May 11 – Rampion Offshore Windfarm

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/05/2019
10:00 - 14:00

Location
Brighton Marina

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Rampion Offshore Windfarm

Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines

Information on the Rampion Windfarm trip can be found by following the link.

Route

This Rampion Offshore Windfarm trip lasts at least 3 hours aboard private charter vessel Defiance to the Rampion Offshore Windfarm. The trip departs from the popular and accessible Brighton Marina. The route takes you to the North East corner of the windfarm. Once in the windfarm we slow down to pass between the turbines, in order for details of the project can be given. The boat travels to the central area of the windfarm before passing the Offshore Sub-station. The boat returns to Brighton near to the West Pier before returning to the Marina along the seafront.

Defiance normally operates with 2 crew for safety. This gives the opportunity to ask detailed questions about the project. Literature is on board about the windfarm and wildlife of the area. Videos of construction are also shown during the trip.

The Rampion Windfarm is about 8 miles offshore from Brighton at the closest point, stretching over an area of approximately 27 square miles. The windfarm was named after the round-headed rampion flower, also known as the Pride of Sussex and the county flower of Sussex. Offshore construction began in January 2016 with the 116 Vesta turbines all installed by the end of 2018. The project was fully completed in January 2019.

General Information

For everyone’s comfort and safety this trip will only run in very good conditions. If the trip is postponed by the skipper due to the sea conditions, the voucher purchased for this trip can be used on a subsequent trip.

Warm clothing and flat non-slip shoes, suitable for walking over a wet deck are essential for the trip. Whilst Defiance has a cabin, to get the most from this trip viewing from the open deck affords the best views and photo opportunities. Complimentary teas and coffees are included whilst at sea.

The standard Terms and Conditions apply to this trip. You must contact us by 8pm the evening before your booked trip to confirm the weather conditions are suitable.

Cost £40 per person.

To book onto this trip to the Rampion windfarm, or to discuss other dates available, Please email brightonboat@btinternet.com or call 07711 325986 or use the contact page. Payment is required to secure the booking.