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sailing trophies for 2022

Tue Jan 18 2022

by Caroline

sailing trophies for 2022

Tue Jan 18 2022

by Caroline

Sailing trophies for 2022. See one of the dinghy sailors if you want to get involved in an event.

BGA results from the 13th January

Mon Jan 17 2022

by Caroline

BGA results from the 13th January

Mon Jan 17 2022

by Caroline

No real change in blue green Oscillatoria sp. this last week. Open water showed 418,250 cells/ml and the jetty sample showed 372,750 cells/ml. Both samples showed a low abundance of unicellular green algae and had a low to moderate abundance of diatoms, as per last week.

BGA results from 6th Jan 2022

Thu Jan 13 2022

by Caroline

BGA results from 6th Jan 2022

Thu Jan 13 2022

by Caroline

Latest BGA result from the sample taken on the 6th Jan. A reduction which is good to see. Both samples still contained the blue-green Oscillatoria sp. and cell counts were as follows:Both samples also contained a low abundance of unicellular green algae and both also had a low to moderate abundance of diatoms, the latter not unusual as diatoms often form very early Spring blooms.

Next working party weekend 15/16th Jan

Wed Dec 29 2021

by Caroline

Next working party weekend 15/16th Jan

Wed Dec 29 2021

by Caroline

We would be very grateful for any help on the weekend of the 15th/16th January. Dan, our bosun has a long list of jobs that need doing and any time you can spare would be fantastic.

BGA results -sample taken 19th Dec

Wed Dec 29 2021

by Caroline

BGA results -sample taken 19th Dec

Wed Dec 29 2021

by Caroline

Sample taken 19th December. The lab reopens on the 4th Jan so we will take another sample then. Happy New Year to you all

latest BGA results

Wed Dec 15 2021

by Caroline

latest BGA results

Wed Dec 15 2021

by Caroline

latest BGA results at the club from the sample taken on 8/12 shows another rise. This week it has been suggested we miss and then take it early next week to allow for testing prior to Christmas.

members survey

Wed Dec 15 2021

by Caroline

members survey

Wed Dec 15 2021

by Caroline

Our junior reps have created a survey for all our members to complete to help the committee take the club forward in 2022. Please take the time to fill it out, all comments will be gratefully received. This will also be sent our via email and put on our website. Thank you

Reminder -please only use the tractor if authorised

Tue Dec 07 2021

by Caroline

Reminder -please only use the tractor if authorised

Tue Dec 07 2021

by Caroline

To all members, please remember that our tractor is only to be used by members with a full driving licence who have been shown how to operate it. This is for everyone's safety.

Storm Barra -please ensure your berths are secure

Tue Dec 07 2021

by Caroline

Storm Barra -please ensure your berths are secure

Tue Dec 07 2021

by Caroline

Storm Barra is coming across during the next day or two, please make sure your berth is secure and all boats and covers are securely fastened down

Thanks to the working party at the weekend!

Mon Dec 06 2021

by Caroline

Thanks to the working party at the weekend!

Mon Dec 06 2021

by Caroline

Thank you to everyone who came to help at the working party weekend. You will all see that there are some more 'straw sausages' in the water which will now start working again on the BGA. They will initially be visible and eventually sink below the surface once they start to decompose. More will go out once we have more time available.

updated BGA figures 1st Dec

Sat Dec 04 2021

by Caroline

updated BGA figures 1st Dec

Sat Dec 04 2021

by Caroline

Pretty static results this week for BGA. At least it doesn't seem to be going up again.

latest BGA counts

Mon Nov 29 2021

by Caroline

latest BGA counts

Mon Nov 29 2021

by Caroline

Sorry for the delay in posting these. A reassuring shift downwards

Confirmation of Working Party on 4th/5th December

Mon Nov 29 2021

by Caroline

Confirmation of Working Party on 4th/5th December

Mon Nov 29 2021

by Caroline

All welcome to join Dan, our bosun for a working party weekend on 4th/5th December.

straw bales have been delivered

Sun Nov 21 2021

by Caroline

straw bales have been delivered

Sun Nov 21 2021

by Caroline

When you next go to the club, you will notice some large barley straw bales we have had delivered to continue breaking down the BGA.

wanted! -empty plastic containers please

Sun Nov 21 2021

by Caroline

wanted! -empty plastic containers please

Sun Nov 21 2021

by Caroline

If anyone has any empty plastic containers (2L or 5L like that pictured) that are in good useable condition (including the lid), we would ask if you could leave them in the red bin under the metal stairs please. We will be using them as floats for the barley straw in the water. Thank you

BGA results 10th Nov 21

Fri Nov 12 2021

by Caroline

BGA results 10th Nov 21

Fri Nov 12 2021

by Caroline

A small drop, but not significantly different to last week. Please take this information in conjunction with the previous post, thanks

New BGA bloom

Fri Nov 12 2021

by Caroline

New BGA bloom

Fri Nov 12 2021

by Caroline

As you all know, we have been keeping a close eye on the water and sending samples off regularly for testing. The BGA levels were falling and we were hopeful we had passed the worst, but for the last month they unfortunately have been rising again. A club member and committee members have also recently reported visual evidence of a new bloom within the water which would therefore correlate with the evidence from the water samples.

2 sailors to be on the water at all times please

Sun Nov 07 2021

by Caroline

2 sailors to be on the water at all times please

Sun Nov 07 2021

by Caroline

As per club rules, during winter months (November to March inclusive), unless safety boat cover is available, sailing is only permitted if there are at least 2 unpowered craft on the water.

BGA results 4th November

Sun Nov 07 2021

by Caroline

BGA results 4th November

Sun Nov 07 2021

by Caroline

Latest results from the samples taken on the 4th November. The continued rise was discussed at the last committee meeting this week and we are trying to organise more barley straw to use in the water to keep breaking it down.

Please pay and collect clothing orders

Tue Nov 02 2021

by Caroline

Please pay and collect clothing orders

Tue Nov 02 2021

by Caroline

We still have a few clothing orders to be collected. All can be paid for via the portal and then collected from the club please. You will find them in the training room. Thanks a lot

AGM 8th November 7.30pm-please join us!

Mon Nov 01 2021

by Caroline

AGM 8th November 7.30pm-please join us!

Mon Nov 01 2021

by Caroline

Hopefully you have all seen your emails and our Facebook post inviting you to attend our AGM on 8th November 2021 at 7.30pm.

latest BGA results

Mon Nov 01 2021

by Caroline

latest BGA results

Mon Nov 01 2021

by Caroline

Apologies for the delay in posting this information.

Would you like to volunteer?

Sun Oct 17 2021

by Caroline

Would you like to volunteer?

Sun Oct 17 2021

by Caroline

Afternoon members,

Do you want to join us?

Sat Oct 16 2021

by Caroline

Do you want to join us?

Sat Oct 16 2021

by Caroline

At our forthcoming AGM (date to be announced soon), we will have some vacant positions on the committee. Two positions that are coming up are president and vice president. Whilst these positions do not have voting rights, you would be able to attend the monthly committee meetings and take part in discussions, helping to steer the club forward into 2022. Your other important role would be to chair the AGM next year. These roles would be a great opportunity for members who cannot committ to an indepth role but would still like to be involved.

latest BGA sample results added

Fri Oct 08 2021

by Caroline

latest BGA sample results added

Fri Oct 08 2021

by Caroline

A further drop which is great news! We think we have passed the worst. It is still over the WHO threshold of 20,000 for short-term health issues but from the analysis it also looks like the filaments are breaking up and we are not noticing any new scum formations either. We will continue to send samples off weekly and report back to the members