OTB Clubrooms News

8 February 2018

We have now appointed an Asbestos Removal contractor who will commence work on the 7th of May.

In preparation we will have a working bee on the 6th of May to remove the kitchen cabinets and benches along with all other fixtures, fittings, and decorations. Some of this work can be commenced earlier, if you have time and would like a task please contact:- Guy.Schofield@ericsson.com

Our thanks to Naomi and Ian Wilbraham for donating a reverse cycle Air-conditioning unit and 15 litres of quality internal paint.

All donations will be gratefully accepted, in particular we would like:-

  • Hand tools
  • White paint for both external and internal trim and ceiling paint.

We would like to decorate the refurbished club rooms with a collage of Photos of RYCV Cadet sailing by decade. I.e. 60s, 70s, 80, 90, 00. Please look up your photos and either e-mail them to Guy or leave them at reception with the names of the boat, sailors, date and location. We will return the photos if you include the return address. Please let us know if you can assist with the preparation of the collages.

Background

The OTB clubroom is currently a simple 3 room shed lined with asbestos. We have received a $20K grant from the Federal Government to remove the asbestos and reline the canteen. Due to the nature of the Asbestos removal, this work needs to be done by registered professionals. Most of the grant will be spent on the Asbestos removal.

We will use volunteers where possible, however, we need an additional $20K to renovate the remainder of the building as an attractive place for junior sailors to meet on weekends, school kids to learn about sailing and water safety and our international visitors for the World Championships.

The project will provide: –

  • better ventilation for the volunteers in the canteen.
  • A servery from the kitchen to the deck – so wet hungry people can be server outside
  • A deck with shade overhead to provide a comfortable area to eat outside
  • Clean tidy and safe briefing room
  • A fun “Hang out” area for kids when it is not possible to sail
  • A neat tidy and respectable location for the 2020 world championships

Support from Members would be much appreciated in the following areas: –

  • Tax deductable financial donations
  • Potential funding opportunities
  • the work or securing the materials.

Please contact the office or Guy.Schofield@ericsson.com with any offers of assistance.

 


25 January 2018

We have now received both DELWP and Parks Victoria consent so that the Spruce Up works can start.

The OTB clubroom is currently a simple 3 room shed lined with asbestos. We have received a $20K grant from the Federal Government to remove the asbestos and reline the canteen. Due to the nature of the Asbestos removal, this work needs to be done by registered professionals. Most of the grant will be spent on the Asbestos removal.

We will use volunteers where possible, however, we need an additional $20K to renovate the remainder of the building as an attractive place for junior sailors to meet on weekends, school kids to learn about sailing and water safety and our international visitors for the World Championships.

We see the budget to complete the club room refurbishment (excluding volunteer labour) as follows:-

Replace doors and windows                                                                                  7,000

Build low level “veranda” and shade across front of building                        4,000

Reline internally with plasterboard and paint                                                   4,000

Furniture and fittings                                                                                              5,000

TOTAL                                                                                                                        20,000

The project will provide: –

  • better ventilation for the volunteers in the canteen.
  • A servery from the kitchen to the deck – so wet hungry people can be server outside
  • A deck with shade overhead to provide a comfortable area to eat outside
  • Clean tidy and safe briefing room
  • A fun “Hang out” area for kids when it is not possible to sail
  • A neat tidy and respectable location for the 2020 world championships

Support from Members would be much appreciated in the following areas: –

  • Tax deductable financial donations
  • Potential funding opportunities
  • the work or securing the materials.

Please contact the office or Guy.Schofield@ericsson.com with any offers of assistance.

 


11 January 2018

The OTB Clubrooms are lined with Asbestos sheeting which has prevented any work being undertaken for many years. The OTB Committee volunteers applied for funding to address the Asbestos under the Stronger Communities Grant Programme run by the Federal Government. The application was supported by our Federal Member for Gellibrand Tim Watts, resulting in an award of $20,000.

We hope this will be the first modest step in improving the OTB Sailing facilities in preparation for the International Cadet World Championships in December 2020.

Working with the Club Honorary Architect Charlie Salter and the GC we are making submissions to Hobsons Bay Council for support in applications to the State Government for funding for improved facilities. Our ambition is that the facility can be lifted to a suitable standard for a world class event and the legacy of the event will benefit sailors for many generations.

With Parks Victoria consent already received we are now seeking consent from DELWP under the Coastal Management Act so that the Spruce Up works can start.

The planned scope of works are:-
• Isolate power and plumbing
• Remove fixtures and fittings
• Remove all Asbestos from entire building – wall, ceiling and eaves linings
• Rough in electrics and plumbing
• Remove 4 fixed glazed panels and install louvers.
• Install servery in external wall
• Insulate and reline the OTB /training room and kitchen
• Reline eaves soffit
• Paint in-side and out.

We plan to commence asbestos removal work at the end of the OTB season in May. In the mean time we would like to install the louvers, paint the exterior and restore the sign.

Support from Members who can assist with the work or securing the materials would be much appreciated. Please contact the office or Guy Schofield with any offers of assistance.