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July 1, 2021

NSBA Spring Newsletter 2021

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July 1, 2021

NSBA’s General Purposes Committee Meeting, Monday 7 June 2021

Please see below for Summary Minutes of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association General Purposes Committee Meeting held online on Monday 7 June 2021.

June 9, 2021

Boating News – Mutford Lock Closure

Notice from the Broads Authority:

Please note that due to emergency maintenance works, the Mutford Lock system will be closed from 08:00 Wednesday 09 June until 17:00 Thursday 10 June 2021.

Signage will be in place to warn of closure. Vessels should ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning.

Please contact the Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.

May 27, 2021

Boating News – Partial Closure of Neatishead Staithe Moorings

Notice from the Broads Authority:

A short section (approx. 10m) of the upstream side of the Neatishead Staithe moorings are currently closed. The closure means there is no pedestrian access from the upstream side of the staithe to the car park, bin compound or village.

This is for safety reasons due to an underground water leak which is being investigated by the Parish Council.

Please adhere to the fencing an signage that is in place. More updates will be issued in due course.

May 21, 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2021

Navigation Restriction – Powerboat Racing at Oulton Broad.

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 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.

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.