Having just enjoyed a wonderful weekend of weather at Gweek I thought I should update everyone with a newsletter.
April and May highlights
- May has seen new prices. Prices have gone up and now include the new pricing for stands. Many customers need to adjust their direct debit to allow for the price increases so please take a look at this if you haven't already. We have been careful to ensure we are still competitive and good value to trek up to Gweek and store your boat. Under cover storage is proving increasingly popular and we are already receiving bookings for the autumn. While the boats are out for the summer we will continue to make improvements to the hard standing and the electrical infrastructure.
- Our team at Gweek Classic Boatyard is increasingly busy with Chris Hardman Jones and his fibreglass team working relentlessly. Andrew Massey and Duncan Skingley are turning around boats with some of their historic boat restorations being completed on time. Susie Ferris has been relentless with the paint brush and making many of the boats absolutely gleaming. Troy Christensen is now set up with his marine electronics business. He is now a Raymarine installer. John Henderson, our onsite marine engineer, has also been very busy with Lizard Marine.
- This week we also welcome a new member of the team to Gweek: Anne Oliver. Anne was Marine Assistant at Falmouth Haven for three years as well as working on the patrol boat and in the workshop there, before which she spent spent seven years as Seasonal Patrol Officer with Truro Harbour Authority. We are very pleased that the team is growing and excited to have Anne on board: she is sure to be a huge asset to us here at Gweek.
- We are looking forward to Falmouth Classics the weekend of 22nd - 24th June. We will have a stand in the Maritime Village on Custom House Quay and will be sharing the stand with the team from tendrr, who are about to launch an online platform for sailors providing tools to help you plan your sailing calendar and identify nearby opportunities to get out on the water. You can read more about their new platform as well as how to win yourself some free Henri Lloyd sailing kit on the website here.
New cafe opening hours
The cafe is doing very well with lots of positive reviews coming in and a new website. New opening hours are as follows:
Tues - Sat 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:30am - 3:30pm
Barnabas at Gweek
The St Ives lugger Barnabas, owned by the Cornish Maritime Trust, spent some time at Gweek over the past few weeks as it had some work done in preparation for a trip to the Scillies over the bank holiday weekend.
We'll share more photos later this week on the website.