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

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

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01253 739983

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Latest News

  • Oct222017

    Draft 2016 AGM Minutes

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  • Oct042017

    Last Tuesday Talks List for This Season

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  • 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.

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  • Sep072017

    WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM – Fish Survey Update

     

    From: Tom Watson

    Sent: Monday, September 04, 2017 9:03 AM

    To: Tom Watson

    Subject: WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM – FISH SURVEY

    Dear All,

    ‘BENAIAH IV’ (picture attached) has completed the Benthic Survey at the BURBO 2 (EXT) WIND FARM and is now arriving on site at the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM to start the Fish Survey

    WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM – FISH SURVEY

    This survey consists 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 of the survey with the trawl survey positions in red and the beam trawl survey positions blue.

    This survey is not expected to interfere with any other vessel

    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

    …………………………………………………………………………

    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.

    ………………………………………………………………………..

     Attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning WEST of DUDDON SANDS 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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    ‘BENAIAH 1V’
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  • Sep072017

    September Regatta

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  • 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

    …………………………………………………………………

     

    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

    …………………………………………………………………………

    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.

    ………………………………………………………………………..

     

    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

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  • Sep012017

    last Minute Opportunity with OYT

    Ann Arkle

    Ocean Youth Trust North

    Royal Quays Community Centre

    9 Prince Consort Way

    North Shields

    NE29 6XB

    Office: 0191 257 1212
    clients@oytnorth.org.uk
    http://www.oytnorth.org.uk

     

    Changing lives inspiring futures

    Registered No: 3898088 England    Registered Charity No: 1079955
    Registered Office: Royal Quays Community Centre, 9 Prince Consort Way, North Shields, NE29 6XB

     

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  • Aug292017

    DEPLOYMENT OF TWO ‘FLiDAR BUOYS AND ONE ‘WAVE BUOY’

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    Deployment of 2 Floating LiDARs and 1 Wave Buoy
    ‘GREEN ISLE’ – ‘TORCH’

    IN THE AREA JUST OUTSIDE NW CORNER OF THE WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM

     

    The two FLiDAR BUOYS, each with an associated marker or pendant buoy, and the one WAVE BUOY have now been deployed in the area just outside of the NW corner of the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM, opposite the Met Mast and Turbine A01, and will remain in position for a period of approx. two months.

     

    PLEASE MARK THESE POSITIONS ON YOUR CHARTS/PLOTTERS AND KEEP CLEAR

     

    POSITIONS OF FLIDAR BUOYS

    FLiDAR 1 :                   Lat 54°     0′    3.64″N          Long 003°    33′    36.00″W

     

    FLiDAR 2 :                   Lat 54°    0′    10.68″N         Long 003°   33′     37.07″W

    (Characteristics of both buoys : Fl (5) Y 20s range 5nm)

     

    Seabed: The mooring system for each floating LIDARs will consist of a U shaped mooring with 2 cast iron sinkers of approx. 4T weights and approx. 80m of mooring chain with various shackles and swivels. Some of the chain will lie on the seabed, the proportion of chain on the seabed will be dependent and drift and tide

     

    Surface: Each buoy will have a surface marker, or Pendant Buoy, denoting the position of the 2nd 4T seabed sinker weight.

    POSITIONS OF MARKER OR PENDANT BUOYS

    Pendant 1 :                     Lat 54°      0′       05.71″N              Long 003°    33′    29.92″W

     

    Pendant 2 :                    Lat 54°      0′        14.70″N              Long 003°    33′    35.41″W   

    (Characteristics of both buoys : Fl (5) Y 20s range 5nm)

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    POSITION OF WAVE BUOY   

    Lat 54°    0′    1.28″N            Long 003°    33′   25.50″W

    (Characteristics : Fl (5) Y 20s range 5nm)

     

    Seabed:  Mooring: The mooring connection to the buoy is made with a 12mm stainless steel swivel. Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene line (UHMWPE) is used for the mooring line and the mooring is anchored to the ground using up to 600kg of heavy chain. 

    ………………………………………………………………………….

    The two attachments include chartlets which show in detail the deployment area at the NW corner of the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM as well as pictures of the buoys and all of the information relating to their deployment, there are several pages of information on the third attachment.

     

    Also 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.

     

    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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