AGM Reminder

 

 

 

A quick reminder to all voting members about this weeks Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13th. Please take the time to attend, as it is vital we have a quorum of voting members in attendance in order for the meeting to occur. Without the meeting, we will be faced with a Board of only three people and budgets / membership fee levels not being agreed for the coming season.

As we have indicated before, we will be taking those in attendance through options available regarding membership fees and the required levels to sustain our current bar operation. The Board are very keen for Social Members to have their opinion heard on these options. A voting and a non voting member have brought to The Boards attention we have a problem with non-voting members attending our AGM’s, as per Rule 4.3 – note, this is all non-voting members, not just Social. This rule exists because when we incorporated, we adopted the English Rugby template for a Limited Company, layering in our old constitution and rules. The current Rule is not in keeping with the spirit of our club and The Board have indicated they will review and update, as we do all the time for Rules and Articles, and did in the past for The Constitution. However, that cannot happen till our next AGM, so we have taken advice on how to have Social Members views heard. The approach we can follow is have the Chair of the AGM call an adjournment and invite non-voting Members into the room to go over the situation and the options available to members. This is what we will do, but we will have to ask non-voting Members to wait till the AGM is opened, in order that the Chair can then immediately call an adjournment, in order that non-voting members can be invited into the room. After this adjournment, when non-voting members leave the meeting, the issued agenda will recommence.

Sorry this such a long explanation, but hopefully all can see we are doing all we can to hear the views of Social members on this matter, while still remaining within the Rules and Articles of our club, in order that nobody can dispute the AGM as flawed in it’s execution.

Finally, the status of nominations for Board positions –

Commodore – No nominations received and the Board are empowered to handle in the coming year as per Article 28.3 for such vacancies

V Commodore – No nominations received and the Board are empowered to handle in the coming year as per Article 28.3 for such vacancies

RC Sail – Richard Haydock, currently in post, has offered himself for re-election and has been dually nominated. No other nominations received.

RC Training – Neil Fuller is resigning. A single nomination for a new RC Training has been received

RC Social – Lee Stewart, currently in post, has offered herself for re-election and has been dually nominated. No other nominations received.

RC Shore – Ruary Williamson, currently in post, has offered himself for re-election and has been dually nominated. No other nominations received.

Marketing & Communications – No nominations received and the Board are empowered to handle in the coming year as per Article 28.3 for such vacancies

 

Help Your Club During Christmas Shopping…. with no cost to you

easyfundraising-logoIt is just about that time of year again when we all start Christmas shopping. A lot of people now do that online, so we would like to remind you all about the Easy Fund Raising, where website purchases from some retailers / sites can result in a donation to the Sailing Club. You just need to register and set up on your computer browser to include the add on, which will prompt you to activate a donation on purchases when you visit the site. Please do take a look, as every penny raised through means likes this helps us maintain and develop our sailing club.

Easyfundraising.org.uk is the easiest way to raise money for the Sailing Club. Shop with any of over 2,700 retailers and a percentage of what you spend is donated to Dalgety Bay Sailing Club at no additional cost to you. Retailers include Amazon, John Lewis, eBay, Tesco and many more. Please register to support us today – http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/dalgetybaysailingclub

The Easy Fund Raising app for iPad and iPhone is here! Just in time for all your Christmas shopping http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/raise-more/easyfundraising-app/.

Download it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/easyfundraising/id915474725?ls=1&mt=8

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Prize Giving for 2014 Season – 29th November

2014 Prize Giving

Tickets £7.50 per head (under 12s free, under 18s £3) – includes glass of wine on arrival, buffet, entertainment and free entry into prize draw.

  • Dress smart/casual or formal – no jeans please
  • Tickets available from the bar or e-mail richard_haydock@hotmail.com / text to 07747 154922 to reserve
  • Entertainment by ‘Shorelight
  • Raffle + spot prize for ‘lucky ticket’
  • Raffle prizes gratefully accepted – please leave behind the bar if you wish to donate a prize
  • Please e-mail nominations for the ‘Bent Propeller’ award along with a good yarn to support your nomination

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Burnside Memorial Award – 2014 Season

Dear Member,                   Nomination Form                   Award Procedure

As the prize giving approaches we are once again asking for nominations for the “Burnside Memorial Annual Award”  This is an award which commemorates the late Alastair Burnside and his energy / enthusiasm for getting things done.  See attached Nomination form for more information.  Please feel free to nominate your fellow members for this prestigious award.

The only people not eligible for nomination are those who are current Board members OR those who hold Life membership.

In addition to this the winner of the award will automatically be nominated on behalf of DBSC for the RYA Volunteer of the Year Award.

Anyone wishing to see the full procedure and selection committee notes, please refer to the club website.

Nominations to the Rear Commodore Sail by 5th November please.

rearcommodoresail@dalgetybaysc.org

Laser Academies are coming to Dalgety Bay Sailing Club

The Academies are aimed at any standard of Laser sailor, who is racing or starting to race. You just need to be able to sail round a course, get yourself back home and are keen to improve. Therefore, ideal for most people at Dalgety Bay sailing Lasers.

The first academy held at our club, referenced on the RYAS website as Academy 2, is on the 1st / 2nd of November. Our own Ian Bailie intends helping at this and hopefully the second one also. The second, Academy 3 is on 22nd / 23rd November.

You do have to pre-book at least 2 weeks in advance with RYA Scotland, so they can book the required number of coaches and can tailor the training to meet the standards of the sailors attending… so do not turn up on the day and expect to get a space because it is being hosted at our sailing club.

More information can be found via the following links –

Sign me UP!

Weekend Details

Information Booklet

RYA Scotland Class Academies 2014/15

2014 AGM Advanced Notice

Dear Member

This note is to let you all know about the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) of the sailing club. These are often regarded as stuffy affairs, but are necessary to run our club appropriately. It is therefore vital that people take the time and turn out for the AGM, because we have to make sure we have the required representative percentage of the total voting members in order to approve resolutions for the coming year.

We also have some vacant posts, so if you would like to get involved and help run / develop your club for the future, now is your chance. We need to find a –

Commodore

Vice Commodore

Rear Commodore Training

Rear Commodore Shore

Marketting and Communications Officer

Please contact me directly if you would be interested in standing for one of these posts, or follow the process to nominate somebody by filling out the appropriate form. Remember, nominations must be received by the Secretary no later than 7 days prior to the AGM.

Please do make the time and come along to the AGM, so we can make this a success and continue moving our club forward.

Thanks

John Sim

Commodore

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club 2014 Annual General Meeting

 to be held in the Clubhouse

Thursday 13th November, 2014

at 7:30pm

General Nature of Business

to elect officers, to consider Accounts and Reports, to approve the financial proposals and the budget for the Club,

to decide membership fees, to appoint an Auditor or independent qualified accountant,

to review and vote on two special resolutions presented by The Board.

Supporting Material for this years AGM can be found here ** – https://dbscweb.wordpress.com/committee/2014-agm/

** Our practice is to password protect AGM material and Board Meeting Minutes in order to not have these freely available in the public domain. Members can request details of the password at any time. We will NOT apply the password to the page containing the upcoming AGM material until after the meeting, therefore making sure this background information is as accessible as possible to members.

Annual Prize Giving – Cup Return Time Please

2014 Prize Giving

It’s getting to that time of year again when we need to start making plans for the Prize Giving on 29th November…. put the date in your diary!

For those of you talented enough to have won prizes last year, could you please return the cup / trophy you were able to keep for a year to the clubhouse before end October. It would be really appreciated if you could please have your name engraved on the cup / trophy, as every little bit helps with keeping our running costs down and avoiding big annual membership fee increases.

Watch out for more updates on the Prize Giving itself.

 

Clanging Halyards … Don’t Bug Our Neighbours!

Most sailors have experienced clanging halyards keeping them awake all night long. Imagine if you had to live with clanging halyards all winter. We have been a bit negligent in recent years reminding our members of the importance of considering our neighbours near and far (because the noise does travel far up The Wynd) and tying back your halyards so they do not bang off your mast.

The preferred approach for all boats would be dropping their mast for the winter, as that removes the problem altogether. It also deals with wind whistling through the rigging. We know that is not possible on the larger keelboats, but we are going to insist this coming winter all dingy masts are dropped for the winter, effective after the last race in the winter series – 13th December.

We are doing all of this in response to neighbour complaints regarding recent years, so please support your club and take action to address as you put your boat away for the winter.

Thank you.

Advanced AGM Notice

Preparation work has started for the club Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 13th November. Sounds ages away, but we have to start getting ready this early due to the current 28 day notice of meeting period. A pole round of current Flag Officers has highlighted a number of vacancies that we really need volunteers to fill (please note, even though some Rear Commodores are staying on, there is nothing to stop somebody being nominated for these roles and this going to a vote at the meeting). The following is the list of vacancies –
– Commodore
– Vice Commodore
– Rear Commodore Shore
– Rear Commodore Training
– Communications Officer
There is no need to do anything now, as nomination forms will be sent along with notice of AGM, but if it ever crossed your mind to get involved and do your volunteer / giveback spell, now is as good a time as any.

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ps – AGM material is available to all members at any time via our website. However, to keep this kind of information within the sailing club, it is password protected. If you have forgotten the password, please do not hesitate to contact any Flag Officer who will give you details. We only apply the password to Board Meeting Minutes and AGM material.

Notice to Mariners – FRC 4 (c) of 2014 – FORTH REPLACEMENT CROSSING SOUTH TOWER

No: FRC 4 (c) of 2014                                                                                                                 15 September 2014
NOTICE TO MARINERS
FIRTH OF FORTH
FORTH REPLACEMENT CROSSING
TAKLIFT 6
SOUTH TOWER – OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2014

Introduction
Refer to Notice to Mariners FRC 04(a) / 2014 for full introduction to the Taklift operation.
Expected tower schedule will be subject to change, therefore daily updates regarding the position of the TAKLIFT 6 will be available from the FCBC Marine Controller via 07919 597 197. Latest information will be available throughout from FTNS.
South Tower
Attached are 2x chartlets depicting the mooring arrangement at the 2x positions to be undertaken around the South Tower mainly during the months of October / November. ‘Position 5’ refers to South Tower (North side) and ‘Position 6’ refers to South Tower (South side).
The mooring wires are colour coded to signify depth below the water surface as follows:
Green – deeper than 12m
Yellow – depth between 6m – 12m
Red – shallower than 6m
Note: these diagrams depict wire depths at Chart Datum. As the tide rises, the length of the green line would increase towards the barge.
Anchor tripping wires will be buoyed. Where the anchor is positioned in the channel, the buoy will be given sufficient wire along the seabed to enable the buoy to be off-set out-with the channel.

Position 5 – SouthTower (North side)
Anchor Position Wire 12m Depth Position Marker Vessel over 12m Position
(NW)
56° 0.273 N
3° 25.268 W
56° 0.141 N
3° 25.073 W
Vessels Outbound Main Channel
(NE)
56° 0.104 N
3° 24.282 W
56° 0.055 N
3° 24.703 W
Vessels Inbound Main Channel
(SE)
55° 59.875 N
3° 24.752 W
Does not achieve 12m N/A
(SW)
55° 59.957 N
3° 25.296 W
Does not achieve 12m N/A
Position 6 – South Tower (South side)
Anchor Position Wire 12m Depth Position Marker Vessel over 12m Position
(NW)
56° 0.199 N
3° 25.416 W
56° 0.026’N
3° 24.841’W
Vessels Outbound Main Channel
(NE)
56° 0.164 N
3° 24.49 W
56° 0.075’N
3° 25.227’W
Vessels Inbound Main Channel
(SE)
55° 59.843 N
3° 24.902 W
Does not achieve 12m N/A
(SW)
55° 59.922 N
3° 25.345 W
Does not achieve 12m N/A

Navigation
The 4x mooring wires to the barge will be bar tight and will extend beyond the existing FCBC exclusion zones.
All marine traffic is instructed to stay well clear of the Taklift barge and surrounding area during this operation, specifically out-with the ‘hatched’ temporary exclusion zone on the attached chartlets. FCBC guard vessels will be on station at all times to monitor approaching craft and intercept direction of travel where potential encroachment of mooring lines exists.
Rosyth Channel:
Not directly affected.
Main Channel:
1. NE & NW Mooring lines will be marked for the passage of vessels required to use the Main Channel, by a guard vessel positioned at the Northern extremity of the 12m depth position for the wires. This vessel will be positioned over the NE wire for vessels inbound, and over the NW wire for vessels outbound.
2. Single vessel passing in the Main Channel will apply, therefore approaching vessels will be timed not to pass each other in the Main Channel between Dhu Craig and 19 buoy.
3. A freeze on FCBC marine traffic at Central & South Tower will apply until approaching vessel is past and clear.
4. Vessels passing the barge during its lift phase must proceed at a minimum safe speed to keep their wash to a minimum, so as to least impact the lifting operation.
All timings will be managed directly between FTNS and FCBC Marine Controller.
Documents Attached
Position 5 – South Tower (North Side)
Position 6 – South Tower (South Side)
When viewing electronically – zoom in to reduce density of hatching and to see detail underneath. Density appears less when attachment is printed.
Status of previously published notices:
Nos FRC 01, 02 of 2011 remain in force
Nos FRC 23, 24 of 2012 remain in force
Nos FRC 2, 4 (a), 4 (b) of 2014 remains in force.
R BAKER
Chief Harbour Master

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DBSC & Talking Tandems Working in Partnership Update

Our storage project and partnership with Talking Tandems continues and it has now progressed to a stage where we need to communicate to members to keep you all appraised. The following is a high level breakdown of recent activities –

5th July – letter hand delivered to all neighbours adjoining our property apologising for the sailing club oversight regarding advanced notice of planning application and assurance we would not progress this matter further till we had communicated with them.

Fife Council and our planning consultant had been warning us there may be problems with tree preservation orders on the proposed site for the new garages, which is frustrating for all, as this location was chosen to keep the visible impact as low as possible and to be clear of main sailing locations.

9th July – meeting with tree specialist regarding options if the application was rejected due to tree preservation order. This was the start of ongoing consultations on the matter.

Though out July – various options, alternative locations and configurations for storage explored.

The sailing club also took onboard the feedback from the general public via the Fife Council Planning online system. You will have noticed some changes round our grounds with regards to boat locations and improved grounds maintenance. While some of this was already in hand, our volunteer workforce took quick action, where possible, to address highlighted areas of concern…. remember, the onus is on all of us as members to consider our neighbours, from storing boats correctly / neatly, to keeping our grounds tidy and considering noise from halyards / tarpaulins as we lay boats up for the coming winter months.

Start of August – Fife Council advise us the application will be rejected due to lack of supporting report from a tree specialist confirming there would be no damage to trees roots from new structures.

6th August – decision taken to withdraw current application to allow way forward to be established. This also allows an updated application to be re-submitted with no further fee.

20th August – Meeting with the DBSC storage sub-committee and TT to decide way forward.

DBSC after much consideration have decided to not progress with their building, so we are now only looking at one garage, which will help with the visible impact concerns and possible tree root issues. The sailing club will implement changes to the way we store boats within our current facilities and look to all members help with anything we implement (i.e. store the boats appropriately as per new approach, don’t look for quickest way to get off home after sailing!)

A tree specialists has been identified, who can provide a report to show there will be no tree damage from this structure (or structures as per previous application). This report is being drawn up and once supplied; we will re-submit the planning application, but for one garage only.

Letter sent to neighbours to advise them of status and intentions. This was delivered at the same time as this communication to members.

Meeting with neighbours scheduled for end September where we will discuss this application, further works required on our grounds to accommodate waste disposal regulations (was to be covered under overall costs / manpower for storage project) and general discussion round sailing club operations.

Approach to communication with members on this matter was considered by the sub-committee, because a small number of people requested an open meeting of club members. However, as the majority of feedback received regarding this project was positive (as was also the case from our neighbours after they understood the full background), it was decided normal communication channels were still the most appropriate.

Via these local community group relationships / partnerships to build a community / sporting hub, this year the sailing club were successful in gaining further relieve on our Council Tax bill. Our core mission is “keep sailing as inexpensive and accessible to as many people as possible”. This Council Tax relief, along with revenue from use of our facilities benefits all members directly in the membership fee we charge, which is good news for all of us.

Notice to Mariners No 28 – Forth Bridges Festival – FIREWORKS

No 28 of 2014                                                                                         03 September 2014

NOTICE TO MARINERS

FIRTH OF FORTH

FORTH BRIDGES FESTIVAL – FIREWORKS

SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2014

On Saturday the 13th September 2014, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge, a Torchlight Precession will cross the bridge which will be expected to comprise of approximately 2000 burning-torch-bearing participants on foot. This will culminate in a short firework display, which will be rigged along the full length of the bridge. The firework display is scheduled to commence at 22:06 and last approximately 8 minutes.

A river closure will be implemented at the Forth Road Bridge between 20:00 & 22:30. As a measure of prudence against the potential of falling debris, this will be augmented by event organiser safety boat cover (x3), monitoring an exclusion zone either side of the bridge as follows:

20:00 – 21:30         Torchlight Precession      50m exclusion either side of Road Bridge

22:00 – 22:30         Firework Display            500m exclusion either side of Road Bridge

Further information is available from the Forth Road Bridge Control Room on 0131 319 3083.

Status of previously published notices:

No 26 of 2009

No 14 of 2011

Nos 7, 26, 33, 41 and 42 of 2013

Nos 2, 4, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26 and 27 of 2014

 

R BAKER

Chief Harbour Master

Notice to Mariners – FRC 4 (b) of 2014 – FORTH REPLACEMENT CROSSING NORTH TOWER

No: FRC 4 (b) of 2014                                                                                     2 September 2014
NOTICE TO MARINERS
FIRTH OF FORTH
FORTH REPLACEMENT CROSSING
TAKLIFT 6
NORTH TOWER – SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2014

Introduction
Refer to Notice to Mariners FRC 04(a) / 2014 for full introduction to the Taklift operation.
Expected tower schedule will be subject to change, therefore daily updates regarding the position of the TAKLIFT 6 will be available from the FCBC Marine Controller via 07919 597 197. Latest information will be available throughout from FTNS.
North Tower
Attached are 2x chartlets depicting the mooring arrangement at the 2x positions to be undertaken around the North Tower mainly during the months of September / October.
‘Position 1’ refers to North Tower (North side) and ‘Position 2’ refers to North Tower (South side).
The mooring wires are colour coded to signify depth below the water surface as follows:
Green – deeper than 12m
Yellow – depth between 6m – 12m
Red – shallower than 6m
Note: these diagrams depict wire depths at Chart Datum. As the tide rises, the length of the green line would increase towards the barge.
Anchor tripping wires will be buoyed. Where the anchor is positioned in the channel, the buoy will be given sufficient wire along the seabed to enable the buoy to be off-set out-with the channel.

Position 1 – NorthTower (North side)
Anchor Position Wire 12m Depth Position
(NW)
56° 0.784 N
3° 24.863 W
Does not achieve 12m
(NE)
56° 0.725 N
3° 24.386 W
Does not achieve 12m
(SE)
56° 0.34 N
3° 24.433 W
56° 0.478’N
3° 24.502’W
(SW)
56° 0.627 N
3° 25.02 W
Does not achieve 12m
Position 2 – North Tower (South side)
Anchor Position Wire 12m Depth Position
(NW)
56° 0.727 N
3° 24.779 W
Does not achieve 12m
(NE)
56° 0.725 N
3° 24.386 W
Does not achieve 12m
(SE)
56° 0.396 N
3° 24.293 W
Does not achieve 12m
(SW)
56° 0.513 N
3° 24.991 W
56° 0.516’N
3° 24.968’W

Navigation
The 4x mooring wires to the barge will be bar tight and will extend beyond the existing
FCBC exclusion zones.
All marine traffic is instructed to stay well clear of the Taklift barge and surrounding area during this operation, specifically out-with the ‘hatched’ temporary exclusion zone on the attached chartlets. FCBC guard vessels will be on station at all times to monitor approaching craft and intercept direction of travel where potential encroachment of mooring lines exists.
Rosyth Channel:
Vessels will not be scheduled to arrive / depart the Port of Rosyth during Taklift operations.
Particular vessels may be scheduled to do so on a case-by-case planning basis.
Taklift operations will be scheduled around the Rosyth Ferry and other pre-planned vessel
movements.
Main Channel:
Not directly affected.
Vessels passing the barge during its lift phase must proceed at a minimum safe speed to keep their wash to a minimum, so as to least impact the lifting operation.
All timings will be managed directly between FTNS and FCBC Marine Controller.
Documents Attached
Position 1 – North Tower (North Side)
Position 2 – North Tower (South Side)
When viewing electronically – zoom in to reduce density of hatching and to see detail underneath. Density appears less when attachment is printed.
Status of previously published notices:
Nos FRC 01, 02 of 2011 remain in force
Nos FRC 23, 24 of 2012 remain in force
No FRC 2, 4 (a) of 2014 remains in force.

R BAKER
Chief Harbour Master

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West of Scotland Boat Jumble – 5th October 2014

WOSBJSunday 5 October 2014 from 10am.
At the Scottish Maritime Museum Wharf, Harbour Street Irvine KA12 8PY

Following its return to the Scottish Maritime Wharf, Irvine Harbourside in May this year, the organisers are pleased to announce that the Autumn event will again be held there on Sunday 5October 2014 from 10 am.
Refreshments will be available all day at the prestigious Puffers Café and at an outside barbecue.
If you need rope, fittings, fenders, oars, fishing gear or the choice of a thousand other bits and pieces, then Irvine Harbourside is where you need to be on the first Sunday in October!
It’s also an ideal opportunity for clubs/individuals to organise a stall selling surplus gear at the end of the season. With 5x5m pitches available for £30 and 5x 2.5m car boot spaces for £20, this could be a money-earner for club funds/individuals.
Entry Prices
Entry to the boat jumble will be £3.50, with accompanying children under 16 years of age, free.
Customers of the boat jumble can also enjoy 50% off the normal entry cost to the Scottish Maritime Museum Linthouse building and Shipyard Worker’s Flat
Directions
Travelling to the venue is extremely easy. By road follow the signs to Irvine Harbourside and then the directions to the Boat Jumble. Free car parking is available within a few minutes walk, as is Irvine Railway Station and local bus services.
Pitch Bookings
Should you wish to book a pitch/car boot space, please contact Denny Martin, 13 First Avenue, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8HT Telephone – 07749 312 159 E-Mail: bigdennymartin@yahoo.co.uk
Further Information
If you require further information, or if you have any questions about the event, please contact us via westofscotlandboatjumble@gmail.com . Alternatively, please telephone 07749 312159 or by post to 13 First Avenue, Irvine, Ayrshire KA12 8HJ.

 

Notice to Mariners – FRC 4 (a) of 2014 – FORTH REPLACEMENT CROSSING COMMENCING WITH CENTRAL TOWER

No: FRC 4 (a) of 2014                                                                            2 September 2014
NOTICE TO MARINERS
FIRTH OF FORTH
FORTH REPLACEMENT CROSSING
TAKLIFT 6
COMMENCING WITH CENTRAL TOWER – SEPTEMBER 2014

Introduction
From the 1st September 2014 and for a period of approximately 3x months, the TAKLIFT 6 crane barge will be operating at the FCBC construction site. Whilst there the TAKLIFT 6 will undertake 10x lifts at each of the 3x Queensferry Crossing Towers – totalling 30x lifts over the 3x month period. Approximating to 2-3 lifts per week.
Expected order of activity is as follows:
September – Central Tower & North Tower
October – North Tower & South Tower
November – South Tower
Expected tower schedule will be subject to change, therefore daily updates regarding the position of the TAKLIFT 6 will be available from the FCBC Marine Controller via 07919 597 197. Latest information will be available throughout from FTNS.
Each lift will occur over a 12 hour period. This will entail the TAKLIFT 6 departing the North Wall at Rosyth and proceeding to the appropriate tower. Upon arrival at the tower, TAKLIFT 6 will lay a 4x anchor mooring spread (taking approx 4 hours), will undertake the lift (taking approx 4 hours), and will retrieve the moorings before returning to North Wall Rosyth (taking approx 4 hours).
TAKLIFT 6 is a self-propelled crane barge, but will manoeuvre around the site under towage.
Central Tower
Attached are 2x chartlets depicting the mooring arrangement at the 2x positions to be undertaken around the Central Tower mainly during the month of September. ‘Position 3’ refers to Central Tower (North side) and ‘Position 4’ refers to Central Tower (South side).
The mooring wires are colour coded to signify depth below the water surface as follows:
Green – deeper than 12m
Yellow – depth between 6m – 12m
Red – shallower than 6m
Note: these diagrams depict wire depths at Chart Datum. As the tide rises, the length of the green line would increase towards the barge.

Anchor tripping wires will be buoyed. Where the anchor is positioned in the channel, the buoy will be given sufficient wire along the seabed to enable the buoy to be off-set out-with the channel.

Position 3 – Central Tower (North side)
Anchor Position Wire 12m Depth Position Marker Vessel over 12m Position
(NW)
56° 0.553 N
3° 24.999 W
Does not achieve 12m N/A
(NE)
56° 0.394 N
3° 24.376 W
Does not achieve 12m N/A
(SE)
56° 0.013 N
3° 24.243 W
56° 0.176’N
3° 24.492’W
Any vessel in Main Channel
(SW)
56° 0.262 N
3° 25.365 W
56° 0.298’N
3° 25.008’W
N/A
Position 4 – Central Tower (South side)
Anchor Position Wire 12m Depth Position Marker Vessel over 12m Position
(NW)
56° 0.504 N
3° 25.073 W
56° 0.469’N
3° 25.032’W
N/A
(NE)
56° 0.353 N
3° 24.312 W
Does not achieve 12m N/A
(SE)
55° 59.963 N
3° 24.407 W
56° 0.081’N
3° 24.586’W
Vessels Inbound Main Channel
(SW)
56° 0.153 N
3° 25.413 W
56° 0.186’N
3° 25.099’W
Vessels Outbound Main Channel

Navigation
The 4x mooring wires to the barge will be bar tight and will extend beyond the existing FCBC exclusion zones.

All marine traffic is instructed to stay well clear of the Taklift barge and surrounding area during this operation, specifically out-with the ‘hatched’ temporary exclusion zone on the attached chartlets. FCBC guard vessels will be on station at all times to monitor approaching craft and intercept direction of travel where potential encroachment of mooring lines exists.
Rosyth Channel:
Vessels will not be scheduled to arrive / depart the Port of Rosyth during Taklift operations.
Particular vessels may be scheduled to do so on a case-by-case planning basis.
Taklift operations will be scheduled around the Rosyth Ferry and other pre-planned vessel
movements.
Main Channel – Position 4 (Central Tower, South side) only:
1. SE & SW Mooring lines will be marked for the passage of vessels required to use the Main Channel, by a guard vessel positioned at the Southern extremity of the 12m depth position for the wires. This vessel will be positioned over the SE wire for vessels inbound, and over the SW wire for vessels outbound.
2. Single vessel passing in the Main Channel will apply, therefore approaching vessels will be timed not to pass each other in the Main Channel between Dhu Craig and 19 buoy.
3. A freeze on FCBC marine traffic at Central & South Tower will apply until approaching vessel is past and clear.
4. Vessels passing the barge during its lift phase must proceed at a minimum safe speed to keep their wash to a minimum, so as to least impact the lifting operation.
All timings will be managed directly between FTNS and FCBC Marine Controller.

Documents Attached
Position 3 – Central Tower (North Side)
Position 4 – Central Tower (South Side)
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Status of previously published notices:
Nos FRC 01, 02 of 2011 remain in force
Nos FRC 23, 24 of 2012 remain in force
No FRC 2 of 2014 remains in force.

R BAKER
Chief Harbour Master

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Spot the difference!

Those members with a keen eye for change will have noted a number of brightly coloured sails that have appeared around the club over the summer months.  Following the renewal of our safety and coach boat fleet, attention turned to the training fleet. The new boats are the result of initiatives to enhance and renew our training fleet enabling us to provide additional training spaces and race experience, primarily for youth sailors.  With support from a range of organisations, we will have been able to acquire over £23,000 worth of boats for a club outlay of £5,000!  Our grateful thanks are due to the following organisations, who we have now added to our website page for Friends and Supporters https://dbscweb.wordpress.com/dbsc/friends-of-dbsc/
Sportscotland, Eric Twiname Trust, Shell UK, Baillie Gifford Fund Managers and ExxonMobil.  Their support is essential in allowing the club to deliver on its strategy to reduce the costs of entry to our sport and attract new sailors.
You can see from the photos (courtesy of Liz Tulloch) below that the new Tera fleet has been particularly well received by our younger members as they progress from beginner level.

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Notice to Mariners No 27 – TK6 at North Wall

No 27 of 2014                                                                        28 August 2014

 NOTICE TO MARINERS

FIRTH OF FORTH

Crane Barge Operations at Rosyth North Wall

Reference:      Chart 728 & 736

Operation 1 – Mobilisation

Operations are due to commence on the 29th August for approximately two days at the North Wall Rosyth to mobilise a large floating crane “Taklift 6”. The Taklift 6 (TK6) will be positioning itself outboard of the “Smitbarge 6” (SB6) to uplift various components of the crane. When outboard of the SB6 the TK6 will deploy anchors and wires up to 150m south of the quayside between the 50m and 450m marks.

The TK6 will inform FTNS when deploying anchors, which should be in position for 48 hours. Wires can be slacked down for passing vessels on request to FTNS (VHF 71) or FCBC Marine Control VHF 08 or 07919 597197 or 01383 427155

 

Operation 2 – Falsework and Bridge Section Lifts

Over the course of the next twelve weeks up until late November, the TK6 will be picking up sections of bridge from the North Wall and transiting to each of the three main towers on a regular basis.

Whilst in position to lift alongside at the North Wall the TK6 will deploy anchors and wires as detailed in operation 1 above. The TK6 will inform FTNS when deploying anchors and wires, which will be in position for up to 4 hours at a time.

Lifts will be timed to avoid other vessels intending to berth/unberth at the North Wall. Information updates can be obtained from FTNS or Marine Controller as detailed above.

All transiting vessels should pass at slow speeds and avoid creating any wash.

 

Status of Previously Published Notices:

No 26 of 2009

No 14 of 2011

Nos 7, 26, 33, 41 and 42 of 2013

Nos 2, 4, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25 and 26 of 2014

 

R BAKER

Chief Harbour Master

Notice to Mariners No 26 – Forth Bridges Festival – Flotilla

No 26 of 2014                                                                                                             28 August 2014
NOTICE TO MARINERS
FIRTH OF FORTH
Forth Bridges Festival – Flotilla

On Sunday the 7th September 2014, and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge, a flotilla of marine craft will pass under the Forth Road and Rail Bridges. The flotilla is expected to comprise of approximately 120 vessels ranging in size from rowing boats up to the 84m NLB lighthouse vessel ‘Pharos’.
The flotilla will proceed in 3x columns, originating from 3x muster points off Longcraig Pier and Port Edgar Marina. They will set off and proceed in formation to Dhu Craig, where they will then round a marker vessel and return down river to be photographed passing under the Forth Road Bridge. The waterside event will terminate and disperse between the bridges, with the majority of participants expected to proceed to Port Edgar Marina for follow-on shoreside events.
A river closure to all craft not associated with the Flotilla will be implemented in the Main Channel, from Dhu Craig to No. 19 Buoy, between the hours of 13:00 – 14:30.
Event organiser safety vessels will be in attendance to motivate safe dispersion of any remaining craft after 14:00.
Chartlet attached shows passage plan and dotted lines show intended dispersal routes.
Safety contact on the day will be Rob Thomson on mobile number 07411 169 473 and secondary contact 07786 653 518.
Status of Previously Published Notices:
No 26 of 2009
No 14 of 2011
Nos 7, 26, 33, 41 and 42 of 2013
Nos 2, 4, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24 and 25 of 2014

R BAKER
Chief Harbour Master

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Mural Thanks … and clubhouse refurbishment

The large push to refurbish our clubhouse is coming to an end now and we have had lots of great feedback from members. If you have not visited the clubhouse for some time, please do, the change may come as a surprise.

We have also had a very noticeable increase in clubhouse hire bookings as a direct consequence, which is vital if we are to keep the bar breaking even.

While lots of people have contributed to the refurbishment activities, the recent addition of the two murals in the lounge area drawn by our resident artist John Gilbert we felt deserved a bit more public thanks for his efforts. People have had lots of fund spotting their boats on the moorings and in some cases, themselves within the picture of the dinghy’s sailing in front of the club house. Thank you John, for your hours and hours of craft that means we now have a permanent record of sailing activities at our club. I think the days of people saying our clubhouse does not look like a sailing club are behind us now.

We of course continue now to improve, update, maintain our clubhouse, so any thoughts / views on areas needing focus, please highlight so we can plan / budget for.

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