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COVID-19 Road map

We have been informed that the next stage of easing of Covid-19 restrictions will go ahead as planned on Monday 12th April. Overnight stays will be permitted away from home, although mixing of households in accommodation is not allowed. This affects the club – members will now be able to stay overnight on their boats at the club. Let’s hope for some warmer weather too! Please note that the clubhouse and the shower remain closed for the time being.

2021 AGM

The AGM took place on 28th March. It was the club’s first members’ meeting held online, and went off without any technical hitches! Thanks to all those who attended. I enclose a copy of the minutes of the meeting for your information.

Message from the Commodore, Steve Adams

Welcome back everyone, it was great to be at the club over the bank holiday weekend and actually meet some members face to face, all be it with a 2m gap. The sun was shining and everyone was busy at last,  getting rid of the winter mildew, mud on the slipway and preparing boats for crane in, it really feels as though spring has arrived. I would like to thank the members who attended the AGM which is the first we have conducted on line and whilst not perfect it fulfilled its purpose. I would also like to thank all who took part in the postal vote, it was a good response and a successful election. I would also like to welcome on board the new committee who I am sure will give it their all to the benefit of the wider membership and the future security of the club. Lastly I hope you are able to start enjoying our new found freedoms but please remember that we are not fully out of the woods and would ask that everybody remains respectful to both other members and the wider public. Here is looking forward to some summer cruising in company with other club members.

Message from the commodore, January 2021

Dear Member

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable Christmas, and on behalf of the committee would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.

The initial optimism we all shared approaching the Christmas break has been somewhat dampened as once again we enter a full national lockdown, this for the third time. In compliance with the lockdown requirements the club facilities and grounds have been closed until such time as the lockdown requirements are eased or fully lifted.

The good news is that some club members have had their initial vaccine injection and I would urge all members that are offered the vaccine to get inoculated at the earliest opportunity, as this is our best chance of getting back to some sort of normality.

Given the lockdown conditions I am aware that some of our club members live alone and I am sure feel more cut off and isolated than others. I would urge all club members to stay in touch with each other, be it by email, phone or the club Whatsapp group, especially If you know of any members who live alone, please give them a call and say hello, I am sure this will help lift their spirits.

Your committee will continue to monitor the current situation and any announcements will be communicated at the earliest opportunity.

As ever take care, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in better times, under better circumstances.

Steve Adams
Commodore WMYC

Commodore’s Statement 16th May 2020

Dear Member

I hope all members and their respective families are all well and that no one has been directly impacted by this deadly disease. Our thoughts are with all those who have been less fortunate.

Whilst the fight against the Covid-19 virus continues the UK Government has started to ease some of the lock down restrictions and in England at least this means we can take the first steps towards getting our club back open. During the lockdown period club officers and committee members of WMYC have been in active discussion with the RYA, MCA and other interested organisations to better understand and take on board the various messages and sometimes conflicting information presented by the UK Government.

Today WMYC held its first on-line committee meeting to discuss what steps the club should take to get the site up and running. The good news is that the club site will be open from 9am Monday 18th May, all be it in a limited capacity. The club house will remain closed but members will be able to access the site to work on their boats and in line with Government advice go sailing for exercise purposes. There is an accompanying document being produced by the Hon Sec Andy Sargent outlining how members will be asked to conduct themselves whilst on site, the success of which will determine how quickly we can move to the next stage.

Please stay alert, be respectful of other members and maintain social distancing at all times.

Lastly, if you choose to go on the water please bear in mind that the RNLI and MCA teams are running on reduced numbers and that any incident they attend puts their teams at risk, please be extra vigilant if venturing out.

I look forward to seeing you all in better times, under better circumstances.

Steve Adams
Commodore WMYC

Wardley’s Covide 19 Update, as of 16th May 2020

An amazing seven out of eight committee members took part in a marathon three hour SKYPE meeting this morning. The full details of the meeting will be forthcoming as soon as the Hon Secretary is able to scour his notes and little grey cells to render his usual top notch Minutes of the Meeting. The finer details will be on the members only area very SOON. Please contact the secretary if you’ve lost your credentials.

A fair summary would be to say that key decisions accord well with Boris’ team speech last weekend, but all together with greater clarity–not that difficult you might add! The TOTAL lock-down shall be lifted, our brilliant club members ARE to be trusted to use their common sense, BUT communal areas within the club will remain closed. Needless to say, the committee worked hard to find the best compromise between the dire communal safety concerns facing us during these difficult times, and maintaining our right to pursue our all consuming passion for the sea.

YES! WE can go sailing again, but as long as members comply with the two meter rule (6’7”), and above all NOT congregate in three and greater groups in the Yard. Members will be pleased to hear that our trusty club work boat will be put back in action as our special helper out on the river.

The revised crane in date is planned for the spring tides on the 5th June.

I would like to add a special thanks to our Commodore Steve Adams and our Hon Secretary Andy Sargent who have put in a massive amount of effort sat at the HELM of our club, and so sailing us into calmer waters.

Our aim is to ensure that we are supporting the fantastic work of our NHS does not go to waste, and to show solidarity to the good people of the Parish of Hambleton who are also keen to do their best for the country at this difficult time.

Crane Out Monday 28th October 2019, and photos of new Jetty in progress.

Crane out date is Monday 28th October.

The crane has been booked, so let’s hope for good weather and low winds.  HW 10:55 GMT (clocks go back the night before!), 10.1m.  Members involved need to be on site early before 8am.

The craning plan is on the Clubhouse notice board – if your details are incorrect or missing, please contact a Committee Member as soon as possible.

Prepare in advance by slackening all guard rail wires and with two  lengths of rope around the hull, one forward and on aft on the desired lifting points, so that the strops can be pulled into position in a timely manor.  Please ask if unsure.

New Jetty in Progress. Thirteen photographs

Starting a the bottom of the slip and working back towards the club house:

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The extremity of the existing jetty is to be preserved.

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On the left hand side jetty, John Gorse proudly oversees progress

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The starboard side posts (rows 7 & 8 ) at the far end still await there complementary port side post.

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View of completed pairs, rows 6, 5, and 4. Note that rows 5 and 4 now have the scantling affixed.

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Rows 4, 3, and 2 with scantlings and decking. The march of progress!

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Same as above put further back.

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Yet to be joined with the start of the existing jetty (the first post).

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Timber yet to join the affray. Five quotes for timber were sought with massive differences in price.

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Going slight back in time from the above images. Before the scantlings and decking.

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Our WMYC Club sadly flag flying at halfmast in respect of our dearly departed Pablo Bars.