2017 programme of events:
11th March 2017
15th April 2017
27th May 2017
8th July 2017
22th July 2017
Mid September 2017
18th November 2017
At this meeting we set the dates for events for this year.
As planned, we launched around 10:30 and got to the raft with the new metal
We managed to fit 10 of the twelve uprights, all three frames and the panels for the north wall and both frames and two of three panels for the east wall.
The south wall (facing the harbour office, has its new uprights fitted and joined to the bus shelter.
As for the west wall with the barbeque, Richard cut off the last of the old mounting brackets. It turned into a longish day as we didn't recover until gone 5 pm. Thanks to Andrew, Chris, Duncan, Ed, Lyn, Nigel, Richard and Sadie who turned up and helped out for the whole day.
A handful of pictures from the day are here:
We launched around 10:30. I took the remaining frames and uprights and Richard
took all 7 of the panels on his boat. It was just Helen. Richard and I for most
of the day. Edd and Paula turned up and helped fit the panels later on. We recovered
just gone 5 pm.
Richard, Sadie and myself launched from Northney at 10:00 taking all the
spare floorboards and various tools.
While Richard and I worked on the floorboards and hatch, Sadie did a great job using a deck brush and bucket around the outside.
Ran out of time and tide to finish scrubbing and there remain a couple of bits that will get slippery when wet, please feel free to have a go at these if you are out over the next few days. Recovered around 15:30.
Finished the following jobs:
Despite unpromising weather, we held the competition in what turned out to
be pretty challenging conditions.
In moderate chop Richard got a new club record on mono of 34 wakes in 30 seconds, beating the previous 31 set by Graeme in 2015.
In the men's event, Olly and Nigel both made the most of the new 1.5 points/wake for two skis with 24 crossings giving them joint first place with 36 points.
In the woman's event, Sadie managed 14 crossings on a pair getting 21 points and taking the win.
Pictures from the competition are now in the Gallery.
Season wrap-up meeting, in preparation for the AGM.
Members will receive AGM venue and other details by post at the end of October.
The AGM is open to all members. The meeting being held between 7:30 and 9:00 pm with socialising afterwards. Please come along and support YOUR club. The AGM is a pretty informal event and a great chance for all members to have their say in how their club is run.
At this meeting we discussed the damage to the raft after the winter and ided the dates and events taking place during the year.
The AGM went ahead as planned. We set the fees for the 2017 season and discussed the state of the club.
At this meeting we decided the dates and events taking place during the year.
On May 16th, Ed and I took out a pressure washer and cleaned off as many of the boards on the west side (facing the Portsmouth outdoor center) as we could until a mechanical failure stopped play. There remained a small section of boards in the south west corner that have not been cleaned and remain very slippery especially when wet.
On May 30th, Ed and I went out and repaired four broken floorboards.
On June 9th, Phil replaced the barbeque table top, which had been looking pretty sorry for itself.
General meeting to discuss developments.
David, our SBDA Principle took 5 members though their theory course and exam. Congratulations to all five successful candidates. Practical tests and will occur over the next few weeks.
This was open to all members.
Congratulations to Graeme, who set a new club record with an impressive 31 wake crossings in 30 seconds
Pictures are in the Gallery
Date and venue to be determined.
The formal part of the meeting will be held between 7:30 and 9:00 pm, all Members should have been advised of the venue by now.
The AGM is open to all members, please come along and support YOUR club. The AGM is a pretty informal event and a great chance for all members to have their say in how their club is run.