Ribble Cruising Club | Lytham | Lancashire
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The Promenade,
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Lytham,
Lancashire,
FY8 5LD.

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01253 739983

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Posts tagged with ‘Sailing’

  • Sep232017
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    September Regatta

    The RCC September Regatta all weekend

    September Regatta with Lunches     organisers: RF JR/Lorna /Gilda

    Ribble Cruising Club
  • Aug122017
    tribe_events

    BARBEQUE AT THE DOCK

    Ribble Cruising Club
  • 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’

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  • Jul182017

    August Barbeque at the Dock

    Come and join the sailors down at the Dock after Sailing on 12th August for music and food.

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  • Jul112017

     ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM – DIVE INSPECTION OPERATIONS -ALL TURBINE POSITIONS

    MV Carrier

     

    Ormonde_OWF (new chart)

    From: Tom Watson

    Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2017 9:29 AM

    To: Tom Watson

    Subject: ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM – DIVE INSPECTION OPERATIONS -ALL TURBINE POSITIONS

     

    Dear All,

     

    The Dive support/Utility vessel M/V ‘CARRIER’ is on passage back site to continue with the SUB-SEA INSPECTION OPERATIONS at each Turbine position in the ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM.

     

    M/V ‘CARRIER’ will continue to inspect all of the sub-sea workings of each Turbine along the D String, which is the inshore section, before moving off to inspect the next string

     

    M/V ‘CARRIER’ will work during daylight hours only and the programme of work is expected to last for approx. 44 days, depending on weather and conditions.

     

    The ALPHA FLAG (White and Blue) will be displayed whenever DIVERS are in the water and a minimum 500 meters Safety Exclusion Zone is requested at all times whenever this vessel is on site

     

    Support craft (CTVs) will also be in attendance.

     

    Fishermen are requested and advised to avoid setting any pots within 500 meters of any of the mentioned Turbine positions, or Turbine strings, that will be advised during this period, if in doubt please contact me.

    ………………………………………………………………………………….

     

    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 & 12 and any of the vessels, can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement and DIVING OPERATIONS only

     

    Attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the ORMONDE OFFSHORE WIND FARM, also attached is a picture along with the details of M/V ‘CARRIER’

     

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

     

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

     

    Regards  :  Tom Watson

    Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

           Home 01253 87

     

     

    Ribble Cruising Club
  • Jul112017

    MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 10th July to 21st July 2017

     

    MOD Eskmeals – Activity Alert: 10th July to 21st July 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
    10 to 14 July Firing until 20:00hrs
    17 to 21 July Firing until 20:00hrs

    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

    Please consider the environment before printing this email

     

     

     

    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

     

     

     

     

    The QinetiQ e-mail privacy policy and company information is detailed elsewhere in the body of this email.

     

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  • Jun292017

    RYA CRUISING NEWS JULY 2017

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  • Jun182017

    Don’t forget The Big Race 25th June

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  • Jun152017

    DIVE AND R.O.V. OPERATIONS WALNEY 1

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    HBC ACHIEVER

     

    FOLLOWING ON FROM THE EARLIER NOTICE

     

     

    ‘HBC ACHIEVER’ is now at the WALNEY 1 OFFSHORE WIND FARM to carry out Diving and R.O.V. inspections at the following nine Turbine positions : 

     

    A09, B01, C09, D01, D06, D08, E06, F03 and F04

     

    DIVERS WILL BE OPERATING AT THE ABOVE TURBINE POSITIONS DURING THE HOURS OF DAYLIGHT

    FROM 7am UNTIL 7pm

     

    ‘HBC ACHIEVER’ will display the ALPHA FLAG from the mast as well as on a wooden board attached to either side of the bridge which will be illuminated at night.

     

    A 500 meter safety exclusion distance is requested around ‘HBC ACHIEVER’ at all times while on site as at any time there will be DIVERS in the water.

     

    Diving and R.O.V. Operations at WALNEY 1 are expected to last for approx. 6 days, depending on weather and conditions.

     

    As DIVERS will access Turbine position according to the conditions of weather and tide at the time fishermen using pots are requested and advised to remove any gear away from, or avoid setting any new pots within 500 meters of, any of the above mentioned Turbine positions until informed that the Turbine has been inspected and it is safe to return, if in doubt please contact me.

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    ANCHOR MARKING BUOYS

     

    Please also note that HBC Achiever will deploy Anchor Marking Buoys (yellow colour, barrel shape, Y.FL light) at recently inspected, or to be visited, Turbine positions, these Buoys will at times be left in place inside the WIND FARM during the night and will be lit during the hours of darkness.

     

    A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and ‘HBC ACHIEVER’ can be contacted for information relating to Vessel movement and DIVING OPERATIONS only

    …………………………………………………………………………………….

     

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

     

    The MCA have requested me to add that they provide a leaflet, free of charge, with the recommended method of marking gear. 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 the WALNEY 1 & 2 WIND FARMS (WALNEY 1 is shaded blue – WALNEY 2 is shaded red), there is also attached a picture of ‘HBC ACHIEVER’.

     

    Please note that the ‘Flyers’ are 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 require any further information

     

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

     

    Ribble Cruising Club