Abstract from HM Coastguard Blog [Thanks to Cogger for finding this]

Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea are being informed about a change in some of the VHF channel numbers used to contact UK Coastguard.

As a result of changes to Appendix 18 (Marine VHF) of the Radio Regulations it will mean that VHF channels 23, 84 and 86 will no longer be used for either Maritime Safety Information (MSI) or Radio Medical Advice.
 
The channels to use from September 2017 will be VHF 62, 63 and 64. The use of VHF Channel 10 for MSI and pollution control (back up) is unchanged.
 
Mark Lawson from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency said: 'Although it’s not happening until September, when it happens the changeover will be absolute and we want to make people aware of this changeover in good time given our commitment to deliver maritime safety and wider support to the maritime community.
 
'The exact date of change will be announced as soon as possible. In the meantime, we suggest anyone who uses any type of vessel makes a careful note of these replacement channels so they are ready when it does happen.'

Update:

Bringing the old 1904 Rhosneigr Lifeboat back from France.

You can now donate via the following page: Click here for the link to the Just Giving Fundraiser

Following a conversation in the cafe at the marina a couple of months ago with Capt. Tudor  Roberts and Hywel (ACS) 

rhosneigr lifeboat

I understand that there is news on the story of the Rhosneigr Lifeboat from 1904 to 1924, which was highlighted in this article on the Daily Post. The plan to bring the boat back to the UK is gaining momentum. We will post more news when weit becomes available.

If you are interested in this project then do get inctouch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This photograph of the crew c 1910 I found on the Anglesey County Council websitelifeboatCrew Rhosneigr c 1910

 

Some events for your diary for late September and into October:

Shop2drop

Saturday October 15th at 2pm

Entrance by ticket only £5.00

Contact the office for tickets:  01407 762526

Traditional Sunday Lunch

Starting from next Sunday 18th September the club restuarnt will be serving Traditional Sunday Lunches.

Bookings only—taken up to 3pm on Fridays

Meat Options:

  • Sunday 18th Beef and veggie option }
  • Sunday 25th Lamb and veggie option } on
  • Sunday 2nd Pork and veggie option } rotation
  • Sunday 9th Chicken and veggie option }

This will be a traditional Sunday Lunch—not a carvery—cooked for your table.

  • 1 course—£8.00
  • 2 courses—£13.00
  • 3 courses—£18.00

Phone No for bookings 01407 764072

Website User Groups

Purpose

I have setup the following new user groups to refine the information held on the website for our registered members. This will enable the web administrators to direct more useful content to you. It will also allow you to register on specific Forums on the club website. While I was reviewing how we can support the registered members on the website I noticed that I had no records of any yachts or boats which were not on the club moorings. In order to be able to communicate better with ALL the boat owners in the club I have created notes on each yacht against their registered owner. This will enable us to collaborate more with the yachts on the marina, the dinghies in the park.

We are launching our new website to enable you to see our content on your mobile device. We will be archiving off old information and bringing updated and critical information to the new site. You can now share our content on Social Media: Facebook Google+, Twitter, pin it and Linkedin.

We have put News feeds from the RYA are now published Newsfeeds Menu. 

Members of Holyhead Sailing Club

If you are a member then you can use the following form to request a username and password,