Thursday, 26 June 2008

Filters are key way to cleaner water


Good news for Thornham Marina and users of Chichester Harbour

Water in Chichester and Langstone harbours will be cleaner than it has been thanks to a multi-million pound upgrade of wastewater treatment works.

Southern Water has poured cash into installing new hi-tech filters at its treatment works at Thornham, Bosham and Sidlesham.

The upgrades have involved pouring millions of grains of sand into huge filter machines. The sand filters out nitrogen, which can harm the marine environment.

The improvements mean that less nitrogen will be able to leak into the sea.

Chairman of Friends of Chichester Harbour Martin Rhodes said: 'Water quality, marine life and harbour-users will benefit greatly now that these significant modifications are operational.'

John Spence, Southern Water's wastewater and environment strategy manager, said: 'The wastewater already goes through an extensive treatment process before it is released into the sea.

'However, these new, more advanced nitrogen removal processes will bring further benefits to the environment.'

Ben Green, Southern Water's senior project engineer, added: 'Improving the quality of the water we recycle back to the environment is an important responsibility for water companies and we are dedicated to continue with improvements such as this across the region.'

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Special Offer, Moorings at Thornham Marina in Chichester Harbour

Thornham Marina Nr. Emsworth in Chichester Harbour have a couple of swinging moorings available from July-September 2008 at a cost of only £30.00 per month.

The Moorings at Thornham Marina are suitable for yachts or motorboats up to 9m in length. At low tide these moorings dry out and so are not suitable for fin keeled yachts.

If you are interested in this very special offer please contact Thornham Marina on 01243 375335 or email

Friday, 20 June 2008

The 2008 Round Britain Offshore Powerboat Race

The 2008 Round Britain Offshore Powerboat Race starts this Saturday from Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth when they will head off on the first leg to Plymouth. The first start of the day will be at 0930 so if you are out on the water, as i will be, take care. They will finish back in Portsmouth on the 30th June.

You can keep up to date with all that's going on from the 2008 Round Britain Offshore Powerboat Race website and even track their progress through the Marinetrack site.

In the meantime here is their promo video with some action from previous races

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Thornham Marina Jackets stolen from Thornham Marina, Emsworth

Thornham Marina jackets stolen from Thornham Marina, Emsworth. 97 Thornham Marina jackets have been stolen from the stores at Thornham Marina. The thieves broke in to our secure stores a couple of days ago, These jackets were new and in their packets.

They are navy blue waterproof sailing jackets with an embroidered Thornham Marina logo on the front left breast pocket and collar. There is also a Thornham Marina tag sown into the bottom left seam of the jacket.

The Thornham Marina jackets are unique jackets that are only given to staff and marina customers. If you see anyone who is not a Thornham Marina customer wearing a jacket it is most likely stolen. If you know anything about these stolen jackets please call Thornham Marina on 01243 375335.

At the same time 134 JBT Marine Ballistic Rib jackets were also stolen from the same stores.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Thorham Marina, Emsworth Hold First Boat Jumble

Eager shoppers waiting for the boat jumble to open

On Sunday the first of June Thornham Marina held it's first ever boat jumble, this was organised by Sussex Boat Jumbles and hosted by the Marina. The early shoppers were eager to search out bargins and the queue stretched from the slipway right back to the main gate. With over 640 visitors the popularity of the event put a strain on the car parking over the peak time, something we will have to address if we hold it again next year.

Both our customers and visitors enjoyed the venue, and with £800.00 being donated to charity we feel it was a worth while event.