EACC NEWS UPDATES
A digest of items of news and business from the committtee which
maybe of general interest to members

 

20thMay 2019

Possible Past Skipper's Pennant

The cheapest good acceptable pennant for past skippers found will cost £15 each.  The Committee felt that this was too much so has decided not to proceed with this immediately but defer any action until the June meeting.

 

East Anglian Air Ambulance Station Visits

The two visits to the East Anglian Air Ambulance Station were very successful and enjoyed by all.  £225 was raised for EAAA.  Thanks to Tom Moore for organising this.  The event may be run again next year.  

 

Safety Boat

The red safety boat is now in the water.  The committee is very pleased with the new engine.

 

Rigging Out Supper

The Rigging Out Supper was very enjoyable.  Ranworth Village Hall has been booked for next year!

 

TMOR

Time was also taken to make final plans for TMOR.  Set up starts Wednesday morning.

 

Ralph Lamb

 

The Committee was very sad to learn that Ralph Lamb has died.  

 

8thApril 2019

 

Insignia

A new direct ordering system for club garments will be available soon from the club website. You will be able to select the garment from a comprehensive range, choose to add embroidered club logo and or boat name, etc, order and pay online and choose home delivery or collect from our local supplier. Printed burgees and pennants will continue to be available from Jane Stevens (Insignia Officer) and will, in future, be the only items held in stock by the club.

 

 East Anglian Air Ambulance

Tom Moore will lead two visits to the East Anglian Air Ambulance Station on 15thApril and 13thMay.  This event may be run again next year.  

 

Safety Boat

The red safety boat will be launched after Easter with it’s new Yamaha 25 hp engine.

 

Events

Please check the club website for details of forthcoming events:-

•   Rigging Out Supper

Lesley Everett will be running a second hand book stall at the Rigging Out Supper in aid of NANSA.  Please give any unwanted sailing related books to her or a member of the committee. Jane will be giving away the remaining club garments for a nominal donation to NANSA·      

•   Spring Cruise. 

This year will be the River Ant and Barton Broad area.  Details on website.

 

18thMarch 2019

Hut on Moorings

Initial drawings have been prepared for the clubroom and store on the moorings. The next step is to show them to the Landlord before pre -planning discussions with the BA.

 

Former Skipper's Pennant

The Committee is exploring the suggestion of awarding past skippers with a club pennant.  It would be a swallow tail like the skipper's flag but edged in red indicating they were a former skipper of the club.

 

Group visits to EAAA

Tom Moore has offered to organise group visits to the East Anglian Air Ambulance Station.  This will be for club members and will cost a donation of at least £10 per person.

 

New Outboard

The Committee have approved the purchase of a new Yamaha 25 hp engine for the red safety boat.

 

Forthcoming Events

Please check under Events on the club website for details of forthcoming events:-

·      Rigging Out Supper

 

·      Spring Cruise. This year will be the River Ant and Barton Broad area.  Full details will be on the website soon.

 

February 2019

 

Subscriptions

Membership subs due on 1st March will be paid by direct debit this year so don’t forget to set up your Direct Debit and cancel existing the Standing Order.

 

Registration Numbers on Transoms – update

Owners of River Cruisers registered with the River Cruiser Class will have received an email from the Class Committee about the decision of the BA to enforce the displaying of registration marks on transoms.  Our former Skipper, Jo Edye, wrote to the BA last year about the strong feelings of members against this enforcement. The present Skipper, David Thompson, has written again recently supporting the action being taken by the RCC.   Discussions between the RCC and BA are ongoing and I understand there will be news on this front in the near future.

AND HERE IT IS - GOOD NEWS INDEED!

 

Hut on Moorings

Plans are at present being prepared for the proposed hut on the club moorings.

 

Events

Liz Chettleburgh (Mate) is busy organising volunteers to run the club events this year.  If you would like to help at any events this please contact Liz at liz.chettleburgh@aviva.com

 

Please check the club website for details of forthcoming events:-

·      Club Pub Evening

·      Rigging Out Supper

 

Accounts

The Club’s accounts for 2018 have now been checked by a qualified accountant and can been seen here

 

14th February 2019

 

Our Skipper, David Thompson, TMOR Co-ordinator and ex-EAAA doctor, Tom Moore and our Charity Co-ordinator, Lesley Everett visited the East Anglian Air Ambulance base this afternoon to hand over a cheque for £403.88 - the total raised by the Club for this wonderful charity last year. The three of them were given a tour of the base, a look around the helicopter and Tom was able to catch up with old colleagues and tell lots of stories.

Tom has kindly offered to take any EACC members wishing to visit the Air Ambulance base on a guided tour. This will obviously be on a group rather than an individual basis. Details will be discussed at the next committee meeting and will be posted on the website.

 

JANUARY 2019

 

Notification of Details of Events

EACC club events and reminders near the date of events may be flagged up on the club’s facebook page or emails reminders sent but members are advised to use the club’s website as the primary source for informationPlease check the club website for details of forthcoming events:-

·      Joint Social Evening with Yare Sailing Club

·      Winter Walk

·      Club Pub Evening

·      Rigging Out Supper

 

Subscriptions

Membership subs due on 1st March will be paid by direct debit this year, the membership secretariat will be sending letters to all members in the near future.

 

Charity

The club will be supporting a local charity again this year.  The charity is NANSA, a local independent charity believing that all people with disabilities are entitled to full inclusion in society.  The objectives of this charity are to empower people with disabilities to achieve life aspirations, providing support, education, training and advice to people of all ages and disability levels.   Thanks to Lesley and Roger Everett for all their efforts as Charity Co-ordinators.

 

Insignia

 

The committee is grateful to Jane Stevens, who has taken over the role of supplying club regalia.  Clothing and pennants etc. printed with the club logo is advertised on the club’s website.  Jane can be contacted via email:  insignia@ea-cc.org

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

AGM draft Minutes including election of officers and committee  

2018 Accounts

The new committee had a brief meeting after the AGM.  Committee Meeting dates and Event Dates for 2019 were agreed and are now on the website.

 

The Committee acknowledged with thanks the amount of time and effort spent updating the club’s website and this will continue to be the prime noticeboard for the club and information deemed necessary will continue to be circulated by email.   In addition, Colin Chettleburgh has agreed to take on the task of EACC Facebook moderator and posting various reminders and incidental or light hearted items on the club’s facebook page.   

 

OCTOBER 2018

 

Structure on Club Site

Three Committee members have had a pre planning meeting with a planning officer from the BA regarding the construction of a new ‘structure’ on the moorings.  The meeting was very positive, the next stage is to provide more detailed drawings and contact the landlord.  This is already in hand.

 

TMOR Race Control

Phil and Jamie (RC Crocus) will be taking over race control at TMOR.  They are looking at new hardware and software with John Aves and other club members who have experience in this area.

 

Speed Sign

The committee has agreed that a temporary speed sign will be placed on the moorings from time to time by BA Rangers.

 

Mooring Work Party

A work party at the moorings has been arranged for Saturday 17thNovember.  Jobs to do; cut grass, repair holes, trim trees. More information on the website.

 

2019 Calendar of Events

Next year’s proposed events list is on the website.   The list will not be confirmed until all dates have been agreed with other clubs.

 

Stern Registration Numbers

 

The committee discussed the issue of registration numbers on transoms and is writing to the BA for clarification on the rationale for their attempts to enforce this when it has not been enforced in previous years.

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Moorings

The neighbouring property under construction has an electricity supply directly to the back of the property.  It should, therefore, be possible for electricity to be supplied to the EACC plot.

Dredging has been carried out by Tom Moore along the right hand bank six feet into the moorings and also along the back and side of Sun Glory’s mooring.   Solace and Sun Glory were moved whilst this was being done.  Also some was taken out along Mischief’s bank and the banks built up in several places.  The spoil from previous dredging on the right hand bank has been levelled.   Thanks to Tom as this has saved the club hiring a contractor to do the work.  However, a larger dredger will be needed to dredge in the section in front of Solace where Tom’s digger couldn’t reach.  This will be done in the near future as there will be a contractor working in the area.  It is hoped that the safety ladder will be repaired in the near future.

A Request has been made for Broads Authority Rangers to use the moorings for temporary speed signs.  Committee agreed to this in principle and we are waiting further communication.

A pre-application enquiry to the Planning Department of the Broad’s Authority has been made regarding a new shed and a reply is awaited.

 

TMOR

A new software system for race control is needed at TMOR.  Sadly, after many years John Aves has decided to make 2019 his last year as Race Control Officer so someone is needed take over the job.  RYA and other local clubs are being contacted to see what systems are available.  

 

Broads Engage

Boundary Farm moorings – there is a ‘Broads Engage’ organised for Tuesday 6thNovember at the Acle War Memorial Recreational Centre which will be looking at all aspects of access to the Broads.  Moorings will be part of this.  

 

JULY 2018

 

The Moorings

Tom Moore will be using his digger for dredging on the Club’s moorings later this week.  Any disruption will be kept to a minimum.  

 

Would members intending to leave a boat moored on the club moorings please let the moorings officer or a committee member know. 

 

GYYC

Great Yarmouth Yacht Club are holding a Regatta on 1st/2ndSeptember to which all EACC members are invited.   No more information available at present.

 

Safety Boat

Club members are welcome to borrow the safety boat moored in Thurne Dyke for access to the EACC moorings, to load boats on moorings between Thurne Mouth and Womack Dyke entrance.   The cowling, keys, log book and spare fuel will soon be kept at Tom Moore’s house, in a box with a combination lock.   Members to contact the Bosun (Ian Stewart) when borrowing the boat for the first time for instructions.

If anyone has spare keys to either safety boat please return them to Ian Stewart.  

 

Storage

The Broads Authority have been contacted about the possibility of a new shed on the moorings. A pre-application enquiry is being prepared.

 

 

Reminder

It would be super if someone would take on the task of digitally archiving the club’s records.  There is no time limit for the job so if you would like to learn more about the club’s history and would like to take on this task please contact secretary@ea-cc.org

 

APRIL 2018

 

The Moorings

Last weekend’s work party has improved the moorings a great deal.  The lawn mower will be on site shortly and the grass will be cut before the weekend. There are still spaces on the mowing rota!

The Committee has work planned at the moorings and the quay-heading taken out last year could be useful so please don’t remove any from the site.

 

Trustees

The Committee were saddened to learn from Peter Atkins that his dad John was very poorly with dementia and not able to continue as a Trustee of the club.  John Atkins was Skipper of EACC in 1981, 1982 and 1993.  Many active members from that time will remember family fun times in Pat and John Atkins’ garden fronting South Walsham Broad.   Peter thinks his dad would enjoy a visit from any friend who wished to see him.  Please email Ruth on cordy384@live.co.uk if you would like to arrange to visit John, his son will remind him on the morning of your visit.

 

TMOR

The TMOR Committee are busy making plans for the Regatta.  All going well so far.  We hope to have a double width bridge in situ this year.  All offers of help will be gratefully accepted.   An email to this end will be sent to members shortly.

 

Safety Boat Training

Ian Mason and Tom Moore are planning a Safety Boat Training day on Saturday 12thMay.  There are places for six people.   Anyone interested should contact Sam May (contact details in the White Book/on website).

 

Club Records

The Committee is actively seeking a club member who would be interested in taking on the task of digitally archiving the club’s records.  There is no time limit for the job so if you would like to learn more about the club’s history and would like to take on this task please contact secretary@ea-cc.org

 

MARCH 2018

 

Plot 7, the existing mooring plot

Following the committee's decision not to pursue plot 6 it was decided it would be useful if we could have a bigger shed on the club moorings for storage but this would need Planning Permission.  Initial drawings have been made and advice is being sought from the Broads Authority.

 

2018 Programme

All club events are now covered for the next year. Details are on the website and in the recently published and distributed White Book. If you don't receive yours with your Green Book in the post by 1st April, it might be scheduled for hand delivery to your house or boat or it could be a sign that your subscription that was due on the 1st March has not been paid.

 

Work Party

A work party has been arranged for Saturday 7th April, meet at Thurne dyke at 10 a.m.  With the season fast approaching it is time to make the moorings neat and tidy and a pleasant place not only for mooring holders but for club events held there and for members to moor for picnics, BBQs and social gatherings. We need to get the grass cut, remove the mole hills and fill holes and generally tidy the place up.  Please let Paul Stevens or David Thompson know if you are able to help.

 

Broads Area Yare and Bure Championship

Good news for YBOD owners – it is hoped that the class will hold a Broads Area Yare and Bure Championship this year and the EACC Open on 6/7October will be one of the four qualifying events.

 

Club's Historical Records

The Committee is actively seeking a club member who would be interested in taking on the task of digitally archiving the club’s records.  There is no time limit for the job so if you would like to learn more about the club’s history and would like to take on this task please contact secretary@ea-cc.org

 
FEBRUARY 2018

 

Plot 6

After a lot of thought and discussion, the committee have decided that the club cannot afford to take on Plot 6. The plot is quite small as is the building that has Planning Permission to be built on it.  It would not be allowed to be used for overnight accommodation and would not be suitable for a club house. We are however looking into the possibility of an electricity supply and widening the dyke at Plot 7.   It would also be useful if we could have a bigger shed for storage but this would need Planning Permission.  A pre-planning meeting with the BA is being planned.

 

Work Paries and Quay Heading repairs

It is not possible to have access to the moorings along the track from Cold Harbour at present due to the ground conditions.  We have been advised to ask again in a month’s time.   A date for a work party at the moorings is to be arranged at next month’s meeting.

 

Charity

East Anglian Air Ambulance is to be the club’s chosen charity this year.

 

Trustees

The Committee is delighted to announce that Roger Everett has agreed to become a Trustee of the club.

 

Events

Events for the year are filled apart from the EACC Open and Spring Cruise. (now covered)

 

White Book 

Only the names of members who have not returned the data protection forms will be listed in the 2018 White Book. Dates confirmed for winter events 2019 – Winter Walk 10th February, Pub Night 9th March.

 

Mowers

The Bosun is busy arranging the servicing of the lawn mower, strimmer and safety boat engines.

 

JANUARY 2018
 

A sub-committee led by Liz Chettleburgh has met with the Moorings Landlord’s Agents regarding the lease. Discussions with the land owner are ongoing.

 

The Membership Secretary is ready to send out membership renewal forms and Privacy Policy to compliy with the new data protection regulations which come into force in May this year. All members must sign and return. Subscription Standing orders should also be changed to £21 by 1st March.

 

A  work party at the moorings is planned at the end of February. Details will be on the website in due course.

 

It has been confirmed that the 24 hour moorings at Thurne Mouth will definitely not be available for TMOR again this year.

 

Club rugby shirts are available, email Lisa Burton with orders.