Lymington Harbour Dinghy Sale, Major Refurbishment & RNLI 10k Run

Dinghy & Craft Sale

Lymington Harbour Commissioners are selling a number of dinghies and small craft that have been abandoned within harbour limits or have been seized because of a failure to pay harbour dues or mooring fees.

As the Statutory Harbour Authority, Lymington Harbour Commission has powers to seize and remove craft and sell them to recover costs.

Interested parties are invited to submit tenders via a sealed bid. The closing date for bids is 16.00 hours on Friday 15th April 2016.

Major Upgrade to Washrooms Completed

Lymington Town Sailing Club have recently completed a major upgrade and refurbishment of their washrooms and changing facilities. From Easter 2016 crews of visiting boats using Lymington Harbour Commissioner’s Dan Bran pontoon will get to use the new facilities 24/7 at no extra charge.

The upgraded and extended facilities include:

  • – New showers, changing rooms and toilets
  • – Underfloor heating and humidity control
  • – An upgraded hot water system
  • – New fixtures and fittings including shaver sockets, hair dryers, etc.

The £190,000 project included a £60,000 contribution by Lymington Harbour Commissioners (LHC) and a £75,000 grant from Sport England.

Lymington Town Sailing Club are also offering free temporary membership to visiting sailors using the Dan Bran pontoon. On payment of the berthing fee, visiting boats will be given a temporary membership card which will allow them to enjoy a 10% discount on food and drinks, magazines and papers, and free WiFi for the duration of their stay.*

*Limited period offer. Card must be presented with a valid LHC mooring receipt.

RNLI’s 10K Charity Run

Lymington Lifeboat Station’s major fundraising event of the year. The route is a measured 10km and takes you on quiet country lanes, wide tracks and the Solent sea wall. The surface is flat on paved roads and gravel tracks. The route map can be found here.

Also taking place is a measured 1K ‘round Woodside Park’ event for children aged 5 – 11 and a measured 2k event incorporating the Inter-School team Challenge Shield for age group 12 -15. The surface is level grass.

For more information visit
All 10K queries please email: [email protected] or call the event hotline: 01782 398 114

50th Anniversary for Contessa 26

This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Contessa 26 which was first built in Lymington by Jeremy Rogers in 1966.

To celebrate this momentous occasion the Contessa 26 Association are holding a 50th Anniversary Rally for 50 boats in Lymington River, the spiritual home of this local icon. The rally will be hosted on Lymington Harbour Commissioners Dan Bran pontoon between Friday 29th July and Sunday 31st July.

Highlights as follows:

  • – Friday 29th July – Arrive at Dan Bran pontoon followed by BBQ at Fishermens Rest in Lymington
  • – Saturday 30th July – Gentle cruise in company over lunch to Hurst Castle followed by formal dinner at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club
  • – Sunday 31st July – A set course at a leisurely pace finishing at Yarmouth Harbour followed by lunch at the newly refurbished King’s Head Pub.

To register please download a booking form from and send the completed form along with the registration fee of £30 per boat to: Contessa 26 Association, c/o Mike Harrison, Endeavour House, Cowes, PO31 7EG.

The first 50 boats to register for the event will receive a limited edition anniversary plaque.

Local Notices to Mariners Straight to Your Inbox

Each year Lymington Harbour Commissioners publish around a dozen Local Notices to Mariners informing river users about issues affecting the safety of navigation in Lymington River.

This may include information on dredging or harbour works, a wreck or other navigation obstruction, changes to navigation aids, details of major events, or information about navigation restrictions.

Contact Lymington Harbour
[email protected]

01590 672014





















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