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(Above: our Commodore Steve Adams handing over to the RNLI the money raised at our Christmas dinner)
The Wardley’s Marine Yacht Club 2019 crane-in day was a massive success! Everything went according to plan.
Hats off to everyone!
Crew members waiting for the action to start.
Plenty of members came, and there was no protesting going on! Formidable looking ‘Les Gillets Jaunes’ characters were everywhere, but in the case of WMYC it was all a magnificent effort laid on to shift boats around a yard and to put boats in Morecambe Bay.
It was a tight fit, our crane driver for the day was the boss Mr. Daley himself. He confidently drove his big vehicle in and amongst our boats. As can be seen, he struggled to find space such was the crammed nature of our boat yard!
Crane assisted flying boats were soon seen hovering over head.
Higher and higher they got!
Jamila is next. No bumps and damage to the mast this time around.
Yo ho the drunken sailor! Well, not really, unfortunately the new mooring was laid too close to a big hump, which threatens the rudder.
A WMY crew member, early on good Friday, enjoying the last drop of sleepiness before the fun begins.
Two Wardley’s boats safely tucked away in the Fleetwood marina.
And finally a big thanks to all who lent a hand in any shape or form. And in particular, to our banks-man Michael Morris (directing the crane movements). And also to the wonderful ladies in the club house who supplied us with food and drink throughout the morning.
Job well done!
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In the summer of 2018, three WMYC sailors go for a sail up to Whitehaven. Please sit back and enjoy the video slide show. Do click full screen if you can.
Hope you enjoyed the ride!
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.