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News - 27/11/14

Welcome to Shepards Wharf – the rally friendly marina!

As we get closer to Christmas time, it’s nice to look forward to next season and start planning our sailing and boating for the year ahead. Shepards Wharf Marina has always been a popular destination for rallies, clubs, or regattas, and next year promises to be even better with the introduction of our fantastic new Events Centre and barbecue/dining area, which will have the best waterfront views in Cowes! 

The Shepards ‘Events Centre’ 
We have some fantastic new projects lined up for 2015 at the Marina; the most exciting of all being the introduction of our new ‘Events Centre’ on site. This brand new facility will give rally participants the opportunity to relax and socialise with a coffee or beer on the comfortable sofas in the ‘clubhouse’ area, watch TV, listen to music, and if preferred, rally organisers can hold their briefings and other meetings indoors too. The Events Centre will open onto an attractive decking area with tables and seating overlooking the harbour, the Medina estuary and the Solent. The Centre is available for rallies to use completely free-of-charge. 

The Shepards ‘Barbecue on the Pier’
Also new for next season will be our Caribbean-style ‘barbecue on the pier’! You can now hold your own rally barbecue and make use of our picnic tables and benches whilst enjoying the stunning views and watching the boats go by. If you need charcoal for your barbecue then don’t worry, we sell it at the Marina.

Rally at Shepards Wharf

More reasons to bring your rally to Shepards
If you are thinking of organising a rally or regatta for next year, then do get in touch with our friendly team at Shepards Wharf who will not only help you with your booking but also provide advice on all aspects of holding a rally, from catering and restaurant suggestions, to local information on things to do and places to go during your visit to Cowes and the Isle of Wight.

In addition, rallies at Shepards Wharf Marina benefit from the following:

  • Fully licensed Events Centre (with stage and PA system) for parties, prize-givings etc
  • Free Wi-Fi on all boats and all around the Marina
  • Electricity and water on pontoons
  • CCTV security covering the whole Marina
  • 10% off at our onsite restaurant Amabi; a fabulous dining spot, which infuses authentic Basque Country cooking with the best, freshest Isle of Wight produce
  • Regular water taxis from the Marina for getting around the harbour and up the River Medina

Rally discounts at Shepards
We are pleased to offer all rallies, clubs and regattas (of six boats and over) visiting Shepards Wharf Marina discounts on our Standard Visitor Rates, see table below. Please note, summer rates apply April – October and winter rates November – March. All prices are per metre per night.

2015 Standard Visitor Rates:

Duration Summer Rate Winter Rate 
Weekday £2.50 £1.90
Weekend £2.90 £1.90

2015 Rally Discounted Rates:

Duration Summer Discount Winter Discount
Weekday 10% off 20% off
Weekend 5% off 10% off

* Discounts not applicable over the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race weekend in June or during the month of August.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to phone us on 01983 297821 or send us an email and we will attend to all your queries promptly. We look forward to welcoming you to Shepards Wharf Marina in 2015.