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Roly Tasker Sails Phuket, is our prefered contractor

At Taskers youll find yourself in one of the biggest lofts in the world ,they will take care of repairs , have a  complete rigging workshop , very well stocked  Chandlery including  sunbrella, &  catamaran trampoline nets, and of course all your new sails needs  all under the same huge air conditioned roof .  Phuket Cruising Yacht Club members enjoy a 15% discount at Taskers

http://www.rollytasker.com/en/home.aspx

Forgoten the rolling hitch? get back up to speed by clicking the link below

http://www.sail-world.com/australia/knots.cfm

RE; MOORING WARNING Ao Chalong

NOTICE TO MARINERS: RE; the 200 new free Moorings in Ao Chalong, some of these mooring lines have chafed through & a couple of others have had the knots undo resulting in the the yachts on them suffering damage through drifting collisions, it is recomended that you dive and check the condition of the line and ensure the mooring block is upright before you leave the boat,  The condition of use is ” use at your own risk ” no recourse from owners Phuket Marine Department. The harbour master is aware of the problem and intends to rectafy it ASAP, The  PCYC will keep you updated of the progress. To see photos of the moorings being layed, the knots, and head gear click on the link to our Facebook page. If you would like to get our updates via Facebook, then once on our page click the LIKE sign it is a box on the right hand side upper on our main page with a thumb next to the word LIKE it will then change to LIKED once being clicked on, and you are now in our info loop

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phuket-Cruising-Yacht-Club/459813304068810?skip_nax_wizard=true

Vale RollyTasker…. R.I.P

Rolly who founded Rolly Tasker Sails in Thailand over 20 years ago died today after a long battle with cancer.  It goes without saying he will be missed by many clients and friends around the world.
If you would like to take a look at the video link - Rolly Tasker Video - this short film gives a brief glimpse into his long and colourful life.
He was 86 when he died and going very strong until shortly before he died.
He is going to be remembered as being a great sailor, entrepreneur, businessman and sail-maker.
Members of our club wish to send our condolences to his family.

Tides

You can view; download or print Phuket Tide Tables here

http://www.phuketcruisingyachtclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Phuket_Tide_Tables_2012.pdf

NOTICE TO MARINERS

NOTICE TO MARINERS

Click above to read January 2012 update on wrecks and hazards to navigation in Ao Chalong

THIS IS A MUST READ BEFORE APPROACHING THE ANCHORAGE

Notice to Mariners

Dangerous Wrecks, Chalong Bay, Phuket
Please exercise caution when manoeuvring close to the pier fuelling jetty; there is a sunken wreck not visible at high tide, take care to stand clear when reversing.

Phuket Cruising Yacht Club has placed markers on the wreck 300 m in front of the PCYC clubhouse: this wreck is a serious hazard, visible at low tide and is situated in transit zone between the yacht mooring area and the beach.

PCYC is your mailing address in Phuket

Everyone needs a mailing address from time to time, when you arrive at the tropical island of Phuket yours is : [Your Name] C/O Phuket Cruising Yacht Club 59/3 Moo 9 Chaofa Road, Phuket, Thailand, 83130.

You can try adding ”parts for ship in transit” this may avoid duties on some packages, I see many arrive here and no duty has been charged,its just the luck of the draw. All the courier companys as well as local mail service deliver here( I use Thai post EMS express service it has never failed me and is not expensive )  Please advise us if your having something sent so the staff will be expecting it. This service is free for members and temporary members , other wise its 50 baht

If you need an address in tax free Langkawi  contact our affiliate club the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, they will be able to help a small charge will apply if your not staying at their marina. www.langkawiyachtclub.com or phone 60-49664078            fax 60-49665078

If you need an agent in Langkawi my good friend Mr Danial See, from Vision travel and tours , is a freight forwarder and can take care of ,and store  your shipments, his phone number , mobile 60-124587840, or 60-49667080 , Email Mr Danial See at herald@pd.jaring.my Mr Danial See also has good prices on airline tickets. He is a” can do guy”

Why wild 40 knot weather; look at this chart.

Cause of Wednesday 23rd's wild weather look to the east and study the cause of 40 knot winds in the night.

Adventure Sailing In Sumatra

Iboih Beach Safe Anchorage

There are well maintained mooring buoys near the Rubiah Tirta dive shop; beaches are lined with tall palms and massive hardwood trees with crystal clear waters surround the island and are filled with beautiful coral gardens.

Pulau Weh hosts an incredible range of marine life with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Requiem Sharks, Turtles, Dolphins, Dogtooth Tuna, Napoleon, Mola Mola (Sun Fish) Trevally, Barracuda making the island a scuba divers dream location.

The local people are welcoming, friendly, and sincere like the Balinese were forty years ago, for diving information.

http://www.rubiahdivers.com/pulauweh.html