Design our 2018 Free Flow Flag

December 14, 2017

 

We are running an exciting competition again this year for all children aged between 7-11 years old to design a flag for our company.

In partnership with Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners last spring we installed a flagpole located at the sealock gates. Beth Houghton of Jericho Primary School was the lucky winner of our competition during 2016, her fabulous design was made into a flag and is raised everyday by our lockkeeper during freeflow, (when the gates are open.)

We often have visitors/ local residents/ dog walkers etc… who like to walk around the harbour, when they reach the lock and find the gates open they are disappointed there is no access to cross and have to turn around, this way with the new flag it can be identified from all around the harbour.

Free flow is extremely important to the harbour as it allows a period of ingress of salt water which helps marine life and minimises the algae that grows in stagnant fresh water, cleansing the water held inside and making the inner harbour cleaner. In addition it also allows us to control the inner water level and provide a flood defence to the town, we can let water out on a falling tide to lower the inner level from rainfall pouring down the 3 fresh water culverts that run directly into the harbour from in and around Whitehaven.

We are offering children the opportunity to enter this competition and the winner will have their unique design printed by us and used as our free flow flag for the entire 2018 sailing season. We will be inviting the lucky winner down to the harbour to winch up their flag along with the President of the Harbour Commissioners and photographed by the Whitehaven News. We will also be presenting them with a trophy as the 2018 flag design winner.

We would like the entries sent to Whitehaven Marina office before the end of January 2018, the winning design will be chosen, printed and ready to be winched up by 1st April. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Marina office.

Wishing good luck to all the children!

 

Current free flow flag

 

Last years lucky winner

 

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