Betty Foulkes with Founder Members building HSC
Betty Foulkes with some of her trophies
"Please respond - Request for a brief chat re Navigation and theMorlais Tidal Energy Project, Anglesey"
We have been advised by the RYA Cymru Wales not to respond to this request as this is being dealt with by their professionals on our behalf. There are serious ramifications to safety and sailing routes used by club members and visitors alike if this project receives approval in its current state.
This has been a long campaign by our club and RYA Cymru Wales and we have an online discussion scheduled for next week. Here is the text of RYA Cymru Wales CEO's email:
Prior to the RYA meeting with clubs impacted by the Morlais Demonstration Zone (MDZ)next week: the RYA is aware that Mr Mike Banner is working on behalf of Morlais/ Menter Môn and contacting recreational users for their views. Please note that Mr Banner’s work is solely on behalf of the Morlais Demonstration Zone (MDZ) applicant and NOT the RYA. The RYA looks forward to agreeing a common position between the clubs next week.
If you have any questions on this issue please contact one of your club's directors.
The club has been sent the RYA's response to ORML 1938 Morlais Tidal Array (MTA). We are sharing the RYA's reponse which is very detailed with particular attention to the navigational issues on the eastern side of the demonstration zone. The detailed response can be seen on this link: RYA Consultation Response
The current application has changed from the original Minesto application with proposed export lines now being brought ashore near Porth Dafarch then overland to join the National Grid.
The scheme apprication can be seen on this link: NAVIGATION RISK ASSESSMENT - MORLAIS TIDAL DEMONSTRATION ZONE