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Wootton Creek

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Wootton Beacon 50:44'.53N 001:12'.13W


Admiralty 2022, 2036, SC5600

Rules & Regulations

5 Knts Speed Limit (QHM Portsmouth Order)


Wootton Rocks, Ferries, Drying Creek

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW +0014 Dover, Long Stand MHWS 4.5m, MHWN 3.7m, MLWN 1.9m, MLWS 0.7m   (links)

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General Description

Fishbourne at the entrance to Wootton Creek is the main car ferry terminal for the Isle of Wight. ... read more


For the yachtsman or motorboater, approach from the West involves keeping a decent offing to avoid running up Wootton Rocks,... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

About the only place to tie up is the Royal Victoria; they specifically welcome visitors both to their pontoon and club house. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update April 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 5th Apr 2022
I reviewed these notes in early April 2022. Thanks Richard33 for the correction about the buoys being replaced by Piles; you can see them very clearly in the video I have added. The Yacht Club's tariff has gone up a wee bit but we have received several good reports about them.
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Royal Victoria post-lockdown
Written by Tyro Sailor | 10th May 2021
Princess Anne and I visited recently.

But not at the same time.

My companion and I were privileged (if that's the word) to be served the first meal by the new caterers at RVYC a couple of weeks ago. Not a patch on the old Sunday roasts and Wednesday pies but an adequate pub menu, well cooked and presented. And my first draught pint for over a year, of excellent Yachtsman bitter, bought for me by the Commodore. The club maintains its excellent reputation.

A good idea to phone up beforehand to check there'll be room on the pontoon.
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New piles replacing buoys in the inner creek.
Written by Richard33 | 3rd Dec 2020
Please note that when "delving deeper" into the creek, the three buoys referred to are now piles. So the small green buoy on the stbd side, seen after sighting the leading marks (a pair of triangles on the western shore), is now a freshly painted green pile. Similarly, the red buoy seen following a swing to port is now a pile, as is the green buoy to stbd seen just after the boatyard.
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Royal Victoria
Written by Tyro Sailor | 6th Aug 2019
I'd like to endorse the complimentary comments above about the RVYC. I've been there (on their pontoon) three times and every time have had a warm welcome from friendly club members, a pint or two of well-kept beer and an excellent meal.
Written by Don Thomson | 23rd Mar 2018
There are no changes here but we have been able to add Gary Flashman's notes which are very useful. The Yacht Club has maintained its prices but they tell us that shorepower is not available on their pontoon.
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 14th Mar 2016
Not much changes here although we are still attempting to discover if there have been any new, boat orientated developments in the industrial site to the south of the Yacht Club.
Quarr Abbey
Written by Coops | 5th Nov 2014
A short walk up the bridleway opposite the Fishbourne pub takes visitors to Quarr Abbey a Benedictine Abbey with an attractive tea room and gardens plus art gallery and nature walks. A pleasant diversion and popular with both locals and visitors. The website is www.quarrabbey,co.uk.
Updated 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 21st Jan 2013
The notes for Wootton Creek were updated by Don T on 21st January 2013. Local developements have reduced the provision of moorings within the creek leaving the RVYC as the only spot which welcomes the cruising yachtie.
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