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SHARPNESS MARINA

VHF

No VHF Watch

Call Sign

ACCESS

HW -1 to HW

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

overnight:
£13.00 flat charge

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YHA Rating

not rated

Facilities

240V, 16/30A

limited stock

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About the Marina


The Sharpness Marina is where the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal meets the upper reaches of the River Severn and thence the Bristol Channel. When the canal first opened in 1827 its was both the largest and deepest commercial canal in the world, and its now primarily used by pleasure craft. To be honest, not many visiting yachtsman venture this far and most of the craft moored here are narrow boats. The sleepy canal side berths are located at what was once the original cut and lock basin between the Severn and G&S canal, and note that this particular cut to the River Severn is now blocked.
 

Marina Approaches


If approaching from seaward, the Inland Waterways Authority demands 24 Hrs notice. Timing is the key word when it comes to approaching the lock gates. Although the sea lock opens -2hrs HW, one should leave it as late as possible to avoid the strong tides that rip past the entrance. Despite the upper reaches of River Severn being well marked and lit, its not recommended to approach the marina at night due to the strong tides. Once inside the Sharpness Docks there are two swing bridges to negotiate. Large craft can lie alongside the Docks by arrangement with the Lock Master VHF Ch 13.
 

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