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Lockdown 2 – No Club Racing!

In this 2nd period of National Lockdown there are various restrictions on sailing clubs, including WOBYC. All club racing and other activities are suspended and the club is closed for the duration of the lockdown. Therefore, our Winter race programme won’t be able to start until December 6th at the earliest. However, we are still allowed to sail on the Broad as individuals although we must follow the rule that says we can only do this alone or with people from our own household/support bubble or with just one person from another household. The latest guidance from the RYA is here. Please read it.

Building Update

Today a survey to look for bats on our site was completed in order to comply with one of the conditions on our planning permission. Fortunately, no bats were found on our site which means our building project can go ahead in the spring with no disturbance to the local wildlife.

Planning Update

Today a Balcony Committee meeting was held with our architect to discuss the contract with the builders as well as the funding for the project. It may not look like much is going on at the clubhouse just yet, but there is currently a huge amount of work going on behind the scenes! Thank you to everyone who is putting their own time and effort into this project.

Fundraising Goal

We’ve currently got over £25,000 of donations as well as a further £5,000 of pledged donations. This means we’re now over halfway to our fundraising goal!

Topper Open Meeting

Results here. Well done to everyone who took part in some pretty wet conditions!

Building Update

Today two holes were drilled through the concrete quay heading to the west of the club to allow the engineer for our building project investigate the ground below and decide what sort of foundations we are going to need. The holes have since been filled in, but you can probably see where they were dug if you have a good look!

Planning Update

Good news! Today planning permission was granted for our extension project. There are a few conditions we have to comply with, such as performing a bat survey before we start removing the old cladding from the clubhouse, but this means we can now start planning the start of our build.

New Images of the Balcony Extension

Today the plans for our extension involving a new balcony and an extended and improved lounge area were submitted to the Broads Authority planning department. For more details on our plans, please click here.