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How to access the Members area

In order to access all the information in the Members Area, as well as read the Newsletters and see all the Resources, you must login to the web site. See the boxes on the right-hand side of this page.

Only members of the Association are provided with login accounts, and your login details were set up when you joined. If you've forgotten them, please click on Request new password below the login boxes, and follow the instructions on the next page.

A new online shop

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You can now buy things through this web site!


We're pleased to announce that we have created a simple shop on the web site, specifically for members.

It's quite limited at the moment, but you can order one of the new-style burgees. You can find it under Members area -> Stuff to buy, or click here. There's more about how we hope to expand it in future on that page, so please have a look.

RYA SafeTrx app replaces CG66 scheme

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You may well have used, or at least be aware of, the Coastguard CG66 scheme. This was a form you filled in with details of you and your boat, as well as contact numbers of next of kin, and submitted to the MCGA. This provided the Coastguard and rescue services with important information about you and your boat in the event that you got into trouble.

Whitehaven to Isle of Windermere

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My own Big Mac adventure was something of a fail. My crew and I left Whitehaven at high water, 630am on Monday 6th August, but struggled from the start with a F4 wind that was coming directly from the Isle of Man. I hoped that we might close haul in a westerly direction but under sail could only hold a course NNW and didn't fancy the Galloway ports. We started to motor into wind over tide but it was very uncomfortable with a fair amount of rolling and slamming and general discomfort.

Add a second login to your membership


New web site feature ...

... you can add a login for a second person sharing your membership.

We have for a long time accepted two names on one membership (spouses, partners, sailing buddies, whatever). We have also allowed both people to have their own individual logins for the web site, but it's required an administrator (i.e. me!) to set it up.

Now, you can add a second login yourself. The second person must have their own email address, and to add them do the following:

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

New feature - knowledge base


Hello all

I've added a new feature to the web site called Knowledge Base (this is not the forum section with the same name, but something new).

You can get to it from the Resources menu, and you must be logged in to see it.

It's a hierarchical index, in the same style as the User Guide, and is another way of getting to the most useful pages that are already on the site. So I haven't written lots of new pages (!), but provided a better way of getting to the most useful stuff that's already there.

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

Navionics charts on our web site


With the sailing season fast approaching, I thought I'd just remind everyone that you can view the fully detailed Navionics Charts for free on our web site. This is not just the UK, but anywhere in the world, in full detail!

If you're thinking about sailing somewhere new, or even somewhere familiar but you've forgotten a few details, it's really useful to browse charts of the area well before you set out, so you can familiarise yourself and make some plans - even if only in your mind (though remember the importance of passage planning before you actually set out).

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

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