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Isle of Wight
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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a British island and county in the English Channel between three and five miles from the south coast of Great Britain. It is situated south of the county of Hampshire and is separated from mainland England by The Solent. Popular since Victorian times as a holiday resort, the Isle of Wight is known for its natural beauty and for its world-famous sailing based in Cowes.

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Charts

BA
2045 - Outer Approaches to The Solent

Weather

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Sources for weather reports:

  • BBC radio 4 - 198kHz, 92.4-94.6MHz daily at 0048, 0535 (0542 on Sunday, 0556 on Saturday), 1201 and 1754
  • Internet - UK met office

Passages

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Islands

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  • [[Island1]]
  • [[Island2]]

Navigation

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Berthing

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Also see Cowes.

Anchorages

Safe anchorages in the area, from west to east.

  • Alum bay - quite exposed but alright for a quick stop. Not much here really, but some nice views.
  • Totland bay - as with Alum bay, pretty exposed but a good swim stop in nice weather.
  • Yarmouth harbour - A very well sheltered harbour, either pick up a mooring buoy outside or a berth in the harbour. The harbourmasters are all wonderful and helpful, watch out for the ferries when entering the harbour. The facilities are clean and modern with great showers (token operated) with the option of wi-fi on the boat and internet access in the harbour building. The town itself has great food and beer and a really welcoming atmosphere but can be very crowded in summer. There are some permenant barbeques for yachts on the green and for the hardy the walk across to freshwater bay is lovely.
  • Newtown river - A national trust administered anchorage, it is well sheltered and protected from the worst of most weathers. The national trust as for donations rather than setting mooring fees. The holding is good if you want to anchor and is especially fun for bilge and lifting keel boats who want to squeeze far up away from the other boats. If it is summer get here earlier rather than later as it can fill up. A quick row ashore and a walk of a couple of miles brings you to a wonderful pub which serves very good fish.
  • Folly inn - If you ignore Cowes and carry on upstream you come to the folly inn, the main pontoons are opposite the pub, the ones right outside tend to fill up very quickly.
  • Newport - Even further up the Medina is Newport, this is the official capital of the Isle of Wight and has great bus links with the whole island, in case of bad weather. Depths are apparently 2.5 m at springs and 1.8 m at neaps.
  • Osborne bay - a fairly sheltered anchorage but without any access to the shore.
  • Wootton creek - shallow but sheltered, you need to be able to dry out here.
  • Ryde harbour - A drying marina accessible a couple of hours either side of high tide
  • Seaview bay - fairly shallow so if you can't dry out you need to keep well clear of the shore. It can be a bit unsettled with the swell but it has a lovely beach.
  • Bembridge harbour - I haven't visited here myself but it has good reports and can be accessed 3 hours either side of high water Portsmouth. New marina has been dredged to 2m below LAT. Power and water available in the marina.

Facilities

Water

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Port1/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort1.3C.2Fspan.3EWater icon Port1 [[Isle of Wight#Port1|Port1]] DD.dddDD.ddd water outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Port2/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort2.3C.2Fspan.3EWater icon Port2 [[Isle of Wight#Port2|Port2]] DD.dddDD.ddd water outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Electricity

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Port1/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort1.3C.2Fspan.3EElectricity icon Port1 [[Isle of Wight#Port1|Port1]] DD.dddDD.ddd electricity outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Port2/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort2.3C.2Fspan.3EElectricity icon Port2 [[Isle of Wight#Port2|Port2]] DD.dddDD.ddd electricity outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Toilets

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Showers

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Laundry

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Garbage

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Supplies

Fuel

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Station1/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStation1.3C.2Fspan.3EFuel icon Station1 [[Isle of Wight#Station1|Station1]] DD.dddDD.ddd fuel station location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Station2/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStation2.3C.2Fspan.3EFuel icon Station2 [[Isle of Wight#Station2|Station2]] DD.dddDD.ddd fuel station location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Cooking gas

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Suplier1/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3ESuplier1.3C.2Fspan.3ECooking icon Suplier1 [[Isle of Wight#Suplier1|Suplier1]] DD.dddDD.ddd gas supplier location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Suplier2/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3ESuplier2.3C.2Fspan.3ECooking icon Suplier2 [[Isle of Wight#Suplier2|Suplier2]] DD.dddDD.ddd gas supplier location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Chandlers

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Chandler1/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EChandler1.3C.2Fspan.3EChandler icon Chandler1 [[Isle of Wight#Chandler1|Chandler1]] DD.dddDD.ddd chandler location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Services

Repairs

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If repairs are specific ports or by individual mechanics provide specific information as follows:

Yard or Mechanic's name/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EYard_or_Mechanic.27s_name.3C.2Fspan.3EService icon Yard or Mechanic's name [[Isle of Wight#Yard or Mechanic's name|Yard or Mechanic's name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. ++XX XXXX XXXXX, Email: xxx@xxxx.xx.

Internet

Are any internet or WiFi connections available in the island? If so where?

Mobile connectivity

Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS in the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?

Vehicle Rentals

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Rental establishment/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3ERental_establishment.3C.2Fspan.3ECar icon Rental establishment [[Isle of Wight#Rental establishment|Rental establishment]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX, Email: xxx@xxxx.xx.

Provisioning

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Store name1/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name1.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name1 [[Isle of Wight#Store name1|Store name1]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Store name2/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name2.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name2 [[Isle of Wight#Store name2|Store name2]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Transportation

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Eating out

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  • Location1
Name/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Isle of Wight#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.
  • Location2
Name/wiki/Isle_of_Wight#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Isle of Wight#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Tourism

History

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Places to Visit

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Friends

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Forums

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Links

References

See United Kingdom.

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