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

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Our Clubhouse & correspondence
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The Promenade,
Central Beach,
Lytham,
Lancashire,
FY8 5LD.

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Tuesday and Friday Nights on:

01253 739983

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  • Apr272019

    ‘Try Sailing’ at Fairhaven Lake -every Wednesday evening in May at 6.30pm

    Have you ever wanted to learn to sail? Come along to Fairhaven Lake on any Wednesday evening in May, starting at 6.30pm, and have a go.

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  • Apr262019

    RYA Cruising News -May Edition

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  • Apr162019

    NtM -WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) OFFSHORE WIND FARM

    WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) OFFSHORE WIND FARM

    COMPONENT EXCHANGE – TURBINE POSITIONS A05, H04

    The jack up vessel ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’, currently on a north about passage from Esbjerg, can be expected on site at the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) WIND FARM on or around Sunday 14th to carry out component exchanges at two Turbine positions A05 and H04.

    Depending on the weather and conditions ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’ will spend approx. 2 days at each Turbine position and attached for information is a picture of ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’ both afloat and Jacked-up.

    Technicians will be transferred to the turbine by means of a gangway leading from the vessel to the turbine.

    There is a mandatory 500m Safety Zone whenever a Jack-Up is pulled-up alongside a Turbine and this applies at any of the wind farms wherever, but a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is also requested whenever the vessel can be observed afloat and manoeuvring into position.

    Fishermen are requested and advised not to enter the Wind Farm or set any gear close to the above-mentioned Turbine position in the lead up to this period of maintenance work.

    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 .

    Attached is the latest ‘Kingfisher Awareness Chart’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the WALNEY WIND FARMS 1 to 4

    Please note that the ‘Awareness Chart’ 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 

    A REMINDER OF THE MAILBOX DROP FACILITY THAT HAS BEEN SET UP ENABLING ANY FISHERMEN WITH STATIC GEAR DEPLOYED EITHER 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, PLEASE READ BELOW, 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 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.

    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 in any doubt please contact me

    Regards  :  Tom Watson

    Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

                        Home 01253 875565

    25 - Walney 1-4
    EGS Pioneer

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  • Apr162019

    April 30th -Last Tuesday Talk -Norway Land of Surprises by Norman Harris

    Norway a Land of Surprises April 2019

     

     Norman Harris promises to take us to the very tip of Europe & show us The Northern Lights. This is our last talk of this season

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  • Apr152019

    Walney Extension -Bathymetric Survey

    POST CONSTRUCTION BATHYMETRIC SURVEY

    WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4)

     All of the Turbines as well as the two Sub-Stations have now been surveyed, ‘EGS PIONEER’ (picture attached) will now concentrate on the two Export Cables and the Export Cable crossings.

    Please refer to the attached Awareness Chart ‘WALNEY 1-4’

    ‘EGS PIONEER’ will continue working on a 24hr day basis as weather and conditions permit.

    This survey will be predominantly Multi Beam Echo Sounder but as ‘EGS PIONEER’ will be using highly sensitive sounding equipment as well as highly sensitive motion sensors and possibly at times the deployment of Side Scan Sonar a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is requested at all times whenever the vessel is on site and passing vessels are requested to reduce speed if possible, this survey is not expected to interfere with any other vessel.

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

    Fishermen are requested and advised not to enter the Wind Farm or set any gear within the Wind Farm during the survey period, if in any doubt please contact me.

    Attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Awareness Chart’ which gives all of the relevant information for the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) Wind Farm, there is also a picture and the details of ‘EGS PIONEER’.

    Please note that the ‘Awareness Charts’ are provided for information purposes relating to the Wind Farms 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

    25 - Walney 1-4
    EGS Pioneer
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  • Apr152019

    RYA Clubroom -April 2019

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  • Mar012019

    RYA Cruising News -March 2019

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    Welcome to the March edition of Cruising News.

    brexit

    Brexit countdown – the clock is ticking

    RYA issues timely reminder on the implications of a no-deal Brexit for boat owners.

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    east anglia

    East Anglia offshore windfarm projects

    Have your say on East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO proposals.

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    throw bag

    Failure of a throw bag rescue line during capsize drill

    MAIB issues investigation report, safety lessons learnt and recommendations.

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    sam llewellyn

    We are the boat and the boat is us

    Sam Llewellyn is in reflective mood.

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    offshore

    Round Four offshore wind leasing feedback collected

    RYA’s feedback to be considered.

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  • Feb132019

    It is with great sadness that the club announces the passing of former Club President and Trustee Allan Williams

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  • Feb092019

    Last Tuesday Talk -February 26th -St Kilda and its history by Steve Halliwell

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  • Feb062019

    It is with sadness that the club announces the passing of Harry Taylor on the 5th February

    Harry Taylor RIP 5th Feb 2019

     

    Harry will be sadly missed by those of us fortunate enough to be his friend and colleague. Harry’s funeral will be at 2.30pm on Thursday 14th February at Lytham Park Crematorium, Regent Ave., Lytrham St Annes FY8 4AB and afterwards refreshments at our clubhouse on Lytham Promenade, FY85LD.

     

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