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This is the official, written and maintained by sailors. Since its' start, has become one of the largest and most comprehensive online free references for sailors, with 3,379 moorings and counting. is free. Used by thousands of people each month. Many actively contributing and improving the knowledge.

To find a marina or mooring:

While the original focus was on marinas the wiki now also includes six additional categories of moorings, the resulting seven types of moorings are defined as:

  • Marina: sheltered quayside or pontoon access to a minimum set of facilities (toilet, shower, water, and electricity). Within a natural or man-made harbour or port.
  • Port: a man-made commercial shelter with a quay for loading or unloading goods, often large and may have a marina or quay inside.
  • Harbour: a man-made or natural shelter. May have a jetty, quay or buoys inside. Missing at least one of the four basic facilities provided by a marina. Not all harbours are equal: they vary in depth and size, they may have restricted tidal access or be fully or partially drying. We indicate the key differences on maps and in harbour pages: refer to the keys to maps.
  • Quay: a solid stone structure without the shelter of a port used to load or unload goods. Quays run parallel with the coast.
  • Jetty/Pier: a wooden or solid structure projecting into the sea that may float with the tide and be secured by vertical piles.
  • Buoys: a small or large collection of buoys located within a harbour, river, bay, or cove.
  • Anchorage: a location with a history of being used to set anchor within a river, bay, cove or channel.

East Cowes Marina: With the exception of a few berths, the marina is dredged to 2m. We've happily moored Clipper round-the-world yachts, Swan 60s and even a Volvo 70. Very deep draught yachts should check clearance at the chain ferry. The marina office, washrooms and laundry are located in the Octagon building, near L and M pontoons and the main access ramp. The office is open 8am to 5pm in the winter, and 8am to 7pm in the summer, extending to 8pm or later during July and August. We have a wide range of tourist and travel information, and can advise on days out and places to eat and more. See more featured marinas

17 August 2021: Finally we start to see borders opening allowing the sailing community to get out and about, thanks to all those who have made updates over the past few months!

2 June 2020: We hope you are all starting to ease out of Covid-19 lockdown and looking forward to some sailing before the European winter arrives, or getting ready to head over to the Caribbean. Stay safe!

4 April 2020: A selection of frequent contributors have been invited to become moderators. Your contributions are helping the rest of the sailing community.

1 January 2020: Happy New Year to you all! Read what team have been up to in the past year here!

14 December 2019: We've updated the map from google to mapbox, in many cases this provides more detailed satellite views, but in some cases less so. Let us know what you think.

12 June 2019: We increased the amount of information held against marinas to include basic tidal information! We are looking to include tidal charts in the upcoming future.