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Carrick Castle Boat Club Muster 2017


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Clyde Marine Planning Partnership CMPP

Notes from the Team
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Brexit, what happens next?

With Article 50 finally triggered, some nine months after the historic Brexit vote, we ask what happens now?
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Invasive Species 2017

Helping raise awareness about harmful effects of alien species
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Welcome to Police Scotland

April 2017 News
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The Green Blue launches new wildlife guide

Helping to celebrate United Nations’ World Wildlife Day
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Beach Clean 2017

The Carrick Castle Beach Clean was held on Sunday 5th March 2017 from 11 to 12 noon.
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The Crinan Canal

The Crinan Canal A winter lecture at the RNCYC Friday 3rd March 2017 at 19.00 hrs
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Carrick Castle Boat Club Muster 2016

Sunday 14th August 2016 in Swine's Hole, Carrick Castle
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Brexit and boating

The RYA has been keeping a close eye on what the outcome could mean for recreational boating.
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Clyde Marine Planning Partnership

Creation of Clyde Marine Planning Partnership - A step forward for marine planning
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Mastering the Ferry Glide

Unlocking the secrets of ferry gliding
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How to successfully sell your boat

BoatsandOutboards.co.uk share their advice on what to do when it comes to selling your boat…
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Calling the Coastguard

Now that the modernisation programme has been completed.
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RYA Killcord survey

The results are in
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New Green Guide on How to Install a Holding Tank

Your questions answered
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A beginner's guide to boat insurance

Get the answers to the most common boat insurance queries
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We are now on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/CarrickCastleBoatClub
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What could Brexit mean for boating?

With public opinion closely divided ahead of the referendum, we look at what it could mean for recreational boating
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Full Steam ahead for the historic Maid of the Loch

Major step is taken today to have Loch Lomond’s paddle steamer in operation again by 2018
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Marine Planning updates

Updates including the devolution of the management of Crown Estate assets in Scotland and the new Clyde Marine Planning Partnership.
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Creation of Clyde Marine Planning Partnership - A step forward for marine planning


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Regional Marine Planning

E-mail received on 12th February 2016 from the Scottish Government
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End life of boats

What happens to boats that have reached the end of their useful life or have been abandoned?
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2,500 boat owners respond to British Coatings Federation survey

Initial findings show correct antifouling precautions are being taken.
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Flag etiquette

Points to consider...
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Blunt warning highlights the dangers of using portable generators on board

Leading inland boat safety body urges caution
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Summary of Pleasure Vessel regulations available in new Marine Guidance Note

Marine Guidance Note (MGN) 538.
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RYA encourages boat owners to participate in antifouling survey

To gain a better understanding on the current use of antifouling paints by recreational boaters
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Crown Estate Mooring Fees for 2016

No change...
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Introducing revolutionary lights and shapes tool

Popular RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea now available in print and eBook formats
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First aid afloat

Accidents happen when you least expect them that’s why it’s always a good idea to consider first aid
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Beware the perils of petrol

Ten petrol safety tips
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Carrick Castle Boat Club Muster 2015

Carrick Castle Boat Club Muster was held on Sunday 16th August 2015
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Summer season insurance claims

Marine Insurance specialists Bishop Skinner Marine take a look at the top four summer boat insurance claims and how to avoid them
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Look after your lifejacket

RYA Cruising Manager, Stuart Carruthers, considers the importance of lifejacket servicing.
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Basic Rope Work

Commonly used knots and how to tie them...
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Beach Clean Day Results

Big improvement this year...
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Getting to know the UK's wonderful marine wildlife

Find out more about some of the species you could see when cruising in UK waters.
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The perfect anchorage

Factors to consider when choosing an anchorage
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Things to think about when anchoring

From type of anchor and things to consider when buying an anchor, to parts of an anchor and letting go and pulling up
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Revised Constitution

The Club's Constitution was revised at the club's AGM on 24th April 2015 with minor amendments to Article 4 and major amendments to Article 8.
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Speed and safety

Finding the right balance...
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Boat Insurance

Boat insurance specialists and RYA member benefit provider, Bishop Skinner Marine answer a few of the most common boat insurance questions.
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A83 Now Open

A83 Rest & Be Thankful Landslide - 7/11/2014 UPDATE 05:00
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Flares Deployed - Lochgoil Area

Be aware...
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Hints and tips on laying up a boat for the winter

We hope you find this useful...
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Clyde Breakers – Firth of Clyde Forum Newsletter

Autumn 2014 Edition
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Membership Discount Scheme

Please note that Membership Discount Scheme has been extended.
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Is your rigging feeling the strain?

Pointers on what to look for in terms of basic wear and tear on your rig.
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RYA Scotland looking forward to Scotland's Boat Show

RYA Scotland are looking forward to Scotland's Boat Show at Kip Marina on 10-12 October 2014.
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Thousands turn out for Commonwealth Flotilla

250 boats, 1,900 participants and thousands of spectators make Commonwealth Flotilla a resounding success.
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How to pick up a mooring buoy - under sail

RYA Chief Instructor, Sail Cruising, Vaughan Marsh shares his top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under sail.
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RYA meets with Government over latest red diesel development

The crux of the matter is ensuring the continued availability of diesel for the leisure boating community.
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Keep the Clyde Clean

Watch out for aquatic invaders!
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How to pick up a mooring buoy - under power

RYA Chief Instructor, Sail Cruising, Vaughan Marsh shares his top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power.
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Your chance to get on the water at the Commonwealth Flotilla!

RYA Scotland have teamed up with Clyde Marine for the Commonwealth Flotilla and are able to offer up the chance to purchase a ticket for one of their passenger ferries taking part in the event.
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Sailing your pleasurecraft to and from the United Kingdom

Everything you need to know from HMRC...
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Capt E J Smith - Quotations

Describes his experiences at sea...
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Invasive Species – Time to Check Clean Dry

You may have already heard of the better known (INNS) Invasive Non Native Species such as the ‘Killer Shrimp’ or ‘New Zealand Pigmyweed’ but others such as ‘Carpet Sea Squirt’, ‘Wireweed’ and ‘Zebra Mussels’ have also been found in British waters.
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Love yourself, love your life raft

RYA Cruising Manager, Stuart Carruthers, considers the importance of life raft servicing.
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Do not disturb!

Anyone caught disturbing wildlife can now be prosecuted.
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Carrick Castle Beach Clean 2014

The Beach Clean on Sunday 4th May 2014
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A once in a lifetime experience

The largest flotilla in the Clyde's history. 250 boats. One mission. Many journeys of adventure and exploration. You can be part of it and make history.
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Reefing Downwind

Reefing downwind, with and without topping lift
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Commonwealth Flotilla & Homecoming Muster

Feeder events to Scotland to join the Commonwealth Flotilla and a journey up the Clyde on 26th July 2014 to join all the events in Glasgow.
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Man over board and recovery

Top tips on what do in case of a man over board.
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Clyde Breakers Newsletter Winter 2013/14

This edition is themed around historical aspects of the Firth of Clyde.
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Scottish Welcome

These cuttings from the RYA Members Magazine - Winter 2013 show a letter to the Editor with regard to the use of Visitor's Moorings in Scotland in the hope that more visitors will understand the need for making payment when using a visitor's mooring.
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The burning question: are flares time expired?

Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, responds to your comments and questions on the carriage of pyrotechnic flares.
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RYA Scotland planning on a busy Scottish Boat Show

What to look forward to and what not to miss...
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Planning Scotland's Seas - Forthcoming Events

Marine Planning and Policy Division are holding a series of public events to advise and inform on the three consultations which were launched in July
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Flares; requirements and use

Carriage requirements and the use of flares for alerting and locating
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A Distressing Situation

Development of Electronic Visual Distress Signals (EVDS)
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UK Government supports recreational boaters over continued use of red diesel

Government intends to challenge the European Commission.
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Information about The Crown Estate and the Firth of Clyde Forum

Information to explain more about The Crown Estate and the Firth of Clyde Forum
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Inverkip Chimney Demolition 28th July 2013

Scotland’s Tallest Free Standing Structure Set for Explosive End – Inverkip Chimney Demolition Confirmed
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Pleasure Vessels - UK Regulations

Pleasure Vessels - UK Regulations issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
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Tug Golden Cross

Tug Golden Cross beached at the south side of Swine's Hole, Loch Goil, Carrick Castle
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Beach Cleaning Day

The Beach Cleaning Day in Carrick Castle was on Saturday 11th May 2013 at 11 am for an hour.
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Fire Kills

Fire can spread quickly on a boat but it’s the toxic smoke that will kill you first
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Carrick Farm, Carrick Castle Forestry Proposal

Carrick Farm, Carrick Castle Proposal for the Establishment of a Mixed Forest with Planting
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Letter from the Lochgoilhead & Carrick First Responders

Letter of response to the club's donation
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Face lift for Border Force cutters

New hull signage will make Border Force cutters more conspicuous
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Clyde Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre transfer arrangements

The closure of Clyde Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) on 18 December 2012.
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Laying up time

Now's the time to look to putting your boat to bed for the winter - it's time for hints and tips...
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Carbon Monoxide - the silent killer

The need to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning onboard.
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VHF Black Holes

What can you do to be prepared for VHF black holes?
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Letter to the Editor of 'The Wee Goil'.

New Lochgoil Community website for Lochgoilhead only.
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The Crown Estate's Scotland Report 2012: Investing in Tomorrow

The Scotland Report for 2012 oulines the Crown Estate's achievements over the last financial year.
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LED navigation lights - brightness and disturbance

The RYA has succeeded in gaining agreement for the development of a new standard for LED navigation lights.
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Sailing Clubs Survey Results

The Carrick Castle Boat Club took part in this survey and the results are now shown.
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RYA and BMF meet with HMRC to discuss recent red diesel announcement

HMRC confirmed Government has no intention to make it unlawful for red diesel bought in the UK to be used outside UK territorial waters.
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Jack Lavender

Jack Lavender died on Sunday 26th February 2012
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Fuel Storage

Since the Fuel Quality Directive was implemented into UK law on 14 January 2011 there has been considerable confusion as to whether this means that recreational boat users will now be using biodiesel.
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Local Nautical Training Centres

Improve your nautical skills locally...
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Spinnakers: hoist, trim and drop

By taking it one step at a time using a spinnaker will become a less daunting prospect.
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Watcha cock

Advice on buying new seacocks and keeping them in good working order through regular maintenance.
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Henry Bell Monument

The Bell Monument is just before and to the west of Bowling Harbour next to the ruined Dunglass Castle on the River Clyde
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Buying or Selling Boats Privately

Information relating to the different aspects of buying and selling a secondhand boat.
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