OF KILLINGTON SAILING ASSOCIATION
22nd May 2008
Present - Geoff Pardoe, Myles
Ripley, Paul Latham, Andy Trull, Paul
Holdsworth, Lydia Cole, Andrew King, Ian and Geraldine Downs, Pete Lawson, Rob
Apologies: Chris Bell, Martin Metcalfe
1/ Geoff to consult card records to see who may have
witnessed RIB incident.
Geoff to draw up draft RIB signing out sheet
Geoff to confirm date of Lib Dem BBQ for website and club
2/ Andrew to research other engine suppliers for
Andrew to check whether Lib Dems had paid for last
3/ Pete to establish from Shepherds exact description of
damage and any alternative they may be able to supply
Pete to run annual refresher training starting with a
course in next few weeks.
4/ Paul to contact Craid Reed to offer “contract” as
building maintenance coordinator.
Paul to contact Lancaster Sea Scouts to resolve Big
Trailer issues and allocate a suitable berth.
5/ Ian to write to owners of Express and Merlin Rocket
Ian to make entry for 24 hour race
Ian to remind as yet unpaid renewing members to pay up!
Ian to demand full fees from Kendal College
Ian to create and then send, in 2009, card of membership
conditions to all members
6/ Myles to send donation to Eric Twiname trust
unresolved as to who was responsible. Geoff
to consult card records to see who might have witnessed any incident that may
have occurred between c.4pm on Thursday 24th April and c.2pm on
Sunday 27th April (nb at meeting wrong dates were quoted)
surmise that a stone caught in prop guard may have caused damage which would
cost c. £2000 to repair.
had ascertained that if insurance claim made they would likely pay £1250 being
current list price for engine – thus leaving shortfall of 750.
New engine would cost c. £2000.
agreement that we were angry and disappointed by actions of AN other.
Who were probably a group since few, if any, individuals use the RIB.
MPR mentioned that few groups were using signing in/out book and he had
put reminder notice on door.
to tighten up procedures including a signing out book for RIB usage – (useful
for engine hours as well). Geoff to draw up a draft one
of authorized drivers to be on display – Pete to draw one up. Some training had been done and later it was agreed that
annual refresher training should be carried out.
This would also assist us with any 3rd party liability claim
in the future.
Peter to set up a course in the next few weeks
for future. To research engines
with sacrificial sheer pins – although some manufacturers do not do such a
thing any longer. Retain prop guard
- ? metal one. Big foot engine no
longer made and perhaps not necessary on a lake this size (later emails have
shown that marrying a big foot shaft to a small engine was not necessarily a
wise design decision).
we replace engine then alternative manufacturers should be researched to
minimize this risk.
Martin Yates at Galgate and Highams in Manchester suggested as possible
agreement that inexperienced rescue boat drivers will inevitably tend to hit the
bottom – some info from other lakes quoted.
case scenario – Andrew could put claim in having asked for any witnesses (on a
“no blame” basis) to see if any facts could be established.
was keen to put in place a management system for the clubhouse. Geoff brings in maintenance people from Bendrigg from time to
time but not an efficient method.
had tried to ID a coordinator from the membership but it hadn’t worked!
Reed suggested on a paid basis. Paul
offered to contact and ask him. He would establish his likely fees and report
vexed question of racking for gear was brought up…………… A design was
needed and then we were willing to pay for it to be installed.
Much discussion of why’s and wherefore’s drew out the following
won’t be bothered to put gear away tidily unless there is a clear system and
even then there is a role for someone to tidy up periodically.
donations of windsurfing gear were not actually very useful and just added to
the pile of junk!
shutter door could be removed, replaced by shelving and a high window.
Postponed to autumn.
Latham offered to supply some excess bins for a starter system (installed for
oppies and pico)
of rear of clubhouse suggested but rejected.
abhorrence of boats using car park for berthing – nuisance. Big rack of toppers (Lancaster Sea Scouts) and the wayfarer
were particularly unwelcome. Berth
allocation issues for Lancaster Sea Scouts to be researched and resolved by
Paul. Paul also to contact wayfarer
owner to establish why ?She had not yet removed it since the original
suggested moving mossy boats to awkward spots eg behind clubhouse so that owners
were pointedly reminded of their usage. To be discussed and possibly actioned on
Tuesday 3rd June.
14th Topper Regatta – for Year 8’s and below – Myles as
20/27th – Sunday 5pm – (did they pay last year? Andrew to check)
– Geoff to confirm date for website and club n’board calendar
31st Miracle Open – Ian for contact – various club members
13/14th 24 hour race – Ian to make entry on behalf of KSA
21st Enterprise open – Pete as contact
enquired whether someone had deliberately removed this sign?
Geoff to provide replacement.
paid members, 29 unpaid members – Ian to reissue reminders
members need berths
college membership issues aired including a surprised comment that they appeared
to have plenty of money for high profile capital expenditure but were “unable
to afford” club membership as full fees.
Full fees to be demanded – Ian to action
had been sent a letter requesting donations from fundraising events to this
sailing charity, which had supplied us with cash for a new Pico and for 2
winsurfers. All agreed it should be
supported by a donation of £200. Myles
to send contribution.
MEETING – Thursday 4th
3rd June – Dinghy Park Action Evening