Docks Officer - Dave Prince

You can contact the Docks Officer at DockofficerCIYC@gmail.com
March 3 - Providing all CIYC boating members with improved Dock facilities (like services and improved amenities regardless of what slip a member is assigned) is one of the long-term Strategic Goals submitted by the Dock Officer. I recently embarked upon a road trip along the shoreline of Essex County to survey and photograph many of the sail clubs and marinas, from Leamington to Stoney Point. You may be happy to know the condition of docks, dockside services & amenities (let alone the grounds & general facilities) in many cases do not equal or even come close to what we enjoy at CIYC. There were a couple of locations, Colchester & Leamington, which had top notch accommodations that included floating docks and power pedestals that combine dock power, water and LED lighting features. It should be noted however, that in both cases, these marinas are public community/township owned and operated - paid for and supported by taxes and are not privately owned. The only private sail club observed that has facilities superior to ours was Southport, a much larger club.
With all that said, much was learned and the Dock Committee. Aside from addressing some immediate safety concerns, we anticipate initiating some short-term improvements this season, while developing and planning several significant and exciting longer term service and convenience amenities.
February 2 - We are a respectable Dock Committee of seven.

Aside from continuing successful annual events for our boating members (Launch, Haul-out, necessary maintenance, repairs and inspections of all associated equipment), we are optimistic in providing a number of improved safety & dockage features.
Number 1 priority is the repairs to docks that have been damaged from previous year’s ice that are on the cusp of being unsafe. We’re hoping for a good freeze to permit access to these damaged docks.

We will keep you posted on the latest Dock News as we progress

Dave P
Dock Officer
CIYC 2017
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