Ernest and Mabel Severn Class All Weather Lifeboat Phyl Clare III Atlantic 75 - B774 Inshore Lifeboat
The following notices have been issued by the RNLI Central Safety Team giving advice on policy, safety, procedural aspects etc  intended for local safety teams.
From RNLI Central
The RNLI has a “Zero Tolerance” approach to antisocial behaviour, but what does that actually mean?  Find out HERE
Anti-social Behaviour and Zero Tolerance Policy
 At the end of July a new navigation e-Learning course for crew and sea-goers was announced.  Find out more HERE
New e-learning navigational course
The recently published MAIB report on the fishing vessel Louisa, which foundered whilst at anchor, has highlighted a number of issues that might be brought-up during your RNLI preventative activities in coming days..  More details HERE
Life Jacket Issues
From Local Sources
The RNLI and RYA websites contain an abundance of advice regarding all aspects of safety at sea and on land.  Click on the links below for advice on your particular interests.
A PHA  directive regarding kite surfing in Portland Harbour can be read HERE 
Portland Harbour Authority Directive re. Kite Surfing
Last week another customer fell between their boat and the pontoon finger in the Westwey Road marina. The lady was unable to get herself out of the water despite desperate attempts and was rescued by the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat. The following points should be considered by berth-holders:   Do you know where the nearest escape ladder is to your boat? Is it worth leaving a ladder lowered on the stern of your boat in harbour if you have one? Think about following the harbour staff's example by wearing a lifejacket at all times on the pontoons. A customer has also suggested that it could be helpful to know where the closest vessel is with a bathing platform etc. on the stern as this could be used in an emergency to get out. Likewise please familiarise yourself with all emergency equipment on the pontoons. Please act now to ensure you do not find yourself in the same position.  Do not under-estimate the difficulty in getting out of the water when you are shocked and cold.  
Weymouth Harbour Authority Directive re. Pontoon Safety
Cold Water Shock Correct Use of a Lifejacket Angling Body Boardinging Coastal Walking Stand-up Paddleboarding Kitesurfing Kayaking & Canoeing Scuba Diving Surfing Yachting & Motorboating Guide to Lifejackets Better Boating Guide
Time Expired Pyrotechnics Policy
Along with the RNLI’s latest policy on Time Expired Pyrotechnics that was emailed to you on 5 th  June, we provided you with a link to the MCA’s Guidance notes on how to dispose of them. Some of you will have noticed that this guidance links to a number of documents however these links were broken. We contacted the MCA, who responded as below: ‘MGN 419 is the latest marine guidance note, however following changes from Directgov to Gov the link to the information was broken.  At this time we are currently reviewing the policy for accepting TEPs and the appointment process and until this has been completed we are unable to issue a new guidance note, as we don’t want to issue confusing messages. Information about the disposal of TEPs can be obtained from Gov.uk through the following link: https://www.gov.uk/owning-a-boat/safety-at-sea  The above information does still reference MRCCs and we are working with the site administers to change and update the terminology in line with Future Coastguard, and to amend the links. Please see attached the latest version of the advice and contact numbers that we hold. In any correspondence or safety advice briefing it is important to stress that the Coastguard has no statutory duty to take in out of date flares and that the service currently offered is a last resort option at the discretion of the Coastguard and should not be used as the primary route of disposal for TEPs in the UK.  Initially members of the public should look to dispose of out of date flares through the place they brought them, as many chandlers do offer a take back scheme.  Pains Wessex have implemented a contracted solution through Aquafax which enables participating chandlers to takeback Pains Wessex flares for disposal.  Details of the Pains Wessex scheme can be found through the following link: http://www.painswessex.com/news/2014/07/22/aquafax-launches-uk-flare-disposal-scheme  In addition British Marine have implemented a contracted solution through EOD Contracts, which enables their members to dispose of TEPs through participating marinas, although there is a small charge for this service. We would also ask you to stress that the Coastguard do not undertake a collection service, if an MoP has TEPs in their garage the onus is on them to dispose of them appropriately.’ Kind regards, The Community Safety Team
As you know, as well as being there for people in an emergency, you as specially trained RNLI volunteers offer boaters a number of fantastic services and we have produced an A5 ‘What we can do for you’ leaflet to help you advertise these services in your local communities.
On one side it promotes the lifejacket lockers, currently in 4 locations, giving details on how the public can find out more including
other planned locations. The other side advertises that we offer lifejacket clinics, advice on board and presentations and gives
details on how the public can book one of these services with us.
There are now a number of leaflets available to order through community_safety@rnli.org.uk and for those times you want to
display these leaflets, be that at events or in a retail environment etc, you can also order a RTW cardboard leaflet holder. These
leaflet holders are generic with the ‘Treat water with respect, not everyone can be saved’ message on the front, hold A5 size
leaflets and come in packs of 2.               Both the ‘What we can do for you’ leaflet and the RTW leaflet holder are now available to order by emailing community_safety@rnli.org.uk  Kind regards The Community Safety Team
What Can We Do for You?
NOTE: Items in yellow indicate possible interventions
APRIL 3 Talk at Castle Cove Sailing Club Castle Cove Sailing Club 8pm
11 Weymouth Bay 10k Charity Fun Run Hotel Riviera
2-6 100th Anniversary of the RAF Event
8 Osprey Sprint Triathlon Osprey Leisure Centre, Portland
22 Yeovil Car Club Pavilion Forecourt 11am – 4pm
25 Anzac Day Service Weymouth Seafront 11am
MAY 5 Quayside Music Festival Weymouth Harbourside 
12-13 Weldmar Colour Run and Bubble Rush Lodmoor Country Park 13 Watersports Open Day Osprey Quay, Portland 
13 Transport of Yesteryear Jubilee Clock
20 The Hard Way Half Portland 26-27 Fayre in the Square A celebration of local music and talent, with the aim of raising money for local groups and wider Rotary charities. 26-27 Quayside Music Festival Rendezvous Weymouth 
26 Egdon Easy 10k Run Lodmoor Country Park
27 Vintage and Classic Rally Jubilee Clock, Weymouth 27-28 Portland Marina Open Days
28 US Memorial Day Service and.Wreath Laying Weymouth Seafront, 11am
JUNE 1-3 Wessex Folk Festival Family festival on Weymouth Harbourside with two free stages showcasing a range of traditional and modern folk acts. Morris dancing, food and craft stalls along the   picturesque harbourside. Workshops and traditional music sessions in the local pubs.
2-3 Weymouth Volleyball Club Event Weymouth Beach
3 Hardy Country Classic Tour Riviera Hotel
6, 13, 20, 27 Bustinskin Aquathlon Series Bowleaze Coveway 8-10 A Class National Championships 
10 Transport of Yesteryear Static car display, Jubilee Clock, 10am-4pm
17 Race to Bill Triathlon WP Sailing Academy 
23-25 Weymouth & Portland Armed Forces Military displays, vehicles and re- enactmentsDay Celebrations
23 Military Vehicle Display Charity Stalls and Convoy to Portland
24 Service of Remembrance and Parade Weymouth Seafront, 11am
25 Armed Forces Flag Raising Weymouth Council Offices, 10.30am
30 & 1 July Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show
30 Macmillan Mighty Hike Jurassic Coast Lodmoor Country Park JULY
1 Portland 10 Mile Road Race
Every Wed. Bustinskin Aquathon Series Bowleaze Coveway, 7pm-8.30pm
7-8 Tag Rugby Festival Weymouth Beach 7-8 OMRA Model Powerboat Racing Pleasure Pier, Weymouth
8 WMD Triathlon Pleasure Pier, Weymouth
13 Porsches on the Prom Weymouth Seafront, 6pm-9pm 14-15 Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival The UK's largest FREE seafood festival set in Weymouth Harbour. Local seafood,  great chefs, and more. 19-22 Byte World Championships Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy 22-29 Weymouth Lifeboat Week Events every day in the harbour, or on the beach, at Bowleaze Cove or on the Nothe see www.rnliweymouth.org.uk
22 Tea on the Quay Music Festival, Rendezvous Weymouth, 12pm-10pm
29 Dorset Tour Lodmoor Events Area, 2pm-4pm
26 Battens Charity Volleyball Event Weymouth Beach
27-29 Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic Part of the National Beach Volleyball Tour, organised with the support of the RAF and
Volleyball England. AUGUST
1, 8, 15, Bustinskin Aquathon Series Bowleaze Coveway, 7pm-8.30pm   26 & 27
4-25 RS 25th Anniversary Games
5 Party in the Park hosted by Air FM Lodmoor Country Park
12 Round the Rock 10k Run Portland 14-15 Weymouth Carnival & Fireworks Two days of entertainment, displays, processions etc.
17-18 Ragged Victorians Nothe Fort
19 Weymouth Classic Sprint Triathlons Bowleaze Cove
25-26 Quayside Music Festival Harbourside 26 Dragon Boat Racing Organised by the Rotary Club of Melcombe Regis ?? Radipole Park open day SEPTEMBER 3 National Merchant Navy Day Honouring the brave men and women who kept our 'Island Nation' afloat during both World Wars. Parade at the MNA memorial on the esplanade.
4 Dumble Bimble Charity Fun Portland 8-9 Weymouth Keelboat Regatta Weymouth Sailing Club 
8-9 Military Weekend
15-16 Bart’s Bash 2018 When the world goes sailing together. Be part of the world’s largest sailing event!
16 Weymouth World Tour Biathle Greenhill Gardens
22 The Heroes Challenge Run West Fleet Farm, Chickerell
23 Ironman 70.3 Weymouth OCTOBER ` 13-19 Weymouth Speed Week 
14 Osprey Sprint Osprey Leisure Centre, Portland
20-27 Halloween Half Term Fairground Pavilion Forecourt, open daily from 12 noon
21 Weymouth 10 Weymouth Seafront, starting 9am
28 Lions Beach Motocross Weymouth Beach, organised by Weymouth Lions  Club NOVEMBER
4 Royal British Legion Festival Weymouth Pavilion 5 Guy Fawkes Celebrations & Fireworks Weymouth Seafront.  Including children’s Guy Fawkes competition, fairground, bonfire and fireworks display.
11 Remembrance Sunday Service Weymouth Seafront
25 Sparkle in the Park Lodmoor Country Park, 3.30pm DECEMBER
2 Wyke Square Christmas Fayre Wyke Regis, Weymouth
15-5 Jan Dick Whittington Pantomime at Weymouth Pavilion
16 Chase the Pudding Santa Run Weymouth Beach 25 Christmas Day Harbour Swim Annual fundraising swim across Weymouth Harbour.  11am 
Note from Weymouth Street Pastors
RNLI Respect the Water Campaign 2017 As the co-ordinator of Weymouth Streetpastors, I was contacted during October 2017 by Clive Edwards of the Weymouth RNLI community safety team regarding safety around the harbour in Weymouth. We met with the Weymouth harbourmaster and had a constructive meeting and developed a collaborative approach to raise awareness within the town centre of the RNLI Respect the Water campaign. Clive kindly gave me a quantity of stickers and I visited 102 establishments in the town centre area and made them aware of the RNLI respect the water campaign.  I emphasised the target audience of the campaign was males between the ages of 19 and 39 and suggested a poster be placed where this demographic group would see it most. All venues were keen to support the campaign and after Clive had received additional supplies and laminated A4 posters I was able to distribute pub packs and other RNLI merchandise to the 102 venues. The Weymouth harbour master added Dial 999 and ask for the coastguard stickers to all lifebuoys around the length of the harbour and I can report no incidents of people entering into the harbour during the winter months of 2017 and over the Christmas period particularly New Years Eve when large numbers of people come into the town to celebrate. In conclusion, awareness of the Respect the Water campaign has been heightened in Weymouth as a result of multi agency co-operation. Dave Rees Weymouth Streetpastors co-ordinator
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