This is certainly a busy time for all of the Marine Operation Teams. Here is but a sample of the work that these volunteers are completing to make NYC the special place it is.
The Launch Team is well prepared for May 2nd under the new leadership of Co-Chairs Mike Brown and Paul Chandler. After many years of doing the job, Trevor has finally been able to step down and has left well documented processes for the new Team to follow. We do need a lot of help to make all this happen. Have a look at all the volunteer duties, as shown on the NYC Website, in the Member’s section, and sign up for one or more tasks.
On the docks, six 5-foot dock extensions have been installed by Kropf along the north side of A dock, slips 2 to 24. The winter storms and the very thick ice created a great deal of damage to the docks, most of which has now been repaired. More repair work will have to be completed over the summer. The Dock Committee has been busy getting the docks ready for use. The two bridges are in place, all the safety equipment has been deployed and the bubblers have been recovered. The dock repositioning is scheduled to be completed this week, allowing the Dock Team to re-connect all the services.
The Mooring Committee has launched the workboat and completed their initial inspections. Over the next weeks, they will be continuing with the mooring buoy replacement program of 30 new mooring balls and swivels. It does appear that the winter ice has moved several of the mooring anchors. These will be addressed once the Blue Barge is launched.
If you had your boat covered this winter, please dispose of the waste plastic into the recycling area south of the mast racks. We need to maintain our very positive environmental rating and these covers are all part of that program. Did you notice the new roof over the oil recycling centre?
After struggling through the end of last year, the White Crane is currently being rebuilt with two new winches and a new paint job. It should be all completed prior to the start of racing.
This work, all of it, is completed by member volunteers. It doesn’t just happen. If you would like to join any one of these Teams, just contact me. I’ll put you in touch with the Team leads.
Regards, and have a wonderful and safe boating season.
Don Weston, Vice Commodore, Marine Operations