27 April 2013

Working Bee Reminder

The Working Bee is next weekend, Friday 3rd-Sunday 5th May.

Thanks to all those who have already put their hands up to attend. We could really do with a few more people. If you can spare the time we'd appreciate it if you could join us. It is hard work, but it's very companionable too and you won't want for food and beverages.

For more info see the previous article on this. To book in or to find out more, contact our Lodge Supervisor, Justin Checcucci

AGM 2013 - put it in your diary

The AGM will be held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club at 7:30pm on Tuesday May 21st. This is a great opportunity to hear about progress, contribute to the running of your club and meet with other members.

You can download Nomination and Proxy forms.

The official notice of meeting, forms and annual report will soon be posted to all members

August opportunity

As usual, August has been very popular for bookings but there are still some vacancies.

In particular, mid-week in the last week of August (25th-29th) has good vacancies still.

September Special Offer

September can be a great time to stay at the lodge. More sunshine, longer days, less crowds and usually plenty of snow. It's also a great time to introduce friends and family to our fabulous sport. Now we can offer another reason to enjoy the relaxed September vibe.

On top of the already low off-peak price, this season you can save even more.The 3rd person in a standard room can stay for 1/2 price (applied to the lowest tariff in the room). That's approx $120 for a whole week for an adult member or a guest under 17.

Accommodation Transfer Service (aka Oversnow)

FCRM will be running this service again this year and have announced proposed pricing

They are promising improvements in
  • An improved communications system to the ATS Terminal; 
  • Improvements to the luggage baskets; and 
  • Access to supplementary vehicles (I presume this means extra vehicles at busy time)
They also emphasise that Sunday mornings are a very busy time for departing guests. If you want to get oversnow transport on a Sunday morning it is important to book early in the week. Personally I find it easiest to book the return journey when I buy my tickets on arrival.

Type 2012 ($) Proposed
2013 ($)
Adult one-way 19.0 20
Child one-way 12.5 13
Child one-way U5 NA NA
Adult return 33 35
Child return 21.5 23
Child return U5 NA NA
Adult season 155 162
Child season 100 105
Taxi (Husky flat rate) 65 68
Taxi (Argo, per person) 10 10
Excess baggage (per item) 3 3