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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