The Solent is now centre-stage in an important new initiative, led by Natural England, to find ways to protect critically endangered Seagrass Meadows. The Life Recreation ReMEDIES project (Reducing and Mitigating Erosion and Disturbance Impacts (E) affecting the Seabed) will particularly focus on the threats raised by the mooring and anchoring of recreational boats. Five … Continue reading Seagrass and Recreational Yachting
Category: Marine Leisure
A Postcard from Bembridge and St Helens.
The Bembridge and St Helens area has an interesting history. The Harbour has been known historically as Brading Haven. In Roman times, small trading ships were worked up the Eastern River Yar to the quay at Brading. The estuary was much larger and extended across the area which is now Brading Marshes, forming a much … Continue reading A Postcard from Bembridge and St Helens.
Reconfiguration of Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour
The Beaulieu River marina at Buckler’s Hard will, over the next two winters, undergo major reconfiguration with a £2m investment. The project will be carried out in two out of season phases, with the first beginning this October and offering improved facilities and a greater number of more convenient walk-ashore berths by March. The second … Continue reading Reconfiguration of Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour
The South Marine Plan in a wider context
David Attenborough recently brought the issue of the sustainability of marine resources to all our attention. A Marine Plan is a framework document and a tangible step towards sustainable seas. Over many years there have been increasing and multiple pressures in coastal waters from dredging, windfarms, communications cables, pipelines, bottom trawling, shipping, leisure activities and … Continue reading The South Marine Plan in a wider context
New Cowes Harbour restrictions
The following guidance has been received from Cowes Harbour "A breakwater Exclusion Zone marked by IALA buoyage will be established off Cowes during the construction period from May 2014 and will vary in size and shape from time to time. Boats, whether racing or preparing to race or have finished racing and in whatever direction … Continue reading New Cowes Harbour restrictions
Capsized by a breaking wave
Not in the Solent, but a really alarming demonstration of how a small wave can capsize a yacht, have a look at this VIDEO picked up the RSS feed on our Solent Now page.
HCA promotes East Cowes marina
Practical Boat Owner have announced that plans for a new marina in East Cowes have moved a further step forward. The Homes and Communities Agency is seeking a development partner for the project
Great Autumn Compilation
Interesting compilation of yachts competing in the Garmin Hamble River SC Autumn Series on you tube. As we move through Autumn towards Winter, it is good to have the memory. The music is good too.
Kahu superyacht goes up in flames
Fascinating video published by @cowesofficial on twitter of this major fire in the Medina in which superyacht Kahu burned and sank Oil spill plans were put into effect.
Americas Cup demolition derby
Have you seen the amazing video of the Louis Vuitton trophy? The easiest way to keep up with sailing news is to visit our Solent Now page. At the bottom of he page, you will find news relays from YBW and the RYA Cruising Division. Between them, they pick up most of the key stories … Continue reading Americas Cup demolition derby