The start of the youth fall session has been changed to Wednesday, September 5th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
A severe thunderstorm hit the boat site and severely damaged several club boats and two private boats. Some of our members have been to the site to check on the damage, and they report the following regarding Club owned boats:
Hudson Cuff – snapped
Kaschper Raven – snapped
Wintech 2x – snapped
Vespoli 4 – snapped
Kaschper 4 – snapped
Red Hudson – some damage
Peinert Zephyr 2 – some damage
Arabella – ?- boats are on top of it but it might be ok
We are contacting our insurance agent to file a claim; and also hiring a tree service to remove the fallen trees. We will assess the boats with regard to the potential for repair and need for replacement. We will contact the Canal Park Commission and railroad, the owners of our site to report the damage.
If you are a private boat owner, you may want to remove your boat while the damage is being cleaned up in order to avoid any damage that might occur as a result of the work.
Today, a tree service removed the fallen trees. Our insurer will visit the site on Monday or Tuesday to appraise the damage; and the boat repair company will look over the boats and tell us which boats can be repaired and which cannot be repaired. When we know what the insurance will pay and what the outlook is for the boats, we will move ahead with repairs and a plan for purchasing replacements.
If volunteers are needed for site clean up, I will send out a request. We still have plenty of rowable singles and a pair/double. Our members who are competing at the Masters’ National Championships have an eight, two fours and a double. They will be back Sunday evening.