If you are at sea and get into difficulty and you are unable to raise assistance, is there anyone ashore who knows what to do if you fail to return at your estimated time?

Would a friend or relative know who to contact? Would they have sufficient detail about your vessel and your likely whereabouts to be able to assist the Coastguard to locate you?

Would it not be a comfort to know that when you set out, the Coastguard has the details of your vessel on a database that is accessible to all Coastguard Co-ordination Centres throughout the UK so that they have the information they need to mount a search and rescue operation should you get into difficulty?

sea checkOne of the services that RNLI provide is a FREE Sea Check of you boat.

The RNLI would like to offer you a completely free, friendly and confidential service that looks at safety aspects involved with your boat. SEA Check is neither a test nor an inspection and there is no pass or fail. Conducted by one of our highly trained volunteers, SEA Check is a personal face-to-face safety advice service that takes place on board your own craft. You set the time and we tailor our visit to your vessel and the type of boating that you do.

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List of books in the Library

There are also a number of back copies of yachting magazines. If you have any books you would like to donate then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  07786 176123

The club has had donated almost 100 books on sailing, navigation, seamanship, engine maintenance and other matters nautical.
These are available in the clubhouse to be borrowed by members in a sort of Library system.

Bill Johnson 01278 652283 is holding the keys and if anyone is interested in borrowing a book then contact him directly.

See our list below:

Design and construction, Sails, Maintenance  
1 Amateur Boat Building Michael Verney
2 Care and repair of Sails J Howard Williams
3 Encyclopedia of small craft maintenance Percy Blandford
4 Design of Sailing Yachts Pierre Gutelle
5 Understanding rigs and rigging Richard Henderson
6 Dinghy Sails J Howard Williams
7 Boat repair manual George Buchanan
8 Wooden Boats John Scarlett
9 Ferrocement Robert Tucker
10 From a bare hull Ferenc Mate
11 Surveying small craft Ian Nicholson
12 Build your own boat Ian Nicholson
13 Self Steering Lee Woas
14 Care and repair of hulls Michael Verney
15 Boat maintenance David Derrick
16 Care and repair of Glass fibre yachts Tony Station Bevan
17 The finely fitted yacht Ferenc Mate
18 Boat repairs and conversions Michael Verney
19 Yacht joinery and fitting Mike Saunders
20 Build and sail your own boat Norman Dahl
21 Repair and restoration of wooden boats Mike Harper and Dave Johnson
22 Sailing and boating equipment guide Colin Jarman
23 Boat data book Ian Nicholson
24 Yachtsman's weather map Ray Sanderson
25 Meterology at sea Ray Sanderson
26 Outlook weather maps and forecasting G W White
27 Glenans weather forecasting Glenans
28 Instant weather forecasting Alan Watts
29 Meterology C W Roberts
30 Weather at sea David Houghton
31 Wind and sailing boats Alan Watts
  Engines and electronics  
33 How to install a new diesel Peter Cumberlidge
34 Boat engines Peter Bowyer
35 Diesel boat engines Haynes
36 Care and repair of small diesels Chris Thompson
37 Boat electronics John Wayney
38 Electronics afloat Dag Pike
39 Marine diesel engines Nigel Calder
40 RYA Manual RYA
41 Weekend Navigator Bruce Fraser
42 The Yacht Navigator Norman Dahl
43 Chart Abbreviations Admiralty 5011
44 Navigation exercises for yachtsman RYA
45 Maritime buoyage system A Admiralty
46 Yachtmaster exercises RYA
47 Race Navigation Stuart Quarrie
48 Seaman's Guide to Rules of the Road JW Ford
49 Coastal Navigation Gerry Smith
50 Small Cruiser Navigation RM Tetley
51 The Art of Pilotage John Mellor
52 Ocean Yacht Navigator Kenneth Wilkes
53 International Signals D A Moore
54 Practical Yacht Navigator Kenneth Wilkes
55 Start to navigate Conrad Dixon
  Pilotage guides  
56 Dutch inland sailing pilot Henry Levison
57 Havengids Nederland Vetus
58 Greek waters pilot – Imray Rod Heikell
59 Ionian – Corfu/Zakinthos Rod Heikell
60 West coast of Scotland Ronald Faux
61 Tidal Atlas of N Ireland and W Scotland Admiralty
62 Solent Tidal Atlas Admiralty
63 English and Bristol Channel tidal Atlas Admiralty
64 Irish Sea and Bristol Channel tidal atlas Admiralty
65 Atlantic crossing guide RCC Phillip Allen
66 Britanny and Channel Islands David Jefferson
67 Scottish West Coast Pilot Mark Brackenbury
68 Shell pilot to English Channel Capt Coote RN
69 The Solent Cruising guide Derek Bowskill
70 Sailing directions for W Scotland Clyde Crusing Club
  Sailing and Seamanship  
71 Glenans Sailing Manual Glenans Sea Centre
72 Seamanship Peter Kemp
73 Progressive dinghy sailing Stan Woolam
74 Roving in open boats Ian Nicholsan
75 Spinnaker R King
76 Singlehanding Tony Meisel
77 Single handed sailing Richard Henderson
78 Sailing cruiser manual John Mellor
79 Anchoring and Mooring Alan Gree
80 Strong wind sailing Richard Henderson
81 Fast cruising Peter Johnson
82 Downwind sailing John Oakley
83 This is rough weather sailing Errol Bruce
84 This is sailboat cruising JD Sleightholme
85 This is racing R Creagh-Osborne
86 Sailing Strategy Ian Proctor
87 Yachtmaster offshore John Russel
88 Race training manual Jim Saltonstal RYA
89 Blue water racing C van Rietschoten/B Pickthall
90 Survival at sea Bernard Robin
91 Marlinspike seamanship William P Maclean
92 Heavy weather sailing K Adlard Coles
93 Yacht signalling- radio Bernard Hayman
94 RYA sailing manual Bob Bond RYA
95 The rules in action G Sambrooke-Sturgess

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