After a great AGM I am all talked out, for all those that have been supporting the General Committee and the club throughout the year thank you.
Special thanks to the Tuesday club and their continued hard work, our crane driver Christian Clague and everyone else who has helped promote and improve our facilities, online presence and generally showing that the club is a great place to be at if you love sailing and fun on and off the water.
Congratulations to Mike Urand for being made a fellow of the club we hope to see him wearing his club tie with pride soon at the club. Mike has been our mooring contractor for many years and supplied us with excellent service and value for money for the work he has done to keep our cruisers firmly on there moorings. Thank you Mike i hope you can now enjoy your retirement.
Also congratulations and thank you to all who have stepped forward to help run the club this year and into 2019. Joining the team is Joe Galagher as Rear Commodore House.
Stepping down is John Rushmer from Rear Commodore House and Rachel Wright from House Events coordinator, thank you for all your support during your time in these positions.
We have also had some great support for the events this year at and away from the club, thank you to all those that set up, planned and organised events.
We can now look forward to 2019 and the sailing season starting however in the meantime I hope to see members at the winter events that have been planned.
Regarding the rule changes at the AGM what these are and their reasons for being amended/introduced are below:
- Rule change approved for Crew Members to be able to take courses at the club upon invitation. This rule also states that there will be a surcharge below the cost outside the club agreed by the Sailing Sub Committee. This rule is to ensure that if the club have spaces on courses they can be filled. In the past the club have had to cancel courses because they were not cost effective to run without being full. Crew Members will be invited to apply for courses if they are not full and do not take priority over full members.
- Rule change agreed that we will be able to sell alcohol to bona fide guests of members once our club premises licence has been updated. We will update you when this has been completed.
- Update to Family Memberships. Family memberships were restricted to children of parents only in the previous rule being able to attend the club and take part in junior activities. This has been changed to allow Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts with Grand Children or Nieces and Nephews and other family situations to take part in Junior Sailing and Training. To apply for children under 18 to be added to your family membership please email email@example.com with child’s name, date of birth and relationship to you so that the membership secretary can check the details of your application and arrange for a parental consent form to be signed by the parents before completing authorisation. (Please note that if you have children in your family in these circumstances that do not wish to take part in Junior sailing or Junior Events they are still welcome at the club and need not apply, if they change their mind and wish to take part in Junior Activities in the future then an application can be made, this also applies to Single Memberships. Please be aware that as a single membership if you wish for children in your family to take part in training and junior sailing you would need to upgrade your membership to Family. Alternatively if any children in your family would like to try sailing to see if they like it you can contact Julie Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a free taster session on any of our Open Coaching sessions as long as parental consent has been given)
The next event is due to take place on Sunday 25th November starting at 11:30 hrs.
We have been fortunate that Adam Wheeler has donated five small anchors to use with our race marks. I hope we can scrounge some old pick up buoys and chain when the moorings are overhauled this winter for some permanent marks, meanwhile we shall use as a temporary measure those hanging on the rescue boat cage.
I anticipate we can place these on Sunday morning if someone has a tender handy followed by some casual sailing and racing.
We now have nine members with boats welcome to Paul Todd who assembled his boat last week.
I am still waiting for a page on the club web site, Sailing Section, to update information. I’ll let all members of the group know when this is live.
The weather forecast is not looking great. A cold but dry day with a maximum of 8 deg and an onshore NE wind of 9 mph. We will have to see how it is on the day.
If any member is interested in joining please come along and have a go.
Michael Thomas. email@example.com
Pound Clean up work party weekend
On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of December there will be a pound work party clean up weekend. Malcolm Rumsey despite stepping down from Pound Master has agreed to organise and run this important work party. If you are able to help out please email Malcolm at firstname.lastname@example.org or add your name onto the participatory board in the wet room at the club as you enter the back door on the right.
If you have items in your pound space that need to be disposed of please organise this as soon as possible. There is a skip for metal beside the club house. An area in Row H for wood and all other materials please dispose of yourselves. Please note that empty tins of paint or chemicals must be disposed of by the owner of the pound space and not placed in the metal skip.
Charity RNLI Carpet Yacht Race Evening Success
On the evening of the 17th November the RNLI attended the club and ran the event with a team and also sold RNLI goodies. Along with the Carpet Yacht Race they sold tickets for a guess on how many lollies in a jar and sold keys to unlock a box which contained a bottle of Gin. Along with this they also auctioned a nights stay at the RNLI College in Poole.
Overall a very successful evening raising over £200 for a very worthy cause. If you could not make it this time we will be looking to run another around March 2020.
A massive thank you to the RNLI team who took the time to visit the club and run the event.
Quiz Night Friday 23/11/2018
The next quiz night is taking place on the 23rd November 1930 – 2300. Congratulations to the winning team of the last quiz.
Christmas Decorations Participatory Hours work party Friday 7th December 6pm
Looking for volunteers to help out on the 7th December at 6 pm to put up the club Christmas decorations. Please email email@example.com if you are available to help.
Club Christmas party with DJ Saturday 8th December 1930-2300 – Bookings Closed
The Christmas Party list is now closed due to maximum places being taken up. If you wish to be added to a list to be informed if there are any cancellations please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Launch Winter Maintenance
The club launch is now ashore. There is a winter checklist for maintenance of the launch which you can volunteer to assist with to complete participatory hours. To sign up please see the participatory hours sign up board to the right of the coffee and tea making area. It is requested that if you can assist that all maintenance tasks are completed before Christmas.
Club Launch Helm Training and Club Authorisation to use.
On the main notice board in the foyer at the club is a sign up sheet for those that wish to be shown over the workings of the club launch. Please note that this is not training on how to drive the launch but a guide on its use plus mooring and coming alongside a cruiser. It is advised that if you have no training in the past or never driven a boat/cruiser/safety boat that you first complete a course that covers the subject for safety reasons.
The person showing members over the launch has the authority to approve members to drive the launch. If that person believes that the member is not competent in the use of the launch then authority will not be granted. If this happens please contact email@example.com so that some guidance can be given as to how this can be remedied. This could be as simple as accompanying an authorised club member when the launch is in use to have a further chance to get used to the boat and how she handles.
Please note that the launch is always booked as unavailable whenever a cruiser race is to take place.
What you can sign the club launch out for is below as long as it is not booked for club organised activities:
- Local Saunters
- Taking members to their boats for a rally or to go sailing
- Cruiser Racing
- Accompanying juniors on sailaways as arranged by the RYA Principal and Sailing Sub Committee
- Other tasks and events as approved by the Sailing Sub Committee
Please see the list of participatory tasks below or see the participatory whiteboard at the club just inside the back door on the right.
There is now a board at the club in the function room with co-opted role descriptions on it. If you can volunteer for a particular role please either fill in the sign up sheet just in front of the board or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All roles count towards completion of participatory hours and training and guidance can be organised if required.
- Volunteer sought to organise and plan the clubs cruiser race calendar for 2019. Please contact email@example.com to help with this important task. This task would start as soon as possible. Training can be provided if required.
- Cruiser race organiser and SWSA representative sought for 2019. Unfortunately if no volunteer is found the HSC Race calendar will be a much reduced race itinerary for next year. Training for this role and its requirements is available if required.
- Marketing lead to run the clubs marketing for 2019 this includes arranging and attending events where a stand is put up at local Boat Jumbles and Fun Days to promote the club and find new members. Also includes updating the club calendar with events and monitoring Facebook and Twitter accounts as an admin, designing posters for putting up and advertising club events using an online software called LUCIDPRESS or POSTERMYWALL. This role could be shared making the work load easier.
- All co-opted roles. Please speak to the current Flag Officer leading the committee you wish to assist and advise on which co-opted position you would like to cover. Co-opted roles are the decision of the Flag Officer who chairs that committee.
- House Events Coordinator please contact the Rear Commodore House (John Rushmer) regarding this role or the current House Events Coordinator Rachel Wright.