Kayak, Canoe, Paddle board - your Club needs you

A volunteer is needed from the kayak, canoe, SUP community to act as your representative to the Committee and to promote safer paddling.

The Club owes a duty of care to its members and neighbours. This is an area we are lacking experience for paddle sports. So far the Club has carried out a risk assessment based on the British Canoeing guide lines and the British Canoeing Paddlesafer guide (one of our downloadable documents) details what is recommended.

Appropriate training would be available for the volunteer who committed time and effort in this role.

Please contact training@cycadmin.org if you are interested.


CYC Regatta cancelled

We are all deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. She has been our monarch for our entire sailing lives, and together with the whole nation we shall miss her greatly.

This is a time for reflection and not to be holding parties, so we must cancel our Regatta this weekend. During the mourning period there will be no cadets, bar opening, or club events.

Some of you may be afloat, and for guidance of flag etiquette I refer you to the navy's protocol which will do nicely for us too,

"On the death of The Sovereign ensigns are flown at half-mast from the announcement of the death of The Sovereign up to the end of the day of the funeral, with the exception of Proclamation Day, when they are hoisted to the top of the flagpole from 11 am (local time) to sunset."

God bless the King

Mac

Commodore

Cargreen Yacht Club

Stay Safe in your Kayak

Click here for the RNLI leaflet - Sea Kayaking Safety Pack

More details on the RNLI website

Paddlesafer

Paddlesafer is designed to provide safety information, guidance and advice for everyone involved in paddlesport including clubs, officials, volunteers, providers, event organisers and coaches.

The range of activities covered by paddlesport is huge. Not only are there hundreds of different craft but the type of water and environment in which the sport is undertaken varies greatly. In an “assumed risk sport” identifying hazards, assessing risk and putting in place controls to promote safety is central to both planning and practice. This information will help you to understand recommended standards, identify risk and run activities that support the safety of paddlers and members of the public.

Although the guidance is extensive any queries or any request for support can be directed to safety@britishcanoeing.org.uk


Click here for the full document.

Furuno GPS problem - MCA Notice

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency would like to make operators aware that products with Furuno Global Positioning System (GPS) chips for position or UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), may produce an error o nand after January 2nd, 2022.

Stand-alone Furuno GPS receivers and equipment using Furuno GPS chips, could produce data that is 19.7 years in the past, therefore generating errors in both the GPS position and date (19th May 2002). The 19.7 year date error may result in instability in positioning, causing position errors, including failure of GPS position acquisition, etc.

The MCA Notice (Safety Bulletin 25) with details of the units affected is linked here.

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