Winter Working Parties – week 4

Another good day down at the club work party last Saturday.
A mild morning meant that we could get on with some of the maintenance tasks, and over 20 members came to lend a hand. Many thanks 👏👏

It was great to see some of the Juniors helping Jill Reid start the preparation of the club and junior boats (see photos)

The old start box has been pretty much demolished, and the site is now starting to look much tidier.

Steve ‘The diver’ (sorry Steve I don’t know your surname) was the hero of the hour, and was spotted wading around the bigger of the two closest islands, in his dry suit. Chopping away at the overhanging trees. This island has now had a very ‘sharp’ cut, and will hopefully have less effect on our sailing.

A couple of project groups have been put together, to focus on a couple of fairly major jobs.
1) Refitting/improving the committee boat, to make it an easier and more user friendly boat to start racing from. The mink has now been successfully excluded from partying on it during the week (although it did have a good go at getting in!!🐻🐻)

2) Positioning and utilising some of the pontoons that are currently on the shore of the new club house.

Good progress is being made on the new Club House build, with the focus being on the jobs required to enable the building inspector final sign off.
Over the weekend the handrails on the main entrance steps started to take shape. And the first of Rob Corner excellent looking recycled sail panels, were being fitted on the decking rails.
Work continues inside too.

Work parties continue through February, with some weekday work on the clubhouse too.

Please contacts us if you have any questions about work parties, or there is a project that you would like to get involved or help with, perhaps in your own spare time or on one of the official days.

Thanks for your support

Rich, Bill, Paul

bosuns@attenboroughsc.org.uk