In this section it is intended to publish information which might be useful to members. It can be addressing any subject from where to get the cheapest boat parts, to things to do on a windy day in the Poole area!
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1. The RLNI has opened the Poole training college bar and restaurant to RLNI members. CQBHA members who are also RLNI members are welcome. Take your membership card to show at reception. Details [click here]
2. SEALINE Sea School Tips – Great advice from the experts at Sealine.
3. A useful translated list of French / English boating terms. [click here]
4. Its a windy day in Poole and the kids are driving you spare! – try Moors Valley Country Park as an alternative venue. Golf Course, Fishing Lake, Tree Top Trail, High Ropes Assault Course, Steam Railway, Play Trail, Cycle Hire, – plenty to keep all the family occupied for the whole day!
5. Coast Guard CG66 and SSR- online registration and renewal.
It’s always sensible to inform the CoastGuard when you are making an extended passage – just in case something happens and you need assistance. CG66 registrations need to be renewed every two years.
You can now register your boat details with the Coast Guard online and even send a picture of your boat to assist them to find you.
6. New to boating and want some suggestions for day cruises? Kevin Butler has written a light hearted article with some suggestions to get you started. [click here]
7. You can now register and pay online for your Small Ships Registration (SSR)
8. Solas Regulations. All the gen on what you should have on your boat to comply with the latest solas regulations.
9. Life saving signals should be known by all who go to sea. It may well save a life. This link goes to a pdf. from the MCA on life saving signals.
10. Watch your Wash. An interesting pdf from PHC. [click here]
11. Web Sites
RNLI - www.rnli.org.uk
RYA - www.rya.org.uk
Coast Guard - www.mcga.gov.uk
Poole Harbour Commissioners - www.phc.co.uk
Marine Police - http://www.dorset.police.uk
Solent Harbours - www.harbours.co.uk/solent1.html
Radio Licencing - www.radiolicencecentre.co.uk
Round the Island race - www.roundtheisland.org.uk
The Towngate Gallery – www.towngate-gallery.co.uk