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covid icon    2022-10-24   NOTICE: AGM Thursday, November 24th, 2022, 7:30pm

Dear Fellow Members,

This is to notify the membership of the upcoming Annual General Meeting scheduled for 7:30pm Thursday November 24th, 2022.

A Zoom Invite will be circulated later this week.

Kind regards,
Moya Cahill
Commodore 2022

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covid icon    2022-10-02   IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: RE Cradles, Stands and Trailers

Cradles: Members owning Cradles:

  • Print your boat name on the cradle
  • Label each end as BOW or STERN to avoid trying to fit your boat in your cradle backwards!
  • We have (black and white) paint and brushes in the workshop if you need it - please return when finished for other members to use.
NOTE: This should be done ASAP. If your cradle is not identified, it will be impossible for us to retrieve your cradle when it comes time to haul out your boat!

Cradles will be brought down as time permits.
  • PLEASE make sure that jack screws on pads are freed up and easily adjusted so we don't have any hold ups.
  • Cradles should be inspected by the owner to ensure they are structurally sound and are in good working order prior to haul out.
  • Cradles that are deemed unsafe by the yard staff will not be used.
  • Please make sure you have all the tools required on hand so no hold ups.
Stands: Members owning stands:
  • If YOU have stands in the boat yard PLEASE identify them with your boat name and the number of stands in your set. Label them 1/6, 2/6, 3/6, etc…
  • Please ensure your screw jacks are free (not seized) and lubricated
  • Pads and stands should be inspected to ensure that they are structurally sound and are in good working order prior to haul out.
  • Stands that are deemed to be unsafe by the yard staff will not be used.
  • Please have all the tools required on hand so no hold ups.
Trailers: Members owning Trailers:

  • If you have a trailer on site please identify it by putting your boat name on it.
  • Inspect trailers, especially the wheels and tires to be sure they are not seized.
  • Check the screw jack on the trailer hitch and make sure it is operable before haul out.
  • Trailers that are deemed to be unsafe by the yard staff will not be used.
  • Please have all the tools required on hand so no hold ups.
YOUR COOPERATION AND HELP IN IDENTIFYING YOUR PROPERTY WILL GREATLY HELP IN AVOIDING UNNECESSARY DELAYS DURING HAULOUT.

Thank you
Management
Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club

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covid icon    2022-10-02   Memo : Mast Lift Procedures Revised Fall 2022

Our sailing members will see some changes in the procedures for un-stepping/lifting of masts, especially those with boats that have two or more spreaders.

Employees will no longer be permitted to climb ladders on the decks of boats to rig lifting gear. This is considered an unsafe work practice and is no longer acceptable.

A new system has been developed, which allows masts to be lifted without the need for anyone to climb a ladder. The procedure does require some rigging by the owner prior to the lift. This change only applies to boats with 2 or more spreaders.

We ask all members who require mast lifts to make the following preparations prior to moving over to the boom truck at the marginal wharf:

  • Remove sails
  • Release furling lines and attach to forestay
  • Remove boom
  • Ensure 2 spare halyards are available and secure remaining halyards to mast
  • All non-essential shrouds and stays to be loosened or released, turnbuckles backed off and cotter pins made ready to pull.
  • Disconnect wiring from the base of mast
  • All tools required for final rigging detachment should be collected and placed in a readily accessible location aboard the vessel.
As per the Members Handbook, all spreaders are to be removed prior to placement of the masts on the lawn.

Section 10
(10) Due to limited space, sailboat owners are required to remove spreaders on their mast while stored over the winter period. When possible mast racks should be used.

Failure to remove spreaders will result in a fee as set out in Appendix C.


Thank you
Management
Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club

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covid icon    2022-10-01   HAUL OUT 2022 MEMO.pdf

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