Work party update and thanks
Big thanks to the dozen or so members who turned up to the first summer work party last Saturday. A huge amount of work was done in creating more Laser/Topper berths by cutting back the vegetation, filling in holes, realigning rows and generally tidying up these berths, all done just in time for the Laser open this coming Saturday! If you are a Laser sailor and curious about the work, why not come down on Saturday and enter the Open as well!
For those who couldn’t make it, please don’t feel you missed out, there will be several more summer work parties during the year for you to get involved in, so look out for the email notifications.
You might have seen we have moved the green security fence out to the boundary line in the overflow car park/trailer areas, creating a significant new area of useable land. Please be careful if you wish to explore this, it's full of tree stumps, rabbit holes and brambles. This will be getting cleared slowly over the coming months and will no doubt feature in future work parties.
Finally, the summer months means that the berths need regular attention to keep the vegetation under control. The clubs mowers have a tough life, hitting tie down stakes, grass that’s been allowed to get very long, ropes and cover webbings getting tangled up, all these factors go towards significant wear on the machines. We have previously adopted the approach of getting cheaper machines, but these are just not up to the task and quickly get broken or become unsafe to use. We have therefore trialled a more robust Honda mower. This seems to be lasting the course so we have decided to get another so we should have two new safe and robust mowers, please could we ask though, as with all the clubs equipment, care is taken in the use as we all cover the costs of purchase, repairs and safety is paramount.
Regards and thanks again
Hunts Sailing Club
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