Bereavement – John Chappell

03 October 2018
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Member John Chappell. We shall miss John greatly, his gentle humour and quick wit. Over the years at our TGIF nights John has entertained us bringing alive his passion for Geology, sharing stories of his travels around the islands. Over the years we had got used to him sailing his motor yacht Kaikoura up and down the harbour, checking the eastern channel and engaging in good humoured discussion with Bill McIndoe and others on the best route. There will be many stories that Members will remember and share, good memories of a lovely man. We are sure that you will all wish to join us in expressing our sadness to Helen and his family.
Kind regards
Ann E Crane
Honorary Secretary
Otago Yacht Club Inc

Replaced Leading Marks for Marina

The original front lead at the boat harbour entrance, destroyed by an out of control vessel many months ago, and replaced by a temporary solar light has now been completely replaced.  The process was delayed as the pile was condemned and then removed.  It now has a re-furbished white triangle with red reflective edges and a new light  and control system on the new pile so the original system is now re-instated.   All vessels should line the front and rear lead markers until near the entrance, when they should adopt their own preferred course through the entrance and then take the front lead which is now on a red pile to port before heading for the berths.

Cheers all
Martin Balch
M B Technology Ltd and South Island Mountain Radio Service