On Wednesday 4th February 2019, we carried out a
marina clean at Queen Anne’s Battery as part of the University’s ‘Green Week’.
Our members removed a skip full of rubbish from the foreshore including rope, tires, wood and an entire large waste bin of recyclable plastic. With some of the waste evidently having been there for years, our team did a great job and the efforts were noticed and appreciated by berth holders at this marina. It was a very worthwhile afternoon and we are not only grateful to the members that volunteered but also to the staff of MDL Marinas who supported this operation and provided the skip. We look forward to more volunteering in the future!
The UPSU Watersports Clubs and MGA had joined forces to give people the opportunity to try a range of amazing watersport activities, in partnership with the Mount Batten Watersports Centre. Not only were people able to have a go at a new activity they also raised money for the brilliant Derriford Children’s Cancer Service and the volunteer run watersports clubs.
BUCS Yachting Championships 2017
This year UPYC entered three teams; Plymouth Black, skippered by Jaime Ward, Plymouth White, skippered by James Torr and Plymouth Pink, skippered by Neil Marshall. With the aim to improve on last year’s results all teams had put good training sessions in leading up to the event, with team white going as far afield as Southampton for an intense weekends training. To know more, click on the events tab.
Photo album for University of Plymouth Yacht Club’s 2017 match racing series proudly sponsored by Unity Lets letting agents. Many thanks also to our sponsors Technique Voile Plymouth for there help in preparing the boats as well as they’re expertise during the event. A big thank you also goes to our sponsors Plymouth Powerboat School for the use of one of their R.I.B’s for the event. All photos are taken and credited to Hugh Perchard @hp_cinematography.
This January we ran a beach clean at Portwrinkle to raise awareness of ocean pollution and to make a positive impact in our local area. We liaised with the SU and a local parish council. Over 20 fabulous yacht club volunteers attended and were able to collect over 20 bags of beach litter, everything from broomsticks to fishing nets.
A staff member from Plymouth Aquarium provided a small talk on the important marine life, the litter we found along the shoreline and the impacts it has on the environment. The event was not only a worthwhile service to the community and local environment but also a great social exercise/ experience for our sailors.
On this success, we hope to run another beach clean soon!