Coronavirus Update for Glencoe Boat Club Members

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.

Colin (Commodore)

 

Day Skipper Theory Course.

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. 
 

Glencoe Boat Club Annual General Meeting 2019.

Dear all I look forward to meeting you all at the clubs AGM this year on Saturday the 30th of November at 19.00 hrs in the clubhouse.

Agenda for GBC AGM 2019

Commodores welcome,

Apologies,

Approval of last year’s minutes,

Commodore’s report,

Skiff,

Treasurer’s report,

Sailing Captains report,

Election/re-election of office bearers,

Consolidation of rules and regulations,

Amendments to fees,

Any other competent business

 

Your Commodore.

 

Glencoe Boat Club A.G.M. minutes 10-11-18

 

Glencoe Boat Club AGM

 

 

Keelboat Racing – Race Start

The Club runs a dedicated Wednesday night series for keelboats throughout the Summer.  Approximately 20 races are scheduled, these are always well supported with exciting racing due to the very variable wind conditions experienced locally. Competition is keen, but always fun and there are long standing Trophies to be won for the various events, there is also a great social aspect to the evening.

Below is a short video by a Club member showing an exciting Wednesday Evening Race Start.

https://youtu.be/NQo29yY4i1g

There is always space for crew volunteers on the boats and no experience is necessary; if you fancy a go, come along on Wednesday nights at 1800 between April and September and try your hand.

Please contact the club’s Sailing Captain for more specific queries.

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)