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October 21, 2021

Urgent – Moorings flooded near Breydon Water

Please note that due to flooding there is currently no mooring available at Berney Arms, Burgh Castle, The Fisherman’s Inn and Great Yarmouth Yacht Station. It is likely that other moorings may also have overtopped.

We are monitoring the situation on the rivers and the Environment Agency are aware of the high water levels.

If you need any assistance please call Broads Control on 01603 756056 or 999 in case of emergency.

Broads Authority.

October 19, 2021

Boating News – Navigation Restriction due to inspection work on the River Bure, Hoveton Railway Viaduct

Notice is hereby given that Bridgeway Consulting Ltd will be carrying out inspection works to Railway Viaduct on 16 November 2021 from 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs.

Note that vessels may be restricted and regulated in their movement in the vicinity of the bridge, which may cause some delays. Vessels wishing to navigate under the bridge should await instructions before proceeding.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of the closure.

For more information and to view a map visit:

October 17, 2021

Boating News – Navigation closure due to flood defence works on the Lower Bure

Notice is hereby given that JBA-Bentley Partnership will be undertaking maintenance works of the quay wall area, from Monday 29 November 2021 until Friday 25 February 2022. The site stretches along the downstream end of the River Bure, from grid ref TG519079 to TG520085.

The maintenance works on the water will involve the use of floating pontoons and a small work safety vessel.

Note: During the above period navigation will remain open, but vessels must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the vicinity of the works.

River Closure

Further notice is given that the River Bure will be closed at Acle New Road Bridge, Gt Yarmouth (grid ref TG521081) from Friday 03 December until Friday 17 December 2021.

Any vessel requiring urgent passage during this period, should make enquiries with JBA-Bentley Partnership on 07970405665 as soon as possible.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.

For more information and to see a map please visit:

October 15, 2021

Boating News – Oil spill exercise boom deployment on the Lower Bure

Notice is hereby given that the Broads Authority will be deploying a boom across the Lower Bure, adjacent to the Great Yarmouth Yacht Station as part of an oil spill contingency exercise.

The boom will be deployed just after high water around 10:30hrs on Tuesday 19 October. Vessels may be temporarily restricted in their movement while the boom is in place but the river will remain open for vessels wishing to pass.

Please follow any instructions given by the Ranger vessels.

For a map please see:

October 13, 2021

East Norfolk Master Plan – Drop in event – 15 & 16 October 2021

NSBA has pressed hard for a marina with pleasant walkway and cycleway connection to the City, as well as public transport and taxi availability.

The latest stage of the consultation involves drop-in sessions at Carrow Abbey on Friday 15th October, between 14.30 and 17.30, and Saturday 16th October, between 10.00 and 13.00 – please try to attend and share your thoughts if you can!

For further information see:

October 1, 2021

RYA East Bulletin – September 2021

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September 30, 2021

Navigation restriction due to dredging works on the Upper River Chet

The Broads Authority will be undertaking dredging works, from Monday 01 November 2021 until Friday 04 March 2022.

September 13, 2021

RYA announces appointment of Director of External Affairs      

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has today announced the appointment of Mel Hide as its new Director of External Affairs, following her predecessor Howard Pridding’s decision to retire from full-time employment.

The role will involve working with the Senior Management Team to ensure that recreational boating interests are represented effectively and that Government, in all its forms, takes account of the sector’s activities when balancing competing interests. Working closely with the RYA’s policy-forming External Affairs and Cruising Committee, the role also has an ambassadorial responsibility as a spokesperson for the recreational boating industry, the RYA’s 100,000 valued members, and the organisation.

The RYA’s External Affairs team has a diverse remit – providing legal advice on all aspects of boating and related issues from purchase, registration, consumer disputes, salvage, safeguarding and VAT to name just a few. The team also works tirelessly to ensure that legislators, regulators and other authorities understand, and take account of recreational boating activity.

Mel is a public relations professional with a broad perspective and extensive strategic communication experience gained across retail, government and not for profit sectors. She joins the RYA from an international charity, where she created strategies to grow membership, improve brand visibility and gain stakeholder support for the charity’s ambitious business plan.

Formerly, Mel was Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Whilst at the RNLI, she was responsible for brand and reputation – advising on corporate positioning and assuring relevant representation and campaigning success.

During her 5-year RNLI tenure, Mel led many initiatives, including the opening of the All Weather Lifeboat Centre and the commissioning of the BBC TV series, Saving Lives as Sea. She developed a sound understanding of water safety issues and is proud of her contribution to the RNLI’s Community Lifesaving programme with the launch of the award-winning campaign ‘Respect the Water’.

Commenting on her appointment, Mel said: “As a passionate communicator who enjoys watersports, this is a dream job. There’s an opportunity to leverage recent Olympic achievements and inspire wider participation in the sport, while also spearheading sustainability to ensure boating is protected for future generations. I find this highly motivating and can’t wait to join RYA’s fantastic team.”

The RYA appointed Howard Pridding as Interim Director of External Affairs in 2018, for an initial period of six months. He had previously worked at British Marine for more than 27 years, the latter five as Chief Executive. During his 3-year tenure at the RYA, Howard applied his deep understanding of the boating industry to play a leading role in representing the industry to politicians, government officials and the media. Notably, Howard and his team successfully lobbied for boaters to get back on the water safely as part of the first phase of activity that was permitted as lockdown restrictions began to be lifted.

RYA Interim Chief Executive, Dave Strain, said: “We wish Howard a happy retirement following his long and accomplished career in the marine and recreational boating sector. Mel’s broad-ranging skills, along with her vast experience of representation activities, will stand her in good stead to take over the reigns as the new RYA Director of External Affairs.”

Mel will join the RYA in October 2021, following a handover period with her predecessor.

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Loretta Spridgeon

RYA Press Office

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August 5, 2021

Blue-green Algae in the Broads

Blue-green algae has been reported at a number of locations in the Broads in recent days including Malthouse Broad and Black Horse Broad.

Please ensure you stay out of the water at these locations and keep dogs under control in the area. Remain vigilant for signs of blue-green algae in other locations across the Broads.

You can use the ‘Bloomin Algae’ app to report sightings and see if there have been any algal blooms recorded in your area.

Download the app:

August 2, 2021

Boating News – Inspection of Railway Bridges

Construction Marine Ltd will be undertaking a survey inspection of the Railway Bridges at Thorpe St. Andrew using underbridge equipment.

Vessels may be temporarily restricted and regulated in their movement in the vicinity of the bridges between Tuesday 03 August until Wednesday 04 August 2021 – from 08:00 hours until 16:30 hours.

For more information and to view a map of the affected area please visit our website: