The Small Craft Group
The Small Craft Group was formed in 1985 to investigate the needs of
the small craft and yacht navigator. Amongst the Group´s aims are the
encouragement of better understanding of modern electronic navigation
systems and the assurance that small craft navigators' interests are
recognized by those responsible for aids to navigation. It has
representation on committees of Trinity House and the Hydrographic
Office, is recognized by the European Harbour Masters Association and
maintains close links with the DfT, MCA and RYA.
The Group provides a forum for those who are interested in the
navigation of small vessels at sea. Here one may meet and correspond
with people of similar interests. The members range from professional
navigators with both the R.A.F. and R.N. as well as the merchant
marine, technical personnel from Trinity House, to yachtsmen and
yachtswomen. The one thing all Group members have in common is a desire
to navigate efficiently and safely on-board small craft.
The Group runs two meetings a year, Spring and Autumn, in London
with expert speakers on topics chosen by the Committee, but of interest
to all amateur seafarers. In addition, members receive the twice yearly
One of the great benefits of belonging to the Small Craft Group is
the ability to attend the meetings are arranged jointly by the
Institute with the Nautical Institute and the Honourable Company of
Master Mariners. These are mostly held on board Headquarters Ship
Wellington, moored off the Embankment opposite Temple Station in
London. Although aimed at professional mariners, these are normally of
interest to small craft users, and yachtsmen are made welcome and their
views listened to. This is where you will meet those mariners and
professional navigation experts who serve on the Committees that make
the decisions that affect us all.
To become involved with the Small Craft Group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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