Posts in category Navigation

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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Change to management of Forth Road Bridge(s)

FETA, the Forth Estuary Transport Authority, has been disbanded and Amey have been contracted by Transport Scotland to take over operation of both the existing bridge, from June 2015, and the new one, currently expected to open in December 2016. See Forth Bridges website.

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Forth Ports Navigation and Safety update

On 5th March 2015, the Forth Ports Chief Harbour master and his team hosted a meeting with representatives of small ports and sailing clubs. Much important and useful information was exchanged on a variety of navigation and safety topics, summarised below. The Forth Ports Authority website (which is of course accessible by smartphone or pc) now includes many useful […]

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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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Granton features in visitmyharbour website

Granton now features in the visitmyharbour website The “visitmyharbour” website has descriptions of many harbours all round Britain, including Granton, and others around the Forth in the East and North Scotland listings. This site is an online pilotage guide, providing timely and detailed information about the various ports and harbours, estuaries, rivers and inlets around […]

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Wind and Tide

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