Entries by Douglas Locke

RYA share plans to achieve carbon zero by 2050

The RYA has outlined its plans for the recreational boating sector to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050. Sustainable Boating 17 Aug 21 The RYA is excited to launch ‘Pathways to Zero: The RYA’s Vision for a Zero Carbon Recreational Boating Sector by 2050.’ It is an ambitious document and outlines the key actions and milestones […]

Speed Limits

Speed limits Within the limits of the Rhu Narrows Restricted Channel; the Faslane Restricted Area; the Coulport Restricted Area and the Coulport Fishing Exclusion Zone, the speed of any vessel shall not exceed seven knots through the water unless a speed in excess of seven knots is essential for the safety of navigation. Elsewhere within the dockyard […]

Loch Goil – Installation of Subsea Cables

Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde LNTM No 17/21 BA Chart 3746 1. Mariners are advised that Installation work for subsea cables is scheduled to commence on Monday 16th August 2021 for a period of approximately to 2 months. 2. The cables will be installed in the area in the chartlet below: 3. Gareloch Support Service (GSS) workboats Aileen […]

Reefing tips

Vaughan Marsh, Chief Instructor of the RYA Sail Cruising training scheme shares some tips for reefing downwind and reefing downwind, with and without a topping lift… Reefing downwind Sometimes when sailing downwind with a poled-out headsail, or even under spinnaker, you may wish to put in a reef whilst continuing in the direction of your […]


Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde LOCH LONG – SEABED SAMPLING LNTM No 13/21 British Admiralty Charts 3746 1. Mariners are advised that the GSS vessel Mary M will be conducting seabed sampling work in the area of upper Loch Long on or around Tuesday 15th June 2021. 2. Please see below chart and table showing the sample […]

RYA Power Boat Handling Level 2 Course

The club is looking to set up an RYA Power Boat Handling Level 2 Course through Scouts Adventure Scotland (Lochgoilhead). Date TBA but not too far in the future. Discounted cost to members £225.00 (non-members £250.00). Powerboat Handling Level 2 | Powerboat | Courses | RYA https://www.rya.org.uk › courses › powerboat This two-day entry level course provides the […]

RYA Scotland Guidance Update

RYA Scotland Guidance Update Having problems viewing this email? View in browser. Friends,   I am sure you will be well aware from the news that much of Scotland is now in Level 2 with the islands now down to Level 1.   Some localities are unfortunately remaining at Level 3 which is a timely […]

Do you know your invasive species?

Invasive plants and animals to look out for The spread of non-native invasive species is becoming a major issue in both the marine and inland waters around the UK. This is because the invasive species compete with our native plants and wildlife, introduce diseases and cause major changes to entire ecosystems. They can also disrupt […]