Also useful for strangers/visitors is http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk
for the harbour master at Southampton
VTS, ABP Southampton
which gives more info, especially the BIG Ships, container and Cruise
and their deep water
problems and manouvring around the Bramble Bank.
Fines etc for crossing in front of commercial
boats are likely to be applied. They have no options to change speed or heading. Ferries are very good and patient. especially in the summer.
New breakwater on the east of Cowes entrance, fees
This includes SIS info on an easy Map etc. And all the local weather bouys.
If you want a beer
go up the river from Cowes to the Folly Inn. Mooring
taxi about 16 quid, good food
, good company, showers etc. Though Shephards Marina at Cowes is not much dearer and posh, but a walk into posh Cowes. TOO COOLDD TO W W ALK K.