Lift Out 24th of Sept and 16th of Oct
(posted Sept 20/16)
Club members the sign up sheet for lift out is at the front door of the club house. Please have your boat ready prior to 0730 the day of the lift.
The first lift is limited to 50 boats Max.
There currently are no dock stewards working so if you are using the garbage cans please empty them in the dumpster prior to leaving. Garbage bags are available in the club house.
The season is growing short and following the second lift out on the 16 th of Oct the fall work parties will commence.
All privately owned vessels should be removed from the CFB Trenton docks by the 22 Oct .
The lift out protocol is as follows.
Lift Out protocol
CFB Trenton Yacht Club
Supervisor to ensure work barge and tow boat available and fuelled for
both Lift out dates
LIFT Out Protocols
All members must be aware of the Lift out procedures.
Only the crane crew in the immediate work area. Watch from a Safe distance
Absolutely no-one beneath the boat being lifted
Crane crew must wear hard hats
Bow and stern line must be attached of sufficient length (50')
Powerboats must have slings ties off. This requires 4 lines
Fenders should be on each side of boat
Only the crane foreman is allowed to communicate with the crane Operator. Foreman will be wearing a high visibility vest.
Ensure that the crane operator has a clear view of the boat and the seawall.
Have boat prepared in advance to meet the above safety measures
Place lines under your vessel to facilitate easy installation of slings
Offer to relieve the crane crews…it is a shared responsibility
COST AND TIME:
$80.00 for lift out with a $20.00 return when the cranes are packed up and there are no issues with member involvement
Members are required to be at the club for 0730 hrs on Lift day.
Lift out lunch is available for $3.00
No work is allowed on any boats until the crane has finished and packed up
If the amount of volunteers is sufficient, work on the items around the club will be carried out.
All personnel taking part in lift out must attend a safety briefing which will be given by the crane foreman at the mast step at app. 0730
Above all think safety, safety, safety
Looking for new Flag members
(posted Sept 20/16)
As you know, our club depends on the volunteering done by so many in a wide variety of roles.
Within our Flag we are looking for two members who would like to take a role in helping to steer the club through the next couple of years.
First is our need to have a new military member step up as the incoming Vice Commodore. This position is integral as they normally transition after one year to become the next Commodore. If you might be interested in this role, please see either Joe Oram, our current Vice-Commodore or myself.
Secondly, we need a new Treasurer. Rob Tucker has served us very well and is not being kicked out. Rather, with the sale of his boat Bravo 2, he and Brenda expect to spend more time each year sailing in distant places. Although he has proved that he can manage our finances from afar, he has indicated that he would like to find a replacement who he can help train before the 1st of November. Ideally this position should be filled by a serving military member but we will certainly like to talk with any club member who has interest in the role.
Commodore's Ball Tickets
(posted Sept 14/16)
The Commodore's Ball and Trophy Presentations are scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016. Tickets are $25 and will be available to purchase at the following events:
Wednesday night BBQ - September 14
Cradle day work party - Saturday, September 17
BBQ following flare safety demonstration - Saturday, September 17
First Lift-out - Saturday, September 24
You can also reserve your tickets by calling Mary Anne Stewart at (613) 438-6303 or by emailing her at email@example.com.
Mary Anne Stewart
Unclaimed Motors in POL Compound
(posted Sept 6/16)
There are two outboard motors in the POL compound, a 9.9 hp Mercury and a 15 hp Evinrude.
Unless they are claimed by the owner or someone who thinks they may own one of them, they will be disposed of after the first lift-out.
The 2016 - 2017 course listing is now available by clicking here or by going to the Training webpage.