Rear Commodore Shore report
Published 10:43 on 1 Nov 2018
Rear Commodore Shore November News
The AGM over for another year, your Management Committee are already at work to help matters such as low water, access, and water safety.
The water is again very low and unless we have some prolonged rain matters will not improve short term.
Ceri the club manager has moved a number of mooring buoys and anchors that were in shallow water with the aid of the new work boat, however, can I make club members aware that there is always the possibility of hidden obstacles below the water surface, such as the drainage outlets, anchors, rocks and trolleys.
Tony Nicholson has kindly measured the depth of water over the remaining anchors, and they all currently have in excess of 6 feet of water above them.
Can I also point out that the anchor will lie some distance to windward of the buoy (they typically have about 6 to 8 meters of chain, and at less depth as it is sitting on the mud.
The committee are also looking to extend the stoned areas on the north end of the shore, either side of the slipway to improve launching, Longer term, we are hoping to further extend the pontoons to aid the launching of dinghy’s.
Can I politely remind you that trollies should not be left in the water so that they do not become an obstacle for other sailors.
Pieter ten Have