November 11, 2018

Water pumps, a cruise to Christchurch, Ile Chausey

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July 2, 2017

I have added a new category to the the WPCA Forum.

The Forum is a place where you can chat with fellow members.

There are now four Categories for posts - Cruising, Talks & Events, and Boat Stuff. And now Crew Wanted/Crew Available

The good thing is that you can, if you wi...

September 4, 2016

We have changed the way in which the Members' Page is accessed. You now login with your email address and a password that is private to you.

Logging In/Signing Up

When you select the Members' option on the menu you will see the screen above.

If you have already signed u...

March 11, 2015

Keeping together: it is not really practical for everyone to sail in close convoy simply because boat speeds vary quite a bit. But 'paring off' seems to be a popular and practical idea. Generally we try to not leave inexperienced crews unattended.

Regarding communicatio...

October 22, 2014

It is well worth taking advantage of the Coastguard 'CG 66 Scheme' whereby boat owners  record the details of their craft, contact numbers etc., on a simple little form which the CG then transfer onto their nationwide data base. Should there ever be any difficulties, t...

October 22, 2014

The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is an entirely voluntary organisation keeping a visual watch along UK shores.

There are manned stations on Portland Bill and on St Albans Head.

They are happy to give an up to the minute report of sea conditions near th...

October 22, 2014

Here are some notes for those wishing to ‘Round the Bill’ for the first time via the inshore passage.

The inshore passage is the navigable water between the rocks at the end of the Bill and the race. A distance of about a tenth of a mile.That may not sound much, but to...

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