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Great to see so many of our younger Members at Wreck Bay on 1st and 2nd July

Despite a damp evening, the muster ashore was well attended, and at least the cool breeze kept the midges at bay as the crowd enjoyed their BBQs.

The annual Duck Race was also fully subscribed, with over one hundred pounds being collected for the RNLI

VHF Channel changes coming soon 

July 25, 2017

VHF Channel changes from 6 September 2017.

The VHF channels HM Coastguard uses to broadcast Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and conduct radio medical advice are changing.

From mid-morning on Wednesday 6 September 2017 the Coastguard will no longer broadcast on VHF 23, 84 and 86.

It will instead use VHF 62, 63 and 64. The use of VHF Channel 10 for MSI and pollution control (back up) is unchanged.

It will also be possible to consult information in advance on which aerial will broadcast on which channel. Final testing of the new regime is currently being completed, but the information detailing which aerial will broadcast on which channel will be published at www.rya.org.uk/go/msi-channels as soon as it is released by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency which is expected to be early/mid- August. 

If you’re out on the water and don’t know which channel to listen to, MSI broadcasts will continue to be announced by the Coastguard on Channel 16. This announcement enables the mariner to establish which channel to monitor to receive the broadcast.

Following feedback from members that they have had problems receiving the Coastguard’s MSI transmissions, the RYA met with the Coastguard to discuss the issues. As a result of that meeting, the RYA will be gathering data on issues with MSI broadcasts and an online reporting form has been developed. 

By collecting the information through this form we can ensure that reports include all the information the Coastguard needs to look into future issues. 

MSI VHF Feedback Form

If you have experienced problems receiving the UK Coastguard MSI VHF weather broadcast, please use this new online form to report your experiences to the RYA. The form is available on the RYA website at www.rya.org.uk/go/msi-vhf-feedback

The Kames Muster on the weekend of 17/18 June went well, albeit the quiz was reported to be a wee bit difficult.

Except for the Randanians, who won it with a very good score.

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The meal was excellent with three choices of main and two deserts with ample for seconds and indeed thirds for some. The numbers were 53 at the finish up, with 17 boats, so it was a reasonable turnout, considering the general blustery weather forecast during the preceding week.

Only 7 boats raced. Two in class 1 and five in class 4 on the Saturday. Only four in class 4 raced on Sunday with no Class 1.

The Saturday race was slow to get going due to lack of wind but it picked up near to Inchmarnock, and the boats had a great joust to the line at Kames. Sunday was a really slow day with wind never getting above 6 knots, with a couple of holes that everyone seemed to find. In class 4 it was a dead heat between Suilvan and Breagha on the water for line honours, but both were caught by Rusty Nail on handicap. The race was shortened at Toward.


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