ON THE HUNT FOR BAMBOO Does any member have a supply of unwanted bamboo they could donate to the club for use as themed decoration for this event perchance? Call Wendy on 0499 346 242 if you can help.
NEW PERMANENT SHADE STRUCTURE FOR SIDE BAR AREA Thanks to successful grant funding obtained through the NT Government's Tourism NT 'Visitor Experience Enhancement Program', DBCYA is able to erect a 120m2 stand-alone permanent waterproof shade structure in the side bar area to provide year-round weather protection. This structure will utilise a section of the domed shed structure gifted to the club approx 4 years ago and will comprise a tin roof (with air cell insulation) and a big fan. This will replace the deteriorated shade sail that currently covers only a small section of the area.
Drawings have been prepared pro-bono many thanks to Dean Pierce, Building Designer at Combined Design and it is currently undergoing town planning processes to get the necessary approvals, before the Building Certifier and Builder commence works. It is anticipated, weather permitting, the project will be completed by end March.
View the Shade Structure Drawings here.
OTHER DEVELOPMENT / R&M WORKS IN PROGRESS CAREENING POLES The coareening poles were first installed in the 1980s and relocated with new footings in the late 2000s. With unchecked rust deterioration over the years, this essential club asset is now in need of replacement. Drawings are kindly being produced pro-bono by new senior member and Marine Engineer Kim Watson. The GM will be sourcing quotes for a suitably qualified Project Manager to oversee the project, firstly to obtain quotes (testing, civils, fabrication, amenities and compliances), and then, upon spending approval, oversee the completion of the works. Anticipated club expenditure exceeding $50K will require majority senior membership approval at SGM.
Anticipated timeline for completion - mid 2020.
Please note the maximum weight for vessels using the careening poles has been reduced from 40 tonnes to 15 tonnes as a precautionary measure until new poles are installed.
A recent grant funding application to do restoration works on the poles was not successful through the Major Community Benefit Scheme.
The engineering drawings for the new poles are nearly complete and will be placed on the noticeboard once available.
SOLAR PANELS The GM is currently assessing the costs/savings of solar panel installation. Installing a 30 - 36kw solar panel system should reduce the club's annual power bill of nearly $50K by approx $12.5K - $15K per year.
As we have no existing suitable infrastructure to install the panels on, a new structure is needed, increasing the project cost somewhat. Therefore to make this project feasible the GM will be applying for funding through the next round of the Major Community Benefit Fund closing 28 February, based on the most appropriate system and structure selected. Solar panels are listed in our Strategic Plan as an identified asset to pursue.
WHARF PILLARS The 29 external wall pillars were installed pre-1995 and have not undergone rust maintenance, so a blast and repaint has been recommended to defer weakening of the wharf structure. The Management Committee is working towards completing this project in 2020, should the majority senior membership approve expenditure at SGM.
ABANDONED VESSEL 24 ft ROBERT TUCKER YACHT 'CAPTAIN BEAKY' TO BE SOLD OR DISPOSED Following several warnings sent to current owner Patrick Young to pay his rental arrears, DBCYA management has determined the vessel, on the hard in the DBCYA boat park, has been abandoned and is exercising its right under the Warehousemen's Liens Act to sell the vessel to recoup some cost and/or to free up the site or procure a paying occupant.
Ads have been booked in to the NT News and Centralian Advocate as per legal requirements, then the vessel will be placed up for online auction through Pickles from 11 - 16 March. If reserve is not met a private sale will be negotiated. Sales or information enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in to the DBCYA office.
ARE YOU BUZZING? The kitchen is missing a few buzzers. If you find you have inadvertently taken one home with you can you please return many thanks.
NEW DBCYA VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT POLICY DBCYA now has a ratified volunteer policy which pertains to all people volunteering their services to the club in any capacity. It outlines rights and responsibilities and basic guidelines and protocols to ensure volunteers can continue to develop the club safely and effectively to benefit all parties. The DBCYA Volunteer Management Policy is available via the DBCYA website at any time.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK
Live performances: Tonight Wed 05 Feb 7pm -
NEW TO DINAH: Sharky - Rock n country acoustic show Friday 07 Feb 7pm - COVER ME - quintessential hits of the decades Sunday 09 Feb 5pm - Legs - ivory tinkler
Tonight Wed 05 Feb specials:
Creamy mushroom pork chops
Beef lasagne Open for Dinner 7 days 5pm - 9pm
NEW LINES AT THE BAR Smirnoff Pure Lime and Soda cans Smirnoff Pure Ginger, Lime and Soda bottles
Captain Morgan and Dry 6% Premix cans
Byron Bay Premium Lager - NEW LINE SPECIAL $5.50
FOUR RACES REMAIN - FOUR MORE CHANCES TO WIN $1000 WORTH OF GARMIN PRODUCTS Online Registration - Skippers can register online for any WSRS race. The link can be found on the DBCYA website racing page at any time.
Novice at the Helm race - start getting your novice* confident behind the helm for Race 7 on Sun 01 March. This event was well supported by skippers last year who got in the spirit of providing a great opportunity for others to learn. * someone who has not helmed an entire race before.
Save the Date: Presentation Night - Sat 04 April 2020. $5000 WORTH OF GARMIN MARINE ELECTRONICS TO BE WON BY ANY PRESENT SKIPPER WHO HAS PARTICIPATED IN AT LEAST 6 WSRS RACES.
SYDNEY TO HOBART RACE 2019 - WRAP BY VICE COMMODORE Four Darwinites participated in the recent Sydney to Hobart race, on three different vessels with three different outcomes. Read Bob's wrap of events here.
NEXT RACE - 06 JUNE 2020 A spirited Queen's Birthday long weekend race around the twin Islands - a great opportunity to train / fine-tune your crew and vessel before the open water internationals or just enjoy the challenge of a local open water race.
More information available through the DBCYA website.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST registration available soon.
NEXT RACE - 08 AUGUST 2020
DBCYA's signature International sailing classic. Sail north through the Indonesian archipelago through to Ambon where warm local hospitality awaits.