Waterfront Trail 

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September 10
As part of the Waterfront Trail construction process, the fender boards along the seawall adjacent to the mast and jib cranes are being replaced.  This is a City of Hamilton sponsored project, managed by the Hamilton Waterfront Trust (HWT), and work is being performed by SeaWaves Construction.  This will greatly enhance the appearance, functionality and safety of this facility for our membership for many years to come.
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This portion of the project is to begin next Monday September 13th and may take anywhere from a few days to a week or more, depending on the condition of the underlying structure.  Instead of closing access to the entire seawall until the work is complete, HWT and SeaWaves have worked cooperatively with our Club to facilitate access to the jib crane on race nights i.e. Tuesday and Thursday only, following completion of the day's work, until work resumes the following morning.  The mast crane will be temporarily unavailable throughout this stage of construction.  
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To further mitigate impact on our boating members, we have received special permission to tie up boats along the boardwalk if necessary, for the duration of this phase of the project.  If you are a drysailor who would like to leave your boat in water temporarily, please make arrangements with the Club ASAP.  
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While this work is in process, SeaWaves will have a barge tied up along the wall.  All of us want to keep their workers and our members, as well as property, safe at all times… please use extra caution if operating your boat in the immediate vicinity and follow any special instructions from the workers.  The barge has no lights, so please be especially cautious in low visibility conditions.
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If you have questions, concerns or comments, please address them ONLY to and through Club channels.  Kindly do NOT communicate directly to the construction workers except if there is an immediate and pressing matter of safely operating your boat.  You may reach out to our Club Manager Katrina Lewis sail@RHYC.ca or any one of our three Board-appointed liaison officers Russ Perry russperry65@gmail.com Leo Reise leo.reise@gmail.com or Joel Gunn  jrgunn510@gmail.com or any of the undersigned.
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In advance and on behalf of RHYC, I would like to thank the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Waterfront Trust, and SeaWaves Construction for continually accommodating our special requests in order to mitigate the impact of this massive project on our membership.  
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Paul Cavanagh, Commodore
commodore@RHYC.ca
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Clarke Perry, Vice Commodore of Yachting
vcyachting@RHYC.ca
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Daniel Ott, Vice Commodore Docks and Boats
vcdocks@rhyc.ca 
 

March 31, 2021

As we approach the sailing season, especially with the recent warm spell, we  are understandably anxious to get boats in the water.
 
The construction company needs a couple more weeks of work before the club is available for use. Please plan to be bring boats to the club after April 15th. We will communicate any unforeseen delays.
 
We are on track for launch April 24th. Our winter linerboards will be in place until April 15th.   If you are being launched by Harbour West prior to April 15th,  please let us know the date you are being launched in case your slip is occupied. . Access to the floating docks will be available by April 15th.   
 
Dry sail storage will be available following launch.
 
The shark crane will be available Saturday and Sunday, only. 9am to 4pm.
Presently, we have the power shut off. The construction company has most of the area fenced off. Please contact Pascal, harbourmaster@rhyc.ca if you need to use the shark crane. Pascal will work with the construction company to gain access to the crane.
 
The goal is to have the inner basin available by April 15th.   The construction company needs full access to the shark wall. With the help of the construction company, we have removed the damaged dock. We are in the process of moving this portion of the dock to the lower compound for repairs.
 
We are working towards having boats in place to participate in the Frostbite Series.  


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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