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Hambleton Flood Risk Management Scheme

Condensed Plans of major ‘Kiln Road’ features. (Click to Expand map)

The Environment Agency has unveiled plans for extensive works adjacent to the club, designed to reduce the risk of flooding in the area. In a nutshell, this involves raising the level of Kiln Lane by over a metre between the phone box and the club gate, and continuing with a wall between Shore Road and the marsh, southwards in the direction of Shard Bridge.

Possible negative effects are:-

  • Possible effect on parking on Kiln Lane
  • Reduced access to club land on the south side of the creek
  • Disruption during construction
  • Wasted effort when the proposed Wyre Barrage claims to mitigate upstream flood risk
  • Unknown whether this affects the flow of water in the creek
  • Club is on the ‘wet’ side of the wall, therefore no change to risk of flooding at the club

Apparently the plans have generated some opposition among local residents, and a meeting has been called, at Hambleton Village Hall on Thursday 29th November at 7pm.

 

 

Crane-in Photographs 2017

The crane in day was a triumph.   We had the perfect weather  –  blue sky,  sun,  sea, and a blooming big crane.

All boats went in the water according to plan.

Club members played their part like in a big orchestra.  Our crane-in conductor was Mike Morris — Wardley’s own version of ‘Sir Simon Rattle’ .

But instead of welding a baton, he dazzled on-lookers with a stream of two fingered gestures towards the sharp eye of a crane driver who had boats hopping off the hard, flying into the air, and splashing back into the water with perfect precision.

Other members played their part too, organised into gangs, they hopped on and off boats, fitted and released strops, hooked and unhooked boats, and with long ropes and a man on each corner, guided them safely to their designated berths.

Thanks also goes to the ladies who with smiles and good humour served delicious sustenance in the form of tea, coffee, and bacon butties.

All in all it was a great day, please see the photos below.

 

 

 

 

Crane-In Wednesday 26th April 2017

Crane-In dates rely on the combination of spring tides and good weather.

The crane is planned for 26th April, so let’s hope for good weather and low winds.  Crane-In must start 9.00am.  Members involved need to be on site early!

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.

Spring is in the air and also the club AGM, March 2017

Spring is in the air. It’s Sunday 12th March 2017.

A leisurely club walk around produced some great images. The colour blue is creeping back into the sky. A whole new sailing season is now just ahead of us!

Members please note: the 2017 AGM will take place 26th March – 10:30am at Wyre Villa Football Club – Stalmine. Annual subscriptions are due 1st April. They can be paid at the AGM. Let’s all get together and talk about another great year to be had, sailing in and around Morecambe Bay.

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Looking to the south.
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Looking to the east.
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Today there was a nine metre tide at around 11.30am.
Dirty boat 2016
Dirty boat 2016
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Clean boat 2017
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Let’s get out there in 2017!