It was great to have such a well-attended and convivial end to the term's training. The Training Dinner saw friends and families of the successful students receive their certificates and prizes from Richard Falk of the RYA.
Jonathn Le Feuvre has become our newest HPO for Lake Geneva, he is a member of the oldest sailing club in Switzerland -Societe Nautique Rollaise (1880). The club races every Wednesday during summer and should anyone be holidaying in Switzerland and passing Lake Geneva, please make contact and share a glass of their local wines.
New HPO Bermuda
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.
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
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.
Hotel in Fethiye, Turkey
LORD MAYORS SHOW. SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2016
Motorboating in Mallorca
HPO Cape Town