Victoria after the “Quake” 2010-2011

The big Canterbury earthquake that started the whole earthquake swarm we had for many months, shook as all awake one September morning in 2010. It was very soon discovered that Victoria had “sprung a leak”! Our sailing water was gone. Just a shallow muddy puddle left. The first 7 photos show the state of the lake in October 2010, the next three show some of the work done in June of 2011 to restore the lake bed. These photos largely supplied by Peter Woodrow.

The next lot of photos (by Thysje Arthur), were taken at the club’s AGM in August 2011. I think it was the busiest day the clubhouse had seen all year. A few were taken of the lake repair work at that time – a major undertaking.

Fortunately for the club we had a second sailing venue. The Groynes. And so we temporarily shifted there. The city council came to the party and helped by creating a path along the small lake in the Groynes where we could sail, and also provided us with a container which they placed on site to store our gear. We sailed there during the whole of 2011.

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Aug
15
Sat
2020
1:30 pm CMYC AGM 122nd @ Lake Victoria
CMYC AGM 122nd @ Lake Victoria
Aug 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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Aug
19
Wed
2020
10:00 am CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday Sailing is self managed by participants. A break for lunch is enjoyed by all as a way of catching up with fellow club members.
Aug
22
Sat
2020
1:30 pm Club racing : Teams racing @ Lake Victoria
Club racing : Teams racing @ Lake Victoria
Aug 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Race Officer : Tom Arthur   Assistant RO : Darryl Pender
Aug
26
Wed
2020
10:00 am CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday Sailing is self managed by participants. A break for lunch is enjoyed by all as a way of catching up with fellow club members.
Aug
29
Sat
2020
1:30 pm Club Racing : RO’s Choice @ Lake Victoria
Club Racing : RO’s Choice @ Lake Victoria
Aug 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Race Officer : Darryl Pender Assistant RO :Mike Inns
Sep
2
Wed
2020
10:00 am CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday Sailing is self managed by participants. A break for lunch is enjoyed by all as a way of catching up with fellow club members.