Progress on the Hardwick site

Hardwick site – where the scaffolding and boats will go

Those of you who have been down to row recently will have see the changes next to the Boathouse:

We have marked out the Hardwick site for the scaffolding which will eventually comprise the racking for our boats.

The equipment hut base has been laid with hardcore and levelled, the central area where the hut sits to within an astonishing 1 inch all over (Andy used a laser).

The right hand side (the entrance) and the left hand side (the toilet) may be finished off with levelling sand and paving stones later  if there is enough budget in the current estimate.

Hardwick site – entrance to new boat area

The base of the equipment hut has been made and laid and is currently in place, levelled off and ready to receive the sides and roof that will turn it into a hut.

Hardwick site – the base where the pavilion will go

The locations for the scaffolding racks have been laid out by Roger and are clearly able to contain all the boats we had hoped for during our residence here.

Volunteers needed this weekend – 17/18 March

Dear Club Member

Those who rowed last Saturday or Sunday will have seen that our new facilities are beginning to take shape. This weekend, we plan to erect the new racking for our boats and start to move them across. This requires many hands – particularly moving the larger boats. If you can spare the club a couple of hours over the weekend, therefore, this would be really helpful.

We will be running Working Parties on Saturday starting at 9am and Sunday starting at 10am. These will run into the afternoon so, even if you have other commitments in the morning, please consider coming down after lunch.

We will also be running our normal Club rowing session at 10am on Sunday to which all are welcome. Perhaps, if you are rowing, you could stay on for an hour or so afterwards and help out!

With best regards