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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 email@example.com, 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.
|Practical Boat Owner Mar 2011|
|Report on anti-fouling tests they've carried out on two Westerly boats.|
|Practical Boat Owner Feb 2011|
|WOA commodore's round-the-world voyage: 3 pages, 12 pictures on the bits of kit that went wrong but how boat performed with distinction throughout, plus 'Why I love Westerlys...'|
|Practical Boat Owner Jan 2011|
|Westerly Centaur owner and WOA member Richard Hill, 91 years young and singlehanding still, stars in the January issue of PBO magazine. He and his boat Opus IV are pictured in the editor's 'Waiting for the tide' column.|
|Yachting Monthly Dec 2010|
|boat test - 4 pages and 12 pictures on Westerly Storm 33: "affordable heavy weather hero"|
|Sailing Today Dec 2010|
|boat test - main front page picture plus 6 pages and 24 pictures on Westerly Storm 33: "the perfect passage maker"|
|Sailing Today Dec 2010|
|gear on test - 2 pages and 10 pictures on Westerly Centaur major refurb/osmosis treatment|
|Yachting Monthly Summer 2010|
|jury rudders - 6 pages and 22 pictures on Westerly GK29 steering trials|
|Practical Boat Owner Summer 2010|
|main front page picture of Westerly Centaur|
|Sailing Today Jun 2010|
|one page, 3 pictures of Westerly Konsort "Downsizing in style"|
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