Entries by Douglas Locke

RYA calls for the end of compulsory flares carriage in disposal consultation

RYA responds to UK Government consultation on disposal of marine pyrotechnic flares. The RYA has this week responded to an open consultation, launched by the Department of Transport (DfT), on the disposal of pyrotechnic flares. The consultation, ‘Future arrangements for the disposal of maritime pyrotechnics’ was launched in February and concluded earlier this month. The consultation […]

RYA Roadmap for the return of recreational boating

What the steps mean for our sport We recently welcomed the confirmation that outdoor sport and recreation will be the first activity after education to be released from lockdown in England. This prioritisation by the Government clearly acknowledges the many positive mental and physical benefits of outdoor sport, as well as its safety and low […]

Five steps to greener prep

As you’re preparing your boat for the season, follow this simple advice from The Green Blue to make your craft more eco-friendly… 1 Engine Efficiency An efficient engine is good for the environment but will also give you a better ride and a less painful experience filling up at the pump! Consider choosing an electric outboard […]

Cold Shock and Hypothermia

With water temperatures continuing to fall, Craig Burton, RYA Training Resource Manager, takes a closer look at cold water immersion, what to expect and what you can do to increase your chance of survival should you find yourself in the water… A British Government report, published in 1977, identified that 55% of open water deaths […]

Boating Guidance for Scotland

Related documents Guidance for Boating – January 2021 Protection Level Table (Jan 2021) Guidance For Boating – Covid-19 -Scotland’s Strategic framework Dec 2020 RYA Sailing and Racing in Mixed Households Scotland Protection Levels 1-4 Table ( DEC 2020 ) Related pages Getting Your Facilities Fit for Sport – sportscotland guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland’s Strategic Framework […]

Speed Limits

Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde CLYDE DOCKYARD PORT SPEED LIMITS LNTM No 02/21 1) ALL MARINERS ARE REMINDED OF THE DOCKYARD PORT SPEED LIMITS AND IN PARTICULAR THE NEED TO MINIMISE VESSEL WASH IN THE VICINITY OF SMALLER CRAFT, ESPECIALLY NEAR YACHT CLUB MOORINGS. DETAILS  OF SPEED LIMITS CAN BE FOUND ON THE QHM CLYDE WEBSITE. […]

LOCH LONG – CONSTRUCTION OF AIDS TO NAVIGATION BEACONS

Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde LOCH LONG – CONSTRUCTION OF AIDS TO NAVIGATION BEACONS LNTM No 05/21                                                                                                                                                                                             BA Chart 3746 1. Mariners are advised that the construction phase of 4 new […]

Boating Guidance for Scotland

Related documents RYA Sailing and Racing in Mixed Households (Scotland) RYA Scotland Guidance for Clubs and RTC’s v3.6 Guidance for General Boating Activity v3.5 FAQ’s Additional Restrictions 10th Oct Related pages Scottish Government Coronavirus Scotland’s Routemap – Update to Phase 3 RYA Guidance – Return to Boating Getting Your Facilities Fit for Sport – sportscotland […]

Return to Boating Guidance

Return to Boating Guidance Related documents RYA Sailing and Racing in Mixed Households (Scotland) RYA Scotland Guidance for Clubs and RTC’s v3.6 Guidance for General Boating Activity v3.5 Related pages Scottish Government Coronavirus Scotland’s Routemap – Update to Phase 3 RYA Guidance – Return to Boating Getting Your Facilities Fit for Sport – sportscotland guidance […]