A safe place to tie up for the night
The site for the marina was being used as a fish farm but is now being redeveloped into a full facility.
East Weddell Sound
East Weddell Sound is located on the east coast of Orkney, just south of the island of Copinsay and close to the Churchill Barriers. It is approximately 30nm from Wick, a distance that can be reasonably sailed on one tide. For those coming from the west coast of Scotland, it is also a suitable stopping place after navigating the Pentland Firth. This sheltered mooring is a fine jumping off spot for visiting Kirkwall, the northern Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands or Norway. It allows a comfortable rest if weather condition's are not suitable, and to visit the Churchill Barriers, the famous Italian Chapel, have a nice relaxing meal in the Sands Hotel,Seaview Shop for all your needs or visit the ancient past at the Fossil & Heritage Centre and Cafe.
Navigation ( Please note these are just for reference we strongly recommend that you check your own coordinates)
From Wick, a course of 030°T for 13.6nm to the southern end of the Pentland Skerries ( Way point 58°37.7'N,002°49.5'W), avoids the worst of the Pentland tide and any significant overfalls. From this point to the entrance to Holm Sound ( Way Point 58°51.5'N,002°49.5'W), a course of 000°T for 14.1nm avoids the overfalls off the Burray Ness. Proceed to the entrance of East Weddell Sound, 2.2nm, (Way Point 58°52.7'N,002°52.7'W) on a course of 309°T. From here, a course of due west for 0.5nm, then SW for 0.5nm, will bring the anchorage in sight to the south, close to the beach. A short distance in a southerly direction is a wind generator with the farm of the Northfield on the headland.
Meet, Greet and Tie up £10 ( one off payment for duration of stay) a complimentary dinghy is included in the price.
Mains power is £2 per day
Unfortunately at the moment no changing facilities or drinking water can be supplied on site however we can arrange to get removable water vessels filled up for you.