Archive for April, 2021

April 26, 2021

RYA Club Facilities Survey – Responses Requested

All sailing clubs will have received a direct link to an RYA survey via their club contact. Please could all club officers ask their representative to complete this.

Each club would have received the direct link to the survey – please ensure that this link is used.

 The survey addresses:

  • Ownership of buildings, land, water and access;
  • Facilities availability;
  • Operating frequencies;
  • Existential threats.  

The survey was previously known as the Vital Signs Survey and was last conducted in 2016, with a specially adapted Coronavirus edition in 2020. 

The survey seeks to capture information about clubs to help RYA to understand the challenges facing its Affiliates. The deadline for responses is the end of May.

April 16, 2021

NSBA’s General Purposes Committee Meeting, Monday 12 April 2021

Please see below for Summary Minutes of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association General Purposes Committee Meeting held online on Monday 12 April 2021.

April 7, 2021

Extreme Safety Considerations: Two Sunk Vessels (Updated 9/4/21)

Two boats have sunk in the River Waveney approximately adjecent to,  “///dressings.polygraph.these”  (on What3Words).

While the first sinking (a motor-boat) was marked by yellow buoys almost mid-stream,  the second vessel (a yacht) went down almost atop the first. Subsequent exceptionally strong currents associated with the recent North Sea tidal surge and consequent flooding events along the Waveney appear to have dislodged the vessels and their position is now uncertain.

Vessels navigating the River Waveney between Somerleyton Swing-Bridge and Signpost Corner (where Oulton Dyke separates) should proceed with absolute extreme caution and reduced speed over-the-ground, taking extra care of speed-over-ground if moving down-current. This is a recognised Water-Ski Area; until the sinking positions are confirmed and suitably marked all Water-Ski activity within 800m either side of the stated position is strongly dissuaded. Broads Authority personnel are actively involved in mitigating efforts and in raising both vessels;  imminently anticipated are the dredging barge involved in the lift as well as further support craft whose independent movements present additional hazards to passing traffic.

This Notice is short-termed and will be actively updated as greater certainty surrounds the issue.

UPDATE from Broads Authority, 9/4/21: The vessel which was in the navigation channel at Blundeston Marshes on the River Waveney has now been recovered to a bay at the side of the river. The vessel is marked with yellow buoys and will be removed early next week.

April 7, 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 3 of 2021

Navigation restriction due to dredging works on the Upper Waveney Beccles.

April 7, 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2021

Navigation restriction due to dredging works on Oulton Broad.