Lots of jobs completed in spite of a disappointing turnout!
THANK YOU to those members who turned up for the work party on August 8th. In spite of low numbers, the yard looks much tidier, thanks to the hard work of the members who helped:
Richard Anthony, Jack Tomlinson, Roger Walkington, Neil MacSween, Sandra Jepson (and Caitlin), Mike Smith, Dave Emmess. Tom Bradley, Bill Blenkinship, Pablo Barrs, John Bacon, John Gorse, Vic Matthews and Linda Matthews.
Well done and if your name isn’t here there will be plenty of jobs for next time.
Wardley’s Marine Yacht Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 29th March 2015 at 10:30am. The venue is the Wyre Villa Football Club, Stalmine, FY6 0LA.
All member should have received notice of the AGM by post. Annual subscriptions of £45 (due on April 1st) can be paid to the Membership Secretary at the end of the AGM.
Any subs not paid by 31st May will incur a rejoining fee of £75.
Crane in dates rely on the combination of spring tides and good weather – there are a series of possible days starting on Saturday 18th April through to Tuesday 21st April. The Committee is checking on crane availability, and further details will be made available as soon as possible.
As usual, there is likely to be a work party before crane in and it would be good to see a strong turnout!
This was an interesting and informative day, attended by about 90 sailors based in or around the North West, but sailing over a much wider area.
Broadcaster PAUL HEINEY decided in 2011 that he was going to set sail for Cape Horn. By the time he returned he had completed a voyage of 18,000 miles, and 11,000 of those were single-handed. This made a fascinating talk, and will soon be available to read in his new book ‘One Wild Song’.
Engineer and magazine contributor VYV COX spoke on Anchors and Anchoring, hinting at the inadequacy of CQR anchors ‘ like an Austin 7’, and also making a good case that weight of chain alone does little to improve holding power. See http://coxengineering.sharepoint.com/
Boat-builder DAVID MOSS was interviewed about his 50 years in wooden boat-building, restoration and repair. 40 of these have been spent running his boatyard just up the river from Wardleys. See http://www.davidmossboatbuilders.com/
There were also talks from IAN LOFFHAGEN of Rowlands Marine on developments in electronics and the
RYA’s GUS LEWIS and STUART CARRUTHERS with updates on cruising and legal affairs.