Maritime & Coastguard Agency
This Agency is responsible throughout the UK for implementing the Government’s maritime safety policy. That includes co-ordinating search and rescue at sea through Her Majesty’s Coastguard, and checking that ships meet UK and international safety rules. We work to prevent the loss of lives at the coast and at sea, to ensure that ships are safe, and to prevent coastal pollution Safer Lives, Safer Ships, Cleaner Seas .

Port of London
The Port of London, the Great British Port, for cargo shipping, port services, vessel navigation, maritime safety and leisure pursuits on the River Thames.

UK National body for all boating including disabled sailing oversees Yachtmaster windsurfing cruising motorboat dinghy and PWC training courses

Medway VTS 
All information concerning the movement of ships within the Port area is conducted through the Medway Navigation Service (MNS) – call sign ‘Medway VTS’ – located in Liverpool.

Medway Ports
The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company operates the UK’s second largest group from the Port of Liverpool, Medway Ports and the Port of Heysham Ê Britain’s premier freeport and the country’s top international port management consultancy, Portia Management Services. Other interests include Coastal Container Line, BG Freight Line, Concorde Container Line and major property development within the City of Liverpool.

IOS Sailing Club Weather Reports
IOS Sailing Club – based on the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent offering dinghy and catamaran sailing. Annually holds famous Sheppey Round the Island Race.

Met Office
The Met Office – The latest UK and international weather forecast. Global weather services for business and the public. UK weather warnings.

Admiralty EasyTide 
The service provides tidal data for over 6000 ports worldwide together with a host of other useful information .

RNLI Lifeboat Enthusiasts Society
The Lifeboat Enthusiasts’ Society brings together those with a keen interest in lifeboats and the Lifeboat Service, it exists to provide an interchange of information between members on the many different aspects of lifeboats, past, present and in the future.

Project Redsand – Seafort Restoration
Project Redsand is a group of entusiasts from all walks of life determined to secure a future for the abandoned Army Anti-Aircraft towers at Redsands in the Thames Estuary. Project Redsand is pleased to announce that The Royal Engineers have kindly ……

Safe Boating Council

Safety resources, training, programs and many more on National Safe Boating Council’s website.


World’s governing body for the sport of sailing

Boat Clubs

List of over 200 boat clubs all over the UK

Shipping Guides Ltd – The Port Information Specialists – publishers of Guide to Port Entry     and other Port Databases – Shipping Guides Ltd