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February 3rd, 2021

We have an update about when construction around the club will be completed and how will it affect our operations in the spring. We met with Ed English of the City of Hamilton and Werner Plessl of the Waterfront Trust, February 2nd, to discussed the schedule of construction and how it may affect our operations. In particular, the availability of the mast and shark cranes, the West Dry Sail compound, launch, pool start up, final landscaping and when the inner basin will be available.
Not much has changed since our last meeting. They want to emphasize that none of these dates are carved in stone. Dates can be affected by COVID-19, ability to source materials, and/or weather.
In the next few weeks, the first of two pours of concrete will begin along the North side of the pool. The concrete used in the first pour is able to cure in water. The second pour will be done in April. The asphalt walkway, North side of the pool, will be ready for June 1st.
Our launch date is tentatively set as April 24th and, the mast crane will be available by that date. New power is being run to the mast crane, and a trench with graded gravel will be present until final asphalt is laid.  The Shark crane will be available as of April 3, with limited access until construction is completed in that area. The construction company will work with us to allow access. 
Following launch, temporary fencing will be left in the parking lot for West Dry Sail boats until the West Dry Sail compound becomes available. Target date is June 1st.
There will be room in the present west dry sail area to assemble some masts and to move them out to the mast crane.
We are hoping to get our shark docks completed and reinstalled by the beginning of April, access, however, maybe restricted until early May.
The retaining walls will all be completed by March 15th. The pathway and, landscaping should be completed by the end of May. 
Access to the Jr.sail area including lockers will be restricted until all of the heavy construction is completed. The construction company will allow intermittent access upon request.
Discussions are ongoing about the bridge and, its operation across the inner basin. We have been told that the bridge will not be installed in 2021.
Gas dock will be operational by May 1st.
Our next meeting is scheduled for February 17th.


Construction schedule and access to club facilities

We have been fielding questions from our members about when construction around the club will be completed and how will it effect our operations in the spring. To that end, a meeting was held yesterday with Ed English of the City of Hamilton and Werner Plessl of the Waterfront Trust to discussed the schedule of construction and how it may effect our operations. In particular, the availability of the mast and shark cranes, the West Dry Sail compound, launch, pool start up, final landscaping and when the inner basin will be available.

Our launch date is tentatively set as April 24th and, the mast crane will be available by that date. New power is being run to the mast crane, and a trench with graded gravel will be present until final asphalt is laid.  The Shark crane will be available as of April 3, with limited access until construction is completed in that area, hopefully by the end of April. The construction company will work with us to allow access. 

Following launch, temporary fencing will be left in the parking lot for West Dry Sail boats until the West Dry Sail compound becomes available. Target date is early May.

There will be room in the present west dry sail area to assemble some masts and to move them out to the mast crane.

We are hoping to get our shark docks completed and reinstalled by the beginning of April, access, however, maybe restricted until early May.

The retaining walls will all be completed by March 15th. The  pathway and, landscaping should be completed by the end of May. 

Access to the Jr. sail area including lockers will be restricted until all of the heavy construction is completed. The construction company will allow intermittent access upon request.

Discussions are ongoing about the bridge and, its operation across the inner basin. We have been told that the bridge will not be installed in 2021.

Gas dock will be operational by May 1st.

These dates are not carved in stone and, may be effected by weather and covid, so moving forward, we will be meeting with Ed English and Werner Plessl for an update, every second Wednesday. If you have specific questions you would like answers to please contact the office.

We will share all information coming out of those meetings with you.

sail@rhyc.ca or 905-528-8464 ext. 221


West Dry Sail Update

Until the West Dry Sail area is available for member use, the city has agreed to allow us to use the parking lot. The area in the parking lot will be secured by 8ft  fencing.

We have been assured by both the city and the contractor, access to the cranes will be available for use throughout the construction.

We do not know when the West Dry Sail area will be available. The contractor is thinking July.

We are planning launch the 3rd Saturday in April. Following launch, the temporary dry sail area will be available.

Please send or call me any questions or concerns.

sail@rhyc.ca or 905-528-8464 ext. 221

Katrina

 


 

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