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To All Members;

The Club itself is not fully open as restrictions have not been completely lifted.

However last Sunday I was at the pond and had a good talk with some committee members and club members who were using the pond at their own risk, but keeping their distances and some of whom have also been regularly boating at Dovercourt, and that some members of the Harwich Club were reportedly racing, but obviously at a distance. It was due to this and the easing of restrictions that we felt that starting as of Sunday, 7th June 2020. Although the Club will not be fully open, we will be opening the Club up to accept membership fees and handout membership cards and insurance certificates. Obviously if you then want use a boat you can, at your own discretion, but there will be no racing. Please note the water level is low. However we must ask that all members adhere to the instructions are outlined in our Website Notice of today’s’ date, for their own safety and those around them and so we stay within the Government guidelines.

The Club House can be opened if the rescue boat is required and masks must be worm.

Also please note there is no facilities available.

In respect of Membership fees these will start being collected on Sunday, between 8.30am and 11am. However to make it easier for some if you wish to pay by cheque, via the post, or want to pay via BACS banking then please email me separately and I can give you the Clubs Bank details or my address for you to post your cheque.

We have contacted Brightlingsea Town Council and have asked them to “top up the pond” preferably this week, 5.6 and 7th June when we have a high tide, and to also put in the dye to curb the weed. At this point of writing we have not heard of when they are able to do this.

 

Thanks Keith Hawes

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We at the Brightlingsea Model Boat Club offer a great friendly atmosphere with members from all walks of life, some working and others retired with backgrounds from Engineering, Army, Electronics, Ambulance Service and Boat Makers, all of whom have varying levels of experience in sailing.

We sail on a Wednesday and Sunday 52 weeks of the year; 8am – 1pm, with weekly races e.g. barge races, one metre and super yacht (any size) races, plus electric boat competitions, pursuit races as well as general sailing around the pond

We cater for all sorts of model boats except for IC and really fast electric craft (in consideration of the wildlife on and around the lake)

New members are always welcome.

Come along and meet us at our clubhouse, or email Keith Hawes;Club Secretary Email; hawesk091@gmail.com

Commodore Reg Cox