Bulletin 11/1/2019

//Bulletin 11/1/2019

Bulletin 11/1/2019

Bulletin 11/1/2019

Events in brief December/January and beyond 2019

  • 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 (Volunteer sought to run the bar email social@hythesailingclub.co.uk to assist)
  • 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)

2019 Tidetables are now available behind the bar

Cost £2.50 per copy

Quiz Night – Friday 11th January 2019 – 1930 – 2300

Join other club members and their guests to test your knowledge skills.  We hope to see you there!

Tractor Driver Training Session – Sunday 13th January – 1100 – 1500

There will be a tractor driver training session this Sunday for members who hold a Full UK Driving Licence. (Please bring your licence with you on the day) If you are volunteering to drive the tractors please be aware that there would be an expectation that under the participatory membership scheme you volunteer to drive a tractor for two dates in each year.  You can volunteer for these duties in a book in the wet room at the club or volunteer on Dutyman through the website link in the membership area.  (If you cannot book into the Dutyman system to book your availability please email dutyman@hythesailingclub.co.uk for your account to be checked and if necessary set up)

******Please note that when you have completed the training on this date it will be necessary for you to work alongside an experienced driver during your first launch/recovery before being added to the authorised drivers list.******

The member carrying out the training session will confirm as to weather or not there are any concerns about the club members ability to operate the tractors safely.  If there are any concerns the club will look to provide further training if necessary.  These conditions are to ensure that the club equipment is operated safely and to support our self help ethos within the club.

If you are volunteering to become a tractor driver we thank you in advance for your support in this vital role to keep our costs for members down.

RYA Workshop – Tuesday 15th January 2019 – Bar Open 1800-2100

From the RYA the subject for the evenings Workshop will be as per the details and heading below:

Creating a Thriving Volunteer Community in Your Club”

Volunteers are the essential ingredient to the running of boating clubs and their activities. However across the sporting world research indicates that it is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit and retain volunteers with shortages being reported across a range of rolls with in clubs. In this session we will aim to explore possible new avenues and hear from those whom have been seeing successes in this area.

Please sign up at the link below if you can make it to represent and support the club. The bar will be open from 1800-2100 and there will also be an opportunity to speak to the RYA about other areas of the club.

Please ensure that if you are attending you book using the basic form below via the link:


**IMPORTANT SURVEY** 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.

This survey is currently 50/50 in responses and some members have asked in the survey the type of food that John, Tim and one other were planning to cook.  The answer to this is it has not been decided as yet but likely to be something similar to Salmon, Lamb Shanks or a Chicken Dish with New potatoes and fresh vegetables for main with relevant sauces.

Another member asked how strict the Formal dress code is for the event.  As this is the Flagship event for the club the dress code for the evening is as below:

Gentlemen. Shirt and Tie and formal trousers. (no jeans)
Ladies, Long dress, cocktail dress or trouser suit. (no jeans)

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


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 Gate Update

The motor is now fitted and we hope to have the gate up and running by this weekend.

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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