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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 27TH SEPTEMBER 2014

Unadopted Minutes Committee Meeting 27th September 2014

Present: Vic Matthews, Mike Smith, Mike Burke, Linda Matthews, Brian Rees, Simon Browning, Pablo Barrs, Roger Walkington

Apologies: Sandra Jepson

Minutes of Previous Meeting

Proposed Mike Burke and seconded Roger Walkington that they be accepted as a true record of the meeting.

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Crane Out – Wednesday 8th October

The day went well – see Vic’s comments on the home page.

Here are a few pictures:

The forecast was looking good - so the crane driver was given the go-ahead for 8th October.
The forecast was looking good – so the crane driver was given the go-ahead for 8th October.
Inspecting the bank: some doubt as to whether the crane jack will sink in so close to the mud berth on a big lift.
Inspecting the bank: some doubt as to whether the crane jack will sink in so close to the mud berth on a big lift.
There was always some doubt - would the crane be able to lift this large vessel?  In the end, the crane wasn't the problem - the ground close to the mud berth just couldn't take the pressure.  So this was as far as it went - just enough to inspect the prop!
There was always some doubt – would the crane be able to lift this large vessel? In the end, the crane wasn’t the problem – the ground close to the mud berth just couldn’t take the pressure. So this was as far as it went – just enough to inspect the prop!
The main mast from Nigel's vessel took some time to remove - it was the first time the vessel had been moved for some time.  After an interesting passage down the Creek, mudberth number 1 was used for this operation.  We look forward to seeing the results of David Moss's work on the mast next season!
The main mast from Nigel’s vessel took some time to remove – it was the first time the vessel had been moved for some time. After an interesting passage down the Creek, mudberth number 1 was used for this operation. We look forward to seeing the results of David Moss’s work on the mast next season!
Barry - dressed for the part - made sure we didn't go hungry.  Thanks for carrying on the tradition, Barry!
Barry – dressed for the part – made sure we didn’t go hungry. Thanks for carrying on the tradition, Barry!

 

 

 

MBSA REGATTA 2 – Sunday 21st September 2014

This is your chance to be part of  Bart’s Bash – a monster sized attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for ‘The Largest Sailing Race in The World’.

HW Fleetwood 10:26 BST. Height 8.3m

MULTI HULLS START 10:50am MONO HULLS @ 11:00am

Start Line for either Course is:­ Transit between Committee Boat TBA & Heysham No2.

Finishing Line for either Course is:­ Piel Buoy [P] in Transit with Flag Post at the top of the Jetty.

Course “A” or “B” to be decided on the day.

A Channel Course to be sailed from Barrow Sea 5 / Halfway Perch to the finish.

Starting Procedure:­ Times from GPS.

  • Warning Signal – 10mins prior to start –VHF Ch 72 & GPS
  • Preparatory – 5mins prior to start –VHF Ch 72 & GPS
  • Start –VHF Ch 72 & GPS

Course “A”:

Start Line – Danger Patch [S] – Lune Deep [S] – Lightning Knoll [S] – Piel Buoy [P] finish.

Course “B”:

Start Line – Danger Patch [S] – Barrow Sea 5 [S] – Piel Buoy[P] finish.

Yachts are placed on trust of their intention to race rather than inform the Race Officer prior to the Start and to record their own finishing times and report to the Committee Boat as soon as possible after the race with times and Club representing.

Race Officers/Committee Boats – TBA

General Requirements:­

1] MBSA yacht racing is undertaken in accordance with RYA guidelines and ISAF rules.

2] All participating yachts are asked to show their Club Burgee on the backstay or pushpit.

The safety of a yacht, all persons aboard, it’s handling and adequate insurance is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the owner/skipper at all times..

The establishment of these sailing instructions shall in no way transfer any responsibility to the MBSA or any of it’s Officers.

The presentation of Trophies will take place on Piel Island once results are known.

Refreshments will be available but will not be provided by the MBSA.

Prior booking would be advised contacting Piel Bravo on VHF Ch. 8.

Boat breaks away from Mooring at Wardleys

24th August – this morning Vic Matthews – our Commodore – received a call from the Coastguard to tell him there was a boat on the move, dragging its mooring, in the river near Wardleys.  Sure enough it was one of ours, Lady J. The rescue squad, Vic and Mike Smith went out in the workboat and managed to catch up with it. It was travelling at some speed on the incoming tide and would have ended up at Shard bridge if they hadn’t got to it in time. They returned it to a spare mooring and got in touch with its owner.

 Members with river moorings are reminded to check them regularly. Chains have a very short life on a drying mooring, and swivels and shackles are also subject to rapid wear.