Honda Youth RIB Regional Final
Young powerboaters from across the Eastern Region will hit the water for the area final of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship at Fishers Green Sailing Club in the scenic Lee Valley Regional Park on 2 July 2016. Read the full story >>
Youngsters from Chernobyl
Since 2013, Horning Sailing Club (HSC) has welcomed between eight and ten Russian children for a sailing experience each year as part of the club’s RYA OnBoard activities.
The young people live in the red danger zone near Belarus, which still suffers from the fallout of the nuclear reactor, despite April 2016 marking the 30th Anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.
Try Sailing for Free at :
- Alton Water Sports Centre invites you to try sailing and Windsurfing for free on 25 June and 17 September. More details at this link >>
- Norfolk Broads Yacht Club invites you to try sailing for free on 2 July 2016. More details at this link >>
85th Thames Barge Sailing Match
The 85th Thames Sailing Barge Match will take place on Saturday 25th June 2016, with participating vessels departing Gravesend at 06:00 and proceeding to the race start at Mucking No.3 Buoy. The race will include 9 barges together with associated escort and official craft. More details at this link >>
Push the Boat Out Organisers (PTBO) Chance to Win £250
PTBO Organisers have been asked by RYA Hamble to report feedback on their PTBO events with a chance to win £250 towards putting on a Social event to thank all those who helped with their event.
Feedback survey via this link: https://www.research.net/r/PTBOFeedback2016 – your responses will help the RYA to review PTBO 2016 and will shape what and how we do things for PTBO in 2017.
We would urge Eastern Region PTBO Organisers to complete the survey."
Safe Watersports in vicinity of MOD Shoeburyness range
With the summer season approaching fast, it’s timely to remind local sailing clubs and associations of the restrictions on sailing in the vicinity of the Foulness and Maplin Sands. The Range is active Monday to Friday (occasionally at weekends), all year round conducting activities that involve firing and detonating live ammunition, often over long distances, out to sea. More detail at this link >>
The National Schools Sailing Association Regatta at Gorleston Sailing Club 24th to 29th July
The 2016 NSSA Regatta is being hosted by the Norfolk Schools Sailing Association at Gorleston Sailing Club for the week from Sunday 24th July to Friday 29th July inclusive. The organisers are appealing for the loan of RIBS as Safety Boats. The contact if you can help with such a loan is: Andy Goff, mobile 07545 484507 or e-mail.
East Anglia ONE Windfarm final investment decision
Following a final investment decision for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, ScottishPower Renewables will now progress with development, aiming to put it into operation by 2020. More details >>
Thames Barrier Closures
The details of the Thames Barrier closure predicted for 2016 are now linked from our Navigation Issues page.
Instructor Training Days
See the Training page for details of the courses being offered in 2016.
Ongoing construction works for the Ipswich Tidal Barrier
Work to construct the Tidal Barrier is ongoing, and will involve some disruption to navigation. Relevant Notices to Mariners can be found on our Navigational Issues page.
Seafront Lagoon in Southend
A huge artificial lagoon is back on the Southend seafront agenda... and is likely to open this summer, costing almost £2 million it is set to 'transform the visitor offer’ to Southend. Read the full story >>
Non-native invasive species can affect marine operations, block boats’ engine cooling systems, foul hulls and lead to costly repairs. Please report sightings. More details on the problem, and how to report sightings can be found at this link >>