On Saturday April 29th Blackwater Sailing Club welcomed over 360 visitors to our annual Open Day to view our marvellous facilities and to have guided tours of our extensive site. Many were able to try taster sails on the lake and river or go for a trip on the river in the launch or a Rib. Some were happy just to grab a drink and something to eat and sit and watch the Diamond series racing after lunch. A big thank you to all the visitors who came to see us and to the many members who helped make this event such a success. Thank you also to all those members who allowed us to use their boats so that we could provide an extensive range of tasters in a variety of craft throughout the day. The day went off smoothly and safely and our members were great ambassadors for the club. Most importantly, everyone had fun and lots of our guests signed up to join the club !
Another very successful and well attended Mid Week lunch was held on Thursday 27th April - the first from our newly refurbished upper galley which is looking very smart. Many thanks to Barbara who stepped in to stand in for Marilyn who had been forced to extend her holiday in the Caribbean when all her documents were stolen from her room. Special guest at the dinner was Peter Wilson who was celebrating another birthday and had a lovely cake baked for him. They say that birthdays are good for your longevity - the more you have the longer you live!
The last Mid Week lunch of the winter season is on 25th May - do come and join us and sign up now.
Nick Evans has been selected in a national competition to sail the Allen Academy Optimist in 2017.
He receives a complete top class racing package comprising an Ovington built Optimist dinghy along with North Sails and full Allen hardware fit-out. Nick will be using this to compete in major regattas in the UK, Ireland and Holland.
This year's edition has now been printed - another great job by Kate Stewart! There are now copies available in the Clubhouse Lobby for members to collect. Please leave your name on the sheet provided to avoid duplication. Members who are unable to collect their copy will receive it with the AGM mailing which will be going out very soon. Every copy which is collected rather than mailed saves significant postage costs for the club so your help will be appreciated.
Behind the RIB store you will find all the tenders that have been left unclaimed for a long time.
Can members please look to see if there are any there that belong to them and if so mark them up acordingly and then talk to Julie Nelson about a place to keep them.
Those that are unclaimed will shortly be put up for sale.