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The crossbeam will be raised for inspection and maintenance work on Monday 7th April 2014. It is expected that the crossbeam will be raised for a period of 30 days.
SeaGen is a tidal turbine comprising of a central pile and crossbeam that holds the turbines at the extremities. When the crossbeam is raised it is a 43m wide obstruction in the Strangford Narrows at a height of 5.9m from chart datum. For safety, it is requested that all craft keep a safe distance of at least 50m from the SeaGen pile whilst the crossbeam is raised. Vessel operators are respectfully requested to set an appropriate course at the earliest opportunity.
National Handicap for Cruisers - version 3
Attention all cruisers. Has your boat a National Handicap for Cruisers (NHC) number? A number is required to compete in EDYC club racing, SLRC regattas & all inter-club series and events. Read this article for more information.
Pilotage in the entrance of Strangford Lough
Following a survey of the entrance to Strangford Lough many hitherto uncharted rocks have been located and many known ones revised shallower. The Irish Cruising Club consider these changes to be so significant that they have revised their Strangford Lough entrance Sailing Directions.
Members are advised to read these revised Sailing Directions if they intend to enter or exit the Lough.
Entrance Fee - Nil
There is no Entrance Fee for 2014. The classes of membership and annual subscriptions are in Membership Fees section of the Members Handbook.
Now is the perfect time to give your lifejacket the once over and check that it is fit to look after you advises the RYA. If you find yourself in the water a lifejacket could save your life - but only if it works. Salt water is a harsh environment and lifejackets cannot be expected to last forever, particularly if they are not looked after.
GP14 World Championship 2014
The entry list opened on 1 January 2014. Applications can be made using the online facility on the GP14 UK Association 2014 World Championship page
Thinking about joining EDYC?
A short (3 minute) film about one of our honorary members [on Vimeo.com] and a world-class boat builder.
Alistair Duffin builds wooden boats in his small workshop in East Belfast. His hand-crafted racing dinghies have won multiple world championships and continue to out-perform the modern plastic competition.