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

Contact Us

Please use this form for general enquiries regarding Ribble Cruising Club.

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your Phone Number

    Subject

    Your Message

    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

    Location Map

    Click below to view the location of our Clubhouse and Dock.

    Location Map

    Posts tagged with ‘Sailing’

    • Sep052017

      OLD FLARE DISPOSAL PROGRESS

    • 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

      West_of_Duddon_Sands_2015_LRes
      Burbo Bank Extension V2ddmmss

    • 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

       

    • Aug292017

      Benthic survey BURBO 2 (EXT) WIND FARM.

      There is a slight delay to the start date West_of_</strong><strong>Duddon_Sands_2015_LRes
      ‘BENAIAH 1V’
      of the Benthic survey scheduled for the BURBO 2 (EXT) WIND FARM.

       

      This survey is now scheduled to start on Thursday 31st August and will be carried out, as advertised, by the fishing/survey boat ‘BENAIAH IV’ (picture attached) and 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, 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) ‘BENAIAH IV’ will transit across to the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM to carry out a Fish survey there.

      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.

      Attached with the vessel specs is a small chartlet giving 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

       

    • Aug292017

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

      West_of_Duddon_Sands_2015_LRes
      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)

      …………………………………………………………………………..

       

      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

       

    • Aug122017
      tribe_events

      BARBEQUE AT THE DOCK

    • 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

      The QinetiQ e-mail privacy policy and company information

    • 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’

    • Jul182017

      August Barbeque at the Dock

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

    • 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