TWO NEW HPOs

I have today appointed two new HPOs:

SINGAPORE & S.E. REGION   -  Daniel Whittington, LSC member

Daniel has had 7 years of refitting one yacht and is about to embark on another.  He can provide loads of advice on berthing in the region and achorages around the Riau Archipelagho and Tioman group.

So if you are visiting or holidaying in Singapore, do get in touch.

CALEDONIAN CANAL   -  Michael Salters, LSC member

Michael has a swinging mooring on the Caledonian Canal at the south end of Loch Ness near Fort Augustus - please remember to make advance contact. 

He also has another mooring on the canal which is not really 'tansferable' but should it be vacant it can be used for a 'transit stop'.  Again advance contact is necessary.

Anne Le Verrier..., 10.04.2017 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog

Advice regarding RIVER DEBEN, SUFFOLK

PLEASE NOTE -  Entrance to RIVER DEBEN, SUFFOLK changing - Jan 2017

Pick up OFFING BUOY and then BAR BUOY (shingle banks are often on the move).  There has been a fairly dramatic move of the N. shoal which has moved towards the Felixstowe shore. Channel takes craft fairly close up towards steep-to shore line which needs careful pilotage coming   IN/OUT   but with good depth.  Can alter with frequent storms.

Once passed this narrow section local  buoyage is little changed.   Bear in mind tides run fairly fast (wind over tide) not normally a wise time to experiment.

Foot passenger ferry runs daily twixt Bawdsey Quay and Quay by Felixstowe  Ferry Boatyard.

Sent by Tony Ratcliffe OBE, HPO River Deben

Anne Le Verrier..., 13.03.2017 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog

ALL HPO INFORMATION

This year  ALL information regarding the Honorary Port Officers -  Journal page, in-house database and mailing list, online interactive map and the maps up in the Club house -  everything is up to date.for Club members online.

With Judy's magnificent assistance we have finally managed to complete all relevant information and start this year with a clean slate, until I hear from someone.

Anne Le Verrier..., 13.03.2017 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog

HOTEL IN FETHIYE, TURKEY

Stuart Aikman, our HPO Fethiye, Turkey will be opening his own hotel in the coming year - 2017.

Any LSC members wishing to visit Fethiye for a holiday or passing through to see all the wonderful sights nearby, please contact him on

www.cennetlifeotel.com   or via his mobile No: +90 535 599 8538 mentioning that you are Little Ship Club members.

Flying into Dalaman,  Fethiye bay has wonderful sailing and pretty little bays,  a good starting place to go east to Kekova and Finike or west to Marmaris and Dacca Peninusal.  There is a wonderful fish market and restaurants, covered  markets and is the main Gulet base.  Thoroughly recommended for a holiday.

Anne Le Verrier..., 20.12.2016 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog

Motorboating in Mallorca

A new LSC member has contacted me who lives permenantly in Mallorca, Spain and as someone who used to run the Fairline Boats dealership, also in Mallorca as well as owning many motorboats for 25 years, any LSC members visiting the  Balaeric Islands in need of  information or assistance regarding motorboats, please contact him:    johnnycarr@outlook.com   

 

Anne Le Verrier..., 20.11.2016 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog

Homewards bound: The Commodore's Blog from Croatia

Above: Leaving Korcula

Well, I said on my last blog we were hoping for more wind. And that is just what we got!  By popular request ( in fact our Corinthian friends) it was agreed we should do an informal race   - no handicaps, plus the new Little Ship rule developed in the Channel Islands cruise for racing in no wind (switch on the engine!...). So we set off beating Eastwards in light airs . Seven or eight long tacks later at around 2knots we had just got round the point, to find the wind had backed round to the south west and died, as we set off south westwards to Lastovo. So the rule (and engine) was engaged!  We arrived last, but were adjudged the winners as the boat that must have sailed longest!

Michael Forbes Smith, 16.09.2016 | More from Michael Forbes Smith’s blog

Croatia: Departures and Arrivals in Trogir

It wasn’t possible to be part of the Croatia Rally unfortunately because of the need to be in Cambridge where my wife, Carol has been selected to exhibit at The Cambridge Printmakers while it is on. The next best thing was to have a charter holiday the week before. Although the Bora tried to spoil it, it ended in fine style as The Commodore was arriving under spinnaker in the Spirit of Osprey in Trogir. He was being joined by others in the flotilla as we were packing up in the neighbouring Marina. 

We had chosen to sail north in an Allures 45 which is an interesting boat with aluminium hull and swinging keel as well as the refinements of bow thruster, electric winch and other electronic gismos. Below is a picture of us in Maslinica, a delightful harbour about 10 NM from the even more fascinating Trogir.

Drummond Robson, 16.09.2016 | More from Drummond Robson’s blog

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