Ribble Cruising Club | Lytham | Lancashire
Sailing on the Ribble estuary since 1950

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Postal Address

Our Clubhouse & correspondence
address is:

The Promenade,
Central Beach,
Lytham,
Lancashire,
FY8 5LD.

Telephone

The club phone number is operative
Tuesday and Friday Nights on:

01253 739983

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Dock

  • Jun172019

    Midsummer Barbeque at the dock

    On Friday 21st June, the longest day, the club will be closed as we will be lighting the BBQ at the dock from 6pm. We hope you will come along, bring some food & enjoy a get together around the fire. You can also camp over if you like – remember it’s Lytham Club Day on Saturday! If there are any musicians amongst you, please feel free to bring your instruments and sing & play to your heart’s content – I can’t guarantee we won’t join in though! Of course this event is weather dependent so if it lets us down, we will confirm postponement & the club will be open as usual. Fingers crossed for some summer warmth & sunshine!!

  • Sep182018

    A replaced club mooring at Seafield Road

  • Sep222017

    RYA North West Region AGM Notice

    THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE RYA NW REGION WILL BE HELD AT

     

    Tower Wood Outdoor Education Centre, Windermere, LA23 3PL

    on Saturday 4 November at 1.30pm

     

     

    Any resolutions for this meeting must be s_ubmitted by email to Peter Hadfield (peter.j.hadfield@gmail.com) the RYA NW Regional Committee’s Hon Secretary by Friday 6 October 2017. If you have any other matter that you wish to raise at this meeting please also let Peter know by this date.

     

    The Agenda will be circulated to Clubs by Saturday 14 October 2017.

  • Sep022017

    RYA Cruising news September

  • Sep022017

    BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM FISHING SURVEY

    BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM

     

    The fishing/survey boat ‘BENAIAH IV’ (picture attached) is now on site at BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM for the advertised Benthic Survey.

     

    This survey can be expected to last for approx. 5 to 7 days, depending on weather and conditions.

     

    During this survey ‘BENAIAH IV’ will be using drop down video camera and grab samples and although the survey should not interfere with any other vessel ‘BENAIAH 1V’ will be limited in its ability to manoeuvre whilst sampling, therefore a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is requested whenever the vessel is on site and passing vessel are requested to reduce speed if possible and keep clear.

     

    A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 14 as well as monitoring VHF Channel 12 for Mersey VTS and ‘BENAIAH IV’ can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only

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    WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM – FISH SURVEY

     

    Once completed at BURBO 2 (EXT), expected around 4/5th September, ‘BENAIAH IV’ will transit across to the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM to carry out a Fish survey there as defined on the attachment.

    This survey will consist of 23 Otter Trawls and 23 Beam Trawls (using the 2m Beam) and will last for approx. 5 days, again depending on weather and conditions.

    The attached small chartlet gives an overview with the trawl survey positions in red and the beam trawl survey positions blue.

     

    A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 as well as monitoring VHF Channel 14 and ‘BENAIAH IV’ can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only

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    FISHING INSIDE THE WIND FARM

     

    For more information on the boundaries of the 50 metre Advisory Safety distances please ensure that you have the latest KIS-ORCA information installed – this can be downloaded from http://www.KIS-ORCA.eu

     

    Please also consult the MMO website : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/marking-of-fishing-gear-retrieval-and-notification-of-lost-gear

     

    If fishing inside the Wind Farm you are advised to use Dhan Buoys anchored towards the middle of the lane with a long weighted feed line rather than Marker Buoys that can be moved by the strong tides and so foul the Turbines.

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    Attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning BURBO 2 (EXT) WIND FARM as well as the picture of ‘BENAIAH’.

     

    Please note that the ‘Flyers’ are for provided for information purposes relating to the Wind Farm only and should not be used for navigation.

     

    If you know of any fisherman who works the area and does not receive this information or anybody else who would benefit from this information please let me know.

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

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    Burbo Bank Extension V2ddmmss

  • Jul302017

    Important Notice to Mariners. Please Read

    Dear All,

    As part of the intertidal and nearshore works involving the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) EXPORT CABLE LAY two positions of exposed cable are reported on the Middleton Sands.

    These positions will be covered at high water

    The positions are reported as between the following co-ordinates :

    Lat 54″   00.34N  –  Long002″   56.57W        to        Lat54″   00.41W  –  Long002″   53.97W

                                                                                   and

    Lat54″    00.31W  – Long002″   56.58W        to        Lat54″   00.38W  –  Long002″   53.96W

    Mariners are requested and advised to note these positions and enter them on their charts/plotters and keep clear until notified that all of the nearshore works have completed and all cables are safely buried.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the above or require any further information, also please pass this information to any of your colleagues who you think might be interested.

    If you know of any fisherman who works the area and does not receive this information or anybody else who would benefit from this information please let me know.

     

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

     

  • Jul242017

    MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 24th July to 11th August 2017

    MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 24th July to 11th August 2017

    Dear Resident,

    Detailed below is advance notification of activities which may be noticed in your neighbourhood. All of the limitations and stipulations outlined below apply.

     

    Date            Reason for Notification
    24  July No Firing
    25 July to 26 July Firing
    27 July to 28 July No Firing
    31 July to 04 Aug No Firing
    07 Aug to 11 Aug No Firing

    I hope that you find this information useful. Please feel free to pass it on to your neighbours.

    Yours faithfully,

    Penny

     

    Limitations and Stipulations

     

    All activity on the site is conducted in a strictly controlled environment and presents no danger to the public. Please note that the weather, tide times and other operational requirements play a crucial part in trials planning and scheduling. Any one, or a combination of these factors, may mean that the activity has to be cancelled and rescheduled at short notice and it may not be possible to provide you with an updated schedule of work.

    The flying of red flags at the range boundary, or the lima flag (yellow and black quartered) at further points, indicates to members of the public that the range is active and there will be firing activities taking place.  At those times the byelaws noted on the signs near to the flags are in force.  If the red (or lima) flags are not flying, the range is not active and there will be no firing activities undertaken and as such the byelaws are not in force.

    Please be aware that QinetiQ carries out work at MOD Eskmeals on behalf of the MOD, under contract with the Secretary of State for Defence.  Because of the nature of the work, QinetiQ is limited as to the level and detail of information it can provide in these communications.

     

    QinetiQ operates a free phone care line number, 0800 0150536 for members of the public to call with any queries or concerns.

     

    Please feel free to forward this message on to others who you feel may benefit.

     

    If you do not wish to receive these notifications please reply to this email with a request to unsubscribe.

     

    Yours sincerely

     

    “This information has been generated for the purposes of informing the public as to QinetiQ’s scheduled operations at the MOD Eskmeals Range and it is acknowledged that the information may be included in other websites and publications. Please note that QinetiQ does not accept responsibility for or endorse any independent website or publication  which features this information.”

     

     

    Penny Haworth
    Community Liaison Officer, ESKMEALS RANGE
    Tel: 0800 0150536
    email: 
    Eskmealsenquiries@qinetiq.com
    http://www.QinetiQ.com
    QinetiQ – Delivering customer-focused solutions

     

    This email and any attachments to it may be confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you must neither take any action based upon its contents, nor copy or show it to anyone. Please contact the sender if you believe you have received this email in error. QinetiQ may monitor email traffic data and also the content of email for the purposes of security. QinetiQ Limited (Registered in England & Wales: Company Number: 3796233) Registered office: Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0LX http://www.qinetiq.com

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  • Jul242017

    Walney Extension News

    Dear All,

     

    The Cable Lay vessel ‘VOLANTIS’ (picture attached) is scheduled to arrive on site at the WALNEY EXTENSION WIND FARM SITE on or around Thursday 3rd August

     

    ‘VOLANTIS’ will carry out the Pull In of the Interlink Cable between the two Sub-Stations WOWO3 (Z03) and WOWO4 (Z04) as well as the Pull In of the WOWO4 EXPORT CABLE into the WOWO4 Sub-Station (Z04)

     

    Duration of the work is expected to be 7 to 10 days, depending on weather and conditions

     

    All mariners please note that during this period Cable Pull In operations could be carried out both inside and outside the perimeter of the buoyed Wind Farm Site and if necessary the site Guard Vessel ‘KARIMA’ can be contacted on VHF Channels 16 & 12 for information relating to any Cable or Turbine Installation vessel movement.

     

    Also attached for information is a small chartlet which shows both WOWO4 Farshore Export Cable run (shaded green) as well as the Interlink Export Cable run (shaded dark blue) with both Sub-Stations identified.

     

    Please note that the chartlet is provided for information purposes only and should not be used for navigation.

     

    If you know of any fisherman who works the area and does not receive this information or anybody else who would benefit from this information please let me know.

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

    CABLE LAY VESSEL – ‘VOLANTIS’

  • Jul242017

    BURBO BANK 2 Update

    Dear All,

     

    The self-propelled Jack-up vessel ‘MV WIND’ can be expected to arrive on site at the BURBO BANK 2 (EXT) WIND FARM on or around Saturday 29th July.

     

    Once on site ‘MV WIND’ jack-up at Turbine F01 and carry out some maintenance work which is expected to take approx. 1 day depending on weather and conditions.

     

    At all times while on site a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is requested around ‘MV WIND’ and especially when it can be seen that the vessel is afloat and manoeuvring into position

     

    One of the CTVs (to be named) will act as support vessel and will transfer technicians out from the base in Birkenhead

     

    Fishermen are requested/advised not to enter the Wind Farm, or set any gear, close to the above mentioned Turbine position during this period of maintenance work.

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    FISHING INSIDE THE WIND FARM

     

    For more information on the boundaries of the 50 metre Advisory Safety distances please ensure that you have the latest KIS-ORCA information installed – this can be downloaded from http://www.KIS-ORCA.eu

     

    Please also consult the MMO website : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/marking-of-fishing-gear-retrieval-and-notification-of-lost-gear

     

    If fishing inside the Wind Farm you are advised to use Dhan Buoys anchored towards the middle of the lane with a long weighted feed line rather than Marker Buoys that can be moved by the strong tides and so foul the Turbines.

    ………………………………………………………………………..

    A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 14 and ‘MV WIND’ or supporting CTV can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only.

     

    Attached is the ‘Kingfisher’ chartlet which gives all of the relevant information concerning this Wind Farm as well as a picture of ‘MV WIND’

     

    Please note that the ‘Flyer’ is provided for information relating to the Wind Farm only and should not be used for navigation

     

    If you know of any fisherman who works the area and does not receive this information or anybody else who would benefit from this information please let me know.

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

    Regards  :  Tom Watson

    Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

                        Home 01253 875565

    MV WIND

     

  • Jul212017

    RYA Day Skipper Course Planned Start September 27th 2017

    Rob is planning to run an RYA Day Skipper Course starting 27th Sepember 2017

    See poster and contact Rob for more details.

    day skipper 2017 flyer