Bulletin 28/12/2018

//Bulletin 28/12/2018

Bulletin 28/12/2018

Events in brief December/January and beyond 2018/2019

  • New Years Eve Party with Club DJ (American Supper bring a dish event) 2000 – 0100
  • Radio Sailing – Sunday 6th January 2019 – Meet in the bar at 10.30am
  • Quiz Night – Friday 11th January – 1930 – 2300
  • RYA Workshop at the club with other sailing clubs organised and run by the RYA – Tuesday 15th January 2019 1800 – 2100
  • RNLI Water Safety Presentation and Life jackets checks.  Saturday January 19th 1930 – 2300
  • Quiz Night – Friday 8th February 2018 – 1930 – 2300
  • Quiz Night and Club Clothing Fashion Show – Friday February 22nd 1930-2300
  • Club Computer Systems Guidance and Setup for members – Sunday 24th February 1000 – 1500 – Bar Open from 11am
  • Sailing Around the World Darts Tournament with food (Hot-dogs) – 2nd March 1930 – 2300 – (Sign up now available for food and to play darts on the noticeboard at the club)
  • Fitting Out Supper – Saturday 16th March 2019 1930 – 2300 (Dress code Black Tie)

Club New Clothing Range with Club Logo and boat name for 2019

Sue Hayward and Viv Purcell have kindly offered to organise and run the ordering of club clothing.  In the function room is a range of clothing examples for members to view and order with prices of the items displayed.  There is also the option to choose from a large range in the catalogue from the supplier and all of these items can also have boat name and logo added.  (Prices upon enquiry to email address marketing@hythesailingclub.co.uk)  All prices displayed on the order sheets are including the logo and VAT.  When you order you can choose to have your boat name added at a very reasonable extra cost of £3 per item. Below are some photos of the clubs marketing range.  The website will be set up to enable ordering online at a later date and news of this will be in the bulletin in early 2019.

  • UC101 Polo Shirt (with Logo)                                                                        £12.50  (with Logo and Boat Name)   £15.50
  • UC106 Ladies Polo Shirt (with Logo)                                                          £12.50  (with Logo and Boat Name)   £15.50
  • UC301 Classic Mens TShirt (with Logo)                                                     £9.50    (with Logo and Boat Name)  £12.50
  • UC318 Ladies TShirt (with Logo)                                                                 £9.50    (with Logo and Boat Name)  £12.50
  • UC402 Unisex Rugby Shirt (with Logo)                                                     £24.00  (with Logo and Boat Name)  £27.00
  • UC203 Unisex Classic Crew Neck Sweatshirt (with Logo)                     £16.00   (with Logo and Boat name)  £19.00
  • UC621 Deluxe Waterproof Jacket (with Logo)                                         £36.00   (with Logo and Boat Name) £39.00
  • UC630 Lightweight Active Jacket (with Logo)                                         £26.00   (with Logo and Boat Name) £29.00
  • HV702 Anvil Low Profile Twill Cap/Baseball Cap (with Logo)            £9.50      (with Logo and Boat Name) £12.50

RYA DSC Radio Course Saturday 2nd February (Sign up on Noticeboard or email training@hythesailingclub.co.uk



The RIB and JAFFA have now been winterised and must not be used before the start of the 2019 sailing season otherwise the winterising will be in vain. If a boat is needed then ELC is available.

A volunteer is sought due to the safety boats being in a grubby condition: a clean with detergent solution and brush is needed. The club are also seeking a safety boat custodian for 2019 to keep an eye on these important pieces of Club equipment and co-ordinate any remedial/maintenance work. Please email rcsailing@hythesailingclub.co.uk if you can help with the cleaning of the safety boats or if you are volunteering to be a custodian over the 2019 season.

Commodore at Home Update


New Years Eve Party with Club Member DJ (Derek Howlett)

This events planning is complete and will be a celebration seeing in the New Year starting at 2000 New Years Eve through to 0100 New Years day.  The food on the evening is an American Supper please bring a dish home made or purchased to add to the spread. We hope to see you there!

Radio Sailing event 7th January meeting in the bar at 1100 (weather dependant)

The Radio Sailing is now setup ready for racing with a first official race scheduled for early January 2019.  Due to unforeseen circumstances a lead of the group is being sought.  This role would involve setting dates based on tides, recording any race results and contacting other clubs in the future to arrange some friendly competition at or away from the club.  If you can assist with this role please email rcsailing@hythesailingclub.co.uk or commodore@hythesailingclub.co.uk.

RNLI Water Safety Presentation and Life Jackets Check Saturday 19th January 2019 – 1900-2300

Based on feedback from members on Facebook the RNLI Community Team will be visiting the club to give talk to members about boat safety, man overboard drills and other water safety aspects. You will also be able to book a RNLI specialist to come on board your boat to advise on safety equipment at a later date and have your life jackets checked. Please note this is also open to children as well.

Club Computer Systems Guidance and Setup for all members 24th February 2019 1000 – 1500 Bar Opening at 11 am

Training day on multiple IT systems at the club to help members use the IT systems in place for the club.

Please bring laptops and Tablets/Mobiles so that logins for areas you need can be set up as required and guidance given.

Sailing around the world Darts Tournament Saturday 2nd March 2019 – 1930-2300 (See link below for details)


Club Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddle Boarding Survey

Thank you for completing the survey the results are now in and show a lot of interest from members as you can see below.  More news to follow in the New Year.  From the survey two members have shown an interest in running the section please email Tim Harrison your details if you are those members at rcsailing@hythesailingclub.co.uk.

Tractor Drivers and Launch and Recovery changes in 2019

In 2019 the club will developing a web based booking system for your launch and recovery through the new website and volunteer tractor driver booking though duty-man.  In this process we will be reviewing those on the authorised list to drive the tractors and expecting that those that are authorised volunteer to help launch or recover cruisers throughout the year (this would probably only be one day in the launch season and one day in the recovery season).  The great thing about the tractor driving for launching now is that it counts towards participatory hours so a great way to get these completed.  If you have a full car driving licence and wish to be shown how to use the tractors to help the club and our members please attend the tractor driver training session on the Sunday 13th January 1100 – 1500.    Any training you receive on a launch or recovery day other than for your own cruiser also counts towards participatory hours.

There is good reason behind this process changing, the main one being that every year a small group of amazing members work solidly at launch and recovery times for sometimes up to 9 hours in a day over blocks of 6 or 7 days at a time and it is unfair to put such a burden on a few when we have so many members in the club who are on the authorised list.  We as a club I am sure are grateful of all their hard work every year that costs nothing to our members where other clubs charge for each recovery or launch.

If you have any feedback about this proposed change please email me your concerns or feedback to commodore@hythesailingclub.co.uk.

Club Gate Update

The motor is now with the fitters of the gate and as soon as it has been re-installed we will let members know.  As far as we are aware at the moment it is unlikely to be refitted until after the New Year.  In the meantime please remember your key for the side gate and padlock on the main gate.

Round the Island Race

The 29th June is the Round the Island Race.  Through Facebook some members have expressed an interest in taking part in this big event on the Solent.  If you would like to sign up to show an interest in this event please email Rob Watson at rwatson8772@gmail.com and the Rear Commodore Sailing at rcsailing@hythesailingclub.co.uk.

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