The RYA, following its long established policy that "education is better than regulation" has launched a major new safety campaign at the London Boat Sow The new campaign features four main themes:- Look after Yourself Gave a Plan Keep in Touch Know your Limits Click here to view the introductory video Click here to see … Continue reading RYA Launches safety campaign
http://www.rnlivideolibrary.org.uk/swf/rnli_player.swf?vid=zeUgnj5s Video from RNLI For the full story, click here to go to the RNLI webpage Search and Rescue operations like this are directed by HM Coastguard. But that will change during 2014 as a result of a major reorganisation of Coastguard. Lee on Solent Coastguard will close, and be integrated into the new Coastguard … Continue reading First shout of the year for RNLI Portsmouth.
Graham Rabbitts, an SPS Council Member, says "Every morning, I go to Solent Now to check on the situation in the Solent - shipping, current weather and forecast. "Last week, Sotonmet (the weather station at Dock Head in Southampton) began to become erratic, and Bramblemet (The weather station on the radar post in mid Solent) … Continue reading Will the weather work – Bramblemet still down
An interesting appraisal by the RYA can be seen here . Bearing in mind the increasing difficulty of flare disposal, the RYA seems to be moving in favour of Electronic Visual Distress Devices, but only if combined with an EPIRB or DSC VHF.