Archive for March, 2014

Club Ship closed for 1 more week

House Yacht Tyne will be closed for 1 more week as the Electrical Contractor is still not finished. We expected the work to take up to 4 weeks but he is finding that the original cables were put in through steel bulkheads and then the whole over-clad when originally done. This has meant we have […]

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No visitor moorings at Sunderland Marina

A message from Ian Rowan, Manager at Sunderland Marina: Sunderland Marina is currently undergoing works to install a new section of pontoons and renew most of its fore & aft moorings. Due to movement of boats while the work is undertaken; we will not have the space to accommodate visitors. We hope (depending on the […]

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New Cherry Picker

The Port of Blyth has kindly donated a redundant cherry picker to the Club. Although old it is in excellent condition and will now allow us to service masts in the yard, the travel hoist and shed roofs much more easily. For the moment it is out of bounds until we have serviced it and […]

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Final winter race and prizegiving this Sunday

It is the last race of the winter series this Sunday. John Hodgson is your RO and the forecast looks OK with a NE 16 gusting 23 and sunshine! There will be a prize giving in the bar afterwards and a hot buffet. The bar will be open for this event¬† but there are no […]

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Filming activity 26th March

The BBC are filming a new costume drama down in South Harbour and other areas of the Port next Wednesday 26th. The Port have asked us to provide space in the car park for a small number of support vehicles including the canteen services vehicle. I have suggested that the moorings shed is able to […]

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End of winter mooring arrangements

We would appreciate it if boats presently on moorings at the Club for the winter return to their allocated spot as quickly as possible.  We are scheduling the return to the water of boats from winter yard storage and they will be looking to move into their space. Mike Wade

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Winter Racing this Sunday (9th March)

It is the penultimate winter series race this Sunday and your race officer is Phil Murray (Auf weidersehen Pet). The club will be open for this and the last race so we can hold a small prize giving and Buffet. We need as many out this Sunday as possible to make the series worthwhile. Iain […]

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HY Tyne closed 10th-21st March

In order for an electrical rewiring to be carried out, the club ship will need to be closed for two weeks starting next Monday, 10th March. We looked at different ways to avoid this action, but all would involve significantly more disruption and cost – we have managed to reduce the projected closure time down […]

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