Harbour Handling Skills Improvement Day -
Saturday 7 December 2013
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.
WASH AND SLOW ...
Hampshire Police Marine Unit, together with ports in the Solent, has started a joint summer safety campaign ‘Wash and Slow’.
The police have started publicly pushing the campaign through twitter and their website and will be further highlighting the issue of speed through TV/newspaper coverage. They will be providing assistance with enforcing speed limits in harbours this summer.
The link below directs you to Hampshire Constabulary’s Solent speed limits and Wash and Slow leaflets, which are on the list of bulletins entered on June 19: http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information/general/project-kraken-bulletins
Yarmouth Harbour will be working closely with Hampshire Police Marine Unit to educate the public and where necessary, enforce regulations and safe practice.
We trust you will support us with this project in keeping Yarmouth Harbour a safe environment for everyone.
YARMOUTH HARBOUR VIDEO
If you are at all concerned about coming to Yarmouth Harbour please see our new video (button).
It gives some guidance about what to expect on arrival at the Harbour entrance, our berths and the likely currents within the harbour.
It it also available on YouTube.
Our Berthing Staff are on the water and can help you onto and off of our berths, if you need assistance just call on VHF Channel 68.
Chief Executive/Harbour Master
NAVITUS BAY - YARMOUTH BEING CONSIDERED AS OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE BASE
Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners have been working on the opportunity to become the Operations and Maintenance base for the Navitus Bay wind farm which is to be constructed in Christchurch Bay for more than three years. On 26 June 2013 Navitus Bay announced that it would enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with three ports in the UK, Poole, Portland and Yarmouth, so that it could hold more detailed discussions with each port about the facilities they would require for their Operations and Maintenance Base. A final decision to proceed is unlikely until 2015.
Please click on this link to find further information.
Chief Executive/Harbour Master
BBC Radio Solent - H20 Show Sailing Life
On Friday 19 April, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari took The H2O Show to Yarmouth. They met the Harbour Master, Deputy Harbour Master, along with Commodores from both local sailing clubs and hear from the West Wight RNLI fundraisers. Plus they meet two of the Wight Crew - the ladies who are rowing the Channel in the summer. Listen to the podcast here.
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.
Phases 2 and 3 of Yarmouth Harbour Development are now complete, so please do come to Yarmouth and see the improvements for yourself. The changes include :-
- A new quay at the SW Corner close to the bridge
- A new pontoon layout for commercials
- A new 5 Tonne crane
- An environmentally friendly washdown area
- New recycling area
- Fifteen new walk ashore berths with power and water
- A safe quayside walkway from the Harbour Office to the Town
We look forward to seeing you in Yarmouth this season.
Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) General Directions 2012 and The Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) Harbour Revision Order 2011
The 2011 Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) Harbour Revision Order granted powers of General Direction and Special Direction to Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners. These General Directions have now been finalised and come into effect on 1 March 2012. These are the rules for the day to day running of the harbour and supersede the Yarmouth Harbour 1973 Byelaws.
Paper copies of the General Directions are available for collection at the Yarmouth Harbour Office Reception if you find that you are unable to print your own copy from the links on the HRO & General Directions page of our website. To listen to a few words about the General Directions click here.
Chief Executive/Harbour Master
27 February 2012