Are you a marina wifi user?

We have had some comment that people have had difficulties with wifi at the marina, particularly with tablets (if you think that is medication you needn’t read on!!) and so we have carried out some on site investigation and the findings are below.

Firstly there are no known issues with wifi in the marina at present.  We discussed the issues with tablet use but it is suspected that the issue lies with the wifi seeking in the individual tablets and Ian (CQBHA Committee) who investigated this agreed.

He took his iPad to the marina and it took nearly 5 minutes to find the hotspots, 4 at that time. He then tried to connect to each one, 3 timed out and one connected. Once connected there were no problems losing the signal.  During this time his laptop connected instantly and ran throughout as did the PC running the tv in the shop (where Ian works).  Jude (from the shop) has also had issues with her Kindle.

Peter’s (Marina Manager) suggestion is that individual users with problems contact Wifi Spark at the time and they will help them connect with their equipment. Whilst this may be a little effort it might highlight a specific problem that no one is currently aware of.   Obviously the marina can be informed but them making the call to Wifi Spark will not help with individual issues as, as previously mentioned, there are no general issues at the moment highlighted by other types of equipment functioning ok.

The other issue with tablets is that they are portable by their nature and will drop the signal and try to reconnect possibly giving the problems we experienced with our iPad tests.

Finally, the update on the fibre optic installation is that it is hoped it will be live within 4 weeks.



 JUNE 2013



 A new Local Notice to Mariners of particular importance concerning dredging and movement of material via Poole and Twin Sails bridges to the RNLI site is in operation. This is expected to be in operation for 3 months. Please see attachment.

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Formal Notice of 2013 Annual General Meeting

Formal Notice of 2013 Annual General Meeting

The CQBHA Annual General Meeting will be held in Cobb’s Quay Boathouse at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday, 16th March 2013.


1.         Chairman’s Introduction and Annual Report

2.         Treasurer’s Report and Adoption of Accounts

3.         Election of Officers for the forthcoming year

4.         Election of Committee for the forthcoming year

5.         Appointment of Auditor

For the minutes of last year’s (2012) AGM click here

Election of officers and committee members:

The current committee consists of 11 persons, all of whom are willing to offer themselves for re-election.  However we are keen to recruit some enthusiastic ‘new blood’ to the committee with different ideas on how we can best serve the membership.

Any person wishing to be considered for an officer or committee member position should be a member of the Association.  Nominations must include the name of the proposer, a seconder, an indication of agreement from the nominee and his/her contact details.  Nominations should be made in advance, in writing (by email or by post) to the CQBHA Chairman by 9th March.

Advance nominations are essential to enable the necessary election arrangements to be made and in the interests of managing time for our speakers, we will not take nominations from the floor at the AGM.

Guest speakers

Following the completion of the formal agenda, Jon Eads (MD for MDL Marinas), has kindly agreed to give a short presentation on the Twin Sails project, in his role as leisure representative on the Bridges Operating Board.

In addition, Peter Hogsden, (Marina Manager for Cobb’s Quay Marina) and Dave Wilson (MDL Regional Manager) have agreed to update members on marina matters.

Questions to our guests will be invited ‘from the floor’ on the day.  However, it would help us ensure your question is addressed, if you lodge it in advance, in writing (by e-mail or by post) to the CQBHA Chairman by 9th March.

Chairman:    Jonathan Saunders          c/o Cobb’s Quay Marina, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EL


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Cobb’s Quay Lift Out Dates

Cobb’s Quay office are busy sorting out lift outs and dates for the members at the moment. If you haven’t booked your slot yet then see below for the  package dates and get yours ordered soon, or there may not be any slots left!! It’s just a call to Kelly.

Cobb’s Quay Marina Lift Out Dates for Berth Holders.