(above, our club secretary approaches the anchorage)
The first big event of 2019. Seven Wardleys Marine Yacht Club boats meet at the Ship Inn before heading up the coast to Ravenglass and beyond.
The weather was great with a soldier’s wind across Morecambe Bay. We all creamed across in double quick order. Some boat moored up, some anchored. All sailors made it the pub for drinks, followed by a slap up meal prepared by King Steven of Piel Island.
The flotilla is still on going as this post is being edited. It is currently at Kippford up in Scotland.
Please enjoy the photographs with fun captions. The photos speak for the themselves given the happiness writ large on our member’s faces.
Take a look at some of the original photos on Microsoft’s Onedrive.
As you will probably know by now, the authorities are worried about the possibility of serious flooding in the vicinity of our yacht club.
In brief, they have done some computer modelling, and can now confidently predict that 600 houses could be flooded-out when the next mega storm comes along. That is to say, when, an astronomical high tide, a very low pressure front, and a strong westerly gale come hurtling up the river Wyre together!
Further more, from recent similar events around the country, they’ve worked out how much the average claimant needs to spend to repair the resulting damage and cover temporary relocation costs. It all amounts to quite a lot! They believe, therefore, the effort and resources put into the Scheme will be money well spent.
That said, it doesn’t appear that they are particularly worried about the Wardley’s Marine Yacht Club. We will of course be on the wrong side of their magnificent scheme. Still, that is probably where we would want to be anyway, if we want to retain unfettered access to the river. The main blight envisaged at this stage, is possibly the inconvenience caused during the works and maybe reduced access to our land at the upper reaches of the creek. At the recent public meeting we voiced these concerns, and as you will read in the document, they have affirmed that the scheme’s designer/planners will consult with WMYC during the planning.
Please read the attached document to gen up on the finer details. Questions 1 and 11 are of particular interest to us.
Its free of charge and starts at 6pm. Must put your name down at the club – space is limited. Bring your own Gin & Tonic and quality wines. (beer/fruity or otherwise cider if you must – Darren), or what ever takes your fancy.
Here’s a short video to remind you of the great 2018 season we’ve had with loads of excellent sailing. God bless you all!
With a special thanks to the Piel Island Crew: Tony, Ash and Alan, who helped ‘Jamila’ out with a diesel filter problem on a lovely sunny morning at Piel Island.