July 2018

Remaining Programme for 2018




July Saturday 14th

Local sail in company. Meet at the RoRo at 11.45 then depart for a sail – OOD will decide where on the day. Weather dependant

Tony & Debbie

August Saturday 4th Sunday 5th

BBQ at South Beach, Studland. Meet at South Beach, Studland, during the afternoon – find the Club Flag on a pole – for the BBQ at 17.00hrs. Plan ‘B’ will be to have the BBQ in Davis’s.

Jean & Alan

September Saturday 15th Sunday 16th

Club Sail to Portland/Weymouth. Meet at the RoRo at 06.45hrs. A Club Pontoon Party at 17.30 before going to a local pub for an evening meal.

Sunday, depart Portland at 12.00hrs. Plan B will be a get-together at a local pub.

Gary & Carol

Saturday October 13th Rockley Cruising Club 40th Anniversary Event

An afternoon walk at Rockley, followed by an evening meal. Past members have been invited.

Sat. Nov 17th

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

Alan & Lesley

Sat. Dec 8th

Christmas Lunch at The Bear Cross

Pat & Peter

News from The Harbour. Several members supported The Club in the PYA stand at Poole Boat Show. This year it was a shared stand with the SW Region of the RYA, it was more of an ‘RYA Stand’ with clubs present, rather than a ‘Club Stand’. The Boat Show this year, seemed less than last year but with some very impressive demonstrations. Thanks to those who helped The Club. If the large clubs had similar proportional turnout, the quay would be blocked!

Useful Tips from the RNLI. Two leaflets are available from the RNLI, covering recommendations for simple engine checks! Simply search ‘RNLI engine checks’ and the option of two lists will be available. One for inboard, the other for outboard. Simply choose one and if that is not the one you want, choose the other.

News from Further Afield. An update on the redevelopment at Lymington Town Quay. Application is to be made to provide more walk-ashore visitor berths at the Quay. It is hoped to start the work in winter 2019 to be ready for the 2020 season.

Details of the third tranche of consultation for the Marine Conservation Zones include Studland – again. This includes the whole of Studland from Shell Bay to Old Harry Rocks. If you want to make a comment on these proposals, you can do so on – ‘consult.defra.gov.uk/marine/consultation-on-the-third-tranche-of-marine-conser/’. There is a deadline of 20th July to reply.

News from the RYA

Brexit. Although the RYA seem to be happy with the arrangements for the transition period, concern is creeping in about the likely details of the final agreement.

The RYA has launched a new Safety Advisory Notice for 2018. This covers:-

  • Advice on the correct storage of liferafts for quick release.

  • Arrangement to ensure safe loading of a safety line anchorage.

  • Best practice in arranging boat electrics.

  • Fire prevention and fire fighting equipment.

  • Best action in the event of entanglements with sea surface gear.

  • The importance of making sure your night-time navigation lights are up-to-scratch.

This can be found on www.rya.org.uk/go/safety. The 5 advisory notices from previous years, can also be downloaded at the same time. Interesting reading!