Entries by Douglas Locke

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

To: Anyone that might be interested in wanting to take the RYA – Day Skipper Theory Course this autumn/winter. We have just been advised about this course and it’s being run in Arrochar:- The course will run over 5 weekends (9am-5pm) at the Three Villages Hall, Arrochar on the following dates; 26th-27th October 2019 3rd […]

Loch Long – Glen Mallan Jetty Construction Works

QHM Clyde Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde LOCH LONG – GLEN MALLAN JETTY CONSTRUCTION WORKS LNTM No 13/19                                                                                                                                                                                             BA Chart 3746 1. Mariners are advised that the existing jetty and infrastructure at […]

Rafting Etiquette

Top tips for motor cruisers and powerboats In the height of summer mooring spaces alongside pontoons are gold dust so be prepared to raft up. Rafting can test the patience of the most placid motor cruisers and powerboaters. So how can you ensure you and your temporary neighbours stay on good terms? “Rafting, in principle, […]

Royal Yachting Association and British Ports Association welcome announcement of a new national alcohol awareness campaign

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA), which is recognised as the representational voice for recreational boaters, and the British Ports Association (BPA), representing over 350 ports, harbours and piers around the UK’s coast, have joined forces to welcome a ministerial announcement of an alcohol awareness campaign. At the start of Maritime Safety Week on the 1st July, […]

Mooring Law

Laying of Moorings in Tidal Water The foreshore, namely the ground between high water and low water, and the seabed extending twelve miles out to sea is primarily owned by the Crown Estate Commissioners (CEC), unless a statute, Royal Charter or lease has vested an interest in the foreshore and/or the seabed (i.e. the “fundus”), […]

Clyde Marine Planning Partnership Update

  Notes from the Team The CMPP is busy working on further plan development based on the feedback received through the pre-consultation. We are currently finalising the pre-consultation report, which will be published in due course. The report summarises the key messages coming out of the pre-consultation. We will be planning further stakeholder workshops and […]

Carrick Fayre, Carrick Castle on 14th July 2019

The committee of the Carrick Castle Boat Club were happy to support the Carrick Castle Community Trust by having their marquee at the Fayre and Jim Graham, our Moorings Officer is thanked for looking after the stand and welcoming members, those from the Lochgoil Watersports Club who attended the event with a muster and for […]