Sea Essay has been out of the water at Hamble Point since the 7th December but due to the ongoing situation Jeff’s Yacht Husband team have been unable to gather to carry out any of the below waterline tasks (primarily inspection and anti-fouling). Whilst Colin Smith and Andy Rankine have made regular visits to the boat and carried out what tasks the two of them can, the majority of jobs require the whole team. At this time March 8th looks like the earliest opportunity that lockdown will be eased enough to let work commence although we will have to wait for Boris'”Road Map” for confirmation.
There will then be a wait for a re-launch slot, hopefully well before the only booking so far available to us on the 19th April (with Hamble Point being the only lift-out facilities MDL now offer there are 3 marinas worth of vessels in the queue). Once back in the water the majority of lay-up tasks can be completed, e.g. have hull scratches and marks professionally repaired, refit sails and other equipment that have been removed for servicing, deep clean, test sail and obtain the annual Small Commercial Vessel Code of Practice certificate.
This all obviously means that the early part of our published sailing programme particularly in March is likely to be cancelled. We do hold out some hope that the events towards the end of April may be able to go ahead but a lot has got to go right for them to happen.
Website Author and Administrator is a proposed new role for CSD. It will involve working with the Webmaster and the Programme Sub-Committee to keep the CSD website and CSD facebook group up-to-date.
This website is currently produced using WordPress, a web-based tool for creating and managing blogs and other types of website.
Experience in similar roles would be useful but is not a pre-requisite.
Access to a computer with Windows 10 or MAC OS and internet connectivity is likely to be essential. Some updates can be done using a smartphone or tablet.
Familiarity with posting messages on facebook and other internet forums or blogs is highly desirable.
This role would provide an opportunity for a volunteer to contribute to the club and to gain knowledge and experience in the following:
How the club operates
Use of WordPress & other related tools
Aspects of IT security
Publicity / Marketing
This is not a time consuming role as we do not often receive more than two time-sensitive requests to updates the website each month. However, we are short of people with the necessary skills to make the most of the website and we would like more volunteers to be able to carry out such updates.
If you are interested in discussing this opportunity please complete the form below or contact the Webmaster though other channels.
In the absence of much news here is a brief video filmed during a Sea Time last year. If you have video footage of your own that members may be interested in please respond below or contact the webmaster through other channels:
The CSD AGM is to be held at the Gaff Rigger restaurant (formerly the Water’s Edge) at 12.00 noon Saturday 23rd November followed by a buffet and then a visiting speaker, David Monks, from the Solent area of the RNLI.
If you plan to come please let Bill Taylor (CSD Secretary), know so that he can book sufficient buffet places. Email email@example.com
To help the CSD construct a Summer Cruise in 2020, members will be contacted shortly to ask them to complete a survey based on Google Forms. If you have already submitted a response please ignore this but if not you can participate by clicking on the following hyperlink:
Please complete the survey as soon as possible so that we can analyse the results and start constructing a viable cruise which in turn will allow us to complete next year’s sailing programme. We intend that the 2020 Sailing Programme will be published leading up to the AGM in November and bookings for all our sailing opportunities will be accepted from the 23rd November.