Gunwharf Quays marina in Portsmouth Harbour has just opened a new block of luxury toilets and showers together with a launderette, to provide better facilities for the ever-increasing number of visiting yachtsmen to its berths.

Gunwharf Quays marina in Portsmouth Harbour has just opened a new block of luxury toilets and showers together with a launderette, to provide better facilities for the ever-increasing number of visiting yachtsmen to its berths.

The new facilities, which include both male and female individual cubicles offering a wash basin, toilet and separate shower, have been opened just in time for the crews of the 12 Global Challenge yachts which arrived or the start of the ÔWorldÕs Toughest Yacht RaceÕ on Saturday 25th September.

Separate disabled facilities including a shower, washbasin and toilet have also been provided, as have baby changing facilities. Other essentials provided by Gunwharf Quays for its visiting yachtsmen include hair dryers, soap dispensers and an ironing board with iron.

Berths at Gunwharf should be booked in advance by calling the Gunwharf Quays Berthmaster on either VHF Ch 80 or by telephone on 02392 836732. Bookings can also be made by e-mail on berth.masters@gunwharf-quays.com