Hampshire Constabulary Marine Unit in conjunction with Ramora UK, one of the UK’s leading bomb disposal companies, and Hamble Point Marina are offering "a distress flare amnesty" for private boat owners on Sunday 15th May 2016, which conincides with the second day of the Hamble Point Boats on Show.
The disposal of out-of-date flares is a growing problem for boat owners who face severe penalties if they fail to follow the correct procedures.
Come down to the marina between 10am and 3pm to dispose of your flares safely.
The Commodore of The Royal Southampton Yacht Club request the pleasure of the company of MDL Annual Berth Holders on the occasion of a Membership Open Evening (a welcome drink and small eats will be served). To be held on Friday 15th May 2015 from 6pm-8pm at our Ocean Village clubhouse. RSVP by 14th May 2015.
Royal Southampton Yacht Club, Ocean Village Marina, Southampton SO14 3QF.
Europe’s leading marina operator, MDL Marinas, recently partnered with UK charity water brand, One Water, to provide its customers with a gift that will not only help to save lives in Africa’s developing countries, but also keep them hydrated whilst afloat this summer.
MDL purchased over 5,000 1.5 litre bottles of One Water to send out to their customers in special water cooler bags, ahead of the new boating season. As well as being the perfect practical gift for a long day out on the water, 100% of the profit generated by One Water’s bottled water is donated to bringing safe, sustainable water supplies to communities across Africa.
Adrien Burnand, Head of Marketing for MDL Marinas, commented: “We are really pleased to have collaborated with One Water to give our berth holders a renewal gift that will help transform lives. We feel there is great synergy between our two organisations and hope the water we purchased will help make a real difference.”
Since launching 11 years ago, One Water has raised more than £11 million and changed the lives of 2.7 million people, funding water programmes in countries such as Malawi, South Sudan, Angola, Kenya and Niger. Ian Spooner, Marketing Director at One Water, commented: “Teaming up with a prestigious marina organisation such as MDL Marinas provides an excellent way of informing an audience, which is passionate about water, about the global water crisis, and how they can help.”
If you would like to help this hugely worthwhile cause, MDL has set up their own JustGiving page. Alternatively, you can donate to One Water by simply texting MDLM47 and the amount you would like to donate to 70070.
For more information about One Water and their life changing work, visit www.onedifference.org/projects.
Make a note of the date of Sunday April 26th when the first annual ABP Southampton Half Marathon and 10K race is taking place in Southampton, and if you are heading for Ocean Village and the marina pontoons or the RSYC Clubhouse be prepared for your journey to take longer.
The race route passes along Platform Road, Canute Road and through Ocean Village and roads along the route will be closed between 8 and 11 am. Anyone who needs to be in Ocean Village early are particularly asked to avoid parking along the waterfront between RSYC and Pitcher and Piano as this will be directly where the runners will be running through.
Organisers expect the maximum 6,000 runners competing in two races on the day — a 10km and a half marathon — which will affect traffic and through road closures on the morning which could affect your journey.
The 10km race starts at 08:30, from the city centre with about 1,000 competitors who will be starting to arrive from 07:00. The Half Marathon starts at 10:00 with up to 5,000 runners who will be heading into the city from 08:00.
If you plan heading to the marina or the RSYC, the best plan is to set out early on that Sunday and leave approx 15 mins extra for your journey before 08:00 and 30 minutes extra after 08:00.
The runners will have cleared Ocean Village area by 10:45 and the road closures affecting the area will be cleared before 11:00.
Race director Chris Rees said: “We hope this does not affect your day too much and if you have any queries or concerns about accessing the RSYC between 08:00 and 11:00 please don't hesitate to contact the organisers on email@example.com".
CLICK HERE to view a map of the race routes.
Boat owners and visitors at Ocean Village Marina in Southampton can now enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, a quick snack on the go, or a long, relaxing lunch in style, thanks to a vibrant new café/bar at Admirals Quay.
West Country-based restaurant/café/bar group, Loungers, has invested £550,000 to create Maritimo Lounge, a retro home from home environment where people can unwind and socialise. Stretching over three floors, the eclectic, vibrant interior features oversized vintage sofas, statement light fittings and vast floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the interior with light and offer amazing views of the harbour.
Maritimo Lounge caters for all tastes throughout the day and is the perfect place to catch up with friends over a leisurely all-day brunch, or hold a business lunch with colleagues. The menu offers everything from authentic tapas to a delicious selection of burgers, as well as an exciting specials board and children’s menu.
To celebrate the opening of the café/bar and to emphasise Maritimo Lounge’s family-friendly credentials, Loungers will donate 50p from every burger and 10p from every coffee sold in the first month of trading to Southampton General Hospital to be used within Children’s Services.
Alex Kreutz, Operations Manager at Loungers, said: “Admirals Quay is the perfect location for our Lounge concept. There’s already a thriving and vibrant community and we’re really looking forward to playing our part in the foodie scene here. Residents will be served by the very best as our new team is passionate about hospitality. Our excellent pre-opening and ‘on the job’ training programme ensures our staff will be at the top of their game. Training includes expert guidance from one of Europe’s most acclaimed baristas.”
Debbie Burns, Manager at Ocean Village Marina, added: “The Maritimo Lounge is a fabulous new addition to the marina and fits perfectly with the vibrant range of restaurants, cinemas and bars already on site. Ocean Village offers boat owners and the local community outstanding recreational facilities and plenty of places to relax and have fun together.”
For more information please visit the Loungers website.
We're not always able to see everyone when we come round the pontoons with drinks, so on the weekend of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May please come and have a glass of wine in the Dock Office. A selection of red, white and rosé will be on offer, along with some tasty nibbles.
We will come around the pontoons with a little tipple and some nibbles for you between 5pm and 7pm. If you have any concerns or questions we will be able to help you and hope to get a good start to the season.
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy an Easter treat. We will be coming round the pontoons between 10am and midday to give you a little treat and a warm hello. Optional attire - Easter bonnets and bunny ears!
Relax and enjoy a touch of Wimbledon with us. Have a glass of Pimm's and some strawberries courtesy of the Ocean Village team between 2pm and 4pm.