Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Whitehaven Marina at Seawork

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Whitehaven Marina is proud to announce its participation at Seawork International 2014 from 10th to 12th June at ABP Port of Southampton alongside Marina Projects and Endeavour Quay on stand SB13.  The commercial marine exhibition provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the wide range of services and facilities ideally suited for the commercial market that are provided by the operational businesses and backed by the marine leisure specialism provided by Marina Projects Ltd.

Whitehaven Marina, located on the North West coast of England, is ideally situated and equipped for both commercial and wind farm service vessels long and short term.  Unrivalled protection for vessels working around the North West Coast of England, this “safe haven” is perfect for vessels servicing wind farms in the Solway Firth and further afield.  Accessible four hours either side of high water, the inner harbour is protected by a modern, 30 x 13 metre sector lock, manned 24 hours a day.  Whitehaven is also within easy reach of the Port of Workington and Barrow-in-Furness.

Mark Bowden, Marina Projects’ Operations Director commented, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit at Seawork this year.  We value our commercial clients at each of the businesses within the group and this provides the prime opportunity to showcase what we can offer to the wider market.”

Members of the Marina Projects’ team will be on hand to meet with interested parties and discuss opportunities on stand SB13.  For further information visit, or

Looking forward to this weekend’s Lakes Alive Festival

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

2 for 1 visitor nights, free slipway use and lifting and launching discounts

We are looking forward to the annual event from Friday 9th to Friday 16th August that promises to entertain all the family with explosive dance, family cabaret, evocative sound installations and fiery spectacles.  There will be shows in the harbour on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Friday 16th August and we are offering a selection of great offers.

All boats visiting the marina for the festival will be entitled to 2 for 1 berthing nights, and those bringing their boat by road can use the slipway for free and make use of our discounted lift and launch services.

Lakes Alive provides the perfect opportunity for boat owners to visit Whitehaven Marina and make the most of the superb town centre location, enjoying the bars and restaurants as well as the festival atmosphere.  In addition to the shoreside offerings, visitors can take the chance to explore some of the local cruising grounds of Whitehaven.

Performances at Whitehaven include:

EL FOC DEL MAR BY XARXA Friday 9th & Saturday 10th at 21.30

Prepare to be spell-bound by the magic of one of Europe’s leading outdoor theatre groups, as they perform the spectacular Fire of the Sea show.

El foc del mar

CAPTIVE BY MOTION HOUSE Friday 16th at 12.30

A breathtaking and intoxicating dance piece performed by four dancers in a large cage.  Disorientated and shaken, they use skill and instinct to survive a dazzling performance at breakneck speed. Powerfully physical, emotionally charged and an extraordinary blend of dance and aerial work.


A show that falls somewhere between circus, cabaret and fairground amusement; a fun and frantic show for the whole family. With magic, tap-dancing, acrobatics, balancing feats, comedy and more the show explodes into a succession of exploits.

Lakes Alive is a free event open to all providing the ideal excuse to explore new boating horizons.  Visit Whitehaven Marina and enjoy our high level facilities and customer service.

Lakes Alive

For more information on Lakes Alive visit

Whitehaven at All Wales

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Simone Morgan and Tony Taylor made the trip last week to Conwy in North Wales to represent Whitehaven Marina at the All Wales Boat Show.

The show is a new concept based on two sites – Conwy and Deganwy – and hopes to take on where the South and North Wales Boat Shows left off.

The Whitehaven Marina stand at All Wales

Whitehaven were based in the marquee alongside Quay Marinas who operate Conwy and Deganwy as well as a representative from Yacht Haven Marinas.  It was interesting to talk to the people visiting the site about cruising to Whitehaven and what the marina has to offer and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from North Wales in the near future!

Visitors to the stand were able to claim a free visitor night at the marina and also enter in for the chance to win a year’s free berth!

The show offer for visitors

We are pleased to have taken part in the show and promote the marina to boat owners further afield.



All Wales Boat Show – BOOK NOW AND SAVE

Monday, July 15th, 2013

All Wales Boat Show is the celebratory festival of all water-based activities which promises to dazzle you with the very best in boating, excite you with the amazing array of watersports and wet your appetite with incredible outdoor activities & wonderful leisure opportunities.

Enjoy a river cruise between the Show’s two fantastic marinas, Conwy and Deganwy Quay, savour Welsh produce as you walk along the river banks, try your hand at the ‘have a go’ sessions and watch the spectacular Conwy River Festival, experience first class hospitality and meet major regional and national exhibitors including boat sales and chandlery.

Book your 25% discount tickets at – QUOTE W4cr and get an EXTRA 10% off!



The reduced on line rate is for a limited period and includes parking, entry into the Show and a return River Cruise Trip.

Super 2013 Whitehaven Festival

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Despite the weather, we had a very successful Whitehaven Festival Weekend.  With nearly fifty visiting boats including one that had come from Hamble in Hampshire!  The festival witnessed a record number of visitors.

Even with the wind and rain against them, the marina welcomed over 40 visiting yachts including an Oyster 53 that had sailed from the south coast especially for the festival.  The marina also played host to four tall ships including the 45m Pelican of London, and two Archer Class Naval vessels.

The 45m Pelican of London tall ship

Although the weather meant it wasn’t possible for the Red Arrow display team to perform, visitors were able to watch superb firework displays on Friday and Saturday night.  Whitehaven Marina also held a welcome drinks reception for the visiting crews on Friday evening.  The reception was well attended and the weather remained dry, sunny and still long enough for everyone to enjoy a drink or two and a hot dog.

Festival Fireworks

The fireworks over Whitehaven Marina

Both visiting and resident boats entered into the festival spirit dressing their boats for the occasion with flags and bunting with a prize for Best Dressed Boat awarded to ‘Sealore’ owned by Mr & Mrs McAdam.  The Whitehaven Marina team worked very hard throughout the event as well as in the lead up to it to ensure it was a great success for visitors by land and sea.

The two naval Archer Vessels

Whitehaven Festival Park & Ride

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

WH Festival Park & Ride

On The Water Weekend Success

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Whitehaven Marina enjoyed the BMF’s On The Water Weekend on the 27th April.

Nichol End Marine, a local chandlery and sailing school, provided a number of kayaks and sailing dinghies as well as a chandlery stall and splicing service.

Nichol End Marine

Nichol End Marine Chandlery Stall

Sadly the slightly cold and windy Saturday meant visitors weren’t too keen to get as close to the water in a kayak as they may have been!

Several berth holders also took part in the “Boat Jumble” selling their unwanted boating bits.

The Whitehaven Marina team kept visitors topped up with warm cups of tea and biscuits and gave away the On The Water goodies including frisbees and other bits!

The local RNLI team were also offering free safety advice and lifejacket checks to boat owners.

RNLI Safety Team

More activity at On The Water Weekend 27th – 28th April 2013

Friday, April 26th, 2013

In addition to the Boat Jumble, RNLI Safety demonstration, 2 for 1 berthing and other activities announced last month, we can now confirm visitors will also have the opportunity to sail a Wayfarer dinghy or try “sit-on” kayak!

On Saturday 27th April, Nichol End Marine will be providing:

• A Chandlery Store – Replace those basic boating essentials and prepare for the season.

• Free rigging check – make sure everything is in good working order after the winter

• Free splicing for 3 strand and braid on braid

• Try a boat or kayak! Only £2!

Wayfarer Sailing With Nichol End


For those wishing to sell spare boating bits, the Marina is hosting its very own Boat Jumble on the 27th April. Donate £5 to the RNLI and park on the Bulwark Quay to take part.

Visitors can also talk to the team about Active Marina, the full programme includes free workshops and demonstrations as well a Cruise in Company.

ChrisDobson Marine will be demonstrating the latest Raymarine equipment, advising on what kit to fit and taking bookings for free on board “electrical health checks”.

The St. Bees’ RNLI safety team will be providing general boating safety advice and free lifejacket checks, as well as one-on-one on-board tailored advice.

In addition Whitehaven Marina is offering 2 for 1 berthing – with two nights for the price of one over the weekend, 26th – 28th April.

Any boat owners in the region should contact the marina on 01946 692435 or email to book a berth. Anyone interested in bringing a vehicle to join the Boat Jumble, or taking part in the event on 27th April please contact Whitehaven Marina on 01946 692435 or email

Whitehaven Festival Programme

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The Whitehaven Festival is back for another year – and bigger and better again!  Join us for the 21st – 23rd June 2013.

Sponsored in the main by Nuclear Management Partners, Britain’s Energy Coast, The Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners, Copeland Council and Richardson’s Fine Wines, the festival is a mix of live music, street theatre, visiting ships, air displays and markets all in and around Whitehaven Harbour.

The Festival Arena is an intimate ticketed area for live music – this year hosting McFly, Slade, Bay City Rollers and other big names!  Make sure you visit the festival website to keep up to date with who’s playing when!

Celebrity Chef Demonstrations

Celebrity Chef Demonstrations

Another big feature is the Celebrity Chef area hosted by Jean Christophe Novelli and guests.  This year there is over 150 food stalls in the Continental Food Market as well as cookery demonstrations, tasting and much more!

In addition the Red Arrows will be flying again, a fleet of tall ships will be in the marina, there will be fireworks – plenty of everyone for a whole weekend!

The Festival Fireworks

If you wish to book a berth for the weekend contact us today – our festival berthing prices are available here.


WS&BA Raise £400 For RNLI

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The Commodore and members of the Whitehaven Sailing and Boating Association presented a cheque for £400 to the Coxswain and crew of the RNLI Workington Lifeboat, Sir John Fisher, on Sunday 7th April.

RNLI Coxswain, John Stobbart, explained to the sailors from the WS&BA about the procedures and equipment typically employed by the volunteer lifeboat crew when coming to the aid of a stricken yacht.  The members of the Club were shown around the lifeboat and taken on a trip along the coast before returning to Whitehaven Marina.

Whitehaven Sailing and Boating Association Secretary, Margaret Trotter said: ‘We’re all very glad that the charity’s lifeboats are there for us and over the years various members have needed their assistance. We organise a fund raising supper and dance at the end of the season and we also collect race fees which go towards donations to the Workington and St Bees lifeboats.’

Who’s Who!
From left to right: Joyce Woffindin-Commodore, Margaret Trotter-Secretary, Hugh Price-Treasurer, Bill Hurst- Committee Member, RNLI Coxswain John Stobbart and Paul Hillon-Committee Member.  The little girl is Poppy Blackett who isn’t on the committee but lets her Dad come out and crew in the races!