Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Notice to Mariners Week 1

Notices to Mariners for the southern east coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland

No new UKHO Permanent NtM in the monitored area.Temporary

1. Harwich - Routine dredging for Felixstowe and Harwich berths for 9 days from on or about 3rd January, 2017. Disposal at the Inner Gabbard site as usual.
2. Ramsgate - They 'bring forward' the standing NtM at the beginning of the Year each year. So there are probably no new issues.

Port Signal Lights. This repeats the usual light arrangements;
Communications - for shipping and leisure craft - the usual arrangments;
General - Oil pollution in the harbour - regulations for shipping or leisure craft: Transiting the Ferry turning circle - forbidden including the raising or lowering sails of leisure craft;
Speed - limited to 5kts max!

3. Crouch - Essex Marina will be undertaking Maintenance Dredging Operations in the approach to and within Essex Marina, Wallasea Island, Essex, between the 4th January 2017 and 31st March 2017. Small sections of pontoon may temporarily be placed onto Essex Marina’s Swinging Moorings which at night will be marked with a red light. Caution should be taken when entering and leaving the Marina whilst Dredging Operations are in progress.
NtMs compiled by Roger Gaspar, author of Crossing the Thames Estuary

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On Course – The British Sailing Team Newsletter – December 2016

On Course December 2016
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On Course - December 2016

Seasons Greetings from all at the British Sailing Team!

Rio reflections and honing our 2020 vision 

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Podium finishes at Sailing World Cup Final

GBR secures Finn, Nacra and kiteboard medals at Melbourne World Cup Final.
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RYA response to UK Sport funding announcement

Sailing's Elite funding confirmed for the Tokyo 2020 cycle.
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World Championships double for British Youth Sailing Team 

Next generation of British Sailing Team talents hit gold in New Zealand.
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Relive a bumper 2016 with the RYA's Review of the Year video

Our Rio stars took centre stage in an action packed year for the RYA.
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2016 Review, Swallows & Amazons competition, festive safety and much more

InBrief December 2016
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VIDEO: RYA 2016 – The Review

We take a look back at some of the RYA highlights of 2016…

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Latest RYA member offers for December... 

Great savings for RYA members from Gill, Le Boat and Virgin Atlantic.
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RYA Festive Safety Focus – be merry, but safe 

Free to download and use, why not give the gift of safety this Christmas and tell a friend about RYA SafeTrx?

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What's in store from the RYA at the London Boat Show 2017

f you're heading to the London Boat Show in January then make sure you drop by the RYA stand (C009).

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VIDEO: HRH The Princess Royal presents RYA Volunteer Awards 2016

Boating's unsung heroes awarded
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Nominations open for RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards

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VIDEO: Boating Life Hack 

RYA Regional Development Officer, Sam Usher advises you take the time to prepare your boat on land before hitting the water in his boating life hack.

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Other News

If you have any comments or wish to submit a picture for 'Photo of the month', email us at editor.inbrief@rya.org.uk

Photo Of The Month

I received some fabulous pictures again for this issue's Photo of the Month, so thanks to everyone who submitted an entry.  However my winner this month comes from Alastair Jenkin taken in April 16 during a leg of the 2015/16 Joint Services Transglobe Expedition. Taken by Alastair he explains: "this photo shows the other members of Red Watch of the Challenge 72 Adventure of Hornet, Mandy Castle on the helm, with Amy Hill and Matt Sweeting. It was taken at 2330 on 22 April off the east coast of Brazil. The full force of a storm, which had been overhauling us from the south for about 6 hours, heralded by illuminations of sheet and forked lightning, pretty much turning night into day, struck at about 2315. This frame, captured from video, shows the value that ocean sailing can deliver to service men and women: relentless routine, teamwork and camaraderie, interspersed with brief moments which can be both exhilarating and terrifying."  Great picture and great story Alastair.

If you have a great boating picture that you'd like to submit for Photo of the Month; whether power or sail; windsurfing, personal watercraft or inland; whatever your preference, please send it in and one lucky image will be chosen as Picture of the month and will take pride of place as the RYA Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter page cover images for the month.  Send your pictures and a short caption about the photo to editor.inbrief@rya.org.uk


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