I think everyone is aware that our jetties are very old and need replacing in the next few years. This project was identified as a key focus area of the Strategic plan. Steve Hubbard, Harry Brown & John Smith have put together a great initial paper for consideration. This paper doesn’t just look at replacing the jetties but considers the changing make-up of the dinghies in the boat park over time. Some dinghies are more suited to be taken out of the water between races. Therefore the paper looks at the possible requirement for a ‘beach’ as well as new jetties. A beach is a large slipway where members can pull their boats out between races, as opposed to tie them to jetties. The jetties still need replacing and the paper discusses the options for this also.
The paper was presented at the last committee meeting and we would like members input. Please read the paper and let us know your thoughts (positive and negative input welcome). At this stage nothing has been decided and in fact we have a long way to go to try and realize a proposal. Once we have a way forward decided, we then have the difficult job of securing grants and financing in general. Therefore, this is only some ideas at the moment.
You should have already received the paper through your fleet captains but I will ask that Chris makes it available on the website.
Ed. Yes, here it is: BSC Launching Strategy – Committee Report – June2015
Please send your comments to your Fleet Captains. Email addresses are here
We would like to continue the discussions at the Sep committee meeting, so please send them to Steve by the 30th Aug so we can collate them.