It is with great sadness I have to announce the death of Jeffrey O'Riordan, who had been a member since 1962. His wife, Sally, was Cadet Skipper and his six children were active cadets. He kept a day boat "Puffin" at the Club for many years. Jeffrey was last at the Club for Ted Terry's funeral only a few weeks ago.
Our condolences go out to Sally and all the family.
Despite light winds and spring tides, a mixed fleet of 50 boats took to the water for the annual Dyer Cup. These ranged from Mirrors to Spitfires and included 13 Cruisers. After last year's fast race it was clear as the fleet battled against the tide making slow progress on a broad reach towards Doctor that no records were going to be set this year. The first boat to finish took over an hour to complete the course and the last took almost two and a half hours !
First Place: K6 201 - Phil Newman
Second Place: Fireball 15122 - Dave Hall
Third Place: Fireball 14905 - Charlie Stewart
First Cruiser (16th overall): Geronimo - Tommy Mills
PIctures of the Podium placed boats below - taken by Guy Hawkins
Congratulations to Frankie Ash on winning the BSC Photographic Competition and his winning picture will appear on the front of the 2018 Calendar and the next 11 best pictures will appear monthly and all these photos are on display at the Club.
Orders for the calendar are now being taken and order forms are by the display. Calendars cost £8 and desk calendars cost £5. They make ideal Christmas presents and now is the time to get that order in!
The Club will be running an RYA First Aid Course on Sunday 5 November between 0930 and 1700.
A chance for those who need to revise their skills or who need to update their instructor certificates. You never know when your expertise might be needed!
Details are here. Please contact the Sailing School Manager at email@example.com
There was terrific interest in the Macmillan fundraising stalls on 8 October and I'm very glad to report that an amazing £1315.35 was raised! This is a record breaking result towards a very worthy cause.
A very big thanks to all the people who gave the time and energy putting it on and all the support given by members providing various goods for sale or by working on the stands selling the items or by providing all the refreshments and doing the cooking. A special thanks also to all the members and guests who turned up and gave gererously.
A job well done and it is very much appreciated.
The working party season has started with a fantastic turnout of over forty people including a great number of cadets who proved that they have plenty of energy and we very keen to get involved with everything we were doing. the main aim was to attack all the brambles and weeds around the club and the massive pile of cuttings that we have down by the lake indicates the vast amount that was done. As alway we enjoyed a loverly lunch that then energised everyone for more work in the afternoon.
So a big thank you to Julie Nelson for organising us all so well and to everyone that helped in what was not just a lot of great working day but also a great social event in that we all get to chat with members that we may not see often and get to know each other better.
So if you have soem spare time please do come and join us on the next working part on Sunday 29th October. See you there.