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Club Notices for Cargreen Yacht Club

Tamar River Reduction In Charted Vertical Clearance Direction

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From the Queen's Harbour Master, Plymouth

Maintenance works to the overhead electricity cables crossing the Tamar and Tavy Rivers in the vicinity of Weir Point, have commenced.

Tamar River - approximate location: 50°26.219’N, 004°11.813’W;
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Tavy River- approximate location: 50°25.947’N, 004°11.113’W.

Work is expected to be undertaken during the following periods:
Tamar crossing 26 July – 9 August;
Tavy crossing 10 – 16 August.

NOTE: no work will be undertaken during the weekends (29/30 Jul & 12/13 Aug).

During works the charted vertical clearance will be reduced by a maximum 1 meter. A safety boat will be present when the new cables are being run to suspend works for transiting vessels.

Vessels intending to transit under the cables should contact the safety boat for directions. The safety boat, a grey RIB, callsign ‘Jaguar’ will be monitoring IMM VHF Channels 14 and 16.

Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety

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Count the Lobster Pots!

The RYA and Cruising Association are both campaigning about poorly marked fishing gear and lobster pots around our coasts.
The South West has a large number of poorly marked pot buoys including a number in and around the Sound that the Webmaster found only this week!
The PPSA is working with the QHM on this matter.

There is a petition on the UK Government website, however, the Cruising Association has been told that all petitions on the government website will close at 1am on 3 May because of election purdah. They will be able to post their petition again following the election, the votes cannot be transferred, so they will start all over again.

The link to the RYA website is here: Please click here; the website link is very long!

The link to the Cruising Association is here: http://www.theca.org.uk/CA-lobster-pot-campaign

The Government Petition is here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/193254

All links open in a new tab/page. Please note that CYC has NO control over external websites.

Theft of Outboard from Weir Quay Sailing Club

On the night of Fri 14 Apr, part of an outboard motor was stolen from the Weir Quay Sailing Club mooring barge. The person stole the lower section of the leg of the Honda 20HP engine on our mooring barge, by unbolting the gearbox and prop assembly.
WQSC have reported it to Devon & Cornwall Police who have said that they had little chance of finding out who did it. In addition, the MOD Police have said they would log it, but regretted that they no longer had the resources to make regular trips up to Weir Quay. (and CYC?)

Update 21:00 Mon 17 AprThe "suspicious" red rib has been discounted.
Bad News:
Two boats have been broken into on CYC moorings; apart from damage to the boats, the items taken included a radio, fuel tank and fuel, battery, binoculars, Garmin GPS and Fishfinder.

Martin Worth, the Boatwatch Manager requests that all members and keep an eye out for any suspicious activity and, if sighted, advise the MoD Police immediately. In any case, please secure your property.

The Commodore has sent the following message to our Members:

Over the last few days there have been at least three episodes of theft from and/or damage to vessels moored on our stretch of the river. The MoD and Civilian police are aware, but as far as I know no property has yet been recovered, and no suspects have been caught.

Members are advised to keep a record of the serial numbers of outboard motors and other portable equipment, to be vigilant and report any suspicious boats or persons on the river to the MoD Police on 01752 553384.

It is strongly recommended that small outboards should be brought ashore when not in use, and I shall be removing binoculars and all portable apparatus when my boat is left on her mooring.

Charles Evans


Dayskipper Shorebased Course

The Day Skipper course has now completed; another course may be run in the future if an instructor can be found.

Delivery Trip Anyone? Sometime between June and August

Past member Johnny Reynolds has requested help from any CYC members with delivering his 34ft steel long keel yacht from the Medway to Plymouth under terms to be decided.

Click here to view the letter which explains the situation and opens in a new tab/page.

Changes to The Moorings Bye-laws

The Committee approved the revised Mooring Bye-Laws in Oct 15. The latest Rules and Bylaws Can be downloaded from here.

Changes to the Members Only Pages

The Members Only pages are on a secure and encrypted server, which allows all members to pay your Membership Subscriptions and your Moorings Fees using Direct Debit instead of Standing Order.

The pages are accessible via the "Members' Only" button on the menu above right using your username and password.
If you cannot remember either, please contact the webmaster here.

All the pages of the Members' Area have this horizontal menu across the top:

"CYC Events" -- "Directories" -- "My Details" -- "Forms" -- "CYC Website" -- "Logout"

"CYC Events" When an Event at CYC requires booking, you may book your places, select menu choices and pay the Club by Direct Debit if you have one with the Club.
You may also use the Crew Register from this tab.

"Directories" contains the usual contact details of our members;

"Boatwatch" is available at the beginning of the year for members to select the days when they would like to undertake Boatwatch for the Club.

"My Details" allows you to view and change your personal details, including your Password; please click on the appropriate button to save your changes;

"Forms" is used for the setting up of your Direct Debit and the payment of mooring fees and membership subscriptions;

"CYC Website" returns you to this website without logging out;
"Logout" will log you out from the Members' Area and return you to the main CYC website.

For security reasons, the Members Only pages will time-out after a period of inactivity.

Please note that Cargreen Yacht Club does not have access to any details of your bank account; that is held securely by our provider and cannot be accessed by Club Officers or other members.

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