Update of the thefts from boats 2016

Hi all,

Just a quick one from the police, a spate of thefts of property from boats has been taking place in the area, the thief has been seen on a white (probably honda) motorbike registration: LP60WPW.

Please be aware.

Thank you.

Good Morning

Thank you for your e-mail regarding the theft from boats in and around your club.

I have looked at our crime management system and over the last 10 days have found 5 reported crimes from your club members, and three others in Portsmouth Harbour, not necessarily connected. Out of these only two were overnight and the rest have been in the evening or over a period of time.

Our unit covers the whole of the Hampshire coastline, around the IOW and out to 12 miles, so concentrating on one particular area is a difficult task, with the resource’s we have. However we will endeavor to have a presence in the area, but the times will vary, our core times are between 0700 – 2100hrs.

I fully encourage your members to contact us if they have any issues, as if the crimes are not reported then we can do little about them.

I would imagine that the Police launches you have seen recently have been MOD boats, which do operate 24hrs ,though we have no control over their patrol strategy. We do liaise with them and I will inform them of the recent thefts.

I hope this helps and if we can be of further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us.


PC 1989 Tim Ockenden

Hampshire Police Marine Unit


August 2014 Update




Hello Everyone


Hope you are all enjoying the glorious summer and managing to spend time on your boats. 

The Club is enjoying a splendid update in many areas mainly due our Bosun party lead by Tony Blair and his band of Merry Men/Ladies and our thanks go to them for their fantastic efforts. 

Tony would warmly welcome further offers of assistance and if you are able to help, please contact him directly to arrange – every little helps as they say! 

Following a recent Club inspection for Insurance renewal purposes, I’m delighted to feedback that we have passed with flying colours - well done everyone. 

The Club Insurance will be raised to reflect Club assets  both ashore and at Salterns and the following recommendations can be instigated immediately:- 

a)      All fire exits are to be kept clear of rubbish and debris at all times 

b)    A sign to be placed above the pontoon that goes under the pier head at Salterns stating  “Beware of height at high water” as there is a serious head impact risk (in hand)

c)  All Salterns berth holders to disconnect shore supply electricity when vessels are unoccupied due to difficulty of accessing Salterns pontoon in the event of a fire. 

Thank you for following the above, which maintains a safe environment for FSMBC and all Members. 

On a different note, I’d like to say a huge public thank you to Charlie Coxwell for all his terrific support to the Club during his time as Work scheme Administrator especially for getting Duty Man up and running which works so well for FSMBC.  Charlie has stood down from the role for various reasons but has kindly agreed to continue to give support for computer systems to both Alan Labrum and Alan Stewart who are picking up where Charlie left off.  Alan Labrum will oversee Dutyman and our website whilst Alan Stewart is co-ordinating Medusa which is a new computerised system that could reduce considerably the amount of time required for all Administrative roles when in place – very exciting so watch this space and again, thanks to Charlie for sourcing Medusa and all the time and effort put in on behalf of the Club over the last few years. 

Please see separate announcement for the Clubs Charity evening on August 30th in the Workshop and tickets   for this great event are now available from the Social Ladies or me.  How many do you want?! It’s going to be lively! 

Long may the glorious weather continue and I look forward to seeing you on the Club balcony to enjoy a candle lit sun down with a chilled glass of something very soon.


Kind regards  




Pirates Day – June 14

Saturday 14th June

HW 1.00pm bst

Fun starts at midday

Boat loading at 12.30

Pirates to prepare full broadside.

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Can you help on the day?

Boat skippers, help ashore, BBQ drivers, riot control etc all required

Contact: Bill Baird for offers of help afloat

Contact: Shirley Rosser for offers of help ashore

(see DutyMan for contact information)

Free BBQ at the Clubhouse to all participants.

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Burns Night

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Burns Night in the Club 25th January 2014 19.30 for 20.00 Dinner

Tickets are now available for Burns night at £18.00 each and if you like to attend, please write your name and the number of tickets required on the list in the bar.  Spaces are limited to 42 so be sure to book early.  Payment required as soon as possible to Dee please.