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News from Cargreen Yacht Club

Reason to Wear Crotch Strops!

This vital short clip shows why you absolutely should have crotch straps attached to your lifejackets!

Watch this video from Facebook

Posted by, and credit to Boatshed Brighton on Friday, 23 December 2016.

Message from the Webmaster: Personal experience showed that two are better than one!

Consultation for Permanent Removal of the Skerries Bank Buoy

Position: SW England, Start Bay, 50° 16.315’N 003° 33.771’W

Following extensive analysis of the maritime traffic in the area of the approach to Dartmouth and the Skerries Bank, Trinity House are proposing to permanently discontinue the Port Hand Unlit Lateral Mark at Skerries Bank.

The full story is an the RYA website here . The URL is very long! It will open in a new tab.

Another Outboard Theft

Two outboard motors were stolen from a boat stationed at Weir Quay in Bere Ferriers between 5pm on Sat 2 Sep and 8am on Sun 3 Sep. The police said the cost of the motors was around £400.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via or by calling 101, quoting the crime reference number CR/076049/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charith Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or reporting online at

Project KRAKEN

Project KRAKEN... cracking down on crime by delivering enhanced vigilance
Boaters reminded to report unusual or suspicious activity.
More information is on the RYA website here. It will open in a new page. Please advise the webmaster if this link has changed since website publication.

VHF Channel changes start on Wed 6 Sep 2017

Maritime and Coastguard Agency announces VHF Channel changes coming in September 2017

Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea are being informed about a change in some of the VHF channel numbers used to contact UK Coastguard.

As a result of changes to Appendix 18 (Marine VHF) of the Radio Regulations it will mean that VHF channels 23, 84 and 86 will no longer be used for either Maritime Safety Information (MSI) or Radio Medical Advice.

The channels to use from Wednesday 6th of September 2017 will be VHF 62, 63 and 64. The use of VHF Channel 10 for MSI and pollution control (back up) is unchanged.

Mark Lawson from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency said: “Although the change is not happening until September, when it happens the changeover will be absolute and we want to make people aware of this changeover in good time given our commitment to deliver maritime safety and wider support to the maritime community.

Link to RYA website

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Other News

The report on the Cargreen Yacht Club Regatta for 2017 is found here.

The very successful White Sail Event run by CYC is found here.

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