Archive for November, 2017

First Wednesday talk: 6th Dec 2017
“Serving Seafarers”

Photo: BBC News 6th December “Serving Seafarers” Paul Atkinson of the Apostleship of the Sea will explain how they help professional seafarers in distress with practical as well as pastoral care. His organisation was involved in the provision of practical and spiritual support for the crew of the Donald Duckling where the Phillipino crew had […]

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Winter 2017-18 series – thinking outside the box

The aim is to have a relaxed series, more about using boats and the club than points and prizes. The First race will be on Sunday 12th Nov at 12.00 and approximately every two weeks following but in general using the fine weather days rather than fixed dates. Any club boat can take part in […]

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Winter Series 2017-18 Race 1

Race 1 Sunday  12th November Race officer: Sailing Committee The first of the winter races happened today in high winds, high waves and high anxiety. Gusts of 40 knots and probably 4-6 metre swell testing the resolve of some 20 mad sailors. It was truly exhilarating and blew many a cobweb away. The winners were […]

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Under the Decks of LV50 – October 2017

  Fresh water has always been a major concern for seafarers. From the early explorers hopping down the coast of West Africa, looking for a way East, to the Royal Navy steaming around the world, fresh water has limited the amount of time ships can stay at sea. Lightships were no different – they had […]

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Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project – update 10th Nov 2017

All skippers please be aware of the attached Notices to Mariners regarding the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project Notice to Mariners No 16 / 2017 Notice to Mariners No 17 / 2017 Notice to Mariners No 18 / 2017 Notice to Mariners No 21 / 2017 Notice to Mariners No 22 / 2017 Notice to Mariners […]

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Lantern lighting

The lighting of the new replica lantern will take place next Saturday, 4th Nov 5.30pm prompt. Feel free to bring a hooter and make some noise when we flick the switch. The rum shack will be open from 4.30pm and will be serving hot toddy along with all normal beverages.v After the Lantern lighting the […]

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Galley Closed

Due to staff sickness and annual leave the Galley will be closed this weekend, 4th-5th November. Normal Galley opening times will resume Wednesday lunch time 8th November. The Fireworks party Hot Dogs and Broth won’t be affected. We will take the opportunity during the closure to effect some necessary maintenance work on the galley equipment. […]

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