Friday, 30 November 2012

New video from Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack of how to get here by sea

Jo, Trafalgar Wharf Office Manager, and Tom, Manager at JBT Marine, have been busy over the last couple of weeks making a couple of videos showing you how to get to Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack by sea. 

They picked a lovely sunny day to go for a ride in one of JBT's Ballistic RIB's through Portsmouth Harbour. Luckily neither of them went overboard as the water wasn't very warm.

Click on the picture to watch one of the videos, both films are on the map pages of our website should you want to watch them again. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Ben Ainslie World Sailor of the Year... for the forth time!

All at Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack would like to congratulate Ben Ainslie, from Hampshire, as he has been awarded the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for a record fourth time.

The 35-year-old Finn sailor scooped the award at a glittering ceremony at the Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland, with China’s Laser Radial sailor Lijia Xu named as the female world sailor of the year after clinching a gold medal at this summer’s Olympic Games.

“Winning the World Sailor of the Year award is a huge honour, especially for everyone who has helped me,” said Ainslie. “There is a huge team in the background from family, friends, coaches and sponsors who helped make it happen. It is a huge honour to be part of such a group of exceptional sailors who were put forward for this award.”

Team GBR sailor Helena Lucas was also in the running last night for the female award after etching her name in British Paralympic sailing history by becoming the nation’s first gold medallist at London 2012.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Tony launches the new Sublift at Trafalgar Wharf

On Thursday 8th November Tony immersed our new Sublift into the water from our slipway for the first time. Simon and Jonny watched from the dockside to see Tony’s new toy glide effortlessly into the sea. 

Tony and the Trafalgar Wharf team will be training with the new machine over the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out when driving around as it looks a little different to the boat hoist. 

The new Sublift is state of the art and is the most secure way to lift and is incredibly manouverable and very safe.

You may have seen in our Autumn Newsletter that we are asking for names for our Sublift, in return you could win a bottle of wine! Send your suggestions to

Monday, 5 November 2012

Keep updated with Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack

We like to keep you up to date with all the news and gossip from Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack and so here is our latest newsletter.

We have had some new additions to our family, competition winners and helped Portchester Sailing Club come that little bit closer to making the much needed improvements to their club house.