Ships Blog 3rd May 2024

Here we are folks at the first bank holiday of May and its raining cats and dogs! Don’t worry the forecast is looking better for the rest of the weekend. A lot of boats are now back in the water and the yard has more space in it. This years summer scrub offer starts the first week on June 2024. Prices are already published on this website. Slots are filling up fast so book early if you have a particular date in mind. The weekend team comprises Biff on days, Marc G nights and Ellie driving the front desk. A reminder to let Ellie know your car registration numbers for security purposes and if you haven’t already, stop by at the Tower to get you security codes. Have a great weekend.

62nd Thames Barge Match Race from Pin Mill 29th June 2024

29th June 2024

High Water at Harwich is approx. 06:00 BST, and the start for the Bowsprit Class (A) will be at 08:30, the Fast Staysail Class (B) will be at 08:45, the Slow Staysail Class (C) will be at 09:00 and the Half Barges class (D) will be at 09:15.

The match starts at Buttermans bay, just down river from Pin Mill.

Ships Blog 28th March 2024

Morning all and welcome to the Easter Ships Blog. This year Easter is very early and despite this the new season launch program is well underway. The weather is a mixed bag with Storm Nelson tracking through today. Otherwise its sunshine and showers. Colin and the crew have been out checking all the boats and making sure they are they are  tied up properly and have enough fenders.

A reminder, can we have the registration numbers of the cars that you will be using when you visit the marina. Also if you have not got your security codes for the marina’s facilities, please stop by at the Control Tower and we will give you a copy.

Safety ladders – can you please ensure that these are kept in safe an useable condition. On a number of occasions we have found fendering and lines attached to our escape ladders. These render them useless and could endanger someone’s life if they fell in and subsequently could not climb out.

On duty over the weekend is Andy Howard duty lockmaster day shift and Colin ‘Biff’ Byford on the night watch. Have a good Easter!

Ships Blog 8th February 2024

Afternoon folks, just a quick up date re lock closure. Due to some appalling weather conditions we have taken the decision to delay lock opening until Monday morning for safety reasons. Normal service will then be resumed.

Have a good weekend.