East Coast Pilot News May 2018
  Dear Subscriber
I ought to apologise for the scarcity of emails from ECP in recent months, but perhaps many of you might regard that as a good thing!
   Anyway, this is our first of 2018, and brings you a short list of updates to the book plus news items that are relevant to the East Coast Pilot area. As usual we don't go into detail here, but point you towards our website for more information.
   All this content is added to the website as it comes to light, so the newsletter is a round-up for you in case you've not had time to follow the site.
News Items
   Latest items currently on our News page include the welcome re-opening of the village shop in 'Chelmo', the long-running saga of Havengore Bridge, and the availability of new versions of the chartlets for Stone Point on the Walton Backwaters, and for the Deben and Ore entrances. Both river entrances are perhaps a little less forgiving of mistakes than they were last year, and each chartlet is again accompanied by an advice note which we suggest you read before venturing there for the first time.
   The Ore in particular is very shallow on the approach, and indeed it's possible that the advice will be modified before too long.
Book Updates
   There are just a small number of updates this time, affecting amongst others Ramsgate, Essex Marina, contact for our HPP at Orford, Medway VTS and Holehaven. Check the 'Summary by Date' page for the details. As usual, on the same page you can find a downloadable complete listing of all updates to the Fourth Edition of ECP.
Out and About
  Garth and I have both been out on different parts of the ECP waters, and our newsletter header picture this time is a strong hint of where I went - yes, a club cruise up to St.Kats. The sun shone but my goodness it was cold on the water.
   I doubt that anyone who receives many emails will not have heard of the GDPR - the new regulations surrounding data protection. We too are obliged to take notice, and remind you that when we accept your name and email address we use them solely for the purposes of ECP communications, and we keep them completely confidential, managed by a GDPR-compliant 3rd party provider. You can update your details at any time, or unsubscribe, via our 'Sign Up' page. On that page you can also read our Data Security Policy which actually spells out what we have always done. In addition, these newsletters always carry an 'Unsubscribe' link at the bottom.
  Having got that over with, we wish you a splendid summer of cruising on the East Coast, and hope to meet up with many of you afloat.
 Kind regards,
 Dick Holness
 Co-author and webmaster
 East Coast Pilot. 
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Header photo taken by Dick Holness - approaching Tower Bridge.
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