Swan 4 is being replaced by a new version in January 2019 and therefore is about to be put on the open market. In case any members are interested here is the option for ‘first dibs.’
As you will know the boat has been well used and has some patches on the tubes and the hull is scruffy but sound. The patches are in the bow area where the anchor has been recovered and scraped the tubes. The outboard is a Suzuki DF50ATL which was bought new in 2015 (but is a 2014 model). It has been annually serviced by South Coast Engineering – they hold the online service record and we have the paper invoices. New bearings and the ball hitch are being put onto the trailer. With some tidying to be done as a winter project this is good value at £4500. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
Tim Hughes has been Sailing Secretary for 5 years now and is relinquishing the post, as from the ASM on 25 November. We are therefore looking for a volunteer to take his place. Tim is happy to provide an extended handover for anyone coming into the position ‘cold’ and initially will provide assistance with the more time consuming tasks (if required), while the new person is familiarizing themselves with the position.
If you are thinking of taking up the challenge then call Tim on 07730 445465 to discuss the role of the Sailing Secretary and the tasks that are included.
Winter Sailing Berths are available for members intending to sail over the winter period.
Winter sailing berths will have best access to the slipway so please let the berthing officer know at least 2 weeks before the “berthing boat move” if you would like a winter sailing position.
Q- If I remove my boat after 4th November but before next season starts can I pay pro rata
A. No. Full rate applies for boats removed by 18th November and full rate plus fine thereafter
Q- I have several kayaks/canoes on one rack- do I pay per rack or per boat
A. You pay £40-00 per boat/vessel not per rack
Q- I have a ground berth but have sailed fewer than 10 times in 2018 can I still have a winter berth
A. This needs to be discussed with Berthing officer please read note A below. (rack berths 6 times
Q- I keep a boat under my catamaran- do I still have to pay for the small boat
A. Yes winter berthing is payable per boat/vessel
Q- How do I pay if I haven’t got a cheque
A. Contact Greg on to agree an alternative payment method
Lunch/drink/snack mid – way at The Ship in Distress at Mudeford.
Suitable for hybrid and off road bikes but probably not skinny tyre road bikes as sand build up occurs along the promenade from Studland to Hengistbury Head. No extreme hills and social cycling is the plan, so hopefully appropriate for all. It’s possible to do part of the ride if preferred and stop or turn round at any point if riders didn’t want to complete the entire route. Everyone is welcome.
Distance 20 miles roughly and almost entirely on firm (though often very sandy) surfaces.
Route From the ferry along the east side of Poole Harbour to turn right to reach Poole/Bournemouth promenade. Continue the full length of the promenade to Southbourne then on to Hengistbury Head to take the small ferry across to Mudeford.
Head west along the road to Christchurch to The Ship in Distress for drink/lunch. Back- track to turn right through the Nature Reserve to re-join the road just before the Priory. Turn left then left again through the Priory grounds at the side of the river. Continue to join the road to cross Tuckton bridge on the B3059. Turn immediately left to pass through Wick then straight ahead to re-join the Bournemouth/Poole promenade back to Sandbanks and the Ferry and return to the NT carpark.
Should the Mudeford ferry be closed due to bad weather we can reach The Ship in Distress via Wick , Tuckton Bridge and the Priory .
For further details contact: Ann Emery 01929 422 199 email@example.com
Please email me if you intend coming so I can give The Ship in Distress some idea of numbers.