Covid-19 (Phase one) of reopening

Glencoe Boat Club

 

Covid-19 (Phase one) of reopening

 

Dear all

With a lot of communication over the weekend with your committee I have decided that the club remains closed in this phase and reviewed as the phases change.

The right to exercise by sailing can be done in phase one with your own boat from your mooring as long as you do not use the clubhouse and you live in a reasonable area of the locality, ( 5 miles being the Governments guide) please use the top carpark and the old slipway for your dinghy launching and stay 2mts away from different household’s as per the Government Guidance and the RYA links here https://www.rya.org.uk/scotland/representation/Pages/Return-to-Boating.aspx

https://www.rya.org.uk/scotland/representation/Documents/RYA%20Scotland%20General%20Guidance%20for%20boating%20activity%20for%20Phase%201.pdf

The pontoons are being repaired; they will not be installed until completed.

I have been in touch with the diver and found two possibilities for the dive boat and driver, all is being arranged just now and awaiting confirmation , so the members that have paid for their moorings this year will have their moorings inspected as soon as possible.

I will update you with information regarding the slow and cautious re-opening of the club (as health and safety mustcome before any changes are made) when I know the answers.

Your Commodore

Colin Haste

Commodore’s Newsletter No.4 – 31/10/2019

Glencoe Boat Club

Newsletter 4

Dear all

I hope I find you all well and that you have had a good season on the water.

I have to start this newsletter with the sad passing of one of our early members Leon Janoniswho joined the club in 1972, he was Lithuanian and come to this country after the second world war with other displaced people and worked in the factory in Kinlochleven, he was the last remaining member of the group working in the factory, he married a local girl Cathy Mack who pre deceased him some years ago, He was the man who carved the yacht trophy for the best overall performance at our regatta’s, it is carved from Ballachulish slate I believe, he was 92 when he passed away.

There were a couple of actors that came to the club to get a lift out to Eillean Munde with Robert Watt along with a camera man in his rowing boat (picture enclosed) They are making a podcast called Clan Lands due to be released soon, they are Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish who stared in Outlander.

We now have a long awaited Website that I would like you to take a look at www.glencoeboatclub.co.uk  If you feel that there is something you can contribute to on any part of the website please contact Alistair Richardson by email alistair-richardson@talk21.com. The site is live and ongoing with corrections and updates so please bear with us.

Our diver Richard Greive has at last decided to retire at the age of 80! He has put many years into helping the club with all the diving and is still an active member of the mountain search and rescue, he is also still fly his paraglider! he is an inspiration to us all and we wish him the best in his retirement.

This brings me onto the matter of the inspections to keep our moorings safely maintained, I have found a diver or rather divers to help with the inspections for the club moorings, they hope to inspect them late March (weather permitting) and would come back at a later date if there are any to be serviced or laid, the price for a mooring is going to rise this season from £150.00 per year to £200.00 per year and if there are any moorings to be serviced this cost will be an extra to the individual members mooring.

If you have any queries, complaints, or advise please do come along to your AGM that is being held at the clubhouse on Saturday 30th of November 2019 at 19:00hrs.

Best regards

Colin

 

Commodore’s Newsletter No.3 – 28/08/2019

Glencoe Boat Club

Newsletter No 3

28/08/2019

 

Dear Club members

We now have a dry clubhouse, as the roof has been replaced with new metal sheeting and looking very smart.

There are plans afoot to reinforce the car and boat park from the winter weather, I will keep you posted if, and when as we will need the boats moved to carry out this task.

The Skiff is on its last legs of being completed, we now need to find the money needed to purchase a suitable trailer for either road use or launching use. If anyone is interested in rowing the Skiff, or maybe your friends? please contact Helen Fairlie by phone on 07769 971008 or by email at helenfairlie@yahoo.co.uk

IF any of you are using the club assets will you please look after them and let one of the committee know if anything needs attention, and Please put back the sails and boats after use and clean if necessary.

Our Treasurer is wanting to leave his job on the committee and is very kindly willing to take on an apprentice to gently bring them up to speed before taking over the role.

On this issue I need to make it very clear to you all that with out the help of your committee this club does not exist and the club will cease to exist if help is not forthcoming. we need,out of the 116 members of our and your club to step forward to help, whether you live near or far from the club does not matter, it can become part of your hobby! you can help. There are committee members doing two jobs! so as of now we need an apprentice Treasurer, a membership secretary, maybe help for the moorings officer who is also the Vice Commodore and someone to look after the boats parked in the club, please do not come back to me with negativity! we need positive people willing to help with the running of their club with prideand willing in what they do and ensuring that we keep the costs down for our members.

I look forward to hearing back from you and appreciate that we all have busy lives.

You can phone me on 07877 250862 or email me at colinhaste@gmail.com

 

Colin Haste (Commodore)

 

 

 

Commodore’s Newsletter No.2 – 04/06/2019

Glencoe Boat Club Newsletter 2

04/06/2019

Good evening Members

First of all, I would like to thank all the members that voted on the Commodore / vice commodore positions, myself and Angus are now in those positions along with our other jobs of membership secretary and Moorings officer.

We did not have very nice weather for Push the Boat out on both days but it still was a huge success in generating income for your club, a massive thank you to all the people involved with the running of those two days.

The Regatta is happening this month on the 14th and 15th.

Friday is the passage race from Oban to Ballachulish, most folk take there boats to Oban the day before, then on Saturday there are races held at the club for all the yachts, there is food on sale on the Friday evening and all day Saturday, also there is a prize winners dinner in the evening held at Craft and things.

Alcohol will be available on both days and a very good raffle.

The event usually generates a good income, which helps us maintain your club.

All help on both days is much appreciated, but if you cannot help, turning up and supporting your club would be great, all donations of sandwiches and cakes are welcome.

Please let me know what you would like to help with.

If you would like to take part in any of the regatta you can find all the documents on the website www.glencoeboatclub.co.uk  

We are going to be getting a new website that will be much easier to keep up to date this year hopefully.

There is now available to buy, Tee shirts- hoodies- beanie’s and caps, all with the Glencoe boat club logo on.

Robert Watt and I are hopefully going to Soay just off the coast of Skye on the 24th of June for a week if anyone is interested?

Hope to see most of you at the Regatta.

Colin Haste (Commodore)

 

Commodore’s Newsletter

Dear club member

There has not been a news letter from the club for a while so I would like to try and keep you informed on what your committee is up to.

The new inflatable dingy store for 20 tenders is now open for the new season, please put your name on your tender so as we can identify.

The skiff project is up and running progress is being made, if you would like to become involved with the build please let me know.

You now have electric hand dryers in both ladies and gents’toilets.

There is a winch in place to assist the launching and retrieval of trailer boats on the slipway, contact Angus MacInnes or Kevin Boyle if you wish to use it.

A lot of work has gone into making your club look tidier and a lot more to be done.

We are trying to get the website updated so please be patient.

There is going to be a couple of days on the 18th and 19th of May where we invite the club members and general public along to try out water related activities for example dingy sailing, power boating with a instructor that can help with skills, canoeing, etc.there will be food and drink available and a few stalls all donations welcome for a tombola and boat jumble.

If you would like to help please let me know, the RYA event is called push the boat out.

The regatta this year is on the 14th and 15th of June, Friday is the passage race from Oban to home if the wind allows, and Saturday the local races. If you would like to take part or need any information, please contact Jill Mills.

There is a list of things that any member can do to help your club attached to the fridge door in the clubhouse, please cross off when done.

There is to be a work party on the 11th of May for anything left on the list to be finished.

Please clean your clubhouse whenever you feel it needs it.

 

I look forward to seeing you all in the season ahead and would appreciate any help for our events.

Regards

You Commodore Colin.