LAKE GENEVA - NEW HPO

 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.

Anne Le Verrier..., 28.04.2017 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog

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

HONORARY PORT OFFICERS GALORE!

 

The Anniversary Channel Island Cruise with our Corinthian friends turned out to be a magnificent occasion for meeting the Clubs Honorary Port Officers.

A grand total of 8 HPOs joined the cruise and the festivities:

Magali Hamoun - Cherbourg;  David Clements - Dart River;  John Davison - West Mersea & Blackwater;

David Mitchison - St Peter Port, Guernsey;  Brian Alderson - Jersey;   Larry Blount - Annapolis, USA; 

Bill Thomas - Philadelphia, USA;  Keith Martin - Le Havre |& North Brittany. 

Gabbie and Tim Ryan joined Hunter Peace for the return voyage back to the UK.

Anne Le Verrier..., 11.08.2016 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog

Death of Caribbean Yachtsman - Report HPO Trinidad

regret to inform you that Trinidadian yachtsman Harold LaBorde died on the night of 11th June in what appears to have been an accident at night on his moored yacht at the Grenada Yacht Club.

His body was recovered on 12th June. It appears that while resident alone on his yacht ‘Humming Bird III’ he slipped on a boarding plank, hit his head, and fell into the sea. I have no confirmation of these details.

Harold was to be 83 years old on 18th June. He was known internationally after circumnavigating the world twice with his family on yachts built by himself. The first circumnavigation was 1969 – 1973 in his wooden yacht Humming Bird ll, the second I984 – 1986 including rounding Cape Horn in Humming Bird lll. He also did several Atlantic crossings. He was awarded this nation’s highest award at the time – The Trinity Cross, in 1973.

Anne Le Verrier..., 22.06.2016 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog

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