Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Mulled Wine & Minced Pies!


After a successful first year, we will be holding another afternoon filled with Mulled Wine, Minced Pies and Christmas Cheer! Starting from 2pm - 4pm on Saturday, 15th December.   

We will be having the 'Great Thornham Bake Off', the team are baking all the Mince Pies and it's down to you to decide who's are the yummiest! Jeanette won last year, (I think it may be something to the bottle of brandy she poured in to the mixture!). 

We would love for you to join us on the 15th, if you are able to make it, please give Courtney a quick call in the office on 01243 375 335 or send a quick email to info@thornhammarina.com so we can make sure we have enough mice pies!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Useful Winterisation Tip

Yacht Dougout passed on this useful piece of advice to us to share with all boat owners... 

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It is a good idea to remove anchor and cable when ashore for winter. 

Cable should be faked out across a large plastic crate to allow the air to circulate and the rain to wash. 

The cable should be inspected and any rust appearances treated with rust care: Fertan is recommended. Ensure that full movement of the Flukes occur. 

This evolution also allows the anchor locker to be thoroughly aired, if you are feeling enthusiastic and energetic you can also give it a quick wash. 

If you have useful tips and advice send them to info@thornhammarina.com

Happy Winter! 

The Thornham Team01243 375 335

Congratulations To Yacht Origo!

The Thornham Team would like to say a huge congratulations to Nick Dale owner of Yacht Origo who has been awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours. We asked Nick to send us a few words so we could share his special day with everyone... 

"It was a great day at Windsor, last time I was there I was marching through the castle on the Queens Diamond Jubilee parade, another unforgettable experience. I was awarded the MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list 2012, partly for my hard work and leadership as the Station Warrant Officer (the senior Non-Commissioned rank) at RAF Lyneham during the lead up to station closure, but mainly for my role in organising, training and conducting over 350 repatriation ceremonies of service personnel killed on operations. It was a huge honour to receive the medal from The Princess Royal, she had been our Honorary Air Commodore at RAF Lyneham and I think she was as thrilled as I was with the award. My family, including my mum were delighted to be with me for the investiture, and after a fascinating tour of the castle, we celebrated with a pub lunch; what a day!  I have just recently been invalided out of the RAF Regiment just short of my 55th birthday, having enlisted in 1979, and amongst other things, serving all over the world, fighting in most of "Tonies Wars" and sailing the Nic55 Lord Portal westward around Cape Horn on an expedition to circumnavigate South America."

Congratulations Nick - Yacht Origo Based at Thornham Marina!

The Thornham Team
01243 375 335

Friday, 2 November 2012

Thorney Island Bonfire & Firework Display

Annual bonfire and firework display hosted by 12 Regt RA. There will be music, a funfair, food, a guy fawkes and various stands to keep you entertained. Gates open at 6pm and the fun starts at 7pm, admission only 1 pound.

On: 18.00 Fri 2nd Nov 2012
Until: 23.00 Fri 2nd Nov 2012
Address: Baker Barracks, Emsworth, Thorney Island, PO10 8DH


The Thornham Team
01243 375 335