Trinity House have said that the buoys marking each end of Foulger’s Gat will be temporarily removed on or about the 14th May. Navigation of this route is still possible so long as the 500 metre clearance from any Wind Farm works is maintained; note that the anchors from their moored vessels can spread beyond 500 metres. Thanks to East Coast Pilot for this update.
At the May General Meeting we had an excellent talk from Clifton Warry of the Burnham RNLI on Safety at Sea.
For more information on the RNLI’s FREE Sea Check service click here.
|Club Regalia should be available to purchase at the next meeting – Friday 13th May – ties, burgees, brooches, cap badges etc.
For those wanting poloshirts, fleeces and the like adorned with the Club logo, Stitchprint, tel: 01621 773900 located in Southminster has the pattern and this can be embroidered onto the item of your choice. Contact them directly.
|* ATIS Radiotelephone Service in the RAINWAT area. If you are planning a cruise in the inland waterways and canals of the continent this summer, you are reminded that your VHF radio must be converted to be ATIS compliant in the participating countries (includes France and The Netherlands) of RAINWAT. For those wanting to know more, there is information available from the RYA website and on the OFCOM website with the procedure for getting your personal ATIS number, varying your VHF ship license etc, and the need to familiarise yourself with the Regulations applicable to the countries you intend to visit. This must be carried aboard and you can download the English version from the RYA website.
The system works by transmitting your ATIS number whenever you release the PTT key on your microphone. Only the Authorities with the appropriate equipment can decode this (brief, scratchy sound) signal. The UK is not part of this agreement as our canals are mainly for leisure users and do not have the heavy commercial traffic enjoyed by the canals, waterways and rivers of the continent. More inf on ICOMs FAQ page