As it is now everywhere the coronavirus will have its affect on the club. Here is the regarding this spring and next summer.
Thanks to the work done during winter, most of the maintenance is luckily already done. Remaining jobs in Tampere are done with a small group of people. There will not be any big maintenance days during spring. There will be one trip to turku to start painting boat and do some electrical work. Anyhow due to engine and welding issues maintanence of Piida will be limited during spring.
Launching the boats
Boats in Tampere will be launched 9.5. This will be done with a minimum amount of people and rigging the boat will be done next week. Piida will be lowered when its ready.
Sailing will be started as soon as it’s possible to be done safely. Equipment needed for sailing is not at the uni at the moment. All over night sailing stuff is anyhow there, so those will be delayed to future.
Trip to Stockholm will probably be organized in August.
Club has now discord server and we are sometimes playing https://skribbl.io/ with sailing words. There will be skipper night 22.4. If you are planning to become skipper next year contact Tommi Mehtonen or Martti Leino for further info.
Club funds and membership fee
Doe to current situation board of the club has estimated that club will lose 1000-3000 euros of revenue for the year. This is due to canceled exams, Nokias general meeting, lost rental revenue of Piida and possible cancelation of sailing course. Club has received a new 500 euro grant from the city of Tampere. Anyhow, with recent big boat repairs, the club has around 6000 euros of money which is enough to support club for around 1,5 years.
Club’s board has decided to start campaign called “Keep Pii afloat” for its members. Campaign gives people a chance to buy naming right for the boat parts. Prices vary between 5 and 50 euros depending on the part. You can find more info at https://forms.gle/HsYfAR5KKbyHNokp6.
Remember also to pay your membership fee before June at https://www.purjehduskerhopii.fi/kide
Pii gathers together the university students of Tampere interested in sailing, regardless of skill level. Everyone can take part in trips and evening sailings, including beginners interested in sailing. Experienced sailors can look for challenges such as the LYS competitions held at Lake Näsijärvi, which we are actively participating in.
Joining Pii is an inexpensive way to learn about sailing. Trips in Näsijärvi are free of charge (except for the food expenses on sailing trips) and the fee for using Piida in Turku is very reasonable. The courses organized by the club are also suitable for the student’s wallet. However, most of the courses are taught in Finnish.
We organize annually courses focusing on practical and theoretical aspects of sailing. In addition, we organize, for example, radio, CEVNI, and first aid courses according to the interest of the members. Most of the courses are taught in Finnish.
Sailing is a wide-ranging hobby. In addition to boat and sail handling and navigation, the sailor must manage the boat’s annual maintenance. Joining the club boat maintenance team will allow you to participate in planning and doing maintenance tasks, and learn the basics of, for example, rigging, bottom, and engines.
Day sailings are arranged at Näsijärvi throughout the sailing season. These short sailings last from two to four hours. They might include racing, educational activities, or BBQing in nearby islands.
We arrange longer sailing trips during weekends and the summer holiday season. Harbors and marinas are often destinations of these trips. The outings are arranged at Näsijärvi and in the Archipelago of Turku
Pii has organized a trip to a sailing resort once a year, usually in the autumn. The destination has usually been somewhere in the Mediterranean, where we've spent about a week sailing between coastal cities and other resorts. One boat accommodates about 12 persons, so the expenses are manageable when divided for the whole crew.