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Community First Responders

A Community First Responder is a member of the public who volunteers to help their community by responding to medical emergencies ehile the ambulance is ob its way. If you wanted to become a Community First Responder you would be trained in a wide range of emergency skills, and use specialised equipment such as automatic […]

Clyde Marine Planning Partnership CMPP

Spring news from the CMPP   Notes from the Team In case you missed the news from our last newsletter, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform has signed the Ministerial Direction which delegates the functions of regional marine planning for the Clyde Marine Region to the CMPP and its […]

Invasive Species 2017

It’s Here… Invasive Species 2017   Helping raise awareness about harmful effects of alien species Invasive Species.  It’s your chance to get involved and protect your club waters from invasive aquatic species by taking advantage of free signs and materials! Invasive aquatic species block up waterways, make navigation and paddling difficult and can damage boat engines and props. […]

The Green Blue launches new wildlife guide

  Helping to celebrate United Nations’ World Wildlife Day The Green Blue is launching a new wildlife guide for boaters today [Friday, 3 March 2017] to coincide with and celebrate United Nations’ World Wildlife Day. The UK has an amazing array of marine wildlife, from the magnificent basking shark and the bottlenose dolphin to the […]

Beach Clean 2017 & 2018

2018   The Carrick Castle Beach Clean was carried out on Sunday 20th May 2018 between 11 am and 12 noon. We had such good support this year from 13 local residents it took a lot less than an hour. The equivalent of seven full bags of rubbish were collected by seven boat club members […]

Clyde Marine Planning Partnership

This is to advise you that the Firth of Clyde Forum has now been closed and is now being taken forward by the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP). The old Forum’s newsletter, Clyde Breakers will be replaced with a Newsletter from CMPP.   The draft CMPP Direction is available to read here:- www.clydeforum.com/images/stories/pdf/Direction.pdf The Clyde Forum […]

Mastering the Ferry Glide

Unlocking the secrets of ferry gliding It is one of the most satisfying manoeuvres a helm can execute yet its power isn’t always fully realised. Rachel Andrews, RYA Chief Instructor, Motor Cruising and Power, unlocks the secrets of ferry gliding. “Ferry gliding is a true combination of many practical skills and demonstrates a really good […]

How to successfully sell your boat

BoatsandOutboards.co.uk share their advice on what to do when it comes to selling your boat… If the time has come to sell your boat, what’s the best way to proceed? The team at BoatsandOutboards.co.uk share their advice on what to do when it comes to selling your boat… Certainly by adopting a methodical approach, you’re […]

Calling the Coastguard

Now that the modernisation programme has been completed. We thought it was worth publishing a reminder on how to call the Coastguard following a number of recent questions from members about the correct call sign now that the modernisation programme has been completed and a number of Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCCs) have closed. The […]