Archives & Reports
Summer Regatta 2019
finally managed to stage a show this year, thanks to the good work by
the council, in sorting out our lack of water issue with the pond. They
really pulled out the stops, fixed the dam and provided a pump to raise
the water level. A big thanks to all concerned, it's much appreciated
by us all at the club.
The work party assembled at 8am and
quickly set about assembling the props. Within a couple of hours, the
harbours were on the pond, the bunting bedecked the clubhouse, a
display area constructed and hands on boats for the kids was provided.
Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Jamesy and Sandy were busy preparing the
food for the day.
The weather, for a change, was
fantastic, brilliant sunshine all day.
We tried an added feature to the
event, involving rc tanks and buggies of all shapes and sizes and,
thanks to Ronnie Morland and helpers, an obstacle course was
constructed at the rear of the clubhouse, to put the various vehicles
and drivers through their paces. That was a big success.
It was good to see so many boats on
the water. This has been sadly lacking of late, due to the state of the
pond, sailing wasn't really practical. The members worked hard removing
Polly bags from the water and weeding the pond side. Well done to all
who put in the effort, the place looked great.
The event was quite well attended by
our members, other club members and public alike, with a steady flow
throughout the day.
Michael Austen, stepped up to the mark, by looking
after, the hands on boats, he did a good job of coaching the kids all
day. Big Ronnie has done a good job of training his replacement.
Although I said, we had "boats" on
the pond, I'm not sure what class Craig's invention comes under!
propelled amphi car/ hovercraft, you decide.
Among the boats sailing, were a pair of
excellent examples, Murray's dredger and Stewart's giant floating
crane, both boats involved a lot of engineering input, to make the
various features work, nice one guys.
Finally, I would just like to say, a big thanks to all
concerned in making the day a success.
From Jamesy and Sandy stuck in
the kitchen all day, (oh by the way, Sandy tuna mayo and egg mayo, yum)
and to all the participants throughout, your contribution is
appreciated, thank you one and all.
Pictures, courtesy of
Report by Neil McCarron