What great progress made this morning down at ASC. More than a dozen intrepid members braved the fog and wrapped up against the cold, to build on the excellent work to clean up the compound started last weekend.
They came prepared to move boats, trolleys, tie-down points; to clear brambles, collect un-used tyres, jet wash the finger pontoon (in front of the clubhouse) and prepared it for further upgrade works.
Special thanks to Kevin Milton and Don Bishop for tackling the brambles at the front gate, to enhance the welcome at the gateway to the Club.
The current progress update is that all members boats have been re-positioned from Rows K & L (first two rows on LHS as you enter the compound) to other plots within the compound. That area is predominantly clear of brambles and the grass cut, to allow Long Eaton Sea Cadets (LESC) to move in and make that area one that works better for them.
All member’s boats in Rows I and J (3rd & 4th rows on LHS, as you enter) were moved this morning, to allow Trevor & Freddie access to work their magic and clear all the brambles and long grass in those two rows. When you think that a couple of those boats have not moved in over 10years, that was some feat! Consequently, Rows I, J, K & L are now in great shape to allow members & LESC to come down on their first visit of the season and be able to sail – rather than have to do some gardening to access their boats.
So, do come down next Saturday 22nd January and join us as we progress Eastwards towards the barge, through Rows H, G and maybe F too.
There will be Work Parties each Saturday morning up to 5th March (inclusive). Come down from 9 – noon and help us ensure that we all have a much improved, overall experience at ASC this coming Season. It will also help us encourage more of us, to get out on the water, more of the time, in 2022.