Is Your Boat Safe? Severe Weather Warning

With Storm Ciara tracking across the Atlantic towards us, the Met Office currently has a Yellow Warning of wind for Sunday. They have today updated it today for the London and South East area to the more severe Amber level.

Although we are just outside the current predicted Amber area, there is the potential for some very strong winds for Sunday. Full details of the severe weather warning can be found here.

The committee recommends that members check their boats are secure before this storm arrives. Any boat relying on props or stands to stand up are the most vulnerable, strong winds can shake props free. It is well worth lashing props in place.

Poorly secured covers can cause damage and in the worst case pull a boat over.

Remember, one boat did blow over last winter causing significant damage.