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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 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 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.

March 24, 2021

Urgent Boating News – 23.02.2021

A vessel has sunk on the Blundeston Marshes stretch of the River Waveney which is within the Waveney 1/2 designated waterski area. The sunken vessel has been marked with yellow buoys. 

All vessels are asked to take care when navigating in this area.

March 5, 2021

RYA Roadmap for the return of recreational boating

Following the announcement for the proposed roadmap out of lockdown, the RYA have produced some helpful guidance and an updated FAQ document:

More information can be accessed on the RYA’s website here.

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February 8, 2021

2021 Fixtures List – Updated

2021 NSBA Fixtures UPDATED 08.02.21

February 3, 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 2 of 2021

Navigation Restriction on the River Wensum (New Mills) Norwich

February 3, 2021

Notice To Mariners No. 1 of 2021

Navigation Restriction on the River Wensum (Bishop Bridge) Norwich

January 8, 2021

Boating News – BA 2021 Hydrographic Survey

The Broads Authority’s annual hydrographic survey is scheduled to commence on Monday 11 January for approximately 3 weeks.

This is an annual survey that gathers information regarding water and sediment depth and helps to plan and prioritise the dredging programme.

The survey areas this year include:

  • The River Waveney from Stanley Carrs to Breydon Water
  • Haddiscoe New Cut
  • The River Bure from Horstead Mill to (and including) Wroxham Broad
  • The River Bure from Horning Church to Stokesby
  • South Walsham Broad

During the survey there will be a work vessel out on the water, however disruption to river traffic will be minimal.

If you have any questions please get in touch using the following contact form.