Annual Regatta Royal Solent YC - IRC Solent Series 3 RORC - Channel Race Royal Southampton YC - Poole Bar Double - Alongshore 3 Royal Thames YC - Gertrude Cup International Etchells Invitational Royal Yacht Squadron - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series

AUGUST Mon 01 Tue 02 Wed 03 Wed 03 Wed 03 Thu 04 Sat 06 Sun 07 Wed 10 Wed 10 Wed 10 Sun14 Sun14 Mon 15 Tue16 Wed 17 Wed 17 Wed 17 Thu 18 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sun 21

Island Sailing Club - J/111 Worlds Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 16 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Summer Points 5 Hamble River SC - B Series 4 Royal Solent YC - Series 3 Race 1 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 17 COWES WEEK Lymington Town SC - Sunday Late Summer Points A/B 2 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Summer Points 6 Hamble River SC - Cowes Week Pursuit Royal Solent YC - Series 3 Race 2 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Late Summer Points A/B 3 RORC - Ile d’Ouessant Race Royal Yacht Squadron Racing - Santander Race Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 17 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Summer Points 7 Hamble River SC - B Series 5 Royal Solent YC - Harwoods Fandango Royal Southampton YC - Summer Series 5 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 18 Bembridge SC/EWCC - Annual Regatta Lymington Town SC - Dinghy Cruise 5 Royal Southern YC - Poole and Back Race Royal Solent YC - Folkboat Week Island Sailing Club/Royal Southern YC - Brambles Cricket Match

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Photo: Hamo Thornycroft Sun 21 Mon 22 Tue 23 Tue 23 Wed 24 Wed 24 Wed 25 Thu 25 Thu 25 Fri 26 Fri 26 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sun 28 Tue 30 Wed 31 Wed 31 Wed 31

Lymington Town SC - Sunday Late Summer Points A/B 4 Royal Yacht Squadron Racing - J/111 Championships Island Sailing Club - Evening Series 18 Seaview YC/EWCC - Annual Regatta Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Summer Points 8 Royal Solent YC - Series 3 Race 3 Hamble River SC - B Series 6 Royal Southampton YC - Summer Series 6 East Cowes SC - Spring Series 19 JOG - The Channel Race Cowes to St Peter Port Royal London YC - Etchells Europeans Royal Southampton YC - St Peter Port Double - Offshore 4 RORC - August Bank Holiday Regatta Swanwick Bursledon and Warsash Regatta Lymington Town SC - Coronation Cup Island Sailing Club - Evening Race Series Bang and Go Back Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Summer Points 9 Royal Solent YC - Series 3 Race 4 Hamble River SC - B Series 7

SEPTEMBER Thu 01 East Cowes SC - Mass Start and Ladies 3 Thu 01 Island Sailing Club - Adult Sonar Sailing concludes Fri 02 RORC - Cherbourg Race Fri 02 Royal London YC - Etchells Worlds Sat 03 Island Sailing Club - Old Gaffers Solent Race Sat 03 Lymington Town SC - Dinghy Cruise 6 Sat 03 Island Sailing Club - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Sat 03 Lymington Town SC - Contessa 32 Inshore Points Championship 6 Sat 03 Royal Victoria YC - Merrydown Regatta Sat 03 RORC - Spread Eagle Regatta Sat 03 Royal Southern YC - Hamble Scramble Yarmouth and Back Sun 04 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Late Summer Points A/B 5 Sun 04 Island Sailing Club - Autumn Series Day 1 Wed 07 Lymington Town SC - Wednesday Summer Points 10 Wed 07 Hamble River SC - B Series 8 Wed 07 Royal Solent YC - Series 3 Race 5 Thu 08 Royal Yacht Squadron Racing - Little Britain Challenge Cup Thu 08 Royal Victoria YC - National Squib European Cup Sat 10 JOG - Cowes to Poole via back of Wight Sat 10 Island Sailing Club - Mini Tonner Regatta Sat 10 Royal Solent YC - RAYC Regatta Sat 10 Royal Thames YC - Cowes Keelboat Championship 5 Sun 11 JOG - Poole to Cowes Sun 11 Lymington Town SC - Christchurch Ledge Race and North Head Race Sun 11 Island Sailing Club - Autumn Series Day 2 Wed14 Royal Solent YC - Series 3 Race 6 Thu 15 Britannia Corporate Events - EMC Silicon Cup Fri 16 City YC - Chairty Regatta Fri 16 Royal Southampton YC / RORC - IRC Double Handed National Championship Fri 16 Royal Southern YC - Fast 40 Class National Championships Sat 17 Royal London YC - Windsor Cup Sat 17 Cowes Corinthian YC - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Sat 17 Royal Southern YC - September Regatta. Summer Series 4 Sun 18 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Late Summer Points A/B 6 Sun 18 Island Sailing Club - Autumn Series Day 3 Sun 18 Royal Southampton YC - Nab Tower Double - Alongshore 4 Wed 21 Royal Solent YC - Champagne Race Fri 23 JOG - Cherbourg II Sat 24 Island Sailing Club - Charity Sail Regatta Sat 24 Portsmouth SC - Parhelion Autumn Series 1 Sat 24 RORC - Finn Trophy Sat 24 Royal Solent YC - Centenary Chase Sat 24 Royal Southampton YC - RNLI Charity Race/Rally Sat 24 Royal Southern YC - Ladies Race Sat 24 Royal Southern YC - Inter-Club Youth Keelboat Championships Sat 24 Portsmouth SC - IRC Solent Series 4 Sat 24 Portsmouth SC - Portsmouth Regatta Sat 24 RORC - Cowes Keelboat Championship 6 Sat 24 Royal Southern YC - Hamble Classics

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Royal Air Force YC - Battle of Britain Regatta Lymington Town SC - Sunday Late Summer Points A/B 7 Island Sailing Club - Autumn Series Day 4 Royal Air Force YC - IRC Solent Series 5 Royal Southern YC - Ancient Mariners Race Cowes Corinthian YC - CO32 National Championships

OCTOBER Sat 01 Sat 01 Sat 01 Sat 01 Sat 01 Sat 01 Sun 02 Sun 02 Sat 08 Sat 08 Sat 08 Sun 09 Sun 09 Sun 09 Sun 09 Sat 15 Sat 15 Sat 15 Sat 15 Sat 15 Sun 16 Sun 16 Sun 16 Sun 16 Sun 16 Sat 22 Sun 23 Sun 23 Sun 23 Sun 23 Sun 23 Sun 23 Sat 29 Sat 29 Sun 30 Sun 30 Sun 30 Sun 30 Sun 30 Sun 30

Portsmouth SC - Parhelion Autumn Series 2 JOG - Solent Race - finish in Lymington Royal Yacht Squadron Racing - Etchells National Championships Royal London YC - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Island Sailing Club - John Lewis Partnership SC Regatta RORC - Arrow Trophy Lymington Town SC - Sunday Late Summer Points A/B 8 Royal Solent YC - Turkey Cup Portsmouth SC - Parhelion Autumn Series 3 Island Sailing Club - Inshore Series 3 Nab Tower Race - IRC Solent Series 6 Royal Yacht Squadron - Cowes Keelboat Solent Series Hamble River SC - Garmin Hamble Winter Series 1 Royal Southampton YC - Winter Series 1 and 2 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Winter Series 1 Royal Solent YC - Winter Series 1 Portsmouth SC - Parhelion Autumn Series 4 Royal Southampton YC - Autumn Solent Double - Inshore 4 Royal London YC - Jenny Anne Cup Hamble River SC - Big Boat and One Design Championships 1 and 2 Royal Thames YC - Autumn Excuse Members Cruising Event Hamble River SC - Garmin Hamble Winter Series 2 Royal Southampton YC - Winter Series 3 and 4 Lymington Town SC - Solent Circuit Autumn Series 1 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Winter Series 2 Royal Solent YC - Winter Series 2 Portsmouth SC - Parhelion Autumn Series 5 Hamble River SC - Garmin Hamble Winter Series 3 Royal Southampton YC - Winter Series 5 and 6 Lymington Town SC - Solent Circuit Autumn Series 2 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Winter Series 3 Royal Solent YC - Winter Series 3 Portsmouth SC - Frostbite Series 1 Hamble River SC - Big Boat and One Design Championship 3 and 4 Portsmouth SC - Parhelion Autumn Series 6 Royal Southampton YC - Winter Series 7 and 8 Royal Victoria YC - Frostbite Open Series 1 Hamble River SC - Garmin Hamble Winter Series 4 Lymington Town SC - Solent Circuit Autumn Series 3 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Winter Series 4 Royal Solent YC - Winter Series 4

NOVEMBER Sun 06 Sun 06 Sun 06 Sun 06 Sun 06 Sun 06 Sun 13 Sun 13 Sun 13 Sun 13 Sun 13 Sun 13 Sun 13 Sun 20 Sun 20 Sun 20 Sun 20 Sun 20 Sun 20 Sun 27 Sun 27 Sun 27 Sun 27

Royal Solent YC - Winter Series 5 Portsmouth SC - Frostbite Series 2 Royal Southampton YC - Charity Pursuit Race Lymington Town SC - Solent Circuit Autumn Series 4 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Winter Series 5 Royal Victoria YC - Frostbite Open Series 2 Hamble River SC - Garmin Hamble Winter Series 5 Portsmouth SC - Frostbite Series 3 Royal Southampton YC - Winter Series 9 and 10 Lymington Town SC - Solent Circuit Autumn Series 5 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Winter Series 6 Royal Solent YC - Winter Series 2 1 Royal Victoria YC - Frostbite Open Series 3 Hamble River SC - Garmin Hamble Winter Series 6 Portsmouth SC - Frostbite Series 4 Lymington Town SC - Solent Circuit Autumn Series 6 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Winter Series 7 Royal Solent YC - Winter Series 2 2 Royal Victoria YC - Frostbite Open Series 4 Hamble River SC - Garmin Hamble Winter Series 7 Portsmouth SC - Frostbite Series 5 Lymington Town SC - Solent Circuit Autumn Series 7 Royal Victoria YC - Frostbite Open Series 5

DECEMBER Sun 04 Sun 04 Sun 04 Sun 04 Sun 04 Sun 11 Sun 11 Sun 11 Sun 11 Sun 18 Sun 25 Mon 26

Hamble River SC - Garmin Hamble Winter Series 8 Portsmouth SC - Frostbite Series 6 Lymington Town SC - Sunday Winter Series 9 Royal Solent YC - Winter Series 2 4 Royal Victoria YC - Frostbite Open Series 6 Portsmouth SC - Frostbite Series Reserve Day Lymington Town SC - Sunday Winter Series 10 Royal Solent YC - Winter Series 2 5 Royal Victoria YC - Frostbite Open Series 7 Royal Victoria YC - Frostbite Open Series 8 Portsmouth SC - Fourth Annual Hot Turkey Race Royal Solent YC - Boxing Day Race

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Low Pressure Systems – What do they do?

Much of the weather in the Solent is driven by depressions passing to the north of us. These are generally well forecast, but we can help ourselves greatly by understanding the general progression of weather coming over us. By knowing where we are in relation to the overall passage of the system we can gain a much better insight about what is going to happen next, and therefore how we can prepare our boats and crew for its approach. The Warm Front This is the leading edge of the warm conveyor, and the front of the warm sector. As such, the warm air will climb up over the cold conveyor ahead of it, and as it rises it will cool and the moisture in it will condense to form clouds and then rain. The thickness of the clouds decreases with altitude, starting with nimbostratus (or fog – which is just cloud at ground level), then altocumulus, altostratus, cirrostratus and cirrus clouds. So if you are ahead of one of these, to start with the visibility will be quite good, as you will be in relatively cold, dry air, and there will be some light stratus or cumulus cloud around. Several hundred kilometres before the surface front reaches you high level wispy cirrus clouds will appear, getting lower and thicker until the actual front arrives at surface together with rain and possibly fog. The wind will be from the south or even south east (in the northern hemisphere) and the barometer will be steadily falling. The air temperature will be cooler ahead of the warm front, but before it clouds over the sun will make for more pleasant conditions. At the warm front the wind will veer towards the south west, the rain will be at its heaviest to date before easing off to a drizzle or less, visibility will be poor in fog or rain, and the barometer will stop falling so quickly. The Warm Sector This is part of a single air mass, so the conditions will be more stable here. The warm sector is where the warm conveyor is, so the air will be relatively warm and wet. There may well be low stratus cloud or some fog with occasional rain or drizzle, and this will make the temperature feel cool as the sun is blocked, even if the air temperature is up. This level of moisture in the air will give moderate visibility, which may be poor if it rains. The wind will be steady from around the south west, and the barometer will also be steady, generally either rising or falling very slowly. If it’s falling, it may well be that the entire low is deepening. This sector is usually good for sailing, but not for sunbathing. The Cold Front The cold front is a very different animal to the warm front. As the air mass is cold and dry, it cannot climb up and over the warm sector air mass, so all the interaction between the two air masses happens in a much more vertical plane, potentially allowing the formation of massive cumulonimbus clouds fed by warm updrafts from the warm sector. Just ahead of the front there may be a sudden dip in pressure 66

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After the cold front has passed, however, the wind will veer again towards the west or north west, the skies will clear almost immediately, and as the air is now part of the cold, dry air mass the visibility will be excellent and there may be some scenic cumulus clouds if any. The wind may not yet decrease in strength, however – that depends on the isobar spacing. The pressure will now start to increase however, so calmer weather will be on the way. The End of a Depression Occlusions As the whole system becomes more mature the cold front will start to catch up with the warm front, very much like a zipper being done up. This forms an occluded front and results in what’s left of the warm sector being pushed up above the preceding and following cold air masses which now join up. The example shown is a warm occlusion because the air advancing faster behind the cold front is warmer than the air ahead of the warm front. If it was the other way round, with the air behind the cold front colder than the air ahead of the warm front, it would be a cold occlusion. From the observer’s point of view beneath them, they’re both wet. Cold fronts are quicker than warm fronts because the warm air that rises up the warm front becomes cold and dry by the time it gets up to the top – effectively the advancing cold and dry air behind the cold front simply shoves the warm and wet air in the warm sector up and over the air in front of it. As all this warm wet air is lifted, it cools, causing water vapour to condense as the air cools to appear in the form of a persistent miserable drizzle and low level cloud. As this is towards the end of the frontal system’s life it’s normally not very energetic, just wet.

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by 1 or 2 hPa, and the wind may back by up to 20O. Both of these effects are short-lived, and often pass un-noticed in the rush to put in a reef. Conditions under the front can be severe, with unpredictable squalls coming off the edges of the cumulonimbus clouds, and heavy rain or hail and electrical storms all possible. As a result of all this, visibility may be very poor.


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DISTANCE TABLE Bembridge Hbr 13 Chichester Hbr 17 8 Cowes 2 10 15 Fareham

14 10 12 10

R. Hamble (ent) 6 15 18 6 14 Keyhaven

8 20 25 12 22 13

Langstone Hbr 14 6

5 12 10 18 25

Lymington Hbr 7 8 23 10 20 12 3 21 Newtown

4 14 19 5 16 9 6 17 4

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

8 4 8 5 6 8 16 7 14 10 3

Southampton 9 18 23 9 16 5 16 21 16 12 18 12 Wootton

6 5 10 4 9 8 16 10 12 9 5 2 10

Yarmouth Hbr 7 19 24 9 18 13 3 21 2 2 19 13 16 12 Ventnor Haven 22 12 18 22 18 23 33 17 28 25 15 14 25 15 28

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Yarmouth Hbr

Wootton

Southampton

Ryde Hbr

Portsmouth Hbr

Newtown

Lymington Hbr

Langstone Hbr

Keyhaven

R. Hamble (ent)

Fareham

Cowes

Chichester Hbr

Bembridge Hbr

27 42 49 29 40 32 20 39 22 24 37 35 35 32 20 30 Beaulieu R. (ent)

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BEAULIEU RIVER BEAULIEU RIVER

50º46’.58N, 01º21’.60W (ENT)

The Beaulieu River is centrally located on the Solent, and is 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 is largely unspoilt, both in terms of its landscape and as a haven for wildlife. The banks play host to an exceptional variety of habitat with an equally varied display of flora and fauna.

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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. 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 1½ 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 3½ hours.

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Buckler’s Hard village 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 stays and welcomes visiting vessels. 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. 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 is a member of TransEurope Marinas, and in 2013 was awarded the top rating of 5 Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association. It has full marine services and facilities available including a boatyard, 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. A small selection of grocery items including fresh milk, bread, newspapers (weekends only) confectionery, soft drinks and ice may be obtained from the Harbour Master’s Office. A Water Taxi will be available from Easter to September, contact them on VHF Ch 77, Call Sign ‘Beaulieu River Taxi’. Telephone the Harbour Office for more details. Contact: Harbour Master’s Office, Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7XB. Tel: 01590 616200. www.beaulieuriver.com

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BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR

50º41’.62N, 01º06’.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 at least an hour closer to the continent than the mainland marinas at the same end of the Solent.

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The 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 and the Island’s only RSPB site edges onto the harbour. Bembridge is a large, picturesque and sheltered harbour with beautiful beaches and, although the entrance is tidally restricted, once inside its shelter 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.

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The entrance 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 to port. 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 which are lit at night - all other buoys are marked with reflective tape. 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 strong through into the harbour. A pictorial guide to the entrance channel is available to download from the harbour website and there is also a Navionics chart showing approx depths for guidance. New live-feed tidal data for the entrance channel available on the website and at the Berthing Office updated every 60 seconds. Once inside the harbour there is a drying beach anchorage on your port side adjacent to Bembridge Sailing Club. Approximately half way down the harbour on your starboard side you will come to the Duver Marina visitors’ pontoon which gives access to the shore on the north side of the harbour. Rafting may be necessary at peak times although new for 2016, there are some finger pontoons that can be pre-booked. Visitors are advised to call on VHF Ch 80 Call Sign ‘Bembridge Harbour’ for berthing instructions on entering the harbour. Berths are allocated strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Harbour staff are on duty ±3 hours HW at weekends and 0800-1800 weekdays.   Rallies are very welcome - five or more boats receive a 5% discount, with a larger discount for rallies in excess of 10 boats. As a general rule of thumb, access to the harbour for a vessel drawing 1.5m is ±3 hours HW Portsmouth, Neaps or Springs. In recent years an extensive dredging programme has been completed within the harbour, re-establishing depths of 2m LWMS. An extension to the visitor’s pontoon has increased the available berthing space, and shoreside facilities have been refurbished and extended. There is a water taxi service, VHF Ch 80 Call sign ‘Bembridge Water Taxi’, tel: 07582 806017. The taxi is based at the Duver Pontoon and operates between various pick up and drop off points (subject to tidal access). There are showers and toilets, a laundry (at Bembridge Marina), water (own hosepipe), electricity, and waste removal facilities. WiFi is available to all visitors (first 1/2 hour free).  An undercover dry stack service for RIBs and powerboats up to 10m and 5T is available within the harbour at Bembridge Boat Storage located adjacent to the Harbour Office www.bembridgeboatstorage.co.uk Contact: Bembridge Harbour Authority, Harbour Office, The Duver, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1YB. Tel: 01983 872828. Website: www.bembridgeharbour.co.uk or follow the Facebook page.

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CHICHESTER HARBOUR CHICHESTER HARBOUR

50º46’.86N, 00º56’.00W (ENT)

Chichester Harbour is an ideal water recreation centre with its 11 square miles of water, 17 miles of well marked and lit channels and easy access to the Solent. The sheltered waters are ideal for racing and day sailing and its channels offer secure moorings for cruising vessels. In addition, the harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 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, the latter extending more than a mile seaward. 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 mobile feature varies in position and height and is periodically dredged to maintain a charted depth of 1.5 metres. The width of the dredged channel across the Bar is a little less than 200 yards. Vessels approaching the harbour from the west are advised to shape a course for West Pole Beacon 50º 45’.45 N, 00º 56’.59 W. On rounding the Beacon aim to pass between Eastoke Buoy and West Winner Beacons leaving the Bar Beacon 50º 46’.023 N, 00º 56’.380 W, close to port. When approaching the harbour from the east, mariners are advised not to cross the 5 metre contour until West Pole Beacon bears 310º T. On reaching the beacon shape a course for the harbour entrance keeping the Bar Beacon close to port. Chichester Bar is normally dredged to approximately 1.5m below chart datum giving a depth of 2m at MLWS. However, through gradual accretion and after severe gales the bottom can vary markedly and it is then prudent to assume a least depth of 0.8 metres below Chart Datum. Mariners should 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 three hours before and one hour after HW springs. In very strong winds entry should not be attempted. The speed limit throughout the harbour is 8 knots. Up-to-date tide and weather information at the Harbour Entrance is available at www.chimet.co.uk or from the Harbour Office.

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MDL CHICHESTER MARINAS NORTHNEY MARINA

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SPARKES MARINA

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The Harbour Patrol maintains 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. Useful navigation information, including race start times and locations, is published each weekend as an eNewsletter, sign up at www.conservancy.co.uk to receive a copy. Itchenor - visitor moorings, fresh water, showers, free pump-out station and scrubbing piles available, contact Chichester Harbour Patrol for information. Ferry available weekends and bank holidays April to mid May and October, daily mid May to September, call ‘Ferry’ on Ch 8. Emsworth - visitor moorings, fresh water and scrubbing piles available. Ferry operates weekends and bank holidays Easter to September 2hrs either side of HW. Call ’Emsworth Mobile’ on Ch 14 for information or ferry. Long-term moorings are available throughout the harbour managed by Chichester Harbour Conservancy. These offer the opportunity to enjoy the best of the beautiful natural environment of Chichester Harbour. Located in some idyllic settings these well maintained and sheltered moorings offer a cost effective way to experience this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Contact: Chichester Harbour Conservancy, Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester, PO20 7AW. Tel: 01243 512301 www.conservancy.co.uk Sparkes Marina - Sparkes Marina is situated on the southeast tip of Hayling Island within Chichester Harbour, one of Europe’s largest natural harbours. An array of birds and marine life, stunning sunsets and calm waters are just some of the advantages of this beautiful location. When approaching the marina, enter Chichester Harbour and proceed on the starboard side of the channel until the Hayling Island Sailing Club mast is bearing 240 degrees M (236 degrees T) on the portside. From this position you will see an East Cardinal Mark with tide gauge bearing approximately 290 degrees M (286 degrees T) and a jetty pontoon on the sailing club shore. Alter course to port onto a heading of 281 degrees M (277 degrees T). Adjust your course to pass midway between the cardinal mark and the pontoon. You will now see transit marks consisting of two Day-Glo orange St Andrews Crosses, bearing 281 degrees M (277 degrees T). Adjusting your course to keep the transit in line, 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 (South West). Follow these marks, which will lead you into the marina. The approach channel from the Sailing Club to the Marina has been dredged to 2 metres below CD. Sparkes Marina has 140 berths; max LOA: 20m; fuel (diesel, petrol and marine gas); 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; sea school; and MDL Wi-Fi. Contact: Sparkes Marina, Wittering Road, Hayling Island, PO11 9SR. Tel: 023 9246 3572. www.sparkesmarina.co.uk

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CHICHESTER HARBOUR Northney Marina - Northney Marina is situated on the north shore of Hayling Island within Chichester Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in Europe. The harbour’s sheltered waters provide safe cruising and there are plenty of anchorages to explore within the area, such as Itchenor with its quaint pubs or Bosham village. When approaching Northney Marina, 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; access H24. Northney Marina has 228 berths; max LOA: 24m; fuel (diesel); boat lifting and storage ashore; 35-ton boat hoist; slipway; car parking and trailer storage; boatyard services; yacht brokerage; laundry facilities; provisions shop; and MDL Wi-Fi. Contact: Northney Marina, Northney Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0NH. Tel: 023 9246 6321. 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 ±2 HW. 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 free WiFi. Contact: Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road, Emsworth, Hants, PO10 8BP. Tel: 01243 377727. www.emsworth-marina.co.uk 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 ±2 HW, (swinging moorings is 2.5 hours), depending on tide height. To find Thornham 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, follow the channel markers which will then guide you into the deep water pool or pontoon berths. 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 marina is situated on the southern edge of Chichester Harbour six miles from the entrance, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The marina runs alongside a traditional working shipyard which provides excellent services.

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CHICHESTER HARBOUR 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 ±3.5 hours HW. Contact: Birdham Pool Limited, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7BG. Tel: 01243 512310. www.birdhampool.co.uk Birdham Pool Marina is a member of Trans Europe Marinas 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 toward Itchenor to arrive at the Marina. The channel to the marina is marked by the Chichester Marina starboard pile - Maximum speed 6 knots. When you reach this pile please call the marina on VHF Ch. 80 for locking and berthing instructions. During busy periods and at certain states of the tide you may be asked to moor on the outer waiting pontoon. 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; a new Café Bistro overlooking the water; free Wi-Fi; a friendly yacht club, free parking; a new boatyard facility with a wide variety of marine tenants and a fuel berth. Contact: Premier Chichester Marina, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7EJ. Tel: 01243 512731. www.premiermarinas.com/chichester Haines Boatyard, Itchenor – A traditional boatyard with modern skills Haines is a small friendly boatyard offering a comprehensive range of services for all types of craft. They are well respected in the marine community in and around Chichester Harbour for their specialist expertise in shipwright, painting, rigging and engineering. The excellent modern facilities and skills mean that they are able to restore and maintain the Itchenor classic keelboats as well as other craft like Folkboats, yachts, motorboats and RIBs to a very high standard. Boats up to 34ft or 6 Tonnes can be hauled using the slipway services for repairs and maintenance, including pressure washing and anti-fouling. Haines can offer secure indoor and outdoor storage, which is available throughout the year and moorings in the Itchenor Reach. Contact: Haines Boatyard, Itchenor, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7AN. Tel: 01243 512228. Email: admin@hainesboatyard.com www.hainesboatyard.com

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COWES & RIVER MEDINA COWES & RIVER MEDINA

50º46’.08N, 01º17’.95W

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.

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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 100m. Work on the new detached Cowes Breakwater was completed in October 2015 and the Exclusion Zone has now been removed. The breakwater is marked with 5 GPS synchronised yellow lights spaced equidistant along the breakwater crest displaying flash characteristic Fl.Y.2.5s. In addition, the western toe, which lies on the fairway extremity, is marked by a red lateral mark Fl.R.2s and the eastern toe by an east cardinal mark VQ(3).5s. Mariners are advised to remain at least 30m from the breakwater crest as the rock extends 25m to the north and south and to avoid passing between the buoys marking the western and eastern toes and the breakwater. The breakwater is private property and landing is strictly prohibited. The next phase of planned works is the introduction of a dredged Eastern Channel

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and an extension to the Shrape Breakwater; for up-to-date details on any construction works and for all navigation information refer to the Cowes Local Notices to Mariners www.cowesharbourcommission. co.uk/local_notices_to_mariners and the project pages at www.cowesharbourcommission.co.uk/cowes_breakwater_project 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 and in the Inner Harbour which can easily set you off course. The best approach for vessels that cannot use the Small Craft Channel is from the north and keeping close to the starboard-hand marker No.1, following the starboard side of the channel. Beware that between HW-3hrs and HW a strong westerly setting cross current may be experienced at the entrance and again in the Inner Fairway between the Island Sailing Club and Town Quay particularly on spring tides. Caution should be exercised to ensure that your course is kept and to avoid obstructing the safe passage of vessels restricted to the centre of the fairway. Sailing boats should ensure that their engines are running to assist safe navigation; once past Town Quay the cross tide is considerably reduced. Small craft may opt to use the Small Craft Channel that connects the eastern approaches to Cowes with the main fairway opposite Town Quay, enabling small vessels to avoid the main harbour entrance when approaching/departing Cowes from/to the north and east. The depth in the Small Craft Channel may be as little as 0.2m below chart datum. As a rule of thumb, if your draught is more than the current tide height you should avoid using the channel. The current tide height can be found on the cowesharbourcommission.co.uk home

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COWES & RIVER MEDINA page or on the tide boards located at Town Quay, Watch House and the Shrape and 4A Beacons which can be found at either end of the Small Craft Channel. Vessels using the channel should stay below 6 knots and pass to seaward of the Shrape Beacon and between the three pairs of red and green buoys, the pair of yellow buoys and pass north of the red 4A beacon which mark the eastern end of the channel. Avoid entering the moorings either side of the channel or the Shrape Watersports Area to the east of the Shrape Breakwater. 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 vessels which can only safely navigate within the fairways, including the Red Funnel car ferries, should not be obstructed; Rule 9 applies in the Outer Fairway which extends approximately 500m to the north of the No. 1 and No. 2 buoys. There is a 6 knot through the water speed limit within Cowes Harbour. All sailing vessels with engines shall have their engines ready for immediate use when sailing south of No 4 buoy. 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. Avoid overtaking the Red Jets on their starboard side as they slow to make a 180 degree turn to starboard prior to berthing. 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

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the afloat Cowes Harbour Master afloat call on VHF Ch 69 Call Sign ‘HM1’ or ‘Cowes Harbour Radio’ for the Harbour Master’s Office. Contact: Harbour Office, Town Quay, Cowes, PO31 7AS. Tel: 01983 293952. www.cowesharbourcommission.co.uk Scrubbing berths can be found at Town Quay next to the Harbour Office, or a lift and scrub can be arranged through one of the marinas or boatyards. Petrol and red diesel are available from the deep water Cowes Harbour Fuels berth which also supplies calor gas, engine oils and fuel treatments and is suitable for all vessels with a minimum depth of water of 4 metres; Lallow’s Boatyard 50m south of Cowes Yacht Haven on the western side of the fairway also sells diesel and petrol however depth is limited to 1 metre below chart datum. Fresh water is available at Trinity Landing and Town Quay. 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, Town Quay adjacent to the Red Jet terminal (up to 7m LOA), the Sun Slip by HSBC Bank, the Market Slip by the Waterside Pub, the Watch House slip next to the old HM Customs, the south end of Trinity Landing, and at Egypt Point there is a slipway east of the Point. Also in East Cowes at Bells landing (tidal steps) just north of Cowes Union Flag hangar, the White Hart slip south of the Red Funnel ferry terminal, the pontoon south of Trinity Wharf, and the Folly slip.

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COWES & RIVER MEDINA Vessels up to 7m 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 25m. Contact ‘HM1’ on VHF Ch 69 for mooring at Trinity Landing and any of the mooring buoys. 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 Cowes Yacht Haven is a member of Trans Europe Marinas Shepards Wharf Marina - Shepards Wharf is just minutes walk from the bustling centre of Cowes. There is capacity for up to 100 visitors, 35 residents and a basin for the exclusive use of dry sailing clients. Shepards is popular with many organised rallies and regattas. New for 2016 is the refurbished Sugar Store Events Centre, which enjoys a prime waterside location with stunning views over Cowes Harbour and the Solent. VHF Ch 80 Call Sign ‘Shepards Wharf Marina’. Shepards Wharf Marina services include boat lifting, dry sailing, electricity and water, free WIFI, free showers and toilets, a pump out and waste facility, CCTV, a restaurant, sail maker, annual moorings, as well as visitor and winter berths. Berths can be booked in advance; at peak times in the season rafting up may be necessary. Contact: Shepards Wharf Marina; Medina Road, Cowes, PO31 7HT. Tel: 01983 297821. www.shepardswharfmarina.co.uk 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. 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.

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Contact: East Cowes Marina, Britannia Way, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6UB. Tel: 01983 293 983. Email: berths@eastcowesmarina.co.uk www.eastcowesmarina.co.uk 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 tel. 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 Island Harbour - Set in one of the most picturesque riverside locations, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Island Harbour is situated just over a mile south of Cowes. This peaceful friendly marina, ideally suited to couples and families, offers over 200 pontoon walk ashore berths, as well as many amenities including a fully refurbished bar and restaurant that is now under the marina’s management. Showers, a laundry room, car parking, and free WiFi are also available. Other facilities include a well stocked chandlery, winter hard standing, on site boat repairers, a 50 ton travel hoist and a slipway.

Mill Lane | Newport Isle of Wight | PO30 2LA Marina: (01983) 539 994 Restaurant: (01983) 533 388

Island Harbour Marina on the picturesque River Medina is the perfect haven for visiting yachtsmen from all over the Solent. We have over 200 berths with walk-ashore finger pontoons, electricity, water and Wi-Fi. We have an on-site chandlery and shop. With easy tidal access, we are the perfect marina for visiting vessels or annual berth holders. With our recently upgraded and enlarged Breeze Restaurant serving delicious meals at very affordable prices, you won’t find anywhere better during your visit to the beautiful Isle of Wight. Whether you come by boat or by car, you will be given a very special welcome here!

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COWES & RIVER MEDINA Call Sign ‘Island Harbour’ on VHF Ch 80. Notify the Marina of your arrival when entering the Folly Reach, to enter Island Harbour, continue up the main channel until you reach the five red lane markers on your port side (if approaching from Cowes), then make your turn as directed by the duty Lock Keeper,. There is a ‘waiting pontoon’ opposite the lane markers for waiting craft or if directed there by the Marina staff. Access is approximately 4 hours either side of HW depending on your draft, although there is a 2.5 metre draft restriction into the marina over the lock seal. Marina staff are always on hand to help you through the lock as well as assist you onto your berth in inclement weather. Contact: Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Binfield, Newport, PO30 2LA. Tel: 01983 539994. www.island-harbour.co.uk 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 LW. 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

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COWES & RIVER MEDINA 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 192º T and show the approach channel to the harbour. HW Spring tides give an average 2.5m depth in the approach channel and at the visitors’ pontoons, but this may increase depending on weather conditions. The Neap high tide depth is 1.8m. The harbour dries out at LW, around 5 hours after HW, 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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FAREHAM FAREHAM

FAREHAM CHANNEL: 50º50’.40N, 01º10’.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.

Photo: Fareham TIC

North of the marinas on your port side as you enter Portsmouth Harbour, and the docks on your starboard side, is Fareham Lake. 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. Bedenham Pier, on your port side, should not be approached closer than 12m. The channel is lit as far as Foxbury Point. Anyone planning to push on up to Fareham must take note of the overhead electricity cables, which cross the channel from Cams Hall Golf Course across to Fareham Reach, and only have a safe clearance of 16m at Mean High Water Springs. Close to Fareham depths rapidly shallow out in the channel. WicorMarine Yacht Haven - situated to the north of Bedenham Pier, and only a half-hour from the harbour entrance, 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. It boasts a wonderful licensed cafe SALT as well as a well-stocked chandlery and can offer own-boat sail training. A number of marine trades are on site to deal with repairs and maintenance and there is a wellequipped tool hire store. Visitors are welcome. Contact: WicorMarine Yacht Haven, Cranleigh Road, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 9DR. Tel: 01329 237112. www.wicormarine.co.uk Portsmouth Marine Engineering - Continuing onwards from WicorMarine Yacht Haven, and after the sailing club 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 Holdings Ltd), Lower Quay, Fareham, PO16 0RJ. Tel: 01329 232854. Email: info@portsmouthmarine.co.uk www.portsmouthmarine.co.uk

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KEYHAVEN

50º42’.85N, 01º33’.26W (ENT) KEYHAVEN

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 308º. 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 37/M1 or P1 or phone 01590 645695. 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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LANGSTONE HARBOUR LANGSTONE HARBOUR

50º47’.01N, 01º01’.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.

Photo: Premier Marinas

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. With the Fairway beacon, approximately 1 mile to the south of the harbour entrance, in line with a conspicuous chimney, a course of 344º will pass between the southern extremity

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of the East Winner shoal and the Langstone Bar. From the Fairway beacon the course to the harbour entrance is 352º. Allowance should be made for a west-going tide after HW-3h. The entrance itself deepens and favours the west side. Inbound vessels of up to 85 metres length may be encountered in the harbour approaches between HW-2h and HW-1h. These vessels are constrained by their draught and should be given a wide berth. 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. Two visitor moorings (May–Sept) have been established to the north of the mulberry harbour in approximate position 50º 48.1N 001º 01.5W. A third visitor mooring has been established in Sinah Lake. Vessels must not be left unattended on these moorings. 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. 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. Email: admin@langstoneharbour.org.uk www.langstoneharbour.org.uk Southsea Marina - Southsea Marina is a small friendly marina set in Langstone Harbour. 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 tidal gate which opens and closes automatically at certain states of the tide and when closed there is a waiting pontoon. The tides for Southsea Marina and the times of the tidal gate opening and closing are available to download at www. premiermarinas.com/southsea. Southsea Marina offers new luxury facilities, a launderette, an on-site bar and restaurant, 24-hour diesel and petrol and a fully serviced boatyard. The marina also has a fishing club, free WiFi, electricity and water on the pontoons and bottled gas. A convenience store and a cashpoint are 10 minutes’ walk away. Contact: Premier Southsea Marina, Fort Cumberland Road, Portsmouth, PO4 9RJ. Tel: 023 9282 2719. www.premiermarinas.com/southsea

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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 3.1m 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 hour at peak times. For guidance refer to the ‘Safety & Navigation’ 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.

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LYMINGTON HARBOUR Either side of the marked navigation channel in Short Reach are rock breakwaters. The end of the eastern breakwater that is nearest the navigation channel is marked at night by a beacon displaying two fixed green lights vertically disposed. The end of the western breakwater that is nearest the navigation channel is marked at night by two fixed red lights vertically disposed. The extent of both breakwater underwater footprints is marked by yellow special marks mounted on vertical posts – keep clear. 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 visitors’ 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 60 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 offers a VHF service during office hours and can be contacted on Channel 66 (call sign ‘Lymington Harbour’). Visitors are invited to go directly to the Town Quay where walk ashore and fore and aft moorings are available on a first come first served basis. Mooring areas are maintained to 1.7m below chart datum. There is a separate walk-ashore facility further downstream, the Dan Bran pontoon, which is available on a pre-booked basis for visiting boats. The Dan Bran visitor pontoon, which has both electricity and water, can accommodate rallies of up to fifty (10m) boats moored together. Mooring areas are maintained to a minimum of 1.7m below chart datum. There are also six bookable berths for small boats up to 8m in length on the inside of the Harbour Master’s Pontoon. There are showers open for visitors all year round adjacent to the visitors’ moorings on the Town Quay. Separate shower facilities are available for users of the Dan Bran pontoon. 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. There is a public slipway from the Bath Road car park; a charge is made for launching. Please pay Harbour staff on the slipway or at the nearby Harbour Office. Public pontoons for landing 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 emergency area on the Harbour Master pontoon. 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.

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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.

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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 longest established marinas 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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NEWTOWN HARBOUR 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 administered by the National Trust, and is 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.

Photo: Island Visions, Jamie Russell

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!

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NEWTOWN HARBOUR NEWTOWN HARBOUR

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. 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. 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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POOLE HARBOUR POOLE HARBOUR

50°43’.50N, 001°59’.00W (ENT)

Poole is the second largest natural harbour in the world, with an interior coastline of over 100 miles and covering nearly 10,000 acres. It is a very shallow harbour and mariners are advised to stay within the marked channels, indicated by the red and green lateral posts or buoys, at all times within the Harbour to avoid running aground.

Photo: Poole Harbour Commission

When approaching from the east, the high cliffs of ‘Anvil Point’ will be clearly visible. As you get closer the white chalk cliffs of ‘Handfast Point’, also known as ‘Old Harry Rocks’, come into view. The main Swash Channel into Poole is well marked and is usable day and night in all conditions. In very strong winds from the south or southeast it can become dangerous on the ebb in the vicinity of Poole Bar. The channel itself runs between the ‘training bank’ on the western side and ‘Hook Sands’ on the eastern side. A small craft channel runs along the western side of the Swash Channel and is the recommended entrance for leisure vessels. It is marked on its western side by a series of lit and unlit red piles on the training bank and bounded on the eastern side by the red can buoys of the Main Swash Channel. Vessels using this channel should re-join the main Swash Channel between Number 8 buoy and Number 10 ready to traverse the Harbour Entrance.   A handy alternative to the main Swash Channel, for those coming along the coast from the east, is to head straight for the entrance via the East Looe Channel. This is well marked with port and starboard hand buoys and runs west over the sands before dog-legging round to the southwest close along the shore. It is quite shallow and should be navigated with caution and avoided by deeper draught vessels.   The Harbour Entrance is only 300m wide causing tides up to 5kn on an ebbing spring. Consult the tidal stream atlas and plan your entrance accordingly. A Chain Ferry runs across the Harbour Entrance taking vehicles and passengers between Sandbanks and Shell Bay. The ferry has right of way over all vessels. When the ferry is about to cross a black ball is hoisted in the rigging and a white strobe light will flash on the mast. 100

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After entering the harbour, the striking façade of Brownsea Castle will be clearly visible. There are many options available with regard to an overnight stop. Poole Quay Boat Haven is easily reached by following the Middle Ship Channel round to the north and then west until you reach the south cardinal Stakes buoy (Number 29). Follow the ‘Little Channel’ towards Town Quay and the entrance to the Marina is clearly visible on the right hand side. Alternatively take the North Channel, leave the main ship channel at the ‘Bell’ Southerly Cardinal and proceed along the channel heading initially northeast and then bearing round to northwest. From this channel the Royal Motor Yacht Club, Salterns Marina, Parkstone Yacht Club, and Parkstone Bay Marina are easily accessible. South Deep offers a sheltered spot for a quiet night at anchor. After passing through the entrance make a sharp turn to port between port hand buoy No. 14 and the east cardinal Brownsea and venture down the marked channel southeast of Brownsea Island. You can’t anchor in the channel but with care you should find deep water just outside it. Navigational Hints: See Admiralty Chart 2611 or Imray Chart Y23. Please note: Be aware of the chain ferry in the entrance to the harbour and a byelaw which states that all vessels must give way to the chain and use a motor if fitted when transiting the harbour entrance. Contact: Poole Harbour Commissioners, 20 New Quay Road, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset BH15 4AF. Tel: 01202 440200. www.phc.co.uk Poole Harbour Control: Tel: 01202 440230. VHF Channel 14 (vessels should maintain a listening watch from Bar Buoy inbound) Call Sign ‘Poole Harbour Control’. Poole Quay Boat Haven: Tel: 01202 649488 (Option 1). VHF Channel 80. Call Sign ‘Poole Quay Boat Haven’. Poole Quay Boat Haven is a member of Trans Europe Marinas Cobb’s Quay Marina - With its lively, seafaring atmosphere, this 1090 berth marina is a favourite with yachtsmen and motor cruisers alike. It is situated at Hamworthy in Holes Bay within Poole Harbour, the world’s second largest natural harbour. Much of the shoreline is undeveloped and there are many inlets and small islands to explore by boat. To reach Cobb’s Quay Marina, enter Poole Harbour by the main Swash Channel from Poole Bar buoy; or from the east via the shallower East Looe Channel. Go up-harbour via the North Channel or Middle Ship Channel. Pass Poole Quay and transit the lifting bridges. Follow the buoyed channel to the marina. Cobb’s Quay offers 850 marina berths (max LOA: 25m) and 240 dry stack berths (max LOA: 10m); fuel (petrol/diesel); gas; boat lifting and storage ashore; slipway; laundry facilities; restaurant and bar; brokerage; chandlery; convenience store; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Cobb’s Quay Marina, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EL. VHF Ch 80. Tel: 01202 674299. www.cobbsquaymarina.co.uk

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Salterns Marina - Located within the beautiful, sheltered waters of Poole Harbour, this award-winning 5 Gold Anchor marina offers permanent and visitor berths, swinging moorings, Versadock and storage ashore. On-site car parking and full marina and boatyard facilities including 24-hour manned security, 24-hour fuel, slipway, on-site hotel, bar and restaurant. Call on VHF Ch 80 or 37, call sign ‘Salterns Marina’. Contact: Salterns Marina, 40 Salterns Way, Lilliput, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8JR. Tel: 01202 709971. www.salterns.co.uk

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AWARD WINNING EXPERIENCE VISITOR MARINA Use your boat as a holiday home; entertain family, friends, colleagues or customers onboard; sail the stunning Jurassic Coast. Enjoy all the attractions of Poole, Bournemouth and beautiful Dorset. A warm welcome always awaits! • 125 visitor berths all year for vessels up to 60m in length and up to 4.5m draft • Swinging moorings • Floating docks for jet skis and RIBs up to 6.1m • Showers & toilets, laundry, electric & water PERMANENT BERTHS Whatever you love to do, you’ll love our new marina. It’s in a private position that makes the very most of the views and gorgeous sunsets, yet it’s still close to Poole’s historic quay, old town and vibrant shopping centre.

• 75 permanent berths • 4 superyacht berths • Floating docks for jet skis and RIBs up to 6.1m • 24 hour security • Showers & toilets, laundry, electric & water • Deep water: 2.5 - 6m • Water taxi service, parking SWINGING MOORINGS Relax with a glass of wine, on a sunny afternoon, on your own swinging mooring in Poole Harbour overlooking beautiful Brownsea Island. Away from the madding crowd, these offer you ultimate privacy, peace & tranquillity. DRIVE A JET SKI OR RIB? Keeping your craft on a Jet Ski or RIB Dock has the advantage of ‘outof-water’ storage but still offers the convenience of marina berthing and reduces the need for antifouling. • Showers & toilets

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PORT SOLENT

Port Solent is located in the northeast corner of Portsmouth Harbour, near the historic Portchester Castle. Portchester is one of the best preserved of the Roman ‘Saxon shore’ forts and was built in the third century. There are spectacular views over the Solent from the Castle’s towers.

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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 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 a family friendly locked marina that’s set against the vibrant backdrop of The Boardwalk’s array of restaurants, bars and entertainment. The marina also offers a fully serviced boatyard with storage ashore for 500 boats, a fuel berth, luxury showers and toilets, dedicated berth holder car parking and a children’s play area. The lock provides 24-hour access in and out of the marina. Call on VHF Ch.80 for berthing and locking instructions. Contact: Premier Port Solent Marina, South Lockside, Port Solent, Portsmouth, PO6 4TJ. Tel: 023 9221 0765. www.premiermarinas.com/portsolent

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PORT SOLENT CHANNEL: 50º50’.10N, 01º06’.80W (ENT)


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50º47’.38N, 001º06’.65W (HARBOUR ENTRANCE)

Portsmouth is Britain’s premier naval base and one of the busiest harbours in the country. It is a very large natural harbour, almost completely landlocked except for the narrow entrance, with the approaches themselves well sheltered by the Isle of Wight.

The Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) Portsmouth is the regulatory authority of the Dockyard Port of Portsmouth, an area of approximately 55 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 75,000 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. The northern and

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southern extremities of the Small Boat Channel are at Ballast beacon and No. 4 Bar buoy. Remember, 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 the 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 to the 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. At night be extra vigilant as, 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.

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It is essential that all mariners operating north of a line between Outer Spit Buoy and Gilkicker Point maintain a close watch on VHF Ch 11, for vessel traffic information from QHM 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. The Swashway is an important channel for shallow draught vessels approaching and leaving Portsmouth Harbour. It should be noted that hovercraft and high-speed catamaran ferries often transit the area en-route to and from Ryde at speeds in excess of 24 knots. As non-displacement craft, hovercraft usually navigate outside the Swashway in areas where depths are shallow. The Spitbank area, as a whole, is regularly 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 when operating in the vicinity of the harbour entrance to prevent small and less powerful boats being swept into mid-channel from the Small Boat Channel by the strong cross-tide.

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PORTSMOUTH & GOSPORT 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. Vessels without operational radars are advised not to proceed in such conditions, and in any event, should navigate with extreme caution in conditions of restricted visibility. Contact: Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth, Semaphore Tower, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LT. Tel: 02392 723694. www.qhm.mod.uk/portsmouth/ for access to all QHM Portsmouth LNTM and General Directions. Reference: QHM Portsmouth General Direction 07/10. Small Boat Channel and access to Gunwharf Quays and Town Camber. The Small Boat Channel, as displayed on Admiralty charts, is defined by Ballast Beacon at its northern extremity and No 4 Bar Buoy to the south. As the harbour entrance is a blind bend for large vessels, small boats operating near the harbour entrance are often difficult to detect, the following rules therefore apply to all small boats: 1. Small Boats must enter and leave the harbour through the Small Boat Channel. 2. All craft fitted with engines, when navigating in the Approach Channel to Portsmouth Harbour, are to proceed under power between No 4 Bar Buoy, Ballast Beacon and Gunwharf Quays/Town Camber. 3. The Small Boat Channel may only be entered or exited by vessels approaching from the vicinity of Gunwharf Quays/Town Camber north of Ballast Beacon.

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4. A traffic pattern is established at Ballast Beacon; small boats entering the harbour are to pass close to the east of Ballast Beacon, those exiting close to the west. 5. Small boats, unless authorised by QHM, are not to loiter in the Small Boat Channel. 6. Small boats should remain on the Starboard side of the Small Boat Channel, adjusting their speed to remain within the Small Boat Channel to avoid overtaking or leaving the Channel. 7. Immediately prior to departure from Gunwharf Quays/Town Camber, small boats are to request permission, from QHM on VHF Ch 11, to cross the harbour to Ballast Beacon before entering the Channel. Note - 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 can be contacted by VHF Ch 80 or 02392 836732. Gunwharf Quays Marina - Located just 200m from the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour and situated on the East side of the Harbour, beneath the landmark Spinnaker Tower, is Gunwharf Quays Marina. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Portsmouth’s Historic Naval Dockyard, this specially designed marina can accommodate power and sail craft up to 79 metres, with a maximum depth of 5.5 metres. Boasting spacious marina berths with ample manoeuvring space and wide walk-ashore floating pontoons, this prime south coast marina prides itself on offering a raft of dedicated services and facilities. Not to mention a unique waterside experience with an excellent mix of retail, dining and leisure. All essential pontoon services include ample supplies of electricity and fresh water, free and unlimited Wi-Fi, a complimentary laundry service, 24-hour CCTV and a secure access control system. Marina visitors can also enjoy easy access to a nearby fuelling pontoon, as well as subsidised parking in Gunwharf Quays’ awardwinning car park. A worthy recipient of the Yacht Harbour Association’s four gold anchor award, this marina has quality shoreside facilities, including individual showers, basins and changing areas. Add a friendly and professional team who are dedicated to making your stay an enjoyable one, and you have the perfect destination marina. Contact - Gunwharf Quays Marina, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ. Tel: 02392 836732. Email: marina@gunwharf-quays.com. 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 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 60m 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, Hampshire, PO12 1NU. Tel: 023 9260 1201. Email: berths@haslarmarina.co.uk www.haslarmarina.co.uk Gosport Marina - Premier’s Gosport Marina is situated 500m from Portsmouth Harbour. The marina is dredged to 2m and a breakwater ensures that boats are protected from wash from passing boats. Gosport Marina can accommodate 500 boats on berths ranging up to 30m. The marina has recently refurbished toilets and showers, a launderette and a quality Café Bistro - The Boat House Café. There is also a fuel berth, dry stack storage, a specialist boatyard – Endeavour Quay and boat sales; electricity and water on the pontoons, berth holder car parking, free Wi-Fi and bottled gas is available. Gosport High Street with a variety of shops is just two minutes away. Telephone or call VHF Ch. 80 for berthing. Contact: Gosport Marina, Mumby Road, Gosport, PO12 1AH. Solent Handbook and Directory 2016 Ad_Layout 1 19/11/2015 09:26 P Tel: 023 9252 4811. www.premiermarinas.com/gosport

Gosport Ferry

Visiting Portsmouth or Gosport? It’s shorter by water. • 4 minute journey • Every 15 minutes or 7.5 minutes at peak times • 5.30am to midnight • 364 days a year

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PORTSMOUTH & GOSPORT A short ferry trip away is the popular Gunwharf Quays with its designer outlets, bowling alley, cinema, restaurants and bars. 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. Endeavour Quay - Endeavour Quay provides a comprehensive new build, refit, storage, maintenance and repair facility for sailing yachts and power craft up to 40 metres LOA or 180 tonnes. A range of independent on-site services is available, coupled with an open yard policy. Service and support of major yacht race projects, private and commercial vessel refits, alongside standard repair and maintenance work. The marina has easy access to the Solent and English Channel, with no air draft restriction. There is 90m of serviced waiting pontoons, a 30m long and 8.5m wide lifting dock, and a 180 tonne travel hoist. Tel: 02392 584 200. www.endeavourquay.co.uk 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 Royal Clarence Marina is a member of Trans Europe Marinas

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RIVER HAMBLE & WARSASH 50°50’.40N, 01°18’.50W (ENT) RIVER HAMBLE & WARSASH

Internationally famous as a first class sailing centre, the River Hamble is also renowned for the excellence of its servicing and repair facilities offered in a variety of marinas and boatyards. 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.

Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Hamble is perfect for weekend excursions or as a departure point for destinations further afield. It is used extensively by yachtsmen; competitors in Cowes Week and the Round the Island Race use the harbour as a base, and closer to home, local yacht clubs host the Hamble Winter Series, Warsash Spring Series, Bursledon Regatta, National, European and World championships. 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. It also offers a safe location for rowing, canoeing and kayaking, and for the up-coming sport of paddleboarding. 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. Walk ashore facilities are available for visitors at the Harbour Master’s jetty at Warsash and Hamble. There are also mid-stream visitors’

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RIVER HAMBLE & WARSASH pontoons available between piles B1 and B6. For berth allocation, call the Harbour Master on VHF Ch 68 Call Sign ‘Hamble Harbour Radio’. 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. Marinas may be contacted on VHF Ch 80 for berth availability. Hamble Point Marina - For sheer location alone, Hamble Point Marina is hard to beat. Situated right at the mouth of the River Hamble, with easy access to the world famous waters of the Solent, the marina is a magnet for competitive sailors from around the globe. It’s a favourite with racers and cruising yachtsmen alike. When approaching Hamble Point, please keep clear of commercial shipping in Southampton Water. From abeam Calshot Castle head for Hamble Pt South Cardinal buoy at the mouth of the well-marked river. From here the channel is narrow between drying banks, so be sure to leave the No 2 East Cardinal beacon to port. At night two directional lights lead to Warsash Jetty on the east bank. The entrance to Hamble Point Marina is 500m further north on the west bank. The marina has 230 berths (max LOA: 30m) and 121 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: 023 8045 2464. www.hamblepointmarina.co.uk Port Hamble Marina - Port Hamble Marina is situated on the River Hamble right in the heart of the South Coast’s sailing scene. With thousands of visitors every year, this busy marina is popular with racing enthusiasts and cruising vessels looking for a vibrant atmosphere. The picturesque Hamble Village, with its inviting pubs and restaurants, is only a few minutes’ walk away. When approaching Port Hamble, please keep clear of commercial shipping in Southampton Water. From abeam Calshot Castle head for Hamble Pt South Cardinal buoy at the mouth of the well-marked river. From here the channel is narrow between drying banks, so be sure to leave the No 2 East Cardinal beacon to port. At night two directional lights lead to Warsash Jetty on the east bank. Port Hamble Marina is about 0.75 miles north, the second marina on the west bank. The marina has 310 berths, max LOA: 24m; fuel (petrol/

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MDL HAMBLE MARINAS HAMBLE POINT MARINA

(023) 8045 2464

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diesel) seven days a week; boat lifting and storage ashore at Hamble Point Marina and Mercury Yacht Harbour; electronic services; chandlery; laundry facilities; bar and restaurant; yacht brokerage; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Port Hamble Marina, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4QD. Tel: 023 8045 2741. www.porthamblemarina.co.uk Stone Pier Yard – Marina and boatyard at Stone Pier in Warsash close to the mouth of the Hamble River. Services include craning, undercover and yard storage, berthing and dry-sailing. Contact: RK Marine, Stone Pier Boatyard, Shore Road, Warsash, Southampton, SO31 9FR. Tel: 01489 583572. www.rkmarine.com Mercury Yacht Harbour - Originally built by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Mercury is situated in a sheltered wooded site where the shallow waters of Badnam Creek join the River Hamble. Just a 20 minute walk from Hamble village, the marina offers berthing for 360 boats and enjoys deep water at all states of tide. Among its excellent facilities are a chandlery as well as a bar and restaurant with waterfront views. When approaching the marina, please keep clear of commercial shipping in Southampton Water. From abeam Calshot Castle head

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RIVER HAMBLE & WARSASH for Hamble Pt South Cardinal buoy at the mouth of the well-marked river. From here the channel is narrow between drying banks, so be sure to leave the No 2 East Cardinal beacon to port. At night two directional lights lead to Warsash Jetty on the east bank. About 1.35 miles north, Mercury Yacht Harbour is the third marina on the west bank. As well as providing first-class berthing and marina services, Mercury Yacht Harbour has a boatyard within it, perfect for when you need to carry out maintenance work or repairs on your boat. Besides winter storage ashore for over 100 boats, there is a 20-ton travel hoist and boat mover. All lifting at the yard is carried out by MDL’s professional, highly qualified team. The marina has 360 berths, max LOA: 24m; 20-ton travel hoist and boat mover; 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: 023 8045 5994. 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 Universal Marina is a member of Trans Europe Marinas Swanwick Marina – Premier’s 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 Ch. 80 for directions to a berth. At Swanwick Marina yachtsmen can look forward to a new fully serviced boatyard, a new dry stack, new luxury facilities, new launderette, free WiFi, electricity and water on pontoons. There is also 24-hour security, berth holder car parking, a new self-serve fuel berth with a high-speed pump and a Café Bistro -The Boat House Café. Contact: Swanwick Marina, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 1ZL. Tel: 01489 884081. www.premiermarinas.com/swanwick Mariners Quay - Outboard powerboat dealer, expertise in rigging and servicing of outboard engines at Mariners Quay in Warsash close to the mouth of the Hamble River. Services include sales of outboard boats and custom built Atlanta ribs, sales of spares and parts for both Yamaha and Suzuki. Contact: Solent and Warsash Marine, Mariners Quay, Shore Road, Warsash SO31 9FR. Tel: 01489 583813 Email: info@sandwmarine.co.uk

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RYDE HARBOUR 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’.

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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 197º across Ryde Sands is marked by three starboard hand markers and three port hand marker unlit buoys. 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 harbour breakwater. Contact: Ryde Harbour, The Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1JA. Tel: 01983 613879 or 07970 009899. Email: ryde.harbour@iow.gov.uk www.rydeharbour.com Please note, information in this publication is to be used as a guide only and not for navigation.

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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.

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50º49’.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.


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SOUTHAMPTON WATER The following extracts from the Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water and its Approaches, and Southampton Notice to Mariners No. 2 and No. 3 of 2014, 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. 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. 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

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MDL SOLENT MARINAS (023) 8020 7073 (023) 8022 9385 (023) 8033 9490 (023) 8022 9461 mdlmarinas.co.uk

to a working frequency (6 or an alternative) for inter-ship safety messages. 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. 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: • 0610 to 2210 daily all year round The broadcasts will be made every 2 hours from 0610 until 2210 (inclusive), 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. Port of Southampton - Precautionary Area (Thorn Channel) Notice to Mariners No. 03 of 2014 1. Notice is hereby given that all vessels navigating within the Port of Southampton shall ensure that a vessel greater than 220 metres in 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 1)). The term ‘clear channel’ is defined as: ‘a clear and unimpeded passage ahead of a vessel when transiting the Precautionary Area’. The term ‘clear channel’ vessel is defined as: ‘a vessel greater than 220 metres in length overall 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 180 metres 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) (See Chartlet) Southampton Harbour Byelaws 2003 Byelaw No 11 enforces the requirement that all vessels over 150 metres 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 1000 metres ahead of the bow and 100 metres from the ship’s side on both sides of any vessel of over 150 metres in length overall whilst it is navigating within ‘The Precautionary Area’ (See Chartlet).

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HYTHE MARINA VILLAGE OCEAN VILLAGE MARINA SAXON WHARF SHAMROCK QUAY


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The master of a small vessel (defined in Southampton Harbour Byelaws 2003 Byelaw No 3 as any vessel of less than 20 metres 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 150 metres length overall shall display on the vessel, where it can best be seen, by day, a black cylinder, and by night, 3 all round red lights in a vertical line. 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 Village 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 220째 and marked by beacons. Hythe Marina has 206 berths; max LOA: 16m*; fuel (petrol/diesel); 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. VHF Ch 80. Tel: 023 8020 7073. www.hythemarinavillage.co.uk *Larger vessels can be accommodated but check with marina in advance.

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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 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, bars and restaurants; yacht brokerage; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Ocean Village Marina, 2 Channel Way, Southampton, SO14 3TG. VHF Ch 80. Tel: 023 8022 9385. www.oceanvillagemarina.co.uk Shamrock Quay - Shamrock Quay is a marina steeped in history, taking its name from the famous J-class yacht, Shamrock V, which was built on this site in 1931 to challenge for the America’s Cup. This 255 berth marina is still a major centre for refit and boat building with many specialist trades on site, as well as a bar, restaurants, café and shops.

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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 Yacht Club 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.


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SOUTHAMPTON WATER To reach the marina, proceed up Southampton Water keeping clear of all commercial shipping. At Weston Shelf green buoy, near the junction of the Rivers Itchen and Test, keep to starboard up the Itchen and observe the 6 knot speed limit. Shamrock Quay is 1300m beyond the Itchen Bridge on the port side, opposite No 5 green beacon. Shamrock Quay 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; bars and restaurants; café; yacht brokerage; yacht charters; and Wi-Fi. Contact: Shamrock Quay, William Street, Northam, Southampton, SO14 5QL. VHF Ch 80. Tel: 023 8022 9461. www.shamrockquay.co.uk 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. 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 offers marina berths (max LOA: 80m) and 86 dry stack berths (max LOA: 13m); 200-ton boat hoist; storage ashore; fully serviced heavy-duty 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: 023 8033 9490. www.saxonwharf.co.uk Kemp’s Quay - Kemps 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: Kemps 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, has 130 berths and a dedicated visitors’ pontoon. In the heart of Southampton, the marina is within walking distance of the city’s 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 to the Southampton Boat Show. Entrance to the marina is via a dogleg between two floating wave breaks that appear continuous from seaward. 126

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Beware of the adjacent Red Jet hi-speed ferry. The marina offers 24/7 berthing assistance; contact them on VHF Ch 80 or by phone. The marina is an RYA Active Marina and part of the TransEurope Marinas group. It has a berth holders’ reception, open 24/7 with free drinks, and is an official Ocean Safety drop off / collection point and a SeaSafe service point for life jackets. There is a chill-out deck with free use of gas barbecue, free bicycle hire for all customers, a slipway, car parking, laundry room, top quality shower rooms, free Wi-Fi, water and electric on all berths. Contact: Town Quay Marina, Associated British Ports, Management Office, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2AQ. Tel: 07764 293588 or 02380 234397. www.townquay.com Town Quay Marina is a member of Trans Europe Marinas

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VENTNOR HAVEN VENTNOR HAVEN

50º35’.53N, 01º12’.50W (ENT)

Ventnor, on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, is sheltered by high cliffs. A steep road winds down from the terraced town past the famous cascade gardens to the seafront.

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This fair weather haven provides the only stopping-off point along the south coast of the Isle of Wight, as well as an access facility for local boat owners, anglers, and other interest groups. You will find a harbour-side café and coffee shop, boat builders, boat charter, a fish landing stage with fishery outlet, and fish and chip shop. Navigating the Haven entrance is suitable only in certain weather conditions and tides. However, on a clear calm day it is one of the best runs round from the Solent. On approach, beware of races which occur south of St Catherine’s Point to the west and Dunnose Point to the east. Consult almanacs in advance for 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 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 entrance dries completely at Spring Low Water and is very shallow during Neap Lows. The depth is variable, dependent on sediment movement and duration since the last dredge. Beware of the 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. The Haven is exposed to strong winds from all directions except northwest to northeast. 128

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VENTNOR HAVEN Cheetah Marine currently manage the Harbour. Contact them on 01983 852398 or 07974 126378 two to three days prior to arrival for all information. Limited space is available within the Haven on a first come first served basis. There is a 4 knot speed limit in the Haven. If harbour dues are not collected on arrival, report to the cafĂŠ at OceanBlue Quay above the Haven. No anchoring is permitted except in an emergency and no anchoring or mooring in the Haven entrance. Visiting boats should be aware of bathers and snorkelers swimming alongside the Haven rock arms. Fuel is not available at Ventnor, but can be obtained at the nearby villages of Whitwell (3 miles) and Sandford (5 miles). Do not pump out oily bilges into the Haven or surrounding area. Yachtsmen and all navigators 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. Contact: Ventnor Haven, OceanBlue Quay, PO38 1JR. Tel. 01983 852398 or 07974 126378. www.oceanbluequay.co.uk/haven

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WOOTTON CREEK WOOTTON CREEK

50º44’.09N, 01º12’.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.

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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 throughout the 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! The entrance to Wootton Creek is best taken from the north cardinal, Wootton Beacon. It lies approximately 3.5nm from Cowes and only

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WOOTTON CREEK 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. 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; these are maintained and positioned as needed by the Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) at Portsmouth. Head through them,

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WOOTTON CREEK 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. The northernmost pontoons are private, RVYC pontoon mooring is available past the visible sign. 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 up one, 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 to make. 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 Council owned 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, tea room, 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.org.uk

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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 signal (flag R) is displayed you should not attempt to enter the harbour. If the ‘Limited Space’ sign is displayed at the Harbour entrance you must call Yarmouth Harbour on VHF Ch 68 if you require a berth. 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 various parts of the harbour. There can be a double high tide or a long stand at Spring tides. Yarmouth Harbour operates on VHF Ch 68, Call Sign ‘Yarmouth Harbour’, monitored by the Harbour Office and Berthing Masters on the water. The water taxi operates on VHF Ch. 15, Call Sign ‘Harbour Taxi’ and can also be called on 07969 840173. A slide guide titled ‘Arriving - How to Enter Yarmouth Harbour can be found on the home page of the harbour website www.yarmouthharbour.co.uk. Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners were granted the powers of general and special direction and new General Directions came into force on 1 March 2012 replacing the harbour’s previous Byelaws. Users of the harbour are asked to familiarise themselves with these new directions which can be downloaded from the harbour website www.yarmouth-harbour.co.uk.

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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, Hampshire, and 130,000 visitors by boat, many from elsewhere in the Solent, but also from the West Country, Ireland, the Channel Islands, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Scandinavia.


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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. Yarmouth Harbour has a range of facilities including a crane on South Quay, maximum load 5 tonnes, showers and toilets, a launderette, gas, WiFi, night watchpersons, waste disposal facilities, and a power washer. 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. At the western end of the South Quay there is another small but steep slipway, close to the Harbour Office. 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. 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 during the summer season please call Yar Bridge on VHF Ch 68. 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, call sign ‘Yar Bridge’ 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 Please note, information in this publication is to be used as a guide only and not for navigation.

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SOLENT DIRECTORY INDEX

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Accommodation - B&B / Guest Houses 138 Accommodation - Pubs / Inns 138, 147 Accommodation - Self Catering 138 Beauty & Complementary Therapies / Chiropractors 138 Boat Cleaning / Care & Maintenance 138 Boat Graphics & Hull Stripes 139 Boat Sales / Brokers 139 Boat Transport / Yacht Delivery 139 Boatyards / Boatbuilders / Repairers / Marine Surveyors 139 Charter Boats / Boat Cruises / Sailing Holidays 139 Clothing / Leisurewear & Footwear 139 Corporate Hospitality 140 Cranes / Boat Lifts / Slipways / Hoists 140 Electrical / Electronics 140 Engines / Outboards / Marine Engineers 142

Event Management 142 Marine Services 142 Marine Surveyors 142 Masts / Rigging / Rope Systems 142 Moorings / Berths / Boat Storage / Dry Stack 142-143 Paint / Spraying 144 Photographers / Photographic Services 144-145 Pubs & Bars 145, 147 Restaurants 146 Rib Hire & Charter 146 Sail Makers 146 Sailing & Power School 148 Water Taxis 148 Weather 148 Yacht & Race Management 148 Yacht Clubs & Associations 148

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SOLENT DIRECTORY ACCOMMODATION - B&B / GUEST HOUSES 22 Castle Road Oak Cottage, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QZ 01983 200986 / 07792 672707 EMAIL: info@oakcottagecowes.co.uk WEB SITE: www.oakcottagecowes.co.uk 24 Ward Avenue 24 Ward Avenue, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8AY EMAIL: melissakilkelly@hotmail.com WEB SITE: www.cowesbedbreakfast.co.uk

01983 292070

Britannia House Station Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3BA EMAIL: enquiries@britannia-house.com WEB SITE: www.britannia-house.com

01590 672091

Endeavour House 47 Mill Hill Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7EG 01983 297406 / 07850 205994 EMAIL: enquiries@endeavourhousecowes.co.uk WEB SITE: www.endeavourhousecowes.co.uk Quentin House 62 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7RL EMAIL: primefood@aol.com WEB SITE: www.primefood.co.uk

01983 291111 / 07454 941096

ACCOMMODATION - PUBS / INNS The Anchor High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7SA EMAIL: manager@theanchorcowes.co.uk WEB SITE: www.theanchorcowes.co.uk

01983 292823

ACCOMMODATION - SELF CATERING 22 Castle Road Oak Cottage, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QZ 01983 200986 / 07792 672707 EMAIL: info@oakcottagecowes.co.uk WEB SITE: www.oakcottagecowes.co.uk Briary Cottage Egypt Esplanade, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8BS EMAIL: enquiries@briarycottage.co.uk WEB SITE: www.briarycottage.co.uk

01983 297311

BEAUTY & COMP THERAPIES / CHIROPRACTORS Cowes Chiropractic Clinic 83 Mill Hill Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7EQ 01983 282810 www.coweschiropracticclinic.co.uk info@coweschiropracticclinic.co.uk McTimoney Chiropractic, Diversified Chiropractic, Remedial Massage, Five Element Accupuncture, Soft Tissue Therapy, Homeopathy, Skincare, CACI Facials. Call 01983 282810 to book a FREE 15 minute chiropractic assessment. Reception hours - Monday to Friday 0830 - 1815, Saturday 0830 - 1430 COMPANY ADDRESS TELEPHONE WEB SITE EMAIL SERVICES

BOAT CLEANING / CARE & MAINTENANCE Berthon Marina The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL EMAIL: enquiries@berthon.co.uk WEB SITE: www.berthon.co.uk

01590 647446

Richardsons Yacht Services Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Newport, PO30 2LA EMAIL: info@richardsonsyacht.co.uk WEB SITE: www.richardsonsyacht.co.uk

01983 821095

South Boats IOW Ltd Medina Yard, Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PG EMAIL: sales@southboatsiow.com WEB SITE: www.southboatsiow.com

01983 280030

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BOAT GRAPHICS & HULL STRIPES Naughty Gull Marine Graphics Craglyn, Rock Lane, Corley, CV7 8BD EMAIL: sales@naughtygull.com WEB SITE: www.naughtygull.com

01676 540769 01983 874629

BOAT SALES / BROKERS ABYA The Glassworks, Penns Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 2EW EMAIL: jane@abya.co.uk WEB SITE: www.abya.co.uk

01730 266430

Ancasta International Boat Sales Port Hamble Marina, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4NN EMAIL: enquiries@ancasta.com WEB SITE: www.ancasta.com 02380 450000 Berthon Marina The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL EMAIL: enquiries@berthon.co.uk WEB SITE: www.berthon.co.uk

01590 647446

Dorset Yacht Company Lake Yard, Lake Drive, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4DT EMAIL: sales@bostonwhaler.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bostonwhaler.co.uk

01202 674531

BOAT TRANSPORT / YACHT DELIVERY Boat Transport Ltd The Mainstay, 7 Fairview Drive, Southampton, SO45 5GX EMAIL: info@boattransport.co.uk WEB SITE: www.boattransport.co.uk

07831 486710

BOAT YARDS / BOAT BUILDERS / REPAIRS / MARINE SURVEYORS Berthon Marina The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL 01590 647446 EMAIL: enquiries@berthon.co.uk WEB SITE: www.berthon.co.uk Hamble Yacht Services Repair & Refit Port Hamble Marina, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4NN EMAIL:

02380 454111

info@hysrr.com WEB SITE: www.HYSRR.com

HAINES

DERN & B O A T Y A R D M OTRADITIONAL

©Mary Pudney

B O A T YA R D

01243 512228 hainesboatyard.com ITCHENOR

K E E L B O AT S … YA C H T S … R I B S … M O T O R B O AT S … D I N G H I E S

YEAR ROUND STORAGE SHIPWRIGHT SERVICES

RIGGING

SLIPWAY FACILITIES RESTORATION

PAINTING

Lake Yard Lake Drive, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4DT EMAIL: office@lakeyard.com WEB SITE: www.lakeyard.com

01202 674531

Medina Yard Arctic Road, Cowes, PO31 7PG EMAIL: info@medinayard.co.uk WEB SITE: www.medinayard.co.uk

01983 203872

Richardsons Yacht Services Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Newport, PO30 2LA EMAIL: info@richardsonsyacht.co.uk WEB SITE: www.richardsonsyacht.co.uk

01983 821095

South Boats IOW Ltd Medina Yard, Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PG EMAIL: sales@southboatsiow.com WEB SITE: www.southboatsiow.com

01983 280030

Will Squibb Ltd Attrills Yard, The Duver, St Helens, PO33 1YB EMAIL: will@willsquibb.net WEB SITE: www.willsquibb.net

01983 874629

CHARTER BOATS / BOAT CRUISES / SAILING HOLIDAYS Coastal Pursuits Charter & Training Units 9-12, Saxon Wharf, Lower York Street, Southampton, SO14 5QF EMAIL: admin@coastalpursuits.co.uk WEB SITE: www.coastalpursuits.co.uk 02380 658790 Hamble Point Yacht Charters Hamble Point Marina, School Lane, Hamble, SO31 4JD 02380 457110 EMAIL: info@yacht-charter.co.uk WEB SITE: www.yacht-charter.co.uk Jillian Charters Oceanus 400, Cowes based EMAIL: jilliancharters@gmail.com

07736 610242

South Boats IOW Vessel Charters Medina Yard, Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PG 01983 280030 EMAIL:

charter@southboatsiow.com WEB SITE: www.sbiowcharters.com

CLOTHING / LEISUREWEAR & FOOTWEAR

QUALITY CLOTHING & SAFETY KIT FOR SAILING KIDS 0-10YRS

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Will Squibb Ltd Attrills Yard, The Duver, St Helens, PO33 1YB EMAIL: will@willsquibb.net WEB SITE: www.willsquibb.net


SOLENT DIRECTORY

SOLENT DIRECTORY CORPORATE HOSPITALITY Cowes Yacht Haven Ltd Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes, PO31 7BD EMAIL: info@cowesyachthaven.com WEB SITE: www.cowesyachthaven.com

01983 299975

Hamble Point Yacht Charters Hamble Point Marina, School Lane, Hamble, SO31 4JD 02380 457110 EMAIL: info@yacht-charter.co.uk WEB SITE: www.yacht-charter.co.uk South Boats IOW Vessel Charters Medina Yard, Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PG 01983 280030 EMAIL:

charter@southboatsiow.com WEB SITE: www.sbiowcharters.com

CRANES / BOAT LIFTS / SLIPWAYS / HOISTS Berthon Marina The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL EMAIL: enquiries@berthon.co.uk WEB SITE: www.berthon.co.uk

01590 647446

Cowes Yacht Haven Ltd Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes, PO31 7BD EMAIL: info@cowesyachthaven.com WEB SITE: www.cowesyachthaven.com

01983 299975

Haines Boatyard Ferryside, Itchenor, Chichester, PO20 7AN EMAIL: admin@hainesboatyard.com WEB SITE: www.hainesboatyard.com

01243 512228

Hamble Yacht Services Repair & Refit Port Hamble Marina, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4NN EMAIL:

info@hysrr.com WEB SITE: www.HYSRR.com

02380 454111

Lake Yard Lake Drive, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4DT EMAIL: office@lakeyard.com WEB SITE: www.lakeyard.com

01202 674531

Lymington Yacht Haven Kings Saltern Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3QD EMAIL: lymington@yachthavens.com WEB SITE: www.yachthavens.com/lymington

01590 677071

Medina Yard Arctic Road, Cowes, PO31 7PG EMAIL: info@medinayard.co.uk WEB SITE: www.medinayard.co.uk

01983 203872

Richardsons Yacht Services Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Newport, PO30 2LA EMAIL: info@richardsonsyacht.co.uk WEB SITE: www.richardsonsyacht.co.uk

01983 821095

South Boats IOW Ltd Medina Yard, Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PG EMAIL: sales@southboatsiow.com WEB SITE: www.southboatsiow.com

01983 280030

ELECTRICAL / ELECTRONICS Berthon Marina The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL EMAIL: enquiries@berthon.co.uk WEB SITE: www.berthon.co.uk

01590 647446

Greenham Regis Marine Electronics Itchenor EMAIL: sales@greenham-regis.com WEB SITE: www.greenham-regis.com

01243 511070

Greenham Regis Marine Electronics Lymington EMAIL: lymington@greenham-regis.com WEB SITE: www.greenham-regis.com

01590 671144

Greenham Regis Marine Electronics Poole EMAIL: poole@greenham-regis.com WEB SITE: www.greenham-regis.com

01202 676363

Greenham Regis Marine Electronics Southampton EMAIL: sales@greenham-regis.com WEB SITE: www.greenham-regis.com

02380 636555

South Boats IOW Ltd Medina Yard, Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PG EMAIL: sales@southboatsiow.com WEB SITE: www.southboatsiow.com

01983 280030

Will Squibb Ltd Attrills Yard, The Duver, St Helens, PO33 1YB EMAIL: will@willsquibb.net WEB SITE: www.willsquibb.net

01983 874629

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SOLENT DIRECTORY ENGINES / OUTBOARDS / MARINE ENGINEERS Auto Marine Services Unit 1B, Bury Farm, Curbridge, Hampshire, SO30 2HB EMAIL: admin@automarineservices.co.uk WEB SITE: www.automarineservices.co.uk

01489 785009

Berthon Marina The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL EMAIL: enquiries@berthon.co.uk WEB SITE: www.berthon.co.uk

01590 647446

Haines Boatyard Ferryside, Itchenor, Chichester, PO20 7AN EMAIL: admin@hainesboatyard.com WEB SITE: www.hainesboatyard.com

01243 512228

Hamble Yacht Services Repair & Refit Port Hamble Marina, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4NN EMAIL:

02380 454111

info@hysrr.com WEB SITE: www.HYSRR.com

For R.K. Marine advert - see page 141 Richardsons Yacht Services Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Newport, PO30 2LA EMAIL: info@richardsonsyacht.co.uk WEB SITE: www.richardsonsyacht.co.uk

01983 821095

South Boats IOW Ltd Medina Yard, Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PG EMAIL: sales@southboatsiow.com WEB SITE: www.southboatsiow.com

01983 280030

Will Squibb Ltd Attrills Yard, The Duver, St Helens, PO33 1YB EMAIL: will@willsquibb.net WEB SITE: www.willsquibb.net

01983 874629

EVENT MANAGEMENT Coastal Pursuits Charter & Training Units 9-12, Saxon Wharf, Lower York Street, Southampton, SO14 5QF EMAIL: admin@coastalpursuits.co.uk WEB SITE: www.coastalpursuits.co.uk 02380 658790 MSJ Events Ltd Regatta House, Bath Road, Cowes, PO31 7QN EMAIL: info@msjevents.co.uk WEB SITE: www.msj-events.co.uk

01983 245100

Solent Events Unit 6, Dell Buildings, Milford Road, Lymington, SO41 0ED EMAIL: admin@solent-events.co.uk WEB SITE: www.solent-events.co.uk

01590 674900

MARINE SERVICES Berthon Marina The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL EMAIL: enquiries@berthon.co.uk WEB SITE: www.berthon.co.uk

01590 647446

MARINE SURVEYORS

MOTORBOAT AND YACHT SURVEYOR Tim Barker

+44 (0)7973 836499 tim@anchormarinesurveys.co.uk www.anchormarinesurveys.co.uk

YDSA The Glassworks, Penns Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 2EW EMAIL: jane@ydsa.co.uk WEB SITE: www.ydsa.co.uk MASTS / RIGGING / ROPE SYSTEMS Berthon Marina The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL EMAIL: enquiries@berthon.co.uk WEB SITE: www.berthon.co.uk

01730 710425

01590 647446

Hamble Yacht Services Repair & Refit Port Hamble Marina, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4NN EMAIL:

02380 454111

info@hysrr.com WEB SITE: www.HYSRR.com

Richardsons Yacht Services Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Newport, PO30 2LA EMAIL: info@richardsonsyacht.co.uk WEB SITE: www.richardsonsyacht.co.uk MOORINGS / BERTHS / BOAT STORAGE / DRY STACK Berthon Marina The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL EMAIL: enquiries@berthon.co.uk WEB SITE: www.berthon.co.uk

01983 821095

01590 647446

Birdham Pool Marina Birdham, Chichester PO20 7BG EMAIL: info@castlemarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.castlemarinas.co.uk

01243 512310

Cobb’s Quay Marina Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EL EMAIL: cobbsquay@mdlmarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.cobbsquaymarina.co.uk

01202 674299

Cowes Yacht Haven Ltd Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes, PO31 7BD EMAIL: info@cowesyachthaven.com WEB SITE: www.cowesyachthaven.com

01983 299975

Drivers Dry Berthing Ltd Drivers Wharf, Southampton, SO14 0PF EMAIL: mail@dryberthing.com WEB SITE: www.dryberthing.com

02380 233302

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VISITORS WELCOME! RELAX For a convenient, secure berth for your pride and joy, choose Town Quay Marina – and relax. • 24-hour berthing assistance and on-site team • Berth holder lounge area • Outstanding shower facilities • Chill out deck and BBQ area • Free wifi • Free cycle hire • TransEurope marina

CONTACT US TODAY 023 8023 4397 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.TOWNQUAY.COM

THE CITY CENTRE MARINA OF CHOICE UK COASTAL MARINA OF THE YEAR 2016 RUNNER UP

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SOLENT DIRECTORY Haines Boatyard Ferryside, Itchenor, Chichester, PO20 7AN EMAIL: admin@hainesboatyard.com WEB SITE: www.hainesboatyard.com

01243 512228

Hamble Point Marina School Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4NB EMAIL: hamblepoint@mdlmarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.hamblepointmarina.co.uk

02380 452464

Hythe Marina Village Shamrock Quay, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6DY EMAIL: hythe@mdlmarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.hythemarinavillage.co.uk

02380 207073

Island Harbour Marina Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Binfield, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LA

01983 539994

EMAIL:

info@island-harbour.co.uk WEB SITE: www.island-harbour.co.uk

Lake Yard Lake Drive, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4DT EMAIL: office@lakeyard.com WEB SITE: www.lakeyard.com

01202 674531

Lymington Yacht Haven Kings Saltern Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3QD EMAIL: lymington@yachthavens.com WEB SITE: www.yachthavens.com/lymington

01590 677071

Medina Yard Arctic Road, Cowes, PO31 7PG EMAIL: info@medinayard.co.uk WEB SITE: www.medinayard.co.uk

01983 203872

Mercury Yacht Harbour Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4HQ EMAIL: mercury@mdlmarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.mercuryyachtharbour.co.uk

02380 455994

Northney Marina Hayling Island, PO11 0NH EMAIL: northney@mdlmarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.northneymarina.co.uk

02392 477321

Ocean Village Marina 2 Channel Way, Southampton, SO14 3TG EMAIL: oceanvillage@mdlmarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.oceanvillagemarina.co.uk

02380 229385

Port Hamble Marina Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4QD EMAIL: porthamble@mdlmarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.porthamblemarina.co.uk

02380 452741

Royal Clarence Marina Weevil Lane, Gosport, PO12 1AX EMAIL: info@castlemarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.castlemarinas.co.uk

02392 523523

Saxon Wharf Lower York Street, Northam, Southampton, SO14 5QF EMAIL: saxonwharf@mdlmarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.saxonwharf.co.uk

02380 339490

Shamrock Quay William Street, Northam, Southampton, SO14 5QL EMAIL: shamrockquay@mdlmarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.shamrockquay.co.uk

02380 229461

Sparkes Marina Hayling Island, PO11 9SR EMAIL: sparkes@mdlmarinas.co.uk WEB SITE: www.sparkesmarina.co.uk

02392 463572

Will Squibb Ltd Attrills Yard, The Duver, St Helens, PO33 1YB EMAIL: will@willsquibb.net WEB SITE: www.willsquibb.net

01983 874629

PAINT / SPRAYING Berthon Marina The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL EMAIL: enquiries@berthon.co.uk WEB SITE: www.berthon.co.uk

01590 647446

Richardsons Yacht Services Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Newport, PO30 2LA EMAIL: info@richardsonsyacht.co.uk WEB SITE: www.richardsonsyacht.co.uk

01983 821095

South Boats IOW Ltd Medina Yard, Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PG EMAIL: sales@southboatsiow.com WEB SITE: www.southboatsiow.com

01983 280030

Will Squibb Ltd Attrills Yard, The Duver, St Helens, PO33 1YB EMAIL: will@willsquibb.net WEB SITE: www.willsquibb.net

01983 874629

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SOLENT DIRECTORY Sam Kurtul Marine Photography Fishbourne, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4ET EMAIL: sk@skurtul.co.uk WEB SITE: www.worldofthelens.co.uk PUBS & BARS The Anchor High Street, Cowes, PO31 7SA EMAIL: manager@theanchorcowes.co.uk WEB SITE: www.theanchorcowes.co.uk

07720 600358

01983 292823

The Breeze Restaurant & Bar Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Binfield, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LA EMAIL: thebreeze@island-harbour.co.uk WEB SITE: www.island-harbour.co.uk/thebreeze 01983 533388 The Jolly Roger 156 Priory Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LQ EMAIL: enquiries@thejollyrogergosport.co.uk WEB SITE: www.thejollyrogergosport.co.uk

02392 582584

The Lifeboat Britannia Way, East Cowes Marina, PO32 6UB EMAIL: manager@thelifeboatcowes.co.uk WEB SITE: www.thelifeboatcowes.co.uk

01983 292711

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SOLENT DIRECTORY RESTAURANTS Lake Yard Lake Drive, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4DT EMAIL: office@lakeyard.com WEB SITE: www.lakeyard.com The Anchor High Street, Cowes, PO31 7SA EMAIL: manager@theanchorcowes.co.uk WEB SITE: www.theanchorcowes.co.uk

01202 674531 01983 292823

The Breeze Restaurant & Bar Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Binfield, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2LA EMAIL: thebreeze@island-harbour.co.uk WEB SITE: www.island-harbour.co.uk/thebreeze 01983 533388 The Lifeboat Britannia Way, East Cowes Marina, PO32 6UB EMAIL: manager@thelifeboatcowes.co.uk WEB SITE: www.thelifeboatcowes.co.uk

01983 292711

RIB HIRE & CHARTER C2 RIBs Boat Charters Hamble Point Marina, School Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4NB EMAIL: info@c2ribs.co.uk WEB SITE: www.c2ribs.co.uk 02380 010099 / 07956 339303 Coastal Pursuits Charter & Training Units 9-12, Saxon Wharf, Lower York Street, Southampton, SO14 5QF EMAIL:

admin@coastalpursuits.co.uk WEB SITE: www.coastalpursuits.co.uk

Solent Rib Charter Unit 6, Dell Buildings, Milford Road, Lymington, SO41 0ED EMAIL: hannah@solentribcharter.co.uk WEB SITE: www.solentribcharter.co.uk SAIL MAKERS Kemp Sails (Gosport) Endeavour Quay, Mumby Road, Gosport, PO12 1AH EMAIL: sales@kempsails.com WEB SITE: www.kempsails.com

02380 658790 07887 635000

02392 808717

Kemp Sails (Wareham) Unit 6, Sandford Lane Ind Est, Wareham, BH20 4DY EMAIL: info@kempsails.com WEB SITE: www.kempsails.com

01929 554308

OneSails GBR (South) Hamble Point Marina, School Lane, Hamble, SO31 4JD EMAIL: south@onesails.co.uk WEB SITE: www.onesails.com

02380 458213

Paul Newell Sails 6 Redwing Quay, The Embankment, Bembridge, PO35 5PB EMAIL: newellsails@gmail.com WEB SITE: www.paulnewellsails.com

01983 872834

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Charming Thatched Inn just a few minutes from the popular beach at Compton. Tel: 741124 GPS: PO30 4EH

An historic 16th Century Coaching Inn set in the heart of beautiful Yarmouth. Tel: 760272 GPS: PO41 0NS

600 yr old Smuggler’s Inn with flagstone floors & low ceilings near St. Catherine's Lighthouse. Tel: 730243 GPS: PO38 2NE

Fully refurbished for 2016. A beautiful Inn full of Charm and Character. Tel: 407359 GPS: PO36 0DQ

Perfect for the kids. With indoor ball park and outdoor play facilities. Tel: 405080 GPS: PO36 8AY

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SOLENT DIRECTORY SAILING & POWER SCHOOLS

Coastal Pursuits Charter & Training Units 9-12, Saxon Wharf, Lower York Street, Southampton, SO14 5QF EMAIL: admin@coastalpursuits.co.uk WEB SITE: www.coastalpursuits.co.uk 02380 658790 Hamble Point Sailing School Hamble Point Marina, School Lane, Hamble, SO31 4JD 02380 457110 EMAIL: info@yacht-school.co.uk WEB SITE: www.yacht-school.co.uk WATER TAXIS Folly Launch (VHF Ch 72 Call Sign “Folly Launch”) EMAIL: follywaterbus@msn.com Folly Waterbus (VHF Ch 77 Call Sign “Folly Waterbus”) EMAIL: follywaterbus@msn.com

07974 864627 or 07884 400046 07974 864627 or 07884 400046

WEATHER Rowell Yachting Services St Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall, TR2 5HY EMAIL: simon_rowell@rowellyachtingservices.com WEB SITE: www.rowellyachtingservices.com

01326 279131

YACHT & RACE MANAGEMENT

Hamble Yacht Services Repair & Refit Port Hamble Marina, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4NN EMAIL:

02380 454111

info@hysrr.com WEB SITE: www.HYSRR.com

YACHT CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS Marchwood Yacht Club Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4UX EMAIL: secretary@marchwoodyc.org.uk WEB SITE: www.marchwoodyc.org.uk

02380 666141/ 07742 946755

Royal Lymington Yacht Club Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE EMAIL: sail@rlymyc.org.uk WEB SITE: www.rlymyc.org.uk

01590 672677

Royal Ocean Racing Club 20 St James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NN EMAIL: info@rorc.org WEB SITE: www.rorc.org

0207 4932248

Royal Ocean Racing Club The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QU EMAIL: cowes@rorc.org WEB SITE: www.rorc.org

01983 293581

Royal Ocean Racing Club Race Office 82 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AJ 01983 295144 EMAIL: racing@rorc.org WEB SITE: www.rorc.org Royal Thames Yacht Club 60 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LF EMAIL: sailing@royalthames.com WEB SITE: www.royalthames.com

02072 352121

Royal Victoria Yacht Club 91 Fishbourne Lane, Fishbourne, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4EU EMAIL: office@rvyc.org.uk WEB SITE: www.rvyc.org.uk 01983 882325 148

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RISE & FALL OF THE TIDE AT COWES Metres

COWES TIDE TABLES

COWES TIDE TABLES

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Mean

3-0

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Neap

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

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LW

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3

4

5

6

7

C.D.

Hours before LW

Hours after LW

TIDAL LEVELS REFERRED TO DATUM OF SOUNDINGS Place

Lat Long N W

Heights in metres above datum

Datum and remarks

MHWS MHWN MLWN MLWS

Cowes 50˚ 46’ 1˚ 18’ 4.2 Folly Inn 50˚ 44’ 1˚ 17’ 4.1 Newport 50˚ 42’ 1˚ 17’ 4.1

3.5 3.4 3.4

1.8 1.8 2.0

0.8 1.0 1.6

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 27 March to 30 October 2016 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, COWES. LAT 50046’N LONG 1018’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

SEPT 2016 TIME m

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Full Moon New Moon

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COWES TIDE TABLES

2016-17 COWES TIDE TABLES

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NOV 2016 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

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COWES TIDE TABLES

2016-17

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 26 March to 29 October 2017 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, COWES. LAT 50046’N LONG 1018’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

JAN 2017 TIME m

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Full Moon New Moon

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COWES TIDE TABLES

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MARCH 2017 TIME m

KEY:

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TIME m

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5h

MEAN RANGES Springs 3·9m Neaps 1·9m

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gs

Sprin

s

Neap

–1 h

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0.2

0.3

0.4

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0.6

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0.8

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Factor

HW

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2h

Mean

+3 h

+4 h

+5 h

–2 h

+2 h

5

–4 h

–3 h

W

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4

–5 h

MHWS

HW Hts m 0

1

1

MLW N

2

2

3

3 LW

MHWN

MLW S

CHART DATUM

0 LW Hts m

h

RISE & FALL OF THE TIDE AT PORTSMOUTH

4h

ll Moon

3h

PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

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PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES 2016-17 PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 27 March to 30 October 2016 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, PORTSMOUTH. LAT 50048’N LONG 1007’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

MARCH 2016 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

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MAY 2016 TIME m

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PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES 2016-17 PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

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JULY 2016 TIME m

KEY:

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TIME m

AUG 2016 TIME m

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SEPT 2016 TIME m

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KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

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BST add one hour

TIME m


PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES 2016-17 PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

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NOV 2016 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

DEC 2016 TIME m

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TIME m

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PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES 2016-17 All times GMT - add 1 hour for BST from 26 March to 29 October 2017 ENGLAND, SOUTH COAST, PORTSMOUTH. LAT 50048’N LONG 1007’W TIME ZONE UT (GMT). TIMES & HEIGHTS OF HIGH & LOW WATER

JAN 2017 TIME m

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KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

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BST add one hour

TIME m


PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES 2016-17 PORTSMOUTH TIDE TABLES

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MARCH 2017 TIME m

KEY:

Full Moon New Moon

TIME m

APRIL 2017 TIME m

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TIME m

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

22 Castle Road 138 Hythe Marina Village 142, 144 24 Ward Avenue 138 Island Harbour Marina 37, 85, 142, 144 ABYA 45, 139 Isle of Wight Motorhomes 169 Allspars 67 James Spence & Colleagues Anarchy Sailing Yacht Charters 148 Dental Practice 119 Ancasta International Boat Sales 5,139 Jillian Charters 114, 139 Anchor Marine Surveys 142 Kemp Sails 158 - 165 Anne Toms’ Gallery 136 Kemp Sails (Gosport) 146 Auto Marine Services 142 Kemp Sails (Wareham) 146 Beken of Cowes 144 Kemp’s Quay 127 Berthon Boat Company Limited 95 Lake Yard 104, 139, 140, 142, Berthon Marina 95, 138-140, 142, 144 144, 146 Big Screen Media 136 Lymington Yacht Haven 97, 140, Birdham Pool Marina 142 142, 144 Blackgang Chine 129 Marchwood Yacht Club 148 Boat Transport 139 McGrath Media 167 Boskalis Westminster Ltd 50 MDL Management 70-71, 77, 101, Briary Cottage 138 117, 123 Britannia House 138 Medina Yard 9, 139, 140, 142-144 Bucklers Hard Boat Builders 17 Mercury Yacht Harbour 144 C2 Ribs 146 MSJ Events Ltd 52, 142 Character Inns 147 Naughty Gull 43, 139 Coastal Pursuits Charter Neil Williams 130 & Training 125, 139, 142, 146, 148 Nipper Skipper 139 Cobb’s Quay Marina 142 Northney Marina 144 Comar Systems 89 Norwest Marine 149 Cowes Chiropractic Clinic 138 Nuno Navigator 34 Cowes Week 29 Oakland Waterside Properties 107 Cowes Yacht Haven 41, 140, 142, Ocean Village Marina 144 150-157 OneSails GBR South 146 Craftinsure 39 Panerai Back cover Dean & Reddyhoff Ltd 113 Paul Newell Sails 146 Dorset Yacht Company 104, 139 Paul Wyeth Marine Photography 145 Drivers Dry Berthing 121, 142 Poole Quay Boat Haven 103 Endeavour House 138 Port Hamble Marina 144 Endeavour Quay 61 PowerPlus Marine 140, 142 Firstaway Yacht Charters 32 Quentin House 138 Fisherman’s Cottage 40 Rapanui 99 Folly Launch 80, 148 Richardsons Yacht Services 88, 138, Folly Moorings 142 139, 140, 142, 144 Folly Waterbus 80, 148 Rick Tomlinson Photography 145 Fortis Marine 117 R.K. Marine 141 RNLI 15 Garmin Inside Back Cover Roach Pittis 57 Gosport Ferry 113 Robin Hill 129 Greenham Regis Marine Electronics Rowell Yachting Services 67, 148 140, 141 Royal Clarence Marina 144 Haines Boatyard 139, 140, 142, 144 Royal Lymington Yacht Club 148 Hamble Point Marina 142, 144 Royal Ocean Racing Club 9 Hamble Point Sailing School 148 Royal Ocean Racing Club Cowes 148 Hamble Point Yacht Charters 139, 140 Royal Ocean Racing Club London 148 Hamble Yacht Services Repair & Refit Royal Ocean Racing Club 5, 139, 140, 142, 148 Race Office 148 Hamo Thornycroft 145 Royal Thames Yacht Club 148 Haven Knox-Johnston 7

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Royal Victoria Yacht Club 133, 148 Ryde Arena 120 Sail Week Croatia 35 Sailcare 146 Sam Kurtul Marine Photography 145 Sapphire Yachting 59, 137 Savills (UK) Ltd Inside Front Cover Saxon Wharf 144 Sevenstar Yacht Transport 48, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57 Shamrock Quay 144 Solent Cruising & Racing Association

Solent Events Solent Rib Charter Songbird Villa South Boats IOW Ltd

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142 146 138 87, 138, 139, 140, 142, 144 South Boats IOW Vessel Charters 139, 140 South Devon College 102 Southern Vectis 131 Sparkes Marina 144 Spinlock 31 SS Shieldhall 125 The Anchor 81, 138, 145, 146

Tag Design & Print 109 The Boat House Café, Chichester 76 The Breeze Restaurant & Bar 145, 146 The Buddle Inn 147 The Bugle Inn, Brading 147 The Bugle Inn, Yarmouth 147 The Caulkheads 147 The Jolly Roger 106, 145 The Lifeboat 83, 145, 146 The New Inn 98 The Price is Wight 33 The Sun Inn 147 The Yachtsman 147 Town Quay Marina, Southampton 143 TransEurope Marinas 68 UKSA 25 Vanity 133 Vecwash 82 Venture Sailing 19 VIP Cottages 170 Will Squibb 74, 139, 140, 142, 144 Winning Tides 86 Wroath Marine 140 YDSA 45, 142

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS There are many people to thank for their help with this sixth edition of the Solent Handbook & Directory. Firstly, we are very lucky to have the use of so many outstanding images from marine photographers Paul Wyeth, Rick Tomlinson, Peter Mumford - Beken of Cowes and Hamo Thornycroft, plus Jamie Russell of Island Visions. A special thank you to everyone who contributed photographs. To all our advertisers we wish you a very prosperous season, and to our readers we say, do remember to tell people that you’ve seen their adverts 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: Sir Ben Ainslie, Graham Sunderland, Steve Sleight, Craig Nutter, Simon Rowell, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, RNLI, SCRA, Poole Quay Boat Haven, 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, the Isle of Wight Council (www.iwight.com), Visit Isle of Wight (www.visitisleofwight.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.

Produced and published by Inspired Media & Events Ltd. Printed by Bishops Printers, Portsmouth. 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. Inspired Media & Events Ltd and its employees and contractors have used their best efforts in preparing these pages and this publication. Inspired Media & Events Ltd and its employees and contractors make no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to the information supplied. Inspired Media & Events 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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