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Update - HMRC Announcement on the use of Red Diesel in Private Pleasure Craft PDF Print E-mail

Following lobbying from multiple sources and the RYA the Government amended the wording on the declaration to be signed when purchasing red diesel in the UK after the 1st April as announced in the Budget Statement 21st March 2012.

Details available on RYA website - Red diesel: Government recognises RYA objection

For those of you planning trips to France this season we recently received a status document from Chanteryne Marina on how use  of Red Diesel will be treated.

Ione at Cartagena PDF Print E-mail

At our destination – Cartagena



We have now made it! We are safely moored in Yachtport Cartagena and have booked in for 6 months. We will fly home tomorrow – Weds 12th October – but plan to come back here at various times over the next few months.


Club Security PDF Print E-mail

There have been thefts and vandalism at the club in the last week. Members are encouraged to log in and read the article in the Sailing section on the RCS view page..

Hotter than July PDF Print E-mail


The Yarmouth rally has a history unsurprisingly for the time of the year, of being beset frequently by gale force winds and equinoctial rain storms. The 2011 Yarmouth rally will be remembered as one of the hottest weekends of the year with record breaking temperatures, light winds and wall to wall sunshine.

The Yarmouth rally was always going to be heavily subscribed and Rally officer Chris Glanton had the unenviable job of finding moorings for more than 27 boats on the Harold Hayles pontoon, plenty of other crews in addition, having booked themselves space on the walk ashore moorings. Chris managed to identify and manoeuvre boats in to slots with the precision of a watchmaker co-locating his finely machined pieces. He also managed to sustain a smile throughout!

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