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Have your say on the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels

  Members of the boating community are being encouraged to ‘have their say’ on the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels and its supporting Guidance Notices as well as some new Exemptions. The public consultation launches tomorrow 1 August and runs for 8 weeks until the 26 September. The […]

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CG66 Scheme Becomes RYA Safe Trx

The long standing voluntary Coast Guard Identification Scheme, CG66, for yachts is being replaced over the next two years by the RYA Safe Trx  system, which runs on an app. The detailed information is on a web page which is unfortunately not recognised as safe by some web browsers so it is attached as an […]

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Forth and Clyde Canal update

Scottish Canals announced in the winter that due to bridge defects the Forth and Clyde Canal is closed to transiting boats for an “indefinite period”.  The bridges have been got operational again and will be opened ONCE A MONTH. Transits need to be booked 48hrs ahead.

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New Coast Guard VHF weather channels and timings

The Coast Guard radio channels for routine weather reports changed in October 2017. We have added a link to an information leaflet giving the new channels and times for all U.K. coastal sea areas at the bottom of the VHF Channels Page in the Navigation section of the website.

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East Coast Charts available

John Spencely is having a clear out and is offering his old East Coast charts to anyone who would find them useful, in return for a £1 per chart donation to the club. The charts, of various vintages,  are upstairs in the club house, if you would like some of them please help yourself and […]

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Navigational hazards in our cruising grounds

David Penny provided two photos that he took the last time he flew out of Edinburgh – one shows the rocks etc which go to make up the main Oxcars reef; the other shows the Meadulse rocks around Aberdour and Inchcolm. These may be of interest to fellow members to help them ‘visualise’ these well […]

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New coastguard radio channels from 6 Sept

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Forth and Clyde Canal – Reopened

For information to all Club Members contemplating going East or West through the Forth and Clyde Canal Due to a failure of the Cill at Lock 9 , all sea to sea transits were not possible till the Cill was repaired . This is a major job and took some time to complete. The canal […]

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North Sea Coast -The Great Guide

Fantastic pictures and stories about our cruising grounds in the latest series of BBC’s ‘Coast – the Great Guide’. Click here to watch in I-Player.

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New: Navionics Charts and Live AIS Feed on website

To improve service to users we’ve made some small tweaks to the website recently, including adding some more live navigation features. The main ones are: The “AIS Webview” page now has a live AIS display, thanks to an API provided by Marine Traffic. So to see what ships are moving around, just click on the […]

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2016 Summer Season Club Hours now on website

Club Hours – boatman, bar, office and clubhouse – along with HW and Sunset times are now on the website for the whole summer. They can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of most pages, and on the menu under “Information/Boatman’s, clubhouse, bar and office hours“.

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

John Spencely and Mark Primrose have been getting information and processing paperwork to get us a renewed dredging licence for Boswall Bittern. One of the requirements was to get samples of mud both for analysis and for checking its specific gravity. One of the many hidden tasks required to keep the Club fully operational. The picture […]

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Sailing Checklists added to website

Several sailing checklists have been added to the “Downloads” section of the website. This is an experimental feature to see if they are of use to members. If you have your own and would like to add these, please email them to Sandra. Currently the checklists are the following. Checklists (trial feature) Safety Briefing Checklist […]

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Dispose of time expired flares…

“If you want to dispose of time expired flares, phone the Coast Guard on 01333 450 666.  This is a central contact point. Explain that you want to dispose of flares, and how many, at the St Andrews Coast Guard Station.  You will be offered a date and time.  The address is: 2 The Steading, […]

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Tide plotter software on Android

The Android version of Tide Plotter is now available. It is similar to the Windows version but with its portability does not need to be an exact replica. Its developers have been testing it for some time at sea in a sailing environment. It does not require internet access after the initial installation and carries data […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Friday White Sail 6 C

    Friday, July 19 @ 6:45 pm
  2. Anstruther Muster

    Saturday, July 20
  3. Mid Saturday Series 2 races 1

    Saturday, July 20 @ 3:30 pm
  4. Mid Evening Points 4/5

    Wednesday, July 24 @ 7:00 pm
  5. Open Sailing 4

    Thursday, July 25 @ 5:30 pm
  6. Mid Evening Points 5/5

    Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00 pm
  7. West Highland Week starts

    Friday, July 26
  8. Friday White Sail 7 SC

    Friday, July 26 @ 7:00 pm
  9. Neilson Plate

    Saturday, July 27 @ 11:00 am
  10. Burntisland Sailing Club Regatta (Forth Series Div 2)

    Sunday, July 28

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