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Another Outboard Theft

From the Tavistock Times Gazette:
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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.
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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

Message from the Commodore

A great deal of work has been done by your committee over the last two months.

Steve Dennis has overseen the construction of the Emergency Store, the new outboard shed, which has space for about 20 outboards, and has built a new barbeque.

Jill Trew organised an outstanding fitting out supper, and is now preparing for the visit of the Royal Cruising Club.

John Davis has sold and rented many moorings and there are now only 14 remaining unallocated. He is also managing the outboard stores in which only 3 spaces remain. Apply soon if you want a space.

The Cadets have run 2 Trainer courses, and a safety boat course, colours and are operating at full capacity.

The Mooring barge has been assisting at Calstock and Weir Quay, earning a small amount of money for the Club, and has been repositioning a number of our own moorings.

The equipment is intended ONLY for use with one of the Club’s small safety boats in an emergency and for the mooring barge safety boat. The committee will take a very dim view of any theft or misuse. The dinghy instructors or any of the bargees can provide an introduction to the 8hp outboard if required.

About 20 yachts with up to 60 crew are visiting CYC on 15th June for a BBQ, sing song, and probably Scottish Dancing. The Club will be open as usual for members wishing to use the bar, but it would be much appreciated if they could park down at the Coombe.

Members going away for more than 24 hours are requested not to park on the Club’s tarmac. Neil Cradick has given permission for CYC members to park in the Coombe, or alternatively the Club’s upper field can be used. A parking book will be hung in the boatwatch cupboard, Please fill it in before departing.

The rusty stillage near the outboard shed is not a rubbish bin: it is a receptacle for strops removed from moorings by the barge team during mooring servicing. These strops are the property of members, and should NOT be removed or cut up by others.

Have a good summer sailing.
Charles Evans

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Other News

The report on the Cargreen Yacht Club Regatta for 2016 is found here.

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

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