April 18th saw the first Wednesday evening racing of the season. With a good breeze and sun, it was enjoyed by all. Results can be viewed here. The picture shows Tim Holden establishing an early lead he was not to relinquish.
Sadly, attempts to get the Wednesday Evening Series (11/04) underway were thwarted by low cloud reducing visibility to a few yards. There were a few keen attendees who will doubtless return next week.
Friday (13/04) was the date of the Fitting out Supper, held at the club. The well attended evening consisted of an excellent talk/discussion of the racing rules given and lead by Tim Holden. Many thanks to him for all his efforts. Similar thanks go to Sue and Jane Holden who worked tirelessly in the kitchen to provide all with a pie and pea supper. It was really good to see such a well attended social event at the club house – we must do it again soon.
Sunday (15/04) gave a repeat of low cloud to greet early arrivals for Sunday racing. Thankfully this soon cleared and three races races were held in a Force2/3 wind. Results can be viewed here.
The season has started well – if you have not been to the club yet, do come and join us. The next event is Wednesday Evening racing (18/04) starting at 19.15
The 2018 season got underway at the club on Sunday April 1st, eager sailors being greeted with a chilly Force 2 NE breeze. 10 boats took to the water for three races which (for your author certainly) left a few aches and pains as unused muscles were pressed into service. Thanks go to Ben and Sarah in the Race Box and to Tim and Andrew in the rescue boat. Results can be viewed here. Note should also be made of others who were busy on shore doing yet more jobs to keep the club running smoothly. And we got a new member!!
So we hope to see more members taking to the water next Sunday (8th). Come on up – the sailing’s good.
Many thanks to everyone who came to the Sailing Club this morning. It was a wonderful turnout. The club house is sparkling, the training boats are set to go, a ditch as been dug to try to stop the swamp in the dinghy park , walls are painted, white boards are cleaned. the holes in the road are filled, and lots more.
As nearly all the jobs on the list have been done, we are cancelling the working party scheduled for next week.
The duty rota for the first half of the season has been posted on the club website and can be viewed here. Please look at the dates you have been allocated and make a note in your diary.
After a massive effort over two days, the club jetty has now gone – the old place won’t seem the same. There are a few broken poles under water which still need to be removed – a job for divers very soon.
Would all members who venture onto the water ensure they avoid the area of the old jetty until the area has been passed as safe to cross. Below is a picture of member Steve Hill, stood out from the shore, on the old poles, attaching cables for the digger to lift them out. A big thanks to him and all others who helped.
To encourage more members to wear clothing bearing the club’s logo, we have agreed with Simprint that they will add an embroidered logo to members’ own garments for £5 – eg on a polo shirt of your own choice or perhaps on a better quality garment such as a waterproof jacket.
Go to the Club Clothing page on the club website for more details.