Members will be well aware of the lake weed issues that we have been battling against since the spring. We have spent many hours trying to keep it under control in front of the jetty and along the front of the ‘island’. However, the best we seem to achieve is to clear it on a Monday or Tuesday for limited sailing on a Wednesday only to see it back the following week. Regrettably Silvermere cannot get the weed cutter in because of the low water level.
At the moment, yachts with smooth keels and built-in rudders (e.g. Moonbeams) seem to sail without problems provided there is sufficient wind, but other types of hulls and anything with a propeller are liable to get stuck.
Therefore, it is with great regret that your committee feels it necessary to cancel the Open Day this year, especially as we will not have a rescue dinghy available on the day.
At the moment we are planning to have the 2024 Open Day early in the spring before the weed becomes a problem.
March 13th @ Silvermere On Monday 13th March our meeting is at Silvermere where the main event is a bring-and-buy. Please bring along your unwanted model boat bits so as to sell or swap to another member. The meeting is from 7.30pm at The Inn on the Lake, Silvermere Golf Complex, Redhill Road, Cobham, KT11 1EF.
The November club night will be held at: Byfleet Boat Club, 4 Old Parvis Road KT14 6lE This will be the Ron Young Trophy meeting for new, refurbished and found models along with the RNLI Christmas Sales table. Teas/coffees and cakes courtesy of Carol.
NOTE: There is no meeting at Silvermere on the 14th November
There is good parking in Old Parvis Road and entrance to the Boat Club is down the slope to the tow path – take care if it’s raining or icy as the slope is a bit steep, you may find a torch helpful as the road is a bit dark in places. We gather about 7.30pm for tea, coffee and cake – thanks Carol. The evening’s attraction are: a) Ron Young trophy – bring your new models for inspection and entry to this club competition; b) the RNLI ladies will have their sales stall for those essential Christmas items, e.g. cards, calendars and presents; c) a Bring and Buy table for all those quality items you want a new home for.
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