Our final contributor to this series of lockdown projects and activities is from new member Del Ripley.
As one of the newest members I only got to sale at the pool twice before the lockdowns started.
I had at that time a Dragon 95 and a old Joysway pirate’s yacht in black.
At Christmas I was pleased to receive a Dragon 65 ready for when we can once again sail at the club pool. My time has been spent fitting the Dragon yacht’s out in new green trim that I will be able to see with my poor eyesight. The Dragon 65 and Joysway pirate’s have both been fitted with House Martin Sails. Over Christmas break, I also had one very expensive sail on the lower basin below the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum. I had only been sailing a short while, when my very expensive mobile phone fell out my pocket into 20 feet of murky water!
I look forward to visiting the pool when safe, but for now I send my best wishes to all members.
We look forward to seeing Del on a Wednesday to race with his DF65.
The club awaits further advice from the MYA about re-starting sailing, although hopefully this will be on or shortly after the end of March, depending on how cases fall and what Tier levels are applied when the Government move to the second phase of Step 1, when outdoor sports are allowed.
In the meantime, if anyone has any additional projects they would like to share with the membership, please send me (Peter Baldwin) further details.