Browsing Archive: November, 2008

Canal Links

Posted by Graham on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, In : Links 
A couple of interesting canal links here:
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Fantastic Weather Links

Posted by Graham on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, In : Links 

Here are some fantastic weather links:

UK wind maps
UK Metcheck
UK Rain radar
Live Lightning
Midlands  weather
Satellite weather maps
Further links to Meteosat sites  
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Ron Morgan Boat Electrics Tuesday 2nd December 2008

Posted by Webmaster on Thursday, November 20, 2008, In : Previous Meetings 

Do you have a question relating to boat electrics that Ron can address at our next meeting? If so email here or use the contact menu, your question will be passed on to Ron and he will try to include your topic.

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Jan Meek 13th November 2008

Posted by Beryl on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, In : Previous Meetings 
On Tuesday 18th November we were entertained by Jan Meek - what a lady!  Her presentation was so inspirational, everyone was enthralled.  She told us about her walk to the magnetic North Pole and showed slides giving some idea of the natural beauty created there.  She was subsequently invited to walk to the geographical North Pole with explorer David Templeman-Adams and had previously rowed the Atlantic in a 23ft 'canoe' with her son.
Her enthusiasm and ability to transport everyone on the jo...

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Blog RSS Feed

Posted by Webmaster on Saturday, November 15, 2008, In : Admin 
At the bottom right of our blog is an RSS feed button. Click on this and follow the instructions and you can keep an eye on what's being posted on this blog without initially entering the website.
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Single Handed Round the World

Posted by Bob on Saturday, November 15, 2008, In : News 
Michael Perham, from Potters Bar in Hertfordshire has today, Saturday 15th November 2008, set off to sail single handed round the world at the age of 16. Mike is no stranger to single handed sailing - at the age of 14 he became the youngest person to sail the Atlantic. You can follow Mike's progress via our Blogroll see link below bottom right. We all wish him well.
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AIS - Ship Automatic Identification System

Posted by Bob on Saturday, November 15, 2008, In : Ship Movements 

There's a really comprehensive description at Wikipedia for AIS but in addition there's lots of other very interesting information on the Internet: have a look at the information available for the Solent area at Solent Ship Tracking. This superb site is well worth a look for other information as well!! Another good one is Lands End Live which shows you which ships are currently rounding Lands End. For UK information and a complete view, by map, of the UK have a look at ShipAIS - Watching the ...

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RNLI and new Ofcom charges

Posted by Mike on Friday, November 14, 2008, In : News 
The background:   (From the Telegraph..)

LIFEBOAT crews fear being scuppered by crippling new charges for using their radios from Ofcom, the communications regulator. The RNLI could see the price of using its VHF emergency frequencies rise to £250,000 under plans to charge the full commercial rate.

The charity, which saves hundreds of lives every year currently pays an annual £48,000 at a discounted rate of 50 per cent. It relies on donations and fears the move will have a disastrous impact...

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Blog Page

Posted by Webmaster on Monday, November 10, 2008, In : News 

There are some enhancements to the blog! At the top you will now see a blog search: this is really obvious - just enter your search and the search will show you any MCCC blogs containing your search. It will also have a look at the Internet and give you other relevant links.

At the bottom of the blog page we now have a blogroll - this is really a list of links but will only show blogs of interest.

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Falmouth Town Sailing Club

Posted by Bob on Monday, November 10, 2008, In : News 
The website link to Midlands Coastal Cruising Club has been printed in the Autumn 2008 Newsletter of Falmouth Town Sailing Club. (FTSC).
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Mike Streets & Chris Bassam 4th November 2008

Posted by Beryl on Monday, November 10, 2008, In : Previous Meetings 
The meeting on 4th November saw the return of Mike Streets and Chris Bassam, previously club members, who gave us some very interesting 'food for thought' about keeping and sailing a boat in the Caribbean.  Mike & Chris sailed the Atlantic in 2002 with the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) and their boat Reverie has been based in Granada ever since.  Over the past few years, they have spent many months sailing these waters and were very informative about the experience and knowledge they have...
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Posted by Webmaster on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, In : Admin 

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Mike Streets & Chris Bassam 4th November 2008

Posted by Bob on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, In : Previous Meetings 

Tuesday  saw a very welcome return of Mike Streets and Chris Bassam to MCCC. Mike and Chris have now had six years cruising in the Caribbean and during that time have covered the area in great depth. 

We heard some fascinating details of life out there living amongst the Islands: how often entering each island requires entry and exit formalities to be completed as they are often different countries. Members were given some good tips about anchoring and how in all those years Mike and Chris ha...

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Notice Board

Posted by Webmaster on Sunday, November 2, 2008, In : News 
We now have a Member's Notice Board on the Member's Page. This can be used to bring to the attention of other members all sorts of things: in particular do you want to sell no longer wanted boat bits? You must, of course, be the owner of anything you want to sell here.

Are you trying to get hold of something? Looking for a crew? Do you want to crew?

To get your notices on the Board you must be a member of Midlands Coastal Cruising Club.

Please email your information using the email link provi...

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