On the Waterfront
Operating Hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 8 pm., Saturday and Sunday
Landings Harbor Marina
It is amazing what the Marinas team can do when they are met with an obstacle like having one of the forklifts out of commission on a busy week and more than 450 boat movements. It took a lot of teamwork, but we successfully pulled off a typical summer boat launch count one-handed, so to speak!
The necessary parts for the forklift repair have arrived and we should be able to have our second forklift operational by this upcoming weekend.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary performed free vessel safety checks on Saturday, June 26. Our boaters appreciate that this is offered, and it is a good reminder to everyone how important it is to do this periodically for peace of mind.
The July 4 Independence Day celebration is expected to have a high volume of vessel traffic. This celebration of course comes with a fantastic display of fireworks on all sides of Skidaway Island. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has asked that we remind our boating members to not use flares as fireworks, and to report inadvertently discharged flares via VHF radio or phone. Each year the Coast Guard responds to thousands of reports of flare sightings, costing taxpayers millions of dollars in personnel and equipment costs. “When we see or get a report of a flare, the Coast Guard is launching boats and aircraft to respond,” said Capt. Mike Frawley, incident management chief, 17th Coast Guard District, “If a flare is inadvertently discharged, letting the Coast Guard know is the absolute right course of action.” Stay safe and enjoy the Independence Day celebrations!
We had a fabulous response to our patriotic flag shirts! A big shout out to Internal Communications Team Members Lynn Lewis and Amanda Peetoom who helped me to spread the word. We still have about a dozen adult shirts (excluding size LG) and a good supply of kids’ sizes. The store will be fully stocked with snacks, cold beverages, and other summertime necessities especially for this upcoming holiday weekend. The marina store received a fresh batch of Leopold’s Ice Cream along with a variety of novelty ice creams.
Landings Harbor wet, dry, and jet ski storage slots are at 100% capacity. Staff is keeping an up to date waiting list for those who need a place to keep their boat. We did have a couple boaters sell their boats allowing us to move people off the waiting list to fill their slips immediately.
The Landings Sailing Program
The Landings Sailing Club continues to grow their membership numbers. Present memberships are at 36 with a year-end goal of 50 members. The weekly racing and social activities are a big draw for the newcomers. During the week, prospective members enjoyed some recreational sailing before signing up. On Saturday they tried to do some racing, but the weather did not cooperate, and instead pulled members together for sailing on Sunday. They are gearing up for a Beer Can Race/Social event at our Dockside Bar this Friday.
LEARN TO SAIL with The Landings Sailing Club!
The next Saturday classroom sessions will be July 17 and August 21. The water session will be held the following Sunday, Tuesday, or Wednesday based on student and instructor availability, weather, and tides. Class size is limited to ten students. For more information, contact Angela Margolit (973-296-8011 or email@example.com).
Landings Dry Storage Activity
Delegal Creek Marina
Summer operating Hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Delegal Creek Marina
Recent management-led staff training on PEX pipe waterline repairs allows the in-house staff to make minor repairs without a call for a commercial plumber. Staff discovered a seized water hose on “C-Dock” this week and was able to make the repair based on this training. As a reminder, please do not use aluminum hose fittings on brass faucets. These two different metal components are not compatible in the saltwater environment. Hoses with aluminum fittings should be removed and stowed properly when not in use and not left on the brass faucets at the marinas.
Delegal Creek Marina is at maximum occupancy. Staff members now are utilizing a waiting list for Landing’s property owners looking for accommodations for their vessels. There are a couple of wet slips that are unoccupied while boaters are traveling with their vessels. These slips are available to over-night transient vessels as well as visiting marina members from Landings Harbor Marina.
This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website. Visit landings.org to read the original article. https://landings.org/news/2021/07/02/waterfront