Resources and Other Sites
External Boating, Fishing and Sailing Sites and Resources that you might find useful.
Gravesend Sailing Club - Gravesend Sailing club is an old, established sailing club on the River Thames at Gravesend. - here are two photographs of Gravsend Sailing Club seen from the River Thames... Gravesend Sailing Club as seen from a club mooring Photograph 1 and Gravesend Sailing Club as seen from a club mooring Photograph 2 (Closeup Photograph)
Square Mile - Square Mile is the exclusive supplier of Wireless Broadband to sailors within 50 of the UK 's largest and most prestigious marinas.
The Southampton Boat Show.
The International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO) - The International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO) is dedicated to the recognition and further development of "the world's leading international boat shows".
The International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO) Boat Show Calendar sorted by date.
The London Boat Show.
The British Marine Federation.
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) The RYA (Royal Yachting Association) is the national organisation which represents the interests of everyone who goes boating for pleasure. Personal membership is open to all boat users. RYA at the 2006 London Boat Show.
The Port of London Authority (PLA) Essential page for anyone using the River Thames to navigate. The PLA's mission is to:-
facilitate the safety of navigation on the tidal Thames,
deliver value for money services to our commercial customers and promote the potential of the Port of London,
respect the environment of the tidal Thames and pursue principles of sustainable development,
provide an efficient, professional and equitable service to commercial and leisure users and riparian owners on issues affecting the River and
safeguard the navigational access to and the viability of the Port of London and its infrastructure.
Categories of information for users afloat include:
Commercial Users: Trade Contacts, Terminal Directory, Commodities Handled, Shipping Routes, Charges, PACE, Press.
Environment: Legislation, Consultation, Conservation, Environmental Assessment, Dredging, EMS, Monitoring.
Maritime Users: Ship Listings, Tidal Information, PLA Notices to Mariners, PLA Directions, PLA Byelaws, Critical Depths, Weather, Publications.
The PLA: Mission, Port of London Act, Organisation Chart, Recruitment, Feedback, Principal Offices, Contact Details.
Leisure Users: River Events, Cruise Ships, Moorings, Rowing and Canoe Clubs, Yacht Clubs and Marinas.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is responsible throughout the UK for implementing the Government’s maritime safety policy. That includes co-ordinating search and rescue at sea through Her Majesty’s Coastguard, and checking that ships meet UK and international safety rules. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency works to prevent the loss of lives at the coast and at sea, to ensure that ships are safe, and to prevent coastal pollution Safer Lives, Safer Ships, Cleaner Seas. There is a land line number should you need to contact the MCA at any time - the MCA's Infoline is available 24 hours a day on: Tel: 0870 6006505
Admiralty EasyTide - Admiralty EasyTide is the most comprehensive tidal prediction service on the Web.
The free tide prediction service provides tidal data for over 6000 ports worldwide together with a host of other useful information. EasyTide has been improved, now enabling you to select the date of your prediction. Choose any date between 100AD and up to 50 years in the future and access tide predictions for 7 or 14 days at a time. Advanced predictions also include other useful information such as times of sunrise/sunset, lunar phases and Springs and Neaps data. Predictions for the forthcoming week are still available free of charge.
Time Clocks - Time Clocks - time checks for anywhere in the world. The Official Source of Time for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Global Positioning System (GPS), and a Standard of Time for the United States.
Advanced Online Course on Marine Navigation - Advanced Online Course on Marine Navigation - The aim of this course is to teach you how to navigate safely while using the minimum of resources: methods that have been in use since the Middle Ages, and are still applied by the professionals. Indeed, this course greatly extends on - for instance - the RYA course and gives you the insight and feel of a seasoned navigator.
National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
Yachting Association (RYA)
International Maritime Organisation - International Maritime Organisation: Quote from the page: "Shipping is perhaps the most international of all the world's great industries and one of the most dangerous. It has always been recognized that the best way of improving safety at sea is by developing international regulations that are followed by all shipping nations and from the mid-19th century onwards a number of such treaties were adopted. Several countries proposed that a permanent international body should be established to promote maritime safety more effectively, but it was not until the establishment of the United Nations itself that these hopes were realized. In 1948 an international conference in Geneva adopted a convention formally establishing IMO (the original name was the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization, or IMCO, but the name was changed in 1982 to IMO).
The IMO Convention entered into force in 1958 and the new Organization met for the first time the following year.
The purposes of the Organization, as summarized by Article 1(a) of the Convention, are "to provide machinery for cooperation among Governments in the field of governmental regulation and practices relating to technical matters of all kinds affecting shipping engaged in international trade; to encourage and facilitate the general adoption of the highest practicable standards in matters concerning maritime safety, efficiency of navigation and prevention and control of marine pollution from ships". The Organization is als"
and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
& Boating World
The Yachting Journalists' Association.
The National Union of Journalists.
The Geek Philosopher.
Resources and Other Sites