Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Whilst the cat's away...


Whilst the cats away the girls will play...work.

While your boss is away why not deploy your office outside.

The girls at Trafalgar Wharf took the opportunity to enjoy the sun by tipping a toe in the cool water of Portsmouth Harbour.

The Drystack Team are wishing they could relocating their office to The Solent but we know the Wiggins forklift would not float!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Racy Clippers

Summer is due to arrive in Portsmouth on Sunday so why not blow the cobwebs off your boat by heading to The Solent from Trafalgar Wharf or The Drystack as The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race returns to The Solent after more than 40,000 miles of ocean racing, on Sunday, 22 July.

Clipper Ventures have invited local boats to join a flotilla to follow the ten Clipper Race yachts, which will be led by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in Suhaili, the boat Sir Robin sailed to become the first non-stop solo circumnavigator in 1968-69.

The flotilla will start from Hamble Point Cardinal at 11:30 to midday and will parade up Southampton Water to Weston Shelf, where the flotilla will break up at 13:00.

There will be a spectacular air display as the yachts and crew arrive onshore for the official prize giving, to mark the completion of the year long race. There will be live music and entertainment throughout the day, with host stations Jack FM and The Breeze. 

To register your attendance email flotilla@clipper-ventures.com.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Arnie's Ark

Unfortunately the lovely weather isn’t set to improve but we are all crossing our fingers that the wind will blow the rain away soon so you can spend more time on your boats in the Solent.

Although the weather is getting the rest of Britain down, it isn’t at The Drystack at Trafalgar Wharf. Take a look at Arnie and The Drystack Team taking some time out to play in the huge puddles with a remote control RIB.

To think he was on holiday in 40° heat in Cyprus last week to return to gallons of rain falling in minutes.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Jo Launches at The Drystack


Ever since I joined Trafalgar Wharf back in August last year, I’ve been dying to get my hands on the giant Wiggins forklift that we use to launch our customers boats down at The Drystack.  11 months later and I get my wish!!  I felt so small sitting on it looking at all the levers and buttons, but under the guidance of Flipper I successfully took a boat off the racking, drove it over to the launch pad and launched it.  It was fab :-) I want to do it every day.  Watch it here.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Bathing huts prove a big hit at The Drystack at Trafalgar Wharf

A neat and tidy row of 12 colorful bathing huts has popped up at Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth, just in time for the summer boating season. The huts have been built for boat owners to store their nautical bits, such as fishing gear, life jackets, water-skis and waterproofs, rather than taking them home after use.

Jonny Boys, Managing Director of Trafalgar Wharf, is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to convenience for boat owners.

“Unlimited launches, valet refueling and now bathing hut storage, what more could a boat owner want? The Drystack at Trafalgar Wharf is about the ultimate in convenience, so why lug your stuff home every time when you don’t have to. We want to be the ultimate “turn-up and go” facility, so we’re doing everything we can to make life easy for boat owners.”

The bathing huts are available to rent on a monthly basis for £60, a lot less than the world’s most expensive hut, Chalet Number 4 at West Bexington in Dorset, which sold for £235,000 in 2006.

And boat owners may even get a free bathing hut thanks to Andy Murray. “It’s going to be a great summer of sport so I’m going to refund 100% of the rental when Andy Murray wins Wimbledon.”

So call Corinne before Friday lunch time (6th July) to book yours.  You can get her on 02392 706384.