Published 11:04 on 3 Oct 2020
Already it is September, but I hope that you have been able to enjoy August and maybe have even been out on the water.
Our East Coast Cruise experienced 'a lot' of weather, and although this limited our sailing, it was great to spend time in company with fellow MLSC members. We were well looked after and organised by Tim & Linda via the WhatsApp group which worked very well - thank you guys. If you'd like to be added to the WhatsApp group for future cruising events, please let Tim know.
It has been great to see our members back in the Club and enjoying the bar since the re-opening at the beginning of August. Thanks to Steve and the Bar Team for their efforts in maintaining a Covid safe environment for us.
When we are in the safe and comfortable MLSC bar with our friends all around it is very easy to forget that we should be maintaining social distance, but please do try to keep to the table you've been assigned.
To assist the bar staff with operating in the most effective way, please call (01621 854139) to book a table in advance of your visit.
We very much appreciate your cooperation with this. Thanks.
Our Training Team still have some places available on the following courses starting this month:
- 26 week Day skipper course starting on Thursday 17th September
- 8 week Day Skipper course starting on Tuesday 22nd Sept - 8 Tuesday evenings + the weekend of 14 and 15 November.
- SRC VHF one day course on Sunday 27th September.
If you, or anyone you know is interested in any of these training courses please see the details on the notices at the end of this email.
Red Diesel Consultation
We have received the below correspondence regarding The Maritime Heritage Trust's response to the red diesel consultation. Please respond directly to Scott should you wish to have any input on this:
I am emailing all possible oil-burning members of The Maritime Heritage Trust to ask for any maritime heritage input concerning red diesel for our reply to the current government consultation (deadline 1 October 2020).
Do you (or your members, if a group) have concerns about this issue? The MHT line is that although we all want to reduce global warming and sulphur pollution, our use of fossil fuels is needed to keep our traditional vessels going, and extra tax may make propulsion (affecting passenger carrying and voyages for maintenance) uneconomic. Our sector (and fuel oil useage) is very small, but we request special tax exemption treatment particularly for vessels on the National Historic Ships Register.
I should be happy to discuss further if it would help.
Regards, Scott Pereira, Hon Sec, The Maritime Heritage Trust, mobile 07798914734
Wishing you all the best for the remaining sailing season.
Last updated 11:04 on 3 October 2020