Entries by Douglas Locke

30th Anniversary Club Dinner on 9th February 2019

The Carrick Castle Boat Club was founded on 10th February 1989. To celebrate its 30th Anniversary, the club members will be having a special 30th Anniversary Club Dinner on 9th February 2019 in the VIP Room at The View Restaurant, Lochgoilhead. Local club members will be collected and returned free to their homes by the […]

Abandoned Moorings in Holy Loch

October 16, 2018 Unlicensed and abandoned moorings are being identified and removed in Holy Loch by Crown Estate Scotland as a result of the Mooring Tenants Survey of 2017. Crown Estate Scotland has been working in partnership with RYA Scotland, the local sailing community and Clydeport (the statutory Harbour Authority) and will soon begin the […]

RYA members encouraged to contact local MPs to highlight recreational boating issues

September 26, 2018 Will you add your voice to the negotiations? Following a summer of discontent within the Conservative Party over the Chequers proposal, it seemed that the Government was finally making progress in its negotiations with the EU as national leaders prepared to gather for the European Council meeting in Salzburg on 19-20 September. […]

Wearing a lifejacket correctly could save your life

Multi-agency Casualty Review Panel reveals this year’s findings 13 people, who drowned in 2017, might be alive today had they been wearing an appropriate and correctly fitted lifejacket or buoyancy aid. These are the findings of this year’s Casualty Review Panel [1]. The panel meets annually to discuss relevant maritime fatalities in the fishing and […]

Have A Plan

Have A Plan Be prepared; think ‘what if?’ and don’t ruin a good day out on the water with insufficient planning. An element of planning is required for even the simplest and shortest of journeys. Passage planning is an obligation for all seafarers under the International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS V) However, […]