What an amazing summer we've all had (despite sadly having to cancel our Oktoberfest event) - the weather has been erratic at times, but there has been some wonderful Autumnal tranquility recently which has been perfect for spending time on or near the water and we hope you've had the opportunity to do so.
Winter Promotions on Duver pontoon berths, plus Bembridge Boat Storage packages. Lift and Scrub and great value Rent a Rack offers available now. Click here for full details of all and here for the latest edition of High & Dry - the BBS newsletter.
Despite a chilly and frustratingly persistent breeze, Jazz on the Quay (on Saturday 16th June), wsa greatly enjoyed by more than 350 jazz enthusiasts, the new line-up of bands proving hugely popular. Many thanks to Sydenhams for the loan of 2 large heaters which kept the marquee beautifully cosy for those not keeping themselves warm on the dance floor! An event report and image gallery can be found at: Jazz on the Quay.
Huge thanks to everyone who attended our Family Fun Weekend at the end of July and hope you enjoyed it despite the somewhat unfriendly weather (we did!) - a report and image gallery can be found on the event page.
The new look Duver Cafe proved hugely popular over the season. Now closed for the Winter we look forward to welcoming them back next year - reopening on Saturday 6th April 2019.
Our 2019 nominated charity is The Sophie Rolf Trust - KissyPuppy, for whom we will be fundraising throughout the year. In 2018 we raised over £6,500 so it would fantastic to beat that total this year. Please have a look at their page to read about the wonderful work they are doing.
For Facebook followers we will be continuing our monthly Draw to win a night's FREE visitor berth during 2019 ....
For visitors new to the Harbour we recommend a look at the Navigation Section, where you'll find a pictorial guide to safe pilotage in the Harbour that can be printed off for use on board. There is also a video guide of the entrance channel and an electronic Navionics chart.
The Harbour is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and nearby Brading Marshes are home to the first RSPB site on the Island. There are many picturesque walks in and around the area, historic sites to visit, beautiful beaches to enjoy and a busy Harbour where there's always something to watch. The villages of Bembridge and St Helens offer a rich variety of shops, restaurants and pubs and are well worth exploring. Visit our Local Information section for more details. Bembridge Sailing Club and Brading Haven Yacht Club both offer their facilities to visiting yachtsmen - details here.
See you soon ...
Malcolm & Fiona Thorpe