Month: March 2020

Winter Newsletter appendix!

29th February 2020

The leap year 1960s disco was a great success, with Nigel Cooper doing an excellent job as DJ.
The guy with the hat and long hair won the fancy dress prize, but nobody knew who he was !
A good time was had by all.
Steve Brimble.


Following the Prime Minister’s announcement people in the UK are now living under strict new measures 

They can only leave their homes to buy essential items, exercise once a day, and travel for work where “absolutely necessary” or for any medical need.

This means that the club and all its facilities are now closed for the next 3 weeks until further guidance is given regarding the travel restrictions.

Club members are asked to keep themselves up to date with the latest situation and should wait for further emails before attempting to gain access to the club.

This travel restriction also means that members will not be able to launch their boats and put them on club moorings until further notice.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation at this difficult time.  It is an unprecedented situation which is being closely monitored by the committee to ensure compliance with government advice at all times.


Bryan Hardy
Club Secretary

Lockdown latest 24.03.20

It has been decided that the Clubhouse facility will be closed until further notice following Friday’s broadcast by the PM Boris Johnston. This is in-line with similar action taken by other boating clubs in the Poole and Christchurch area.

We are hoping that by the 1st April when boats start to arrive on their moorings, the club will be able to provide a limited taxi service and the availability of the Club tenders to allow members to access their boats from our jetty. If we manage this, I would ask that you all consider social distancing when on the Club jetty. The Clubhouse however will still remain closed to members until further notice.

The Government guidelines recommend social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Check out the following link:

We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:
• are over 70
• have an underlying health condition

This advice is likely to be in place for some time.

This action may seem extreme to some, however we are told that we are not yet near the peak of the pandemic in the UK for some weeks and with the Government taking extreme measures to avoid the NHS ICU facilities from being overwhelmed one must assume that they are being advised of worsening conditions to come.

Saturday’s new UK Coronavirus confirmed cases are quoted as 1,035, bring the UK total number of cases to 5,018. The UK death toll as of Saturday evening totals 234, with an increasing number each day. Saturday’s UK death toll at the time of writing is 57.

Taking the action of closing the Clubhouse would not have been done if we did not consider that such action was absolutely necessary. We have had to consider that this pandemic is of seemingly unprecedented magnitude in modern times and will seriously affect the lives of us all. 

On a positive note, being out in the open air is good and being able to hopefully use our boats will allow this.   

We will update you as and when there is any further information and details of any special arrangements.

Please be aware that we have no wish to curtail any activity unnecessarily, but we hope that members will understand that we are mindful of all members health and well-being.


Andy Page


North Haven Yacht Club

NHYC Fishing  Presentation

NHYC fishing  presentation evening – Friday 27 March 7.30pm

Our very own super bass angler, Hamish, will be giving us a talk on lure fishing.
Not to be missed!
All NHYC club members welcome!

If you have fished any of the competitions, you could be in for a prize, come and support the evening.  

Please bring your fishing guests too, as there is a guest prize.

Raffle prizes gratefully received


Colin Francis