Welcome to the BHA website
Port Edgar Berth Holders’ Association (PEBHA) works with the Port Edgar Marina Management team in identifying areas for the the efficient and safe use of the facilities, and the development and improvement of Port Edgar Marina.
Click on the links below to see the NEWS
East Breakwater Hazard (May 2020)
Webcam – Members and Visitors please note – 24-06-2020
The webcam is currently not working and therefore has been removed from this page. Due to the pandemic we are unable to access equipment in the Loop Shed to fix the problem. We will attempt to get it back online as soon as we can.
Click on the image to the left to see our live feed weather station data (located on the seaward side of the Loop shed on the main pier).
Or check out our Weather Forecast information to the right. Click on the “More forecast” to see the forecast for the next 5 days.
Or check out our playable weather information chart with live feed and forecast, below.
Wind conditions outside Port Edgar (Live Feed)
Zoom in or out using the controls at the top right (+, -). Click on the bottom left play button to see the wind forecast play through time. The chart’s overall colour cast is the current conditions (see the scale on the top right). Also available are Clouds, Temperature, Waves, Rain (Snow) and Pressure, on the right hand side control. (Disclaimer: Not for navigation).
Port Edgar Tide Information
Click here for full tide information.
Port Edgar Marina – WiFi
Port Edgar Wi-Fi is up and running!
Free to log on, the wireless service area covers marina reception, Port Edgar Yacht Club and the pontoons.
Note – Time adjusted for BST/GST.
Disclaimer: Tide time information is for
education purposes only. Not to be used for navigation.
East Breakwater Hazard (May 2020)
The attached photos by Frank Pullen, taken at Springs, clearly show the problem.
Eastern Breakwall at Port Edgar Marina
Another view of the Eastern Breakwall at Port Edgar Marina
Frank has raised the problem with Port Edgar management and now the BHA wishes to make sure as many members and Marina users are aware of it as possible. It is not currently marked in any way, nor is it shown on any chart.
Apparently to have a marker put up or charts altered it would be necessary to involve the Forth Ports Authority. There are also technical difficulties in constructing a substantial marine marker.
Russell Aitken, Managing Director of the Marina, has been requested to raise this with Forth Ports and also insert a warning in the annual Marina Handbook. We hope this will appear early next year.
The BHA are posting this Information on our website, not only for PEM Berth Holders but since we’ve seen many more vessels using the Marina from elsewhere over the past few years, even from overseas. Problems, especially for larger craft, at the entrance to Port Edgar are not the best of welcomes.
Meantime, however, we hope that despite the current pandemic, as soon as Lockdown is eased, we will be able to get as much enjoyment out of our boats as possible.
So – just like current health advice:
Stay Alert – for Hidden Dangers!
Port Edgar BHA and Marina Fees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) (May 2020)
We asked .RYA Scotland for guidance regarding this, but they referred us to their U.K. HQ, as it deals with trade bodies and marina owners in The Yacht Harbour Association.
We were informed that “the issue had been raised with TYHA who have coordinated discussion within the industry, and it is understood that many marina operators are now in dialogue with berth holders and taking a reasonable approach. The RYA advises boat owners to monitor the website of the marina where their boat is kept and to enter into dialogue with the marina manager.”
We have therefore spoken with Russell Aitken, Port Edgar’s Managing Director.
Russell has made it clear that the marina has never actually closed.
Berth holders still have access to parking and to their boats at the pontoons or on the hardstanding. The chandlery has always been open online, with free local delivery, although the shop itself is closed. The inability of berth holders to get to the marina and their boats is due to Lockdown regulations.
Clearly the view of Marina management is that they cannot be held responsible for anyone’s loss of boating recreation.
However Russell has pointed out that for those who may have paid for craning in through their annual service fees, this service has only been postponed, and will still be available. He hopes that craning in will resume on 29th May, after the next Scottish Government Lockdown review on the previous day. We all hope that this may happen.
There is a possibility individual berth holders may wish to check out.
Some berth holders have already contacted Russell and arrangements have been made with them where annual contracts have been altered to the less costly monthly hardstanding contracts.
We all look forward to a swift relaxation of the regulations in line with public health guidelines, to enable us to get back to our boats,
Meantime – Stay Safe.
West of Scotland Boat Jumble 2020 – NOW CANCELLED 20/Mar/2020
For the seventh year in succession the organisers are pleased to announce that the Spring event will take place on Sunday 10 May 2020 starting at 10 am. at the Scottish Maritime Museum Linthouse site, Harbour Road, Irvine KA12 8QE.
This venue, less than 150m walking distance from the old Wharf site, offers adjoining free car parking and features a variety of static exhibits as part of the main Scottish Maritime Museum complex. Refreshments and food will be available all day.
If you need rope, fittings, fenders, oars, fishing gear or the choice of a thousand other bits and pieces, then Irvine Harbourside is where you need to be on the first Sunday in May.
It’s also an ideal opportunity for clubs and individuals to organise a stall selling surplus gear at the end of the season. Please also note that, to celebrate the year 2020, we are increasing the frontage of the full-size pitches to 20 feet (nominal 6 metres). Car-boot pitches will also benefit with a frontage of 3 metres. More information can be found on the WSBJ Website
West of Scotland Boat Jumble 2020
Silting and Grounding Near The Tyre Barrier – at the entrance to the Marina
The area to the south of the tyre barrier (highlighted in red) looks to be drying out at low tide.
NEW MARINA BERTHING LAYOUT Feb 2019
“The space between the fingers has also been altered and the berths renumbered so please check your berth number carefully before launching to the water as you may be in the same area as previous but have a totally different berth number”.
Please click on the link HERE to see the berth layout.
NtM No 23 – Forth Road Bridge Works – 30 July 2018 at 16:18:51 BST
PEYC boats competing in the Sat/Sun dinghy races & Sun BBQ races must observe these exclusion zones unless the Race Officer has confirmed with Forth Navigation that they are not operational on specific race days.
Expired Distress Flares – what should you do?
Silting and Grounding
More information on our discussions are set out in fuller detail in this website – HERE, but the main recommendation is that on entering or leaving, as the the dredged channels tend to be closer to the East or West Breakwaters, boats should steer accordingly. As the floating breakwater can clearly shift position, keep well clear of the Tyre Barrier, especially to the South, and approach pontoons close to their entry points.
As a guide, a copy of a chart showing relative depths immediately after dredging earlier this year has been pinned up by the Marina on their notice board at the side of the Loop Shed on the main pier.
It has to be stressed that this is only a “Snapshot” of the position at that time, and that silting is constantly liable to change.