Whitehaven’s coffee morning to support the RNLI

September 28, 2016

RNLI Coffee Morning

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Car Parking Improvements

August 11, 2016

Thank you for your patience whilst we have scrubbed and cleaned the Bulwark Quay ready to be re lined and new security gates fitted. The relining will allow more cars to be parked on the area. With increased numbers of bertholders and more people working in Whitehaven town, the pressure on car parking generally is severe. As a result, we appreciate that we need to control and manage the parking on the Bulwark Quay better than we have done.

Car park reconfiguration of the Bulwark Quay, a new and upgraded CCTV system and weather station are all projects that we are working on at the moment. Marina security is a vital part of what we offer and so the new HD (high definition) cameras and recording equipment will be a vital part of providing that security. With over 10 cameras constantly surveying the marina basins; the car parks and boat yard, the marina is monitored and recorded by the duty Lock Keeper 24 hours a day.



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Berth Holders BBQ

There will be a bertholders BBQ on the afternoon of the 26 August.

As you arrive for “a sun kissed bank holiday weekend” there will be a hot dog or beef burger waiting for you! We will be lighting the BBQ at 1800 and it will be on a first come first basis. Please bring your own bottle(s) of wine or beer.

If the weather is inclement, we will update you in good time – we can’t have hot dogs in the rain again!!

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SS Balmoral visits Whitehaven en route to the Isle of Man

In July we saw the SS Balmoral arrive in Whitehaven to pick up paying passengers to the Isle of Man. When this vessel comes to Whitehaven she adds a touch of class and nostalgia to the Harbour. Today the Harbour tends to berth more modern leisure and commercial vessels particularly those used to service the off shore wind farm industry.

Other boats of interest that have visited us recently are:-

James Cook (Ocean Youth Trust North), Glasson Sailing Regatta, 103 year old nobby, Najad 470 in the yard, 85 foot Sunseeker

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Girl power in the three peaks

August 8, 2016

In June the first all female team in 39 years took line honours in the three peaks race. Whitehaven is the second of two stopovers in the race where they cycle and then run up Scarfell Pike and back and then sail off up to Fort William to climb Ben Nevis. 

In a J 120, the all girl (pictured) Team Aparito digital health were delighted to be first over the line in a race that is ranked amongst the 10 most difficult endurance races in the World. 

Overall and IRC winners were Pure Attitude, an X37

The race involves teams of 5, sailing from Barmouth to Caernarfon in Wales where two of the team must run to the top of Snowdon and back. The team must then sail to Whitehaven in Cumbria, where again two of the team must cycle and run to the Summit of Scafell Pike. Finally the teams sail to Scotland where the final challenge is to run to the top of Ben Nevis and back. In total the team must sail 389 miles, climb 11,176ft run 72 miles and cycle 72 miles.

Whitehaven Marina Manager Simone says of the race “ We love hosting a stopover in the three peaks race at Whitehaven every year. It always fills us with huge admiration for the competitors as it’s definitely not an easy race”.

For more information on the race results and the race itself logon to 

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Join us at Whitehaven in helping the Workington Lifeboat appeal


The Workington Lifeboat is crewed by dedicated volunteers who give up their time and risk their own lives to help save others. Now they need YOUR help to raise the final £150,000 to get the state of the art Shannon Class Lifeboat

The current Tyne class lifeboat needs replacing next year and the new Shannon Class Lifeboat costs £2m; is powered by water jets rather than propellers and is 50% faster to reach people further off shore and quicker.

Please either 

Text RNLI WORKINGTON to 70300 and donate £5 to the RNLI.

Your text will cost you the standard network message rate in addition to your £5 donation. The RNLI receives 100% of your £5 donation. The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Registered charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland.

Or give via the Just Giving Page by clicking on 


Its easy to do and your £5 could help save more lives.

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Waving the flag locally at Whitehaven

Whitehaven Marina has a new Free Flow Flag that will now be used for their large sea lock.

The marina at Whitehaven ran a competition recently for local children between the ages of 7 and 11 to design a Free Flow Flag.

The flag needed to be bright and vibrant so that boats easily spot when Free Flow is in operation and also the general public can cross the lock on foot. Free Flow is when both gates are open to the sea which allows the Harbour to be refilled and act to flush out the fresh water that drains into the basin from surface water outfalls. When the flag is flying it indicates that the lock is open and so pedestrians cannot cross the lock for period of up to 2 hours a day.

Beth Houghton (pictured above), a year six pupil from local Jericho Primary School, was the proud winner of the competition.

Whitehaven Marina on the north west coast of the UK has over 400 fully serviced marina berths and is protected from the Irish Sea by some amazing 265 year old inner and outer breakwaters and the large sea lock that keeps the marina, and in fact the whole town, safe.

Winner of the competition, Beth, was presented with a large printed version of her flag design. 

Whitehaven Marina Manager, Simone Morgan, said  “We had a fantastic response to the competition and 378 entered from different schools in and around Whitehaven. Beth’s design won because it was clear, bright, easily identifiable and with a nautical theme.”

She added “It’s great to get the local community involved in the marina and the kids have been so interested in how the lock works etc so it’s been really educational for them too.”

The response was so good that the marina have decided to run the competition again next year.

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Maiden Marine Brokerage Office opens in Whitehaven Marina

April 6, 2016

Easter weekend saw the opening of Maiden Marine’s new brokerage office in Whitehaven Marina, Cumbria (pictured below).

Whitehaven Marina Manager Simone Morgan and her team are delighted by the new arrival of their new tenants. Maiden Marine will offer Whitehaven Marina customers new boat sales and brokerage and also some chandlery and limited yard services such as rigging.

Maiden Marine was established on the shores of Lake Windermere in 1997 and are now the main Beneteau dealers for the North of England, supplying both Beneteau Sail & Beneteau Power Boats. They also have a very active brokerage service with their own website, which reaches a large customer base and worldwide advertising powered by YachtWorld.com. In addition they will be offering in Whitehaven – Chandlery, some Boatyard services, North Sails and a canopy/sail repair service.

Managing Director for Maiden Marine, Karen Schwerdt adds “Opening an office at Whitehaven is an ideal extension to our business in the North. In addition to Beneteau and North sails, we are also agents for Yamaha Outboards, Plastimo, Waveline and Aquafax Inflatables, Ribeye RIBs and all the major Chandlery brands, so we have a great deal to offer customers in the area”.

The Office is open from 9.30am – 5pm (Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday) and customers can contact Fiona Charlton, who will be managing the office on 07825 815430

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Not to miss dates for 2016

March 29, 2016
Forthcoming Events at Whitehaven Marina for the 2016 sailing season

Some exciting dates for your diary for 2016 at Whitehaven

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Calling all Exhibitors to Whitehaven Marinas Boat Jumble in May 2016

Boat Jumble at Whitehaven Marina

Book your slot for Whitehaven Marinas Boat Jumble

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