This year has been a particularly difficult year for WMYC, since we have sadly lost two stalwarts who have put a lot into the running of the club, and indeed, who were both hard working committee-members at the beginning of this season.
Here are a few words I’ve put together: –
Both Pablo Bars and Bob Hoath have recently sailed away from us
No doubt they have arrived at a better and ever eternal landing ground,
Of sparkling waters, sun kissed beaches and rich muddy Morecambe-Bay-esque estuaries,
And where billowing white sail cloth hoisted aloft traverse blue skies, by long summer days,
And where harbour side inns filled with good company that beckon, by short summer nights,
God bless them both, and those of their families left in their wake.
The following is a set of happy images celebrating our dearly departed Bob on his last sail to Piel 2019: –
I’ve searched high and low for pictures of Pabs but cannot find any. Please, anyone, send me some if you can. I will include them here along with Bob’s.
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:
It is so sad to see once well founded boats left neglected and abandoned. But then again our boat builders need a steady stream of new orders to support the livelihood of themselves and their families. So maybe we should just accept that there will always be the boats of summer-day past, the boats of summer-day present, and the boats of summer-day future. Let us just remember the old and discarded as fondly as we can.
The stretch of tidal water called Bass Pool on the south side of Piel Island has been a focal point for WMYC sailors in 2019. Abandoned over looking the castle, as high up as can be carried by the tide, where the sand and seaweed give way to grass, lies a boat called ‘Inchree’.
A friendly base for Yacht Cruising on Morecambe Bay