Club Newsletters

Good afternoon members, at last a little good news. Most of you will have received the email from Salcombe Harbour Authority about changes to their Covid 19 restrictions. If you haven’t received it, go to  https://www.salcombeharbour.co.uk/covid19 where all is revealed.  Basically you can go afloat but only if you can satisfy the standards laid out in the SHA document. 

You might have noticed that the Salcombe Harbour web site has undergone a face lift.  It is worth having a look at the new site.

Boatwatch coordinator Richard Benton has emailed the Police and Harbour Office for an opinion as to the wisdom of restarting normal Boatwatch activities.  He will be in touch with the teams as soon as he has a response. 

Your committee continues to meet by Zoom monthly.  At our last meeting we talked briefly about events that might become possible if Coronavirus restrictions are lifted further.  Obviously we could come to no conclusions but be assured we are thinking of you and the Club, and will resume club activities once it becomes safe to do so. 

In the meantime stay safe in what some commentators believe may be the most dangerous phase yet of the pandemic in England.

Tony Watson.

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues and grows, the Club’s activities remain on hold.  Boatwatch members are not functioning in their normal manner but, as they take their permitted exercise, they do keep an eye on the water and the craft on it.

As many of you will be aware, Salcombe Harbour Authority has banned all craft from the water except those on Harbour duties, the fishermen and the RNLI.  Additionally local authorities, the police, tourist agencies and the local population are asking people who are not permanently resident in the area to stay away and remain in their own main residencies.  People who ignore this are being fined and turned back by the Constabulary  The biggest problem is that our Health Service can only just cope with the resident population, additional patients will result in all of us receiving sub standard services with unpleasant results.  The SHDC leader’s letter can be viewed here >

Consequently, if you are not a Devon resident restrain the urge to come down for Easter, stay at home and let others in your area know they will not be welcomed in the West Country.

Sorry to be a bit negative, but at least the weather has improved which makes life more bearable.  Never has so much gardening, house painting and decorating been done.  There might be light at the end of the tunnel, let’s hope so and look forward to some late summer’s boating and some KEBC social events.

Above all, stay safe.

Tony Watson. 

CORONAVIRUS MEANS NO MEETINGS

It is not possible to predict when we will be able to resume normal service.  We will keep you informed.

In the meantime various organisations in Kingsbridge are developing support systems for residents. 
The Town Council have rolled out their Guardian Angels programme – see their web site for details.  Kingsbridge Food Bank are extending their services to cover homes facing difficulties in addition to their normal service.
Age Concern are offering a ‘Meals on Wheels’ service within Kingsbridge.

We were approached by the Food Bank for financial assistance and your committee voted to donate £200 from KEBC funds.  If individual members would also like to contribute please see the Food Bank flyer at the end of this message.  They are also looking for more volunteers to deliver food.  There would be no personal contact.  Call Gerrie or Paula on the numbers below.

We are aware that Google is still not finding the new web site.  We are working on this but, in the meantime, other search engines are having no trouble and, if you simply enter www.kebc.co.uk/ or click on the link at the top of this newsletter, you will reach our web site and you can always save it to your favourites for future use. Google will catch up. Eventually. In its own time.

Southampton Boat Show has not yet been cancelled, so our request for responses to the possible outing is repeated here.

So for now, stay safe and keep an eye on your neighbours.  Try phoning a couple of friends each day.  Preparing the boat for launching at the end of the month is a form of self isolating, so you have plenty of things to get on with.

Tony Watson, Chairman.

POSSIBLE CLUB OUTING TO SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW!

Several members have requested that we look at doing a Club Trip to the Southampton Boat Show in September 2020; the Committee would like to know if there is a sufficient level of support to make it viable.

Monday 14th September leaving Kingsbridge Quay at 7.30am arriving 11.30am on
Tally Ho Coach 32 Seater.

Pickup time from The Boat Show approx 4.00 pm arriving Kingsbridge 8.00pm.

Estimated Cost including entrance to the Boat Show in the region of £50 per person.

To make it happen we would need a commitment of about 30 people and the money would have to be paid as soon as the Coach is booked and the Group Tickets purchased. (32 people would bring the cost down to about £45)
If you are interested please contact  events@kebc.co.uk 

 


Kingsbridge Food Bank flyer.

Gerrie  07759 683567 OR  Paula 07746 937514

Citizens of the Kingsbridge Parish Cluster + Kingston, Ringmore, Modbury, Blackawton & Strete

Community Appeal to
Keep Us All Safe

Copy of Mail Just Sent to Kingsbridge Gazette

Check out Gerrie’s plea below, and read the Emergency Plan.

Churches, Parish Councils, the Food Bank Christians, the Food Bank Non Christians and other providers need to hold hands so we can deliver food & pastoral care to the those in our care that are in need of our help over the next few weeks, and beyond.

Gordon Roberts is coordinating with Grandad Roger for the churches as Graham F is away.

Parish Councils are signing up:

Jean Turrell at East Allington did when I called her last night, as Clerk, but she’s even older than me (sorry Jean) so she’s looking for a younger version of herself to take it on.

In second place will come East Portlemouth  I have £5 on it.

Thank you to Kingsbridge Town Council see their website for supporting us with their Guardian Angels scheme join with us by contacting Gerrie or Paula.

If you would like to donate now or regularly:

Kingsbridge Area Food Bank at

Lloyds Bank

77 09 24

17928860

Thank you

MEETING WEDNESDAY MARCH 18th. 2020

This will be a double Bill

Ali Jones from Sea ‘N Shore will give a presentation on Safety and Lifejackets Please bring along your lifejackets and she will check them over and advise on their condition for your safety.

Debbie and Norman have devised a Quizwith a nautical theme

This is designed to be fun and not too challenging so come and share. You don’t need a team we can sort that out on the night!

Meeting as usual at The Seven Stars, Kingsbridge 7.30pm

There will be a small Raffle for our Club Charities

Wednesday 18th March : Club Meeting 7.30pm at The Seven Stars

Ali Jones – Lifejackets/Norman Hore – Nautical Quiz

Wednesday 8th April      : Committee Meeting 7.30pm at The Seven Stars 

Wednesday 22nd April    : Club Meeting 7.30pm at The Seven Stars
(not the 15th to avoid Easter holidays)

Mike Austin – The Voyages of the Liberdade 188 and 2000
This talk covers the events that led to the building of the Liberdade in southern Brazil when Joshua Slocum, America’s most famous sailing captain, was shipwrecked in a storm whilst at anchor. He then sailed it back to America with his wife and two young sons.    

Wednesday 13th May  : Committee Meeting 7.30pm at The Seven Stars

Wednesday 20th May :  Club Meeting 7.30 pm at The Seven Stars

Nigel Whitemore – First Aid at Sea


POSSIBLE CLUB OUTING TO SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW!

Several members have requested that we look at doing a Club Trip to the Southampton Boat Show in September 2020; the Committee would like to know if there is a sufficient level of support to make it viable.

Monday 14th September leaving Kingsbridge Quay at 7.30am arriving 11.30am on
Tally Ho Coach 32 Seater.

Pickup time from The Boat Show approx 4.00 pm arriving Kingsbridge 8.00pm.

Estimated Cost including entrance to the Boat Show in the region of £50 per person.

To make it happen we would need a commitment of about 30 people and the money would have to be paid as soon as the Coach is booked and the Group Tickets purchased. (32 people would bring the cost down to about £45)
If you are interested please contact  events@kebc.co.uk