Dalgety Bay Sailing Club Radium Statement to Members – 24th April 2012

Dear Member

The sailing club management Committee met on the 24th April, 2012, with SEPA representatives in attendance, to discuss a number of forthcoming issues the club may face with regard to the well known Radium contamination.

While the situation has not changed since my last update, and the risks and necessary precautions remain the same and should continue to be observed, an issue surrounding the MOD/AMEC container placed in the club grounds was discussed.

This container is used to store low level activity material retrieved by MOD/DIO contractors from the site. Having discussed this at length, and considered the clubs position and liability, the committee decided the safest option for the club and members was to ask the MOD/DIO to remove this container  within seven days and in the meantime suspend sailing activities until this action was completed to minimise any risk to the club and its members.

SEPA have monitored the area surrounding the container and have categorically stated that the levels of radioactivity coming from the locked steel container are well within safe and acceptable levels .They have deemed it a low risk to passing and adjacent persons however the committee agreed that in the best interests of the club it should still be removed off site within the period given.

The Management committee continues to be an active participant in the discussions surrounding the contamination and will continue to update all members as and when progress in made by Sepa/MOD/DIO and any other agencies.

We would again draw your attention to the information contained under the Regulations and Safety tab on the website.  https://dbscweb.wordpress.com/regulation-safety-information/

Regards

Donald Adrain Commodore (Commodore)

NOTICE TO MARINERS FIRTH OF FORTH

FORTH  PORTS  LIMITED

No 04 of 2012                                                                                                   26 March 2012

Cruise Vessels at Hound Point Anchorage 2012

Reference:  Admiralty Chart No 736

 

1.  The following vessels, which due to their physical size cannot berth at Leith or Rosyth, have been allocated anchorage positions adjacent to the Hound Point oil terminal.

There are two designated positions:

a          Position centred on:   560 00’.29 N   0030 22’.48 W

b          For vessels less than 275m LOA a further anchorage is available centred on the following position:   560 00.23’ N  0030 22’.42 W

2. A pilot will be embarked throughout to ensure the following:

a          If requested to do so by transiting traffic vessel remains clear of the main navigational channel as far as it is safe and practicable to do so.

b          VHF communication is maintained with FTNS and passing vessels.

c          Remains clear, by 2 cables, of No.19 buoy at all times

3. All vessels over 300m LOA will require one tug fast throughout. All other vessels require one tug fast aft, unless due to the manoeuvring characteristics of the vessel, favourable weather conditions and following an assessment by the Harbour Master the requirement for this tug is deemed unnecessary.

4. Transiting traffic will normally pass to the north of the anchored cruise vessel if it is safe and practical to do so and should approach no closer than 200 metres at any time. FTNS will include this requirement with traffic information.

5. Vessels engaged in fishing are requested not to obstruct the area of the anchorage with any fishing gear.

6. All mariners should note that passenger tenders will be operating between the cruise vessel and Hawse Pier.   All Mariners are requested to not obstruct these tenders.
7. The vessels schedules are as follows:

 

Date

2012

Vessel

Length Overall (Metres)

Embarks Pilot at Fairway Buoy

Anchors at

Hound Point

Departs Anchorage

11th April

MSC LIRICA

251

0745

0900

1800

19th May

VISION OF THE SEAS

279

0545

0700

1800

23rd May

CARIBBEAN PRINCESS

290

0545

0700

1900

4th June

CARIBBEAN PRINCESS

290

0545

0700

1900

5th June

EURODAM

285

0545

0700

1800

8th June

MARINA

239

0645

0800

1800

14th June

ROTTERDAM

238

0545

0700

1800

16th June

CARIBBEAN PRINCESS

290

0545

0700

1900

18th June

ARCADIA

285

0545

0700

2000

17th July

CARIBBEAN PRINCESS

290

0545

0700

1900

25th July

MEIN SCHIFF 2

263

0645

0800

1800

29th Jul

QUEEN ELIZABETH

294

0645

0800

2000

4th Aug

CARIBBEAN PRINCESS

290

0545

0700

1900

9th Aug

MSC LIRICA

251

0845

1000

1800

20th Aug

MSC LIRICA

251

0845

1000

1800

21st Aug

CARIBBEAN PRINCESS

290

0545

0700

1900

27th Aug

ROTTERDAM

238

0545

0700

1800

31st Aug

MSC LIRICA

251

0845

1000

1800

17th Sept

MSC LIRICA

251

0745

0900

1800

28th Sept

MSC LIRICA

251

0745

0900

1800

10th Oct

MSC LIRICA

251

0745

0900

1800

 

Status of previously published notices:

No 26 of 2009 remains in force
No 03 of 2010 remains in force
Nos 14, 17, 19, 20, 31, 32 and 35 of 2011 remain in force
Nos 2 and 3 of  2012 remain in force

 

R BAKER

Chief Harbour Master

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club – Prize giving for 2011 season

DBSC held its annual prize giving on Saturday 25 February.

After an initial drink and some canapés to match, the event got underway with a speech by vice-commodore John Sim.  John summarised the events of 2011, which included the successful launch of a Novice series, and of two races in the Wednesday summer series.

Looking forward to the 2012 season John mentioned the new Jubilee Series – an open event with two races a night from 6 to 8 June.

Ronnie Millar (Rear Commodore Sailing) announced the dinghy winners. Ian Renilson led the way in terms of prizes in the asymmetric class, with 4 trophy wins and two second places. Stewart Moss picked up 3 trophies in the handicap class.

In the keel boat section David Williams in Brief Encounter dominated picking up 7 of the 11 trophies available – a larger bookshelf will be required in their house.

The prize for best junior went to Jamie LeGood, and that for most races sailed (the famous Dalgety Bay paddle) went to John Hilton.

The annual Ocean Youth Trust prize for the junior member who has shown outstanding commitment in racing, training and off water activities – went to Emily McCready.

The final prize of the night was for David Williams…but this time for the infamous Bent Propellor Award (awarded for best disaster) due to some excessive mooring dragging in the early season gales.

The evening finished with music, dancing and the odd celebration or two from the many winners at the event.

Prize Winners: https://dbscweb.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/dbsc-prize-winners-2011.pdf

Photos on our  Page at DBSC Prize Giving 25/02/2012

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club May Regatta 2012

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club has decided to run its regatta on May 26 and 27 as a members only regatta. This regatta would typically attract a large number of young children to the club who would be unfamiliar with the additional tasks needed to enter the water. Since these tasks are essential to ensure safe sailing the club believe that it is in the interests of all sailors that the regatta be a members only regatta.

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club has a full programme for members and visitors throughout 2012, which includes our youth training programme and Youth Week, which we expect to be oversubscribed as usual.

In addition we will be holding an open Jubilee Sprint Series on June 6,7 and 8, and an open regatta on September 8 and 9. (These events will not have separate youth classes).

We are looking forward to a busy programme in 2012, which is available on the club’s website, and hope to see as many visitors as normal to our open events.

Informal Sailing:

It would be great to see more informal sailing at Dalgety Bay. It’s a great venue, and fairly safe, so long as you are sensible:

  • Don’t go out on your own if conditions are marginal, or you have any doubts.
  • Think where you would drift if you broke something critical, like a mast. Then make sure you sail in areas that would allow you to come ashore quickly – preferably near DBSC. That normally means upwind &/or uptide.
  • Take a fully-charged mobile phone in a waterproof bag &/or a VHS radio – and make sure you know how to use them to contact useful people, with key phone numbers in your phone.
  • If you are sailing in the evening when you could get caught-out in the dark, take a whistle & torch.
  • Wrap-up warmly in the winter – you cool-down very quickly if you spend time in the water
  • Let someone ashore know what you are doing.
  • Preferably go out sailing with someone else – it’s more fun, and much safer.

We could help to promote safe informal sailing at DBSC by the use of social networking sites to encourage other people on the water at the same time – there is safety in numbers. And if several people want to go at the same time a club rib can be used for safety cover.

And if there is safety cover, then club boats can be used.

DBSC already has a Facebook page that you can join & use to post messages – search for Dalgety Bay Sailing Club on Facebook, or follow the link:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/58588880350/

It is a closed group, so you have to join, but then you can post messages to other people who have joined the group – so if you think you might like to go informal sailing – join the group!

However, we are open to other ways of promoting informal sailing at Dalgety Bay – suggestions please!

Ian Renilson – RearCommodoreSail@DalgetyBaySC.org Tel (01383) 823811

Attention Keelboat Sailors!

Now that most of you have put your boats to bed for the winter, what about joining the dinghies for the rest of the season?

The club has several boats that can be used – I’m thinking principally of the Stratos (a small keelboat, really! But with an asymmetric spinnaker and a trapeze – which you don’t need to use), and the Bahia – same concept, just a bit smaller and without the trapeze.

Both boats are reef-able if necessary.

Information on the boats can be found on the club web site at: https://dbscweb.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/need-a-boat-to-race-in/

There is a crewfinder page on the web site that you can use to find a partner: https://dbscweb.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/crew-wanted/

To book boats, contact Stewart Moss 07740205887/ stewart.moss@carclo-plc.com

Bridge Traffic:

The hold-ups on the bridge were pretty bad last weekend – some people were late for racing, and we think others were put-off completely.

The good news is that: there are no road-works scheduled for this weekend!

Further info at: http://www.forthroadbridge.org/home

NOR: DBSC Regatta – August 27th & 28th 2011

RESULTS

Skiff Fleet

Non Asymmetric Fleet

Novice Fleet



[download NOR here]

NOTICE OF RACE:

DALGETY BAY SAILING CLUB REGATTA

AUGUST 27th & 28th 2011

Organising Authority

The organising authority is the Dalgety Bay Sailing Club. All enquiries should be addressed to:

regatta@dalgetybaysc.org.

Rules

The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

Entries

There will be 2 separate courses and Sailing Instructions for a Main Regatta fleet and a Novice fleet

Main Regatta Fleet: Separate starts are expected to be offered for at least the following classes:

Scottish Skiff series Asymmetric Handicap
Non-Asymmetric Handicap Additional fleets as PRO’s discretion

Novice Fleet: There will be one combined class start.

The Race Committee may offer additional class starts if 10 or more boats in the class have entered by 11.30am on Saturday 27th August. The Race Committee’s decision on the number of classes and starting sequences will be final.

Fees

Entry Fees will be as follows:

 

Adult

Junior (under 18)

One day

Double handed

£25

£10

£15

Single handed

£20

£10

£10

Note: The entry fee includes an evening meal.

Programme

3 races are scheduled on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.

 

Saturday 4th

Sunday 5th

Registration

09:30 to 11:45

08:30 to 09:30

Briefing

11:45

First Warning Signal  : Race 1 / 4

12:57

10:27

First Warning Signal  : Race 2 / 5

a.s.a.p. after race 1

a.s.a.p. after race 4

First Warning Signal  : Race 3 / 6

a.s.a.p. after race 2

a.s.a.p. after race 5

Responsibility

  1. A boat is entirely responsible for her own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility.
  2. It is for the boat to decide whether she is fit to sail in the conditions in which she will find herself. By launching or going to sea, the boat confirms that she is fit for those conditions and her crew is competent to sail and compete in them.
  3. The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party claims in the sum of at least £2,000,000.
  4. Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the race and the event, and include the organising authority, the race committee, the race officer, patrol boats and beachmasters.
  5. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of her responsibilities.

Tally System

A Tally System will be in operation for safety reasons, and all boats will be expected to comply with the tally rules. These rules are explained in the Sailing Instructions.

Sprint Series Tues 26th – Thurs 28th

  • Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday, 26th to 28th July – evening ‘Sprint’ series:
  • Two races each evening
  • 7 pm start
  • 2 fleets with separate starts – Handicap & Novice (no separate Asymmetric fleet)
  • Open to non-members
  • Entry fee & prizes:
  • £5 for members
  • £10 for non-members
  • FREE for Novices
  • BBQ on Thursday 28th July (separate charge)

Click the thumbnail below to view the event poster.

Four Inches FIG Race – June 26th 2011

It’s that time again, DBSC are hosting our second Annual FIG for Keelboats. The weather is looking promising for the weekend, so we hope to see you out there. The more DBSC boats we have along, the greater the opportunity for some club success in the Forth fleet, and of course we would like to have a good turn out. Sailing instructions for this event can be found here.

Laser/ Topper/ Optimist & Novice Open Event – ‘Show-Case Event – Volunteer NOW’

This year we are again hosting a major Open Event for these classes on 21/22 May, and we expect over 100 boats!!! These are mostly youth classes, and sailors will be coming from all over Scotland. This is a very prestigious show-case event for these classes, and it is also a great opportunity for us to develop our own youth sailors and promote Dalgety Bay Sailing Club.

Firstly, I hope that all our Laser/ Topper/ & Optimist sailors will compete in the main fleet – it’s a great chance to get involved with a fantastic event on your home water.

Secondly, there is an opportunity for Novices to compete in a ‘Regatta Fleet’, which will be sailed nearer the shore to give a more light-hearted introduction to competitive sailing. This is open to all novices sailing in any class.

We plan to provide some coaching at this event, particularly in the Novice Fleet.

Thirdly, HELP!!!! Continue reading Laser/ Topper/ Optimist & Novice Open Event – ‘Show-Case Event – Volunteer NOW’

Laser / Topper / Optimist Regatta – 21st & 22nd May 2011

Open Meeting

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club is to host an Open Meeting on 21/22 May for the following Classes:

  • Laser
  • Laser Radial
  • Topper
  • Optimist

These are all singlehanded classes, mostly aimed at youngsters.

This is a very prestigious event, which will be attended by around 80 boats, many of whom are Scotland’s top and aspiring sailors. Continue reading Laser / Topper / Optimist Regatta – 21st & 22nd May 2011