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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Documents

  • Nov172018

    The RYA’s Director of Racing, John Derbyshire OBE, lecture in Bolton

    Ribble Cruising Club
  • Nov152018

    RYA Clubroom -November edition

    http://news.rya.org.uk/interface/external_view_email.php?AJ919309299281453504641133544288&varId=

    Ribble Cruising Club
  • Nov092018

    AGM 2017 Draft minutes

    This content is restricted.

    Ribble Cruising Club
  • Nov072018

    Last Tuesday Talk-November 27th- The loss of the Fleetwood Lifeboat

    Ribble Cruising Club
  • Nov062018

    Christmas Party and Commodore’s House Warming

    Ribble Cruising Club
  • Oct082018

    RYA Power Boat Level 2 Course

     

    Power Boat Poster

    No assumed knowledge or experience required. Minimum age 17. All you need to know for self-sufficient powerboating at a basic level. Course includes launching, mooring, anchoring and recovery plus all the boat driving skills required for basic competence in a powerboat. Outcome; Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft

    Ribble Cruising Club
  • Sep182018

    A replaced club mooring at Seafield Road

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  • Sep072018

    West of Duddon Sands -Cables -Survey

    WEST of DUDDON SANDS – WOWO3+4 EXPORT CABLES NEARSHORE SURVEY – POST CONSTRUCTION BATHYMETRIC SURVEY – POSITIONS OF REMOVED SHELL FLATS MET MASTS

    CHANGE OF SCHEDULE

     The previously advertised Bathymetric survey, expected to start on or around Monday 10th September at the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM, will now start with the survey of the near shore Export Cables of the WALNEY (EXT) WOWO3+4 WIND FARM.

     The third attachment is a small chartlet which shows the area of survey operations, between KP 4.6 and KP 5.8. The area ismarked in WGS84 Format Degrees, Minutes, Decimal and the main focus areas are marked as a red spots.

     All surveys will be carried out by the 10 meter inshore survey vessel ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ (picture attached) working on a 12hr day basis (daylight hours only)

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    The Bathymetric Survey at the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM will start as soon as the Export Cable survey has completedand this survey will cover all of the Turbine positions, all of the Inter-Array or Infield Cables, the Offshore Sub-Station, the Met Mast and the Export Cable.

     Once completed this survey will be immediately followed by a survey of the two, now removed, Met Masts positions on the Shell Flats

     As ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ will be using highly sensitive Multi-Beam Echo Sounders as well as highly sensitive motion sensors a wide berth, 500 meters, is requested around ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ at all times while on site and passing vessels are requested to reduce speed if possible, these surveys are not expected to interfere with any other vessel.

     Dependant on weather and conditions survey operations are expected to last for approx. 3 to 4 weeks,

     A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only.

     Attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM including the Export Cable routes, there is also a picture of ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ also attached is the small chartlet showing the now removed Met Mast positions on the Shell Flats.

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

     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

    Attachments:

    ShellFlatsMetMastsLocation_20171218
    SURVEY VESSEL - 'EGS WATCHFUL'
    West_of_Duddon_Sands_2015_LRes
    WOW032295_WOW0304_ExportCables_Area of Operations_20180501

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  • Sep032018

    Ormonde Wind Farm -Diving Operations

    Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 11:24 AM

    ORMONDE WIND FARM – ONGOING DIVING OPERATONS

     The underwater (sub-sea) inspections and repair work to the boat landing facilities at Turbine positions in this Wind Farm are ongoing and will continue during periods of slack or low tides as long as weather and conditions are favourable.

     No diving will be carried out during the period of high or strong tides.

    The Dive Support vessel is the 14meter Bay Towage vessel ‘ARGUS-G’ and the ALPHA FLAG will be flown whenever DIVERS are in the water.

    A 500 meter safety exclusion distance is requested around this vessel at all times whenever it is observed to be on site.

     The following Turbines have all be cleared on both North and South sides :

    A String : A01, A02, A03, A04, A05, A06

    B String : B01, B04, B05, B06, B07, B08

    C String : C07,

    D String : D01, D02, D03, D05, D06,

    All remaining turbines require clearance on the North side of the turbines.

    DIVERS will access Turbine position according to the conditions of weather and tide at the time and because of this fishermen are requested and advised to avoid setting any pots within 500 meters of any of the Turbines that are not on the Turbines completed list, if in doubt please contact me. 

    A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and ‘ARGUS-G’ can be contacted for information relating to DIVING OPERATIONS only

    Fishermen using pots are requested to move their gear away from any Turbines that have not been cleared to at least 500 meters, if in doubt please contact me.

    Weekly notices will be broadcast giving the progress of the works.

    Attached is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the ORMONDE WIND FARM there is also a picture of ‘ARGUS-G’.

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

    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.

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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 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 REMINDER OF THE MAILBOX DROP FACILITY THAT HAS BEEN SET UP ENABLING ANY FISHERMEN WITH STATIC GEAR DEPLOYEDEITHER INSIDE THE PERIMETER OF OR IN THE CLOSE PROXIMTY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED WIND FARM TO REPORT THE POSITIONS OF THE GEAR TO THE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT TEAM IS STILL OPERATIONAL, THIS INFORMATION WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE RELAYED TO THE CTVs

    Please use the E-mail address WF_FishingActivities@dongenergy.co.uk to identify the position/s of the gear providing a contact mobile telephone number which can then be passed on to the service craft so that they can monitor it and also keep clear of it when carrying out their maintenance routines, also arrangements can be made if there is a requirement to move the gear to facilitate any maintenance activity.

    If in any doubt please contact me

    Regards  :  Tom Watson

    Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

                        Home 01253 875565

    Attachments:

    DIVE SUPPORT VESSEL 'ARGUS-G' (2)
    Ormonde (2)
    Ormonde (2)

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  • Aug282018

    RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course

    Ribble Cruising Club