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|Lobster pots campaign – sign the petition!|
The Cruising Association has re-started the parliamentary petition on the government website following the general election.
Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear are a significant hazard for coastal cruising people. Fishermen, too, lose expensive gear as a result of entanglements. In one year alone, the RNLI has dealt with 295 incidents of fouled propellers.
It is time to work together to find a solution that is cheap and practical for fishermen. With this aim, the CA hopes to secure a government consultation about the effectiveness of the current guidance and the merits of enforceable regulations for the whole of the UK. We are seeking a consensus amongst fishermen’s organisations as well as the RYA, RNLI and others concerned with yacht safety.
If you support our campaign, please: sign the petition, even if you had already done so, as previous votes can’t be carried over.
You can also report incidents to the CA via firstname.lastname@example.org, or the RYA via this form. Tell your friends, family and club members about the campaign and petition.
It’s time to change the rules, for safety’s sake.
|Summer Cruise 2018|
The South West Group have been asked by the Association Committee to organise a cruise in the West Country. We can’t keep our lovely coast to ourselves so a small group of us are planning the event. Starting from Dartmouth on the weekend of 9th/10th June, it will finish at Falmouth on 21st.
It will be a ‘Hop on/Hop off’ cruise which, we hope, will suit members well. Details will follow later with the Spring Magazine together with registration information. Meanwhile put the dates in your diary.
|13 Feb 2018|
|Report on the Inaugural 'Westerly on Wheels' meet at Tarrant Keyneston|
|10 Feb 2018|
|South Coast Group Fitting Out Supper|
|06 Feb 2018|
|More news on the East Coast Group 50th Anniversary Event|
|05 Feb 2018|
|Book now for the East Coast Group Fitting Out Lunch and Talk|
|01 Feb 2018|
|South Coast Group Marchwood Rally|
|30 Jan 2018|
|Scotland Group Opening Lunch|
|23 Jan 2018|
|Calling notice for South Coast Group Channel Crossing|
|17 Jan 2018|
|South Coast Group RYA Radar Course on the 3rd February and the RYA/MCA VHS SRC Marine Radio course on the 4th February are both FULL|
|09 Jan 2018|
|Join the South Coast Group, SE Cluster, Spring Lunch|
|04 Jan 2018|
|South West Group 2018 programme of events|
To broadly promote recreational sailing in Westerly yachts, the Association works to maintain and build awareness and knowledge of the Westerly brand, among owners and non-owners alike, by supplying ideas and articles to the major sailing press in the UK.
|Yachting Life Jan 2017|
|WOA 50th article ‘Windward miles to the Westerly Jubilee’ on Mary Buchanan and Celtic gathering, Isle of Man, plus WOA charity cheque presentation photo and caption.|
|Yachting World Nov 2016|
|Inclusion – just, at number 48 – of Westerly Centaur in YW’s ‘50 yachts that changed the way we sail’ illustrated article featuring some of the world’s most beautiful sailing boats.|
|Practical Boat Owner Nov 2016|
|Front cover pic and article on Bob Shepton’s Westerly Discus Dodo’s Delight; pic and article on Jeremy and Kathy Spencer’s Westerly Solway 36 Sal Darago; and an illustrated account of how John and Wendy Culley’s Westerly Seahawk Wild Thyme was flooded – while ashore.|
|Yachting Monthly Oct 2016|
|Six page review of First Dawn Treader, Dubois-designed Mk I Seahawk 34 owned by WOA members Stephen and Vanessa Jervis.|
|Practical Boat Owner Sep 2016|
|‘Chasing the dream’ feature on WOA enthusiasts Bill and Sue Redgrove and their long distance voyaging on board their Westerly Sealord Camomile. Plus Mike and Mary-Ann’s leisurely trip round the UK in a Centaur, and a nod from the editor towards WOA’s 50th jubilee celebrations.|
|Yachting Life Jul 2016|
|‘Westerly Owners ride crest of 50th Jubilee wave’ two page feature on growth in numbers of Westerly yachts and success of owners’ association|
|Practical Boat Owner Jul 2016|
|Pages of sound advice and pictures on making a Westerly’s galley the homely heart of the boat.|
|BBC Radio Cornwall 7.24, 2nd May|
|Click here for a 4 minute intervew, broadcast at 07.24, 2nd May, with WOA member Peter Harvey on Association cruise to Padstow’s annual May Day celebrations.|
|Practical Boat Owner Jun 2016|
|More Westerly boats: in the Peter Poland spotlight this month are the Fulmar 32, Storm 33 and Storm Cruiser, and Seahawk 34, complete with photos|
|Yachting Life May/June 2016|
|Ed Dubois tribute; ‘Westerly Owners round the 50th’ article; WOA press advertisement.|
Yachting Life, All at Sea and other relevant titles are also supplied with Westerly material when opportunities arise.
The Association's PR and Communications Officer, Ray Thompson welcomes ideas and contributions from members for future Westerly items: contact details in Members area.
|Westerlys on the Web|
If you are planning a cruise and want details of sea areas or harbours you want to visit click the link below to access the latest on line Chart package provided courtesy of Navionics.
Please note that this application is for planning purposes only and should not be used for navigation.
Reproduced with kind permission of Yachting Life magazine