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Yla Section

Date: July 1971

Volume: 42

Issue: 436

THE Y.L.A., with a growing membership of 7,000, continues to recruit members and with the yachting season in full swing it is hoped that members will do their utmost to recruit yet more names to the books.

By joining the...

Category: Articles

Muddy waters

Date: Summer 2009

Volume: 61

Issue: 588

How would the occupants of a yacht survive when it sank within seconds at the mouth of the Thames? Anne Millman finds out

On the overcast but cold morning of 17 February, Thames Coastguard at Waltonon- the-Naze heard an...

Category: Articles


Date: Summer 1975

Volume: 44

Issue: 453

Frances Scott, honorary secretary of the Bournemouth branch, sailed to Swanage in his yacht Eulali to attend that station's centenary. On the return passage, when entering Poole Harbour, he saw a 14' skiff, Addio, which had capsized,...

Category: Articles

Shoreboat Services. For Which Rewards Were Given at the April, May, June and July Meetings of the Committee of Management

Date: October 1938

Volume: 30

Issue: 335

April Meeting.

Benbecula, Western Isles.—At about 8.30 P.M. on the 24th September, 1937, during a flowing tide, three men tried to cross South Ford to South Uist in a horse trap, but half-way across the horse got into...

Category: Services

Shoreboat Services. For Which Rewards Were Given at the November, 1939, Meeting of the Committee of Management

Date: April 1940

Volume: 31

Issue: 341

November Meeting.

Cape Clear, Co. Cork.—On 24th • September, 1939, explosions were heard at sea about two o'clock in the afternoon. They came from the s.s.

Hazelside, of Newcastle, a timber-laden...

Category: Services

Ma Jolie II,

Date: Spring 1979

Volume: 46

Issue: 468

Struck wreck WARDEN POINT COASTGUARD informed the deputy launching authority of Sheerness lifeboat station at 2046 on Saturday December 30, 1978, that a red flare had been sighted in Gillingham Reach. Maroons were fired at 2049 and at 2106...


Date: Autumn 1985

Volume: 49

Issue: 494

Yacht sinks in gale THE 30ft yacht. Fidget, of stout construction, was on passage from Gosport to Plymouth on the morning of Sunday August 11, 1985, when she hit a huge crest south of Gara Rock, near Salcombe.

Within one...


Date: July 1970

Volume: 41

Issue: 432

This service took place last year: No. 6 Life-boat Area Plymouth, South Devon - At 7.37 a.m.

on 29th July, 1969, the coastguard reported that a dismasted yacht was burning red flares and drifting rapidly about one mile...

Hughie Green's Autograph Session

Date: December 1965

Volume: 38

Issue: 414

It was a cold and blustery August bank holiday when the annual life-boat flag day was held in Rhyl this year. A further handicap was the lateness of the bank holiday - fewer people were in the town. The outlook for fund raising was poor,...

Category: Articles

Mr. J. R. Barnett, O.B.E., M.I.N.A.

Date: June 1965

Volume: 38

Issue: 412

Mr. J. R. Barnett, O.B.E., M.I.N.A., was for many years Consulting Naval Architect to the Institution. He died at his home in Glasgow on 13th January, 1965, shortly after reaching his looth birthday. When the first experiments with motor...

Category: Obituaries