Sparkes Marina - Hayling Island
Portsmouth, South East, United Kingdom
Tucked just inside the entrance to Chichester Harbour, you will find Sparkes Marina and Boatyard.
Located on one of the busiest and most famous stretches of water in the world, this marina is lucky enough to be in an areafull of marine excitement. In the first year of the millenium alone, this piece of water has seen the Tall Ships Race as tey left Southampton and once again later in the year, the solent was host to the BT Global Challenge Race.
Our on-site facilities include 24 hour access to showers and toilets, electricity and water and E-mail/fax facilities.
There is access to fuel onsite as well as waste oil facilities and a rubbish and recycling centre.
Should you require any bits and pieces, there is chandlery shop 'Ship n Shore' which carries a number of provisions.
We are also able to offer maintenance services onsite, including electronics and engineering, painting, fibre glassing, marine carpentry and rigging.
Sparkes Marina lies within the entrance to Chichester Harbour on Hayling Island.
Enter Chichester Harbour on the starboard side of the channel until the Hayling Island Sailing Club mast is bearing 240 degrees M on the portside.
From this position you will see an East Cardinal Mark with tide gauge bearing approximately 290 degrees M and a jetty pontoon on the sailing club shore. Alter course to port onto a heading of 281 degrees M. Adjust your course to keep the transit in line.
Proceed down the transit for approximately three cables, leaving the pile mooring to port. As you pass the last pile mooring you will see steel piles with red can top marks on your port bow.
Follow these markes which will lead you into the harbour. The approach channel from sailing club to the yacht harbour has been dredged to 2 metres MLW.
We can be contacted on VHF Channel 80.
We offer a range of both visitors and annual berth rates for the marina, for up to date information please contact the marina at the addresses below.
We also offer a dry boat sailing scheme in which your yacht can be placed into dry storage until you wish to use it, whereupon your boat will be placed in an available berth for your arrival. When you leave the yacht will be put back into dry storage thus saving on maintainence.