I hope you all have had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year and wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2015.
While 2014 was considered a busy Newport Race year, 2015 is also shaping up to be very busy here at the Club and I just wanted to give a quick overview of the activities and events we can expect in the year to come.
Currently the Club is still working hard to have the hardstand rebuilt and, as it currently stands, we have gone out to bid to various contractors. Most of you will have noticed that we were granted approval to extend the hardstand facilities, the Executive believes this improvement would be a positive enhancement to the clubs facilities going forward. The newly formed Docks Committee led by Craig Davis have this task under their remit and I am hopeful concrete progress will be seen this winter.
In addition the House Committee led by George Cubbon is overseeing additions and major renovations to the Club house which will see the basement area improved for members and our visitors while also solving a few housekeeping health and safety issues. This project will also include an extension to the Calabash terrace, creating a new and panoramic space for members to use as an alternative to the main terrace and extending our Sailing Academy and storage spaces.
But before any of this work is carried out the Club will be renovating the kitchen facilities, which haven’t seen major investment for some time. It is unfortunate but this will require the kitchen services at the club to be closed for approximately 3 weeks. Currently, the kitchen will be closed from Monday January 12 to February 2.