MDL Shamrock Quay & Saxon Wharf Ladies Day

On the 4th August 2012

The Southampton region Ladies Day will be held at Shamrock Quay on Saturday 4th August. The half-day practical workshop, held in association with the RYA, will focus on mooring techniques, basic boat handling and radio operation. Places on the popular event are strictly limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

For More Information
Email: Jonathan Walcroft

Summer Berthing Offer with MDL Marinas

Posted: 6th July 2012

Boat owners can spend a great value summer on the south coast this year with the return of MDL’s exclusive summer berthing package.

For just £499 including VAT, owners can berth for the whole of July and August at any of six MDL marinas in Poole, Southampton and on the River Hamble, allowing you to spend more time on board and less on towing, launching and travel. This fantastic package also includes free trailer storage and free car parking at your marina of choice.*

MDL’s south coast marinas provide direct access to superb and varied cruising in the height of the summer season. Take a trip along the Solent, up the Beaulieu River to the picturesque Buckler’s Hard, or along the Dorset coastline with its miles of stunning sandy beaches. Those keen to have a great view of this summer’s sporting action should head along the coast to Weymouth for an up-close view of Olympic sailing events.

Boat owners sailing along the Solent to the east can take a trip to the historic naval port of Portsmouth and along to Hayling Island, or venture further afield to explore the Isle of Wight.

*Terms and conditions apply, see http://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/summer-afloat for further details.


Summer Discounts at MDL's Solent Marinas

Posted: 4th July 2012

Boat owners in the Solent will be able to get their boats looking and performing at their best for the summer season with great discounts on essential maintenance packages at MDL’s Solent marinas.

Berth holders at and visitors to Hamble Point Marina, Hythe Marina Village and Shamrock Quay can benefit from the service throughout July and August, with prices starting from £22 per metre. The package includes lifting the boat from the water, a high-powered pressure wash, and re-launch of the vessel to ensure they are ready for a summer on the water.

A second service comprising lift, pressure wash, block-off, seven days storage ashore and re-launch is also available at Hythe Marina Village and Shamrock Quay for £40 per metre.

Nicola Walsh, Regional Director for MDL Marinas, commented: “It’s very important to keep your boat well maintained, especially during the summer season when it is most in use. It’s great to be able to offer this service at such a good price.”

Members of MDL’s Club Outlook will also receive an additional 50% discount on the summer services, with Cruising Club Members receiving an additional 30% off.

For more information on our summer boatyard offers, please read here.


All 7 of the P&O Cruises Fleet Together in Southampton

Posted: 29th June 2012

P&O's story began in 1837 when the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company was awarded the British Government contract for a weekly mail service to the Iberian Peninsula. In celebration of this exciting anniversary, all seven ships of the P&O Cruises fleet will be together in their home port of Southampton on the same day, 3rd July 2012.

This will be a first in the history of the company and we are delighted that Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, is joining us for what promises to be a grand event. The ships with their gleaming white hulls and signature "buff" funnels will be alongside at seven different points in the port of Southampton.

Leaving their berths on this historic day, the ship's passengers and crew will enjoy a champagne deck party as the flutterfetti flies; the marching band plays and the ships sail past in a procession from Southampton Water out into the Solent, accompanied by a display by the famous RAF Red Arrows aerobatic team. Out in the open water the ships will meet again, saluting one another before they sail onwards to their various exciting destinations.

Fore more information please visit http://175.pocruises.com.


RYA Own Boat Tuition Workshop Day at Shamrock Quay

On the 22nd September 2012
2 hour workshops for you and your family, focusing on boat handling skills, including those tricky close quarter manoeuvres and berthing techniques. These short taster courses highlight the benefits of professional training for berth holders. Cost: £30 per person.
For More Information
Call: 023 8022 9461
Email: Shamrock Quay
Website: http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/activemarina/Pages/default.aspx

RYA Ladies Day at Shamrock Quay

On the 23rd June 2012
Meet other lady sailors and enjoy a 3 hour practical workshop that aims to increase the skills and confidence of lady crews in boat handling and crewing techniques. Cost: £30 per person.
For More Information
Call: 023 8022 9461
Email: Shamrock Quay
Website: http://www.rya.org.uk

RYA Cruise in Company to Yarmouth Harbour

From 16th June 2012 until 17th June 2012
Join other berth holders on a cruise in company to Yarmouth Harbour, followed by dinner at the Royal Solent Yacht Club on Saturday evening. For more information please contact the Shamrock Quay marina office.
For More Information
Call: 023 8022 9461
Email: Shamrock Quay
Website: http://www.rya.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014

From 2nd August 2014 until 9th August 2014

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors. In excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the unique atmosphere. It is genuinely a one-of-a-kind event.

For More Information
Call: 01983 242049
Email: Claire Treasure
Website: http://www.aamcowesweek.co.uk

Beaulieu Boatjumble

On the 27th April 2014

Beaulieu Boatjumble has 1000 stands of boating bits, new trailerable boats, dinghies, equipment and craft from classics to nearly new. With thousands of new and used boating bargains, it makes for an unmissable event for all sailors. NEW FOR 2014: Walkabout Auction and Display Arena showcasing demonstrations, displays and interactive activities for children and adults. This is all set in the beautiful grounds of Beaulieu in the New Forest, Hampshire and admission includes entrance to the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, and World of Top Gear.

For More Information
Call: 01590 612888
Email: Beaulieu Events
Website: http://www.beaulieuboatjumble.co.uk

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