Bristol Channel Yachting Association
Bristol Channel Yachting AssociationSaturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 2:33pm
We are really pleased that Lydney Harbour has been awarded £50,000 from the governments coastal revival fund to refurbish the lock gates. Lydney harbour is such a beautiful place to visit by sea. Many thanks to the coastal communities group and to MPs Mark Harper and James Brokenshire.
Bristol Channel Yachting Association
Bristol Channel Yachting Association shared a post.Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 3:00pm
If you’re cruising anywhere on or after April 6, you might want to check your GPS 🛰 especially if it’s an older one as it might be giving you the wrong position. We’ve issued a special safety bulletin to explain what you need to do to avoid the problem!

On April 6 navigation data from some older GPS systems might become inaccurate due to the ‘week number’ rollover event.

This could cause stand-alone GPS receivers and systems using GPS chips, to produce data that is 19.7 years either in the past or future, therefore generating errors in both the GPS position and time. However, if onboard equipment has been installed after August 1999, or has regular firmware updates from the manufacturer, there should be minimal risk of an error occurring.

Luke Hallett Radio Spectrum Policy Co-ordinator for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency said: ‘If your GPS is more than 10 years old or it’s had no firmware updates then you’re definitely at higher risk. If your GPS falls into either of those categories you need to check with the manufacturer before April 6, otherwise time and position data used for navigation could become inaccurate.’

The MCA's safety bulletin is intended to help operators understand the implications of the week-number rollover and to take action to ensure all GPS updates are completed.

For more information on the rollover event please visit: http://ow.ly/othy30o9cbH

Photo credit: Vic Drosso
Bristol Channel Yachting Association
Bristol Channel Yachting AssociationThursday, March 21st, 2019 at 9:53pm
The BCYA Seafair Rally at Milford Haven on 22nd 23rd June. Is being held in conjunction with Milford Fish Festival which this year takes place on the Mackerel Quay. Free entry. £10 per night marina fee regardless of length. Free drinks reception. Prize for best dressed boat presented by the Mayor of Milford Haven. Details coming soon but put it in your diary now !
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Bristol Channel Yachting AssociationThursday, March 21st, 2019 at 4:08pm
The BCYA is delighted to welcome the Commodore of Lydney Yacht Club Sarah Evans, to the committee. Check out our web page for 2019 Bristol Channel Events including the inaugural BCYA Seafair Rally in Milford Haven.
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Bristol Channel Yachting AssociationThursday, January 31st, 2019 at 7:28pm
BIG WEB SITE UPDATE...We have updated the contact details in the Clubs/Marinas/Harbours page with 2019 details. We have posted the new 2019 events calendar (to be updated as more info comes in) AND We have created a new page “YOUR ANCHORAGES” which we hope you will find interesting and useful as you plan your trips for the year.
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR SAILING FRIENDS AND CHECK OUT THE WEB SITE www.bcya.org.uk
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Bristol Channel Yachting Association shared a link.Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 10:45pm
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is holding three marine planning workshops in the south west, you have selected the one in Taunton on Thursday 7th February 2019, Taunton Racecourse from 9:30am to 4:00pm. The workshops form part of our Iteration 3 Engagement and are an opportunity to comment...