Here is the latest Report from our HPO Brian Gandey, Tortola, BVI, whose home and charter busines was totally devastated.
Jonathn Le Feuvre has become our newest HPO for Lake Geneva, he is a member of the oldest sailing club in Switzerland -Societe Nautique Rollaise (1880). The club races every Wednesday during summer and should anyone be holidaying in Switzerland and passing Lake Geneva, please make contact and share a glass of their local wines.
I have just appointed Gaslen Brislane, mob 595 0033 email: GalenBrislane@GMail.Com as our HPO BERMUDA.
Should you be winging your way over to this beautiful island for a holiday, sailing the Atlantic or Caribbean, please call Gaslen as he is looking forward to welcoming members to the island.
I have today appointed two new HPOs:
SINGAPORE & S.E. REGION - Daniel Whittington, LSC member
Daniel has had 7 years of refitting one yacht and is about to embark on another. He can provide loads of advice on berthing in the region and achorages around the Riau Archipelagho and Tioman group.
So if you are visiting or holidaying in Singapore, do get in touch.
CALEDONIAN CANAL - Michael Salters, LSC member
Michael has a swinging mooring on the Caledonian Canal at the south end of Loch Ness near Fort Augustus - please remember to make advance contact.
He also has another mooring on the canal which is not really 'tansferable' but should it be vacant it can be used for a 'transit stop'. Again advance contact is necessary.
PLEASE NOTE - Entrance to RIVER DEBEN, SUFFOLK changing - Jan 2017
Pick up OFFING BUOY and then BAR BUOY (shingle banks are often on the move). There has been a fairly dramatic move of the N. shoal which has moved towards the Felixstowe shore. Channel takes craft fairly close up towards steep-to shore line which needs careful pilotage coming IN/OUT but with good depth. Can alter with frequent storms.
Once passed this narrow section local buoyage is little changed. Bear in mind tides run fairly fast (wind over tide) not normally a wise time to experiment.
Foot passenger ferry runs daily twixt Bawdsey Quay and Quay by Felixstowe Ferry Boatyard.
Sent by Tony Ratcliffe OBE, HPO River Deben
This year ALL information regarding the Honorary Port Officers - Journal page, in-house database and mailing list, online interactive map and the maps up in the Club house - everything is up to date.for Club members online.
With Judy's magnificent assistance we have finally managed to complete all relevant information and start this year with a clean slate, until I hear from someone.
Stuart Aikman, our HPO Fethiye, Turkey will be opening his own hotel in the coming year - 2017.
Any LSC members wishing to visit Fethiye for a holiday or passing through to see all the wonderful sights nearby, please contact him on
www.cennetlifeotel.com or via his mobile No: +90 535 599 8538 mentioning that you are Little Ship Club members.
Flying into Dalaman, Fethiye bay has wonderful sailing and pretty little bays, a good starting place to go east to Kekova and Finike or west to Marmaris and Dacca Peninusal. There is a wonderful fish market and restaurants, covered markets and is the main Gulet base. Thoroughly recommended for a holiday.
A new LSC member has contacted me who lives permenantly in Mallorca, Spain and as someone who used to run the Fairline Boats dealership, also in Mallorca as well as owning many motorboats for 25 years, any LSC members visiting the Balaeric Islands in need of information or assistance regarding motorboats, please contact him: email@example.com
Keith has not been in good health and has decided to resign as HPO Cape Town. Keith was appointed in 2003 and is therefore one of our longest serving HPOs, so sorry to lose him but if you wish to contact him his email is different to the journal - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Anniversary Channel Island Cruise with our Corinthian friends turned out to be a magnificent occasion for meeting the Clubs Honorary Port Officers.
A grand total of 8 HPOs joined the cruise and the festivities:
Magali Hamoun - Cherbourg; David Clements - Dart River; John Davison - West Mersea & Blackwater;
David Mitchison - St Peter Port, Guernsey; Brian Alderson - Jersey; Larry Blount - Annapolis, USA;
Bill Thomas - Philadelphia, USA; Keith Martin - Le Havre |& North Brittany.
Gabbie and Tim Ryan joined Hunter Peace for the return voyage back to the UK.