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Old 30 April 2009, 14:22   #1
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The problem is as follows;

Friends down for the long weekend and would very much like to go to the Spyglass for lunch. Weather looks good to get round, but the tides are rubbish.

Lows of 1.5m over lunch time every day. I know the harbour can dry, but can you still get in to the entrance to where the Rib will beach and then walk? Is the bottom sand or mud??

I have told them we could go to Yarmouth and get a bus over, but did not go down to well.

Have looked for some info in my Almanac, but it gives no detail of Ventnor other than it's a minor harbour.

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Old 30 April 2009, 14:52   #2
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The problem is as follows;

Friends down for the long weekend and would very much like to go to the Spyglass for lunch. Weather looks good to get round, but the tides are rubbish.

Lows of 1.5m over lunch time every day. I know the harbour can dry, but can you still get in to the entrance to where the Rib will beach and then walk? Is the bottom sand or mud??

I have told them we could go to Yarmouth and get a bus over, but did not go down to well.

Have looked for some info in my Almanac, but it gives no detail of Ventnor other than it's a minor harbour.

Thanks
Steve
The bottom is sand and there's a slight bar at the entrance to the harbour. Sorry I can't be more help, but it's 2 years since I went in there at low tide.
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The only advice I can give is that there were some mooring bouys that you could tie up to outside the harbour and always in water. Phone the harbour master/taxi and he'll come out and pick you up in his SIB. You might well get wet feet and bums. Sorry I can't help you with a phone number however.
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info@ventnorhaven.co.uk

Cheetah Marine LLP are contracted by the Isle of Wight Council to manage Ventnor Haven.

Ventnor Haven Harbour Master: Sean Strevens
Ventnor Haven Supervisor: Damieon Phillips
Mobile: 07976 009 260 Email: info@cheetahmarine.co.uk
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I don't know if Sean Stevens was harbourmaster at the time, but the guy in charge when I visited Ventnor in 2006 couldn't have been more helpful. Top bloke
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If in doubt, stay in Yarmouth. The Spyglass isn't that good, IMO.

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The problem is as follows;

Friends down for the long weekend and would very much like to go to the Spyglass for lunch. Weather looks good to get round, but the tides are rubbish.

Lows of 1.5m over lunch time every day. I know the harbour can dry, but can you still get in to the entrance to where the Rib will beach and then walk? Is the bottom sand or mud??

I have told them we could go to Yarmouth and get a bus over, but did not go down to well.

Have looked for some info in my Almanac, but it gives no detail of Ventnor other than it's a minor harbour.

Thanks
Steve
No problem you can moor to one of the visitor buoys and the harbour master will pick you up

It can make the day real fun
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I don't know if Sean Stevens was harbourmaster at the time, but the guy in charge when I visited Ventnor in 2006 couldn't have been more helpful. Top bloke
Would back up Dai and Jim,visited last season and the Harbour master was 1'st class!and could not be more helpfulll not always the case,as Chris, Matt h, and I found at Dartmouth...he seemed to want an out of season dip![found out later he was part timer,...some people and authority]
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Ventnor is starting to look very shallow, is it filling up with sand?

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Would back up Dai and Jim,visited last season and the Harbour master was 1'st class!and could not be more helpfulll not always the case,as Chris, Matt h, and I found at Dartmouth...he seemed to want an out of season dip![found out later he was part timer,...some people and authority]

I agree as well. providing you get the tides right Ventnor is a great place to visit and lunch at the Spyglass on the terrace on a sunning day beats any place in the Solent

the alternative to that is to have your lunch delivered . Of couse one at least on board should be wearing a dry suit as it happens I was not the one
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