Covid 19 Phase two of re-opening
And Commodores newsletter
It is with great pleasure that I can tell you, Glencoe Boat Club is to open again on the 10 of July 2020.www.gov.scot/news/further-route-map-detail-announced
There are still rules that need to be pointed out:
Club house: only two families are allowed in the clubhouse at any one time with social distancing of two metres, all surfaces touched to be disinfected before leaving and wash hands before you go in at the temporary wash sink outside the club door, bring your own disinfectant and toilet roll to use and be especially diligent in the toilets.
Always keep two metres away from each other outside.
(Use your common sense) The virus has not gone away and we do not want to see it return.
With everyone forced into lockdown for the past few months the club has had to rely on local folk to look after the club.
There have been three people that have stood out in my opinion and that is Angus McInnes who has secured floats for the pontoons that were gradually sinking due to getting punctured and old age, they are being replaced as I speak on the three pontoons that were also damaged in the winter storms with the help of Ruairidh MacLellan and Kevin Boyle, (also been sourced) is a matting that will be placed onto the ground where the pontoons come into contact with the tide before the pontoons can be reinstated with the help of a machine to lift the heavy walkway back onto the pontoon and Kevin replacing the securing mechanism, there is also chain being replaced on the pontoons securing.
Kevin and Angus have also sourced a boat to use for the purpose of diving the moorings which is happening in a couple of weeks, (diver booked) and Kevin has repaired the engine for said boat.
So, without these local heroes our club would not be ready for opening so soon. A big thank you from me to the three of them.
I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Colin Haste (Commodore).