Blyth

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Blyth
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Blyth is the home of the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club (RNYC). It is situated approximately 7nm north of the River Tyne and normally offers all tide access (but seas beak in the entrance in strong SE winds at low water).

Charts

British Admiralty
1626 - Blyth (1:2650)
1935 - Approaches to Blyth; The River Tyne & Sunderland
Imray
C24 Flamborough Head to Fife Ness (with chartlet forBlyth Harbour at scale 1:10,000)

Weather

Sources for weather reports:

Passages

Distances to ports further north
Distances to ports further south

Communication

  • VHF Channel 12 - Blyth Harbour
  • Port of Blyth +44 (0)1670 352 066
  • Royal Northumberland Yacht Club +44 (0)1670 353636 or steward@rnyc.org.uk.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

Blyth can be identified by the two large wind turbines east of the harbour and multiple smaller turbines on the east harbour wall. There is also a white tower on the south end of the harbour wall which is lit with the characteristics of 4 flashes every 10 seconds. Keep south of this light when approaching to avoid the rocks to the east of the harbour. From the same location there is a sectored fixed red light which marks the rocks - keep out of the red sector. Once south east of the light pick up the leading line marked by two diamonds bearing 324 (lit fixed blue at night) to enter the harbour.

Call Blyth Harbour on VHF 12 before entering or leaving the harbour.

Blyth is a busy commercial harbour and care should be taken not to get in the way of commercial vessels entering or leaving the harbour. On entering you will need to keep to the starboard side of the channel and then turn port to cross the channel when the south harbour is abeam and the channel is clear of shipping.

Berthing

Visitors pontoon berths are available on the north of the northern most pontoon and are provided by RNYC for a cost of £2 per meter per day.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Yacht Repairs and Services

A boat lift and yard are run by volunteers from RNYC

Amenities

Facilities
Water Y
Electricity Y
Toilets Y
Showers Y
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel N
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers N
Services
Repairs ?
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

  • Wensleydale Convenience Store (Premier) 0.7 miles - 14 minutes walk - 21 Wensleydale Terrace, Blyth NE24 3EY
  • Morrisons - 1.6 miles - 30 minutes walk - Regent St, Blyth NE24 1LQ

Eating out

  • Blyth Boathouse - Tel. 01670 369 052 - Quay Rd, Blyth NE24 3PA
  • Coastline fish and chips - Tel. 01670 797428

Transportation

  • Bus 308 to/from Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station in around 55 minutes

Tourism

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

  • See United Kingdom.
  • R.N.Y.C. Sailing Directions, Humber to Rattray Head - Order from RNYC, South Harbour, Blyth NE24 3PB enclosing a cheque for £30 (includes UK postage cost)

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