FED Latest News 2014 . . .
Chichester Harbour - England's Coastal Gem
Chichester Harbour - England's Coastal Gem has just been published by Robert Hale and authored by Liz Sagues of Dell Quay Sailing Club.
This delightful 200 page book describes the history and industries of the harbour, as well as many of the personalities that have interacted with it, both in the past and the present. Laced with an abundance of beautiful pictures, it captures the many aspects of life in and around the harbour and will make a welcome addition to the bookshelves of the many who use and love Chichester Harbour.
It is available from Amazon, Waterstones and most local bookshops. Price £16.99: ISBN 978-0-7090-9761-7
Your Latest Kraken Neewsletter
The Federation is keen to support the crime prevention and counter-terrorism initiative 'Project Kraken', which is a nationwide concept.
The Hampshire Policy Marine Unit provides on the water security in our area and members may find it useful to periodically view their Kraken Newsletter, as well as following them on Twitter.
Your Copy of the latest Project Kraken Newsletter available here
Images from FED Week 2013
Chris Bashall (aka Rokraider) was snapping away during Fed Week (at the Federations request) and the photo's can be found here. He was snapping on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Tuesday was only on series 3 (kids on the mud). The other days cover all series.
The photo's are for sale and all the proceeds will be donated to Hayling Rescue to help pay for the new exhaust manifold Franks RIB had to have recently. The pictures can be ordered as prints or a download.
Important safety advice re: kill cords
The RYA is urging all owners and operators of powerboats and RIBs to remember to wear a kill cord.
Remember: always wear a kill cord
Always attach the kill cord to the driver
All owners and operators of such vessels fitted with a kill cord to should:
- Test them regularly to ensure that the engine stops when the kill cord mechanism is operated
- Make sure that the cord is in good condition
- Always attach the cord to the driver, ideally before the engine is started, but certainly before the engine is put in gear
- When changing drivers it is strongly recommended that you should turn the engine off before transferring the kill cord from one driver to the other.
The engine should only be restarted when the kill cord has been securely attached to the new driver.
Remember: It's there to protect you
Read more about Kill Cords in the RYA Safety Information guide
A great idea - Immobilise your gear now!
This is a great idea! Your outboard has been nicked and is in a van stopped by the police. They quickly establish it does not belong to the driver. How? Because you've logged it on The UK National Property Register. Simple!
Anything that has an ID number can be added to the register in your name – bikes, dinghies, TV, cameras, outboards, chart-plotters, etc. If it has a unique number, you can log it in one central place you will always be able to access.
And it's free. Go to www.hampshire.police.uk
Hot Topics No. 2 now available . . .
More Hot Topics . . .
The second edition of the Chichester Harbour Federation Newsletter - Hot Topics - is now available. A newsletter designed to keep members and sailors informed about harbour news, as well as some of the issues tackled by the Federation.
In this edition: Project Kraken - tackling boat related crime in the harbour, The Artemis 20 project, Re-Development at Cobnor Point, The new Marine Management Organisation, Thornham Marina - one of the harbour's best kept secrets! And did you do the St. Wilfrid's Challenge?
Your copy here
Missed issue No. 1? Then get your copy here