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General Information

Club History

On the 07/08/97 a site visit with the Councils representatives and club committee members relating to the future development of what was the North West Yard took place to determine the clubs involvement in the lands future development.


However at a meeting on the 02/09/97 those present accepted that there was insufficient information to consider there proposals however at a Special Meeting on the 31/03/98 it was agreed that the club accepted the councils proposals relinquishing most of the pier head in exchange for a Compound at the north end of Ferry Beach holding six stores with the land on a 20year lease together with a large pier suitable for lifting boats out plus fourteen stores and a parcel of land adjacent to the south end of club land.

As the land levels were incompatible to the south compound a suitable ramp was constructed after diverting the road to enable boats to be laid up.

During 2002 the timber clubhouse suffered severe storm damage and on further examination it was revealed that the supporting pillars had deteriorated to such an extent as renovation was impractical and taking into account the financial implications fire risk and astronomical increases in the insurance premiums it had to go.

So the old clubhouse was destroyed early 2003 and the footings for a purpose built building commenced on 17/06/03 which was completed and officially opened by Mrs. Sybil Clark on the 28th March 2004.

During the time the old Clubhouse was being demolished the uprights were cut off about eight feet above the beach and with the floor cross members left in the floor joists from the upper floor were fitted to the inside of the uprights which also had large concrete blocks outside to make like a box which was then filled in with 200 tons of hardcore to make additional hard standing for boats.

In 2005 on completion of the outside toilet adjacent to the new clubhouse the South Compound had drains laid with the area concreted using 96 cu mtrs.

During 2009 more blocks were acquired and the old clubhouse site was further extended to accommodate more boats, at the same time more work was done to the adjacent ramp.