Archive for December, 2013

The Log of the Iolanthe 1928

The Skipper: A Johnson 1st Mate and Purser: R Davy A.B.: L Davy Cabin Boy: T Thackary The gaff sloop Iolanthe was built at Kolbjornsvik, Arendal in Norway in 1915. In 1928 her owner, Arthur Johnson, was a member of Tynemouth Sailing Club. He joined the Northumberland Yacht Club later. This log recounts a cruise […]

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Cruising Conference 22 February 2014

RYE NE and Yorkshire and Humberside will be holding a Cruising Conference on Saturday 22 February 2014 at the Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA Doors open at 0930, Conference starts at 10.00, Conference ends at 1630 (approx). The speakers include:- Stacey Clark – Chairman of the RYA Bill and Jane McLaren […]

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Sunderland Yacht Club – Roy Twelves – Funeral Arrangements

Roy's funeral will be held on Wednesday 18th December at 12 noon in St.Mary's Church Ponteland, then at Westgate Road Crematorium at 1:15pm. There will be a get together afterwards at around 2:00pm in Ponteland. The family has asked for no flowers, but if you wish to make a donation to Northern Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Fund […]

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Crew looking for boat

I have had an enquiry from Aidan who is looking for a crewing position . If anyone can accommodate could they please contact me for details Please see below excerpt from his contact email Regards Iain Robertson Hon. sailing Sec. I saw on your website that you have opportunities for crewing experience. I was just […]

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Sunderland Yacht Club – President Roy Twelves

The following message was received late last night from the Commodore of Sunderland Yacht Club, Alan Dixon “I am very sorry to announce that our President Roy Twelves passed away in hospital today after his long struggle with cancer. Roy has served the Club with great spirit for as many years as I can remember […]

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High Tides & RNYC

Over the past two days a huge amount of work has been done by Mike Wade and his team of Garry Robson, Alan Dewar, Ken Brown Alan Richardson (snr) and Alan Richardson. During the exceptionally high tide yesterday the walkway rose higher than the gangway that is bolted to the jetty causing the gangway bolts […]

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Pontoon Power

We have removed all power from the pontoons for 24 hours to enable us to get a fix on the consumption of the House Yacht at its busiest time of the week. The power will be switched back on around lunchtime tomorrow. This is needed because of the problems we are having with the supply […]

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Severe Weather Warning

We have received the following weather warning from the Port of Blyth Harbour Master, which in itself is unusual and therefore should not be ignored: ALL PLEASE NOTE THAT AN AMBER WARNING FOR THE REGION HAS BEEN ISSUED EFFECTIVE FROM 0200HRS THURSDAY FOR WINDS OF 60 -70MPH WITH POSSIBLE GUSTS OF UP TO 90MPH. THE […]

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Loan of lifejackets

To everyone who loaned the Port of Blyth, through the Yacht Club, lifejackets for use by local school children during the naming ceremony yesterday of the Port of Blyth's new pilot boat 'Blyth Spirit', A BIG THANK YOU! the lifejackets will be available for collection from the Moorings shed from tomorrow lunchtime. For information, the […]

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The Log of the Iolanthe 1927

The Skipper: A Johnson The crew: R Davy The double-ended gaff sloop Iolanthe was built at Kolbjornsvik, Arendal in Norway in 1915. In 1927 her owner, Arthur Johnson, was a member of Tynemouth Sailing Club. He joined the Northumberland Yacht Club later. In common with other yachts of the time, Iolanthe was laid up in […]

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