Following discussions over the last few weeks the Management Committee have reached a decision on a new contract with Caernarfon Harbour Trust to service our club’s moorings for 2018.
We are still looking at options for the future but it was decided, during these discussions, that in order to achieve maximum use for our moorings for this season we would draw up a contract with the CHT. The work is anticipated to take about 3 - 4 days and is programmed to be completed during the first two weeks in March.
The options we have been considering include:
- The club obtaining a suitable craft for the Bosun to carry out this work in future years. A number of vessels have been considered but a full business benefit study will be required along with an analysis of how well the contract with Caernarfon Harbour Trust works.
- Possibility of contracts with other contractors who own suitable craft
In reviewing the options there are concerns over suitability, responsibility and insurance cover as well as costs and reliability.
The contract with CHT provides suitable insurance for the vessel and the planned works; our Bosun, Brett, will be tasked with checking and photographing the mooring risers and connections; the trots will be straightened and repositioned so that all our moorings are in the prescribed area.
We are looking forward to a great season with well spaced moorings!
Our heartfelt thanks to all involved in making this happen.
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One of the club's directors, Mike Ripley, has asked for this information to be shared with all our members.
Mike said “We want to generate as much publicity as possible to assist HHCG by reducing CH16 to them for radio checks. You can find details of The National Coastwatch Institution on our national web site or those specific to Rhoscolyn NCI the Rhoscolyn Site”.
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A quick update on the Club’s order for EU45 Antifoul paint. We have now reached our target order of 40+ tins! Thanks for all your orders...
Remember members of the club can still join in this order for this great product which has had outstanding reviews from those who used it last year. The price is now on the maximum discount of £59 per tin! (We will be asking each order to make a small donation to the club for admin).
If any of our members are interested in a free ticket for the London Boat Show then call Stuart from EU45 on 07738664038 today and he will book you in for tomorrow!
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The Welsh Government are consulting on the Welsh National Marine Plan. We will be represented at the "Bangor Drop-in" by some of the Club's new CIC Directors. Here is a Welsh Government Video explaining what is involved in the plan;
it is important that we provide feedback to the consultation about recreational sailing, watersports and other aspec
ts of what we enjoy about the seas in our area and where we go cruising.
RYA Cymru Wales and the RYA have an article on this topic on this link.
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For the second visit to the Holyhead Coastguard Station this year a small group from the club arrived and were welcomed by Paddy (Dave) Corcoran.
We were introduced to the inner workings of the building with the customary Safety Briefing so we all knew how to escape when the building catches fire!
It is a superb building with fabulous facilities which allow for the officers to join with other emergency services for disaster planning, to catch up on a bit of rest during their break periods and most importantly to manage their main areas of operation. Paddy explained that the area covered by the station here is huge, stretching from Mid Wales right up to past Blackpool with its western edge on the Irish/UK border.
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