Bulletin 4/1/2019

//Bulletin 4/1/2019

Bulletin 4/1/2019

Bulletin 4/1/2019

Events in brief December/January and beyond 2018/2019

  • 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
  • RYA DSC Radio Licence Course Saturday 23rd February 0900 – 1700
  • 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)
  • Commodores Fitting Out Dinner – Saturday 16th March 2019 1930 – 2300 (Dress code Black Tie)

Commodores Fitting Out Dinner Saturday 14th March 2019 (Important survey to obtain members feedback)


As you all know, we have our annual Commodore’s Fitting Out dinner on Saturday 16th March. We have in recent years employed an outside catering company to prepare the evenings feast, however prices are rising and it’s now approaching £30.00 per person. We could look at preparing the meal in house with John Rushmer and Tim Harrison happy to do this along with one other member. We could offer 3 dishes and a choice of desserts. Obviously the cost would be considerably less and it would be in line with the club’s self help approach.

I’ve opened a poll to receive feed back and help me make the decision which best suits the club and its members.

Please cast your votes by selecting the link above.  John Rushmer (House Events Coordinator)

Request from the Mooring Master Mike Urand

We have a new suppler of galvanised chain for this year so hopefully the rust problem of the last couple of years will not be quite so bad.  If you have chain at the moment and would like a rope mooring strop instead, or have a strop and would rather have chain, then please email me; mike@polo8t.plus.com

Or call me for advice on 02380843654 if you are not sure what to have.  If you want the same as last year, there is no need to contact me, and you should get the same as last season.


Training Courses Update

The Day Skipper course is about half way through with everyone just getting back to it after the Christmas break.  The trainer has the availability to run a second course in conjunction with Eling Sailing club on weekends at the end of February and during March.   Please let me know if you are interested.
First Aid Course. and Sea Survival Course, I have put a list up in the lobby for these courses, please add you name if you are interested and I will organise them.  The Sea Survival course is held in a local swimming pool and is well worth doing to see how difficult it is to get into a life raft as well as lots of information about survival at sea.
VHF Radio Course, Saturday 23rd February , please add you name to the list in the lobby if you are interested.
Many thanks Julie email training@hythesailingclub.co.uk

Participatory Hours

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.

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 and ordering upon enquiry to email address salhayward102@gmail.com.  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.

The first order will be placed at the end of January so if you would like to receive your club clothing in that first order please email Sue/Viv or fill in an order form located in the function room and hand in to whomever is covering the bar.

There is also a fashion show planned for Friday 22nd February and a volunteer is sought to run this event for a bit of fun and to help promote the new clothing range.  The plan is to run this between 2000 and 2100 prior to the quiz. Please email marketing@hythesailingclub.co.uk if you can help with this.

  • 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


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)


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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