On 24th July 2018 The Environment Agency confirmed the presence of Blue-Green Algae in the Apex Lakes.
The club has been given permission to continue to use the lake but all members must follow the new safety policy and any boats that produce spray, or amphibious type models are PROHIBITTED.
The policy can be downloaded here > Blue-Green Algae outbreak Policy & Risk Assessment
We must follow a few simple steps both for your own and the public’s safety when boating at Apex. For all club meeting listed on the calendar we will provide at least two hand wash dispensers plus a large container of fresh water to rinse off your boat.
If you are at the lake by yourself having a sail that’s fine, but please make sure to bring something to clean your hands and your boat.
Please follow these steps during this outbreak;
Wash and thoroughly dry all models and any other items that have been in contact with the water. Items should not be stored wet or damp.
Use the hand wash dispensers provided whenever you remove a boat from the lake.
Do not launching or recover your model from any areas that have thick aggregations of algae or scum.
Do not use the park benches as a boat stand when you remove your boat from the water.
If your boat collects any excess water drain it off back into lake upon removal.