April 2018




Saturday April 14

40th Anniversary of RCC. Walk & Meal postponed till later in the year.

Pat & Peter

Monday 21May to Friday June 1

Cruise to The Solent. Call Romeo Charlie Charlie on Ch 8 to arrange to meet.

Giorsal and/or Windrush

Friday to Sunday 8/9/10 June

Poole Boat Show. Volunteers needed to man the stand in shifts! Come and spend an hour on the PYA mobile unit and see if you can chat to the interested public.

Peter & Pat

Saturday June 23

Vist to Brownsea – anchor off and take to the dinghy for a walk on Brownsea, followed by an evening meal.

Tony & Debbie

Saturday July 14

Local sail in company – such as ‘The Bournemouth Triangle’ or in the harbour.

Tony & Debbie

Saturday to Sunday August 4/5

BBQ at South Beach, Studland. Saturday pm.

Jean & Alan

Saturday to Sunday September 15/16

Sail to Portland. Likely departure time ~ 13.00 from Poole. Details later in the season.

Gary & Carol

Saturday October 13

Walk along Avon Beach (Mudeford) with lunch

Gary & Carol

Saturday November 17

AGM combined with a Skittles Evening at The Clay Pipe Inn or at a venue in Wimborne.

Alan & Lesley

Saturday December 8

Christmas Lunch at The Bear Cross

Pat & Peter

Club News

Hengistbury Head Walk. A smaller number than perhaps expected, but it was early in the year, enjoyed a very pleasant walk at Hengistbury. A slightly misty damp start gave way to a nice walking day by 11.30 and we were able to sit looking out to sea to have our picnic lunch – but it did cool a little during lunch!

Harbour News

Cobb’s Quay is holding a Boat Jumble on Saturday 14th April – from early morning.

Poole Bridge will be closed overnight to marine traffic on Wednesday the 18th April.

The 10kn speed restrictions are again imposed from April 1st in the harbour and to 1400m beyond South Haven point.

News from Further Afield.

Last year we had a warning of fatalities due to carbon monoxide poisoning from a boat with engines idling in a marina. The BoatCOSafe campaign, want the Government to make the installation of CO monitors in inland boat mandatory. Could this extend to all recreational boats?

Plans for increasing the number of walk ashore berths at Lymington Quay have increased to 46. Other improvements are also planned – but completion is not expected until 2020!

Beaulieu Boat Jumble is to take place from 10.00 to 16.00 on Sunday 22nd April

You may recall, that last year there was an opportunity to sign a petition seeking tighter control of fishing buoy markers – ‘entanglements’. This petition only gathered 10,700 signatures in the 6months allowed, so hasn’t gained the 100,000 needed for the Government to take it further. Considering the number of incidents, the Government believes there are already sufficient rules in place covering the marking of fishing gear. Continued vigilance needed!

Dredging will take place at Horner Sailing Club and Fort Blockhouse in Portsmouth Harbour during April and May.