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Now that the good weather is back it may be time to hang that sign on the shed door... “Gone Fishin”
Boatshed Port Solent owner Ian Dawes recently teamed up with Gibsea 33 owner and friend Martin Crapper to complete the RYA Coastal Skipper course, under the expert tuition of Steve Dimmer, the Southsea Marina Sea School Chief Instructor.
Here is an ideal opportunity, courtesy of Boatshed Port Solent, to acquire one of the most well respected and sought-after boats afloat today!
We at Boatshed Port Solent like to keep a weather eye on the Queen’s Harbour Master’s Notices to Mariners. Now folks, Notices to Mariners are usually pretty boring, but if you take the trouble to look, you might even find a fun day out – look below and you may just see what I mean!
Discovery Yachts has announced that the new Discovery 57 will be the largest resin-infused sailing yacht to be produced in Great Britain. T
Southsea Marina to see the arrival of a new pump out and waste disposal facility
At 0800 hrs last Monday Ian Dawes, Boatshed Port Solent business owner, reported to the classroom at Southsea Marina to start a week of bashing away at Chartwork, Meteorology, and Collision (avoidance thereof) Regulations. Yes you’ve guessed it; it was the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Shorebased Course.
Peter Delbridge and Ian Dawes, (Boatshed Hamble and Boatshed Port Solent) took part in the King and Queen Poker Rib Raid last Saturday in the sunny Solent, in aid of the Hamble River Lifeboat. The Boatshed Blokes borrowed their Avon Rib and 100 Yamaha outboard from Tim Robinson, Rear Commodore House at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, so a very big thank you goes to him.
Brownies and Guides have been earning new badges during action packed evenings at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
HUNDREDS of Santas are to descend on Southsea seafront to take part in a festive fun run.
The Open Forum is an event aimed at stakeholders and members of the public who would like to learn more about the Harbour, its management, representative organisations and environmental importance. This year there will be talks given by representatives of Southern Water, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and the Langstone Harbour Board.
Thirsty yachtsmen and women at Southsea Marina will at last be able to get a simple sandwich and a pint for their lunch. The newly opened (and aptly named) Marina Bar, run by Katie Bell and Emma White (pictured) will be serving good simple grub from sandwiches to Sunday Roasts via Jacket Spuds and all points in between. I wonder if they’ll have a crack at Figgy Dowdy this winter?
We’re all very excited about the PSP Southampton Boat Show and the Boatshed stand at the show.
Come and meet the Boatshed.com team at this years PSP Southampton boat show.
The Boatshed conference 2011 was a great success. Two days spent in and around Portsmouth Dockyard as well as Boatshed HQ in Gosport; with lots of lectures, group meetings and workshops. Approximately 30 Boatsheds came to the event, travelling from destinations across Europe and even as far as Phuket in the Far East.
This week sees Boatshed.com pass the 400,000 registered customer mark.
By Ian Dawes, Boatshed Port Solent
Trafalgar Wharf, the vibrant and exciting new facility at Portchester, in Portsmouth Harbour, have just announced the investment of a six figure sum on dredging, so they now have FULL TIDAL ACCESS at Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth Harbour.