This season, or at least the first half of it, is likely to be affected to a large extent by the work on the Wee Pier. This is expected to take up May and almost certainly into June as well. But the upside is that at the end the club's facilities will be markedly enhanced, with better hard standing, a useable pier, steps to the beach and a new slipway to the west for small boats.
In the meantime we will have to put up with considerable disruption, working around problems in a typically West Coast way, using cunning ploys, and crofter craft.
Launching dinghies, for instance, will not be possible. The Flying Fifteens will be on their moorings, and the Pioner held at the main pier to ferry crew to and from.
Every aspect of the club's activities will need to be reassessed, until we have access again to our club and surrounds.
But we shall prevail. The show must go on. Undaunted, we will go sailing, whatever the human cost. This is the start of a glorious new era for the (R)LBSC. Where there is a will, there will surely be a way, so gird yourselves for the task in hand.
As our commodore succinctly summed up the work in progress at the recent committee meeting, rising to his feet, cigar clenched between what's left of his teeth "This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is surely the end of the beginning..."
"Here here," say we!