Glencoe Boat Club Update
I can now gladly tell you that if you have a mooring it has been inspected by the diver, if there are any problems with your mooring the moorings officer will be in contact with you.
The two visitor moorings are now open for business.
The pontoons are now back in situ after a lot of upgrading (just the painting of the wood to do).
The slip is now ok to use for anyone wishing to launch a boat, non members are to leave a donation to help with the upkeep of the club.
Due to the ongoing covid 19 we cannot use club sailing dinghy’s; we can only allow two different people in the clubhouse at any one time to use the toilets with face coverings and two metre distancing everywhere.
There are notices everywhere to help remind you that the virus has not gone away.
A huge and big thank you must go to the three guys that have put in so much of their free time and hardwork during the lock down enabling this update to happen this year.
They are Angus MacInnes, Ruairidh MacLellan and Kevin Boyle.
Also, Simon Ingram who has been keeping the accounts up to date in the background.
I will keep you updated on further developments.
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).
Glencoe Boat Club
Covid-19 (Phase one) of reopening
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
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.
Following on from our Racing Rules Workshop being cancelled.
From Wednesday 29th April the RYA Scotland will be hosting a series of free webinars for racing sailors and aspiring race officials to introduce and explain the racing rules of sailing.
Whether you are your club’s rules expert, a squad sailor or just want to know a bit more, the six-week series will guide you through the racing rules to give you the best advantage on the race course.
More details here:
Dear all, I need to keep you all updated as to the situation we find ourselves in at the club.
The Diver was due to start his checks on the moorings tomorrow, Monday, but the diver and boatman cannot justify this as being an essential activity, this will be reviewed every 21 days and put back to a time that is classed as being safe for this to go ahead.
If you do decide that you wish to put your boat on your mooring, please keep this in mind and talk to your insurers explaining the situation for more advise.
The Wednesday race nights are postponed until further notice and the Regatta is also postponed, hopefully to a date later in the year.
The pontoons have not been re-instated yet, as all the floats are to be replaced before re-install.
All committee meetings have been cancelled.
I wish you all well in these dark times and look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible.
For all you racers in the Club, Our Race Officer Jill has organised a workshop with RYA Scotland at Lochaber Yacht Club.
More details here and on our Facebook page.
Debbie Williams of Glencoe Outdoor centre is running a RYA Day Skipper Theory course starting this Friday 30th Jan over 2 weekends. 31st Jan – 2nd Feb & 21st to 23rd Feb.
She currently has 2 bookings and is keen to increase the numbers for better experience on the course.
So if anyone is interested please contact Debbie Williams at the Glencoe Outdoor centre for more information.
Our new online membership form is now on our website.
For the first time ever, you can now Join our Club or simply renew your membership straight from the website.
Things can’t be any simpler, click on the link below fill in your details and then submit.
We still prefer payment for the memberships by BACS.
The 2020 Membership form is now online, ready for you to download.
Please download it, fill it in and return it to our new Club Membership Secretary Margaret Galloway.
Click here to download Membership Form.
The Glencoe Boat Club sailing schedule for 2020 has now been released.
Put the dates in your diary, and we will see you at the club.
Glencoe Boat Club Sailing Schedule for 2020