The Port Dalrymple Yacht Club was founded at Beauty Point on the Tamar River in Northern Tasmania in 1952, as a family based Club, that has been built on volunteer labour, with Club rooms and infrastructure constructed and maintained by working bees and funds raised from the membership.
In the 1950's we built the Club’s main jetty and have maintained it since with voluntary labour and materials, sometimes donated or second hand. The main jetty provides the only on-water, public re-fueling point in the north of the Tasmania, with the Club and it’s pontoons often the departure point and first point of call for a large number of cruising and racing boats visiting Tasmania. These visitors also benefit from the fact that PDYC is the only Club in the Tasmania with a live-in, onsite Bosun, who is available to assist with berthing and fuel sales at the odd hours, that ocean passages generate, catching tides and weather windows.
The current project will re-pile the outer section of the jetty structure in the area of the fuel bowser and complete reconstruction of the inner 1950s railway iron section of the main jetty, along with providing a dedicated fuel berth for use of the local and interstate boating community. Along with these works the existing Club pontoons will be rebuilt and realigned, spacing them out into deeper water to improve berthing.
The Club’s jetty and pontoons are the backbone of the Club’s operations, providing the crucial link from shore to water for Club operations, benefiting all members, from dinghy sailors to cruising members, from berthing of rescue and committee boats, along with member’s craft and visiting yachts and motor boats, cruising Tasmania.
The cost of this major refurbishment and reconstruction project, is beyond the capacity of the Club to fund. The project is costed at over $300,000 and we have been able to secure funding commitments of $245,000 securing the fuel berth and support structure for the jetty reconstruction. The Club has committed $20,000 and all the volunteer labour to complete the project, but there is a funding short fall which will impact on re-decking the main jetty and completion of the final works on the Club’s pontoons.
Along with actively exploring other funding options, the Club has established a fundraissing partnership with the Australian Sport Foundation, meaning donations to this project are tax deductible.
Please show your support for this project, by making a tax deductible donation today!