Accommodation near Aboard Boat Coaching
If you need to stay overnight for one of our courses, there are many places offering good accommodation nearby.
The closest is Harpers Steak House and hotel at Swanwick. You can take a 5-10 minute walk from here to our Marina along the river, ideal if you have come via train, (get off at Burseldon station). it is very close, excellent value for money and serves great food.
The following links are to accommodation which is close by our training location.
Useful links and friends of Aboard Boat Coaching
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We still follow a careful approach to Covid 19 with restricted use of First Aid Manikins etc. We don’t have to adopt the practices we keep, but we feel in more hygienic to fir new lungs to manikins after each Course and provide students with a manikin each for CPR training.
Today’s Weather The Hamble
The River Hamble
The river Hamble is a beautiful location steeped in history and is Internationally Famous as the Premier home of Yachting on the South Coast of England. The Hamble has been a boat building centre for centuries and two very famous wrecks can be found here, the “Grace Dieu” King Henry V’s Navy Vessel and more recently found is the “Holigost” both lying on the upper reaches of the Hamble.
The Hamble is nature lovers dream location and an internationally important nature conservation site, popular with Bird Watchers, due to the variety of different species that can be seen here all year round.
The River Hamble Harbour Authority can be found as you enter the Hamble on your Starboard side and operates on Channel 68 “Hamble Harbour Radio” They can also be contacted on 01489 576387 or the mobile patrol team on mobile 07718 146380. Harbour dues are payable for vessels with an engine of over 10hp and payment can be made at the Harbour Masters Office (via a walk on pontoon), or direct from the Mobile Patrol Team.
There is a speed limit of 6 knots just after the Hamble Point South Cardinal on approach from the Solent, the Cardinal marking the entrance to the river and the tidal stream can at times run in excess of 3 knots on the Spring ebb, which can cause large waves, wind against tide.