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steve
Jul-11-2021 @ 10:07 PM                           Permalink
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https://youtu.be/cOplcqj_5Yw

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Maybe one of the volunteer (i.e. unpaid) rangers could be stationed there at peak times, to give assistance and advice.

There was a distinct lack of buoyancy aids being worn, even one of the paddle-boarders although wearing one, didn’t have it zipped up. But, with one very avoidable exception, there appear to have been been no collisions and, thank goodness, no-one fell in.

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Thanks Steve

Very Interesting,  the stand out points for me .

1. The proof that paddle boarding has become a big thing on the Broads . New challenges all round .

2 How patient crews were even in the face of some quite blatant difficulties caused by poor vessel control  

3. I have been converted to the idea of small cameras mounted on each of the bridges to monitor traffic and provide evidence if needed .

4. Almost all are doing their best and it passed almost prang free without official help  

Thanks again.

Graham

Ps not suggesting you should stand on the bridge every Sunday by the way.
  

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Most of the paddleboarders were taking part in an endurance race on the River Ant on Sunday. Only a couple of kayakers looked like casual users in the video. I don't think there are normally that many boarders around the bridge.
Life would have been simpler and the collision avoided if the 2 day boats didn't use the de-masting mooring.

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A moored craft can hardly be blamed for causing a collision. The cause was the lack of control by the helm of the moving vessel.

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Wait until August.

I tend to avoid the Ant.

Jolly Rodger

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quote:"......
Most of the paddleboarders were taking part in an endurance race on the River Ant on Sunday
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Was this an event properly authorised and agreed with the BA I wonder ? And if it was then perhaps it was the perfect opportunity for the BA to attend the start ( or finish ) and check how many of these paddleboarders were tolled? Because I imagine quite a few aren't. Certainly I've spoken with 3 or 4 paddleboarders already - launched from hire boats , and 2 from a riverside holiday cottage - and none of them even knew what I was talking about!

A few other questions and observations that came to mind after I briefly watching that video:

What on earth was Glistening Light trying to do in front of the bridge?

Are paddleboarders  aware of the dangers of being so close to the rear of a boat under power, and what lies beneath should they fall in and not be wearing a life jacket? I imagine regular boarders are , but one-off holidaymakers like the family we saw recently trying one out from the back of their hire boat, may not be.

Did I see double moored boats over to the right , beyond the water point ? And have I missed something (we never stop there these days) and it's now permitted at that location?

There seemed to be a lot of craft passing through the bridge and taking to the wrong side of the river, sometimes because others had been waiting on the wrong side in the first place and had to be avoided.

Some helms displayed an often seen lack of awareness of (or even the need to consider)  what is going on behind them, or worse actually reversing without looking !

On this video,and others recently seen, there is a total disregard for the purpose of ladders, and they are regularly moored against rendering them useless ! I have seen this on numerous occassions and at different locations already this season.

Might I suggest that if the BNA and the hire boat federation were to watch recordings of a morning or afternoons activities at busy places such as this it would be obvious what is going wrong with the handover instruction currently taking place, and thus what needs to change!

Karen




"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"

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Jul-19-2021 @ 7:47 PM                           Permalink
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Another busy Sunday at ludham bridge
https://youtu.be/k1yc5Od63o8

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Jul-26-2021 @ 4:31 PM                           Permalink
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This weekend film footage
https://youtu.be/KqhgsiZc2FI

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Really enjoy these, thank you.

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