Thursday, 31 January 2013


A nice, clean, shiny bottom – lovely!   Treat your boat to a lift and wash before the sailing season at Trafalgar Wharf.

For a few selected dates (listed below) we are offering 25% discount* on a boat lift, scrub, hold and re-launch. 

That’s a saving of £47.50 on a 10 meter boat (was £19.00 per meter now £14.25 per meter).

Dates available: ~
FEBRUARY 2013        25th,26th,27th,28th
MARCH 2013        11th,12th,13th,14th,15th

*(max 1 hour in hold, extra charge for particularly dirty bottoms!)

02392 387833 or email

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Alex Thomson makes history in the Vendee Globe

The team at Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack would like to congratulate British sailor Alex Thomson for finishing the 24,000-mile, three-month solo race behind Frenchmen Francois Gabart, who came first and Armel Le Cleac'h in second. 

Thomson is only the third Briton to claim a top-three finish in the Vendee Globe after Ellen MacArthur was second in 2001 and Mike Golding finished third in 2004.

He also becomes the fastest Briton ever to sail around the world in a monohull boat, beating the previous record by nearly eight days.

Well Done Alex

Friday, 18 January 2013

Snow at Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack

We hope everyone is keeping warm and safe in from the snow, or is enjoying themselves playing in it.

Corinne managed to get to Trafalgar Wharf this morning but became a bit lonely so she made herself a friend out of the snow.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Fascinating Facts About Snow

As it is probably going to snow across the whole country tomorrow, we thought we would share a few fascinating facts about the white stuff.

Did you know that each winter one septillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) snow crystals drop from the sky and that it takes about a million little droplets to make one snowflake.

An average snowflake is made up of 180 billion molecules of water. The biggest snowflake ever recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records states that a giant snowflake was found in Montana on January 28, 1887. It was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick!

It can never be too cold to snow. Actually, it can snow even at incredibly low temperatures as long as there is some source of moisture and some way to lift or cool the air.

Did you know that a single snowstorm can drop more than 39 million tons of snow, carrying the energy equivalent to 120 atomic bombs? ‘The Great Blizzard of 1888’ was one of the most devastating snowstorms to hit New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The storm dumped up to 50 inches of snow.

And finally a team of 600 unveiled the world’s largest snow sculpture at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival of 2007. The Olympic Games were the source of inspiration for the staggering 656ft. long and 115ft. tall sculpture pictured here. 

If any of us from Trafalgar Wharf or The Drystack make it in to work tomorrow we will post our own snow sculptures. Not sure they will meet this high standard though.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Do you have a dirty bottom that needs attention?

You do!

Well for a few selected dates we are offering 25% discount on a boat lift, scrub and re-launch (max 1 hour in hold- extra charge for particularly dirty bottoms!)

That’s a saving of £47.50 on a 10 meter boat (was £19.00 per meter now £14.25 per meter).

Dates available in 2013 :~ February 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and March 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th.

Treat your boat to a shiny bottom and we will treat you with a free gift!


Thursday, 10 January 2013

Share a wish with us

As we say goodbye to the festive season and 2012 we thought it would be nice to look forward to what the New Year may bring. All the team at Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack have made a wish for 2013. 

We have presented these wishes on the board outside reception and we would love you to join us. You never know your wish may come true! Email me your name and your wish (as an image) and we will add it to our board. 

Our favourite wish will win a bottle of wine and the winner will be notified on 1st February 2013. Email me at 

Happy New Year