Yarmouth Harbour launches its new Webcam
Yarmouth now has its own brand new live view webcam, which can be accessed by clicking on the button on the right of this page or via the left hand side navigation menu. It gives a great view of the harbour. Why not try it for yourself now.
Harbour Handling Skills Improvement Day
Saturday 29 March 2014 – registration at 0930
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL - We hope to be running further ones throughout the year.
Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners have worked together with the Royal Solent Yacht Club and the Royal Yachting Association to create another coaching session for boat owners.
It is clear that some new boat owners have difficulty manoeuvring them, and others could use some help honing their skills. In addition it might be worth considering some coaching for partners who may have to take over control of the boat in an emergency.
We very much hope that people will take advantage of this opportunity that the Commissioners are subsidising.
You do not have to be a member of either RSYC or RYA to participate.
Further information and an application form can be downloaded below. Copies are also available from the Harbour Office reception desk.
Places are limited and will be booked on a first come/first served basis.
Further details and application form in Microsoft Word format.
Further details and application form .pdf format
Yarmouth Harbour is now a Tourist Information Point (TIP)
THE latest of the new-style Isle of Wight tourist information points (TIPs) opened for business at the harbour recently. We now have a comprehensive display of booklets and leaflets not only for visitors to Yarmouth but those visiting the Island as a whole. The Deputy Mayor of Yarmouth, Alan Ingram, was on hand to officially open the TIP. We are absolutely delighted to host this new facility.
Introducing 'Dippy' the Isle of Wight's celebrity Penguin ...
We have a new visitor to the harbour! I would like to introduce you to ‘Dippy’ the Isle of Wight’s celebrity Penguin.
Dippy aims to promote Island Tourism with a creative theme that captures the imagination of everyone who loves Penguins. Dippy ordinarily lives at Seaview Wildlife Encounter and his adventures see him travel through time and space to different locations on the Isle of Wight.
The creative project involves models of Dippy and photos of the real Dippy superimposed into a variety of Isle of Wight locations. The pictures are then accompanied by short narrative about his adventures and posted on his website www.dippytheisleofwightpenguin.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Dippyseaview
Dippy keeping watch at the harbour entrance.
Dippy’s Adventures will be developed into a series of children’s books which are planned to be published towards the end of the year.
Lorraine Adams, Director at Seaview Wildlife explains, “Dippy’s adventures will be educational and fun. Dippy aims to promote outside activities, Island heritage and the environment. Dippy’s mission is to show children how exciting and diverse the Island can be."
The creative theme to Dippy’s Adventures on the Isle of Wight is based upon the idea that the new scale model Needles lighthouse installation at Seaview Wildlife Encounter will contain a magic door that is just big enough for a penguin to squeeze through…
Mary Cracknell, Marketing Manager at the Needles Park, commented “We are very excited about the new developments at Dippy’s Penguin Pool and look forward to Dippy’s magic door transporting him across the Island to the real Needles, where we will see him start off on his adventures around the Isle of Wight to a variety of destinations.
SHORT STAY LOYALTY CARDS
Next time you are at Yarmouth Harbour for a short stay, pick up a ‘Loyalty Card’ from one of our staff or at the Harbour Office Reception, and get it stamped. Pay for four short stay visits and get the fifth visit FREE.
Short stays are 0-4 hours, not overnight, generally lunchtime visits.
Terms and Conditions are printed on the cards.