Entries by Douglas Locke

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 […]

Day Skipper Theory Course

Are you interested in taking a Day Theory Skipper Course?  If so, contact the Three Villages Hall in Arrochar who are trying to run a course (October to December). Contact: Three Villages Hall, Shore Road, Arrochar, G83 7AB – Phone 01303 702669 – http://www.threevillages.org.uk/.

Three Visitors Moorings at Carrick Castle

A third visitors mooring, A0178 was laid on 7th June 2019 in approximate position N 56 deg 06.756′ W 04 deg 54.42′ just north and in a line with the club’s other two blue visitors moorings which is awaiting a new blue mooring buoy similar to the others, currently with blue/yellow and red pick up […]

Are you looking after the environment as well as your boat?

New green campaign focuses on antifouling Boat owners are being urged to ‘Protect, Collect and Dispose’ as part of a new initiative promoting best practice for antifouling vessels. The RYA and British Marine joint environment initiative, The Green Blue, has joined forces with the British Coatings Federation (BCF) and The Yacht Harbour Association in a […]

Hands aff the Clyde

Hands aff the Clyde (Against Fish Farming) Online Petition Poster Aff The Clyde We are a group of Ardentinny residents concerned about the plans to site an industrial fish farm next to our village. Dawnfresh are proposing to site 10 x 38m fish pens, a feeding barge and possible shore based facility. At a recent […]

Carrick Castle Beach Clean

The Carrick Castle Boat Club assisted by members of the Carrick Castle Community Trust and some visitors carried out a Beach Clean in Carrick Castle on Sunday 5th May 2019 between 11 am and 11.45 am filling seven bags of rubbish. This annual beach clean ensures the beaches remain free of rubbish for most of […]

It’s time to tackle non-native species

A few simple steps can curb the threat from invasive plants and creatures. While you’re enjoying your cruising, have you considered that you might be attracting unwanted guests to your vessel? Invasive species can hitch a ride on the outside of vessels and in spaces within them, as well as on equipment and clothing, and […]