Bulletin 28/2/2019

//Bulletin 28/2/2019

Bulletin 28/2/2019

Bulletin 28/2/2019

This is the link to the spring summer club magazine.


Events in brief

  • 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)
  • Sort Club Boats – Saturday 9th March 1000
  • Commodores Fitting Out Dinner – Saturday 16th March 2019 1930 – 2300 (Dress code Black Tie)
  • Pontoons lifted into the creek – Saturday 16th March – 0830
  • New Tractor Familiarisation – Saturday 16th March (after pontoons have been lifted into the creek)
  • Masts re-stepped – Sunday 17th March (see below for more information)
  • Float Pontoons into position Work Party – 20th/21st/22nd of March (see below for more detail)
  • Kayak Club Meeting – Sunday 24th March 1130 – Function Room
  • Dinghy Race Spring 1 – Sunday 24th March 1200
  • Open Dinghy Coaching – Saturday 6th April 1000
  • Open Dinghy Coaching – Sunday 7th April 1100
  • Dinghy Race Spring 2 – Sunday 7th April 1300
  • Dinghy Race Spring 3 – Friday 19th April 1100

Club Security
Recently we have had a couple of incidents where items from the pound have gone missing. When you leave the club please make sure the gate is shut behind you and if it looks like you are the last one into the building lock the doors.
When you are next at the club, check for any missing items. If you see someone you don’t know please speak to them or report it to a committee member.

Club house lift
Unfortunately, the lift will be out of action until further notice. We are currently looking into repairing it economically as soon as possible.

Mooring and Pound
This year’s Mooring and Pound invoices will be emailed to you this weekend, we’d like to try and make this process as smooth as possible for everyone this year. If possible please pay via bank transfer. Cheques are becoming more of a difficulty each year and cost the club 80p to cash per cheque. When transferring online please note that the Mooring and Pound bank account is different to the Membership and the reference number on your invoice must be included. A significant amount of time has to be spent reconciling payments, having the money in the correct account with a reference number is a big help.

The Club is in the process of moving to a new accounting package and in the future will be investigating the possibility of taking card payments.

You will all have noticed that the Pound is pretty full and that there have been quite a few boats leaving and joining the club over the last year or so. To help the Mooring and pound team manage the space as effectively as possible please make sure that all your boats, dinghies, trailers, cradles and tenders are labelled clearly with boat name and surname. There are a large number of items in the pound that have nether, a simple plywood tag with a hole and a piece of string would work well and would enable us to identify things more easily.
Thank you

Participatory Hours Volunteers Sought Information
For a full list of roles, work parties and participatory areas of the club that members can assist with to complete their 15 hours please follow the link below:


Crane on site pontoons and masts, New Tractor familiarisation
On Saturday 16th March the Crane will be on site to lift the pontoons into the creek.  Volunteers are sought for them to be floated into position and secured on three possible dates the 20th/21st/22nd of March.  If you can assist with this please email Ron Harrison at harrison_ron@btinternet.com or sign up on the participatory board at the club.

Also on the 16th March after the crane is finished on site Tony Benton will be giving a familiarisation to members who are authorised to drive the new large tractor.  Please attend the club to be authorised to drive this new piece of equipment.

On Sunday 17th March the crane will return to step masts for members.  To book your mast to be re-stepped please email c_clague@sky.com.

Pound spaces
Please check your pound spaces and around them to ensure that they are tidy and that there are no hazards.  There will be a lot of members working around there boats in the coming weeks so safety is a concern.

Planks with members names on (balcony floor)
As announced recently there is a current project to replace the balcony decking at the club.  For all members that paid for these planks when the project gets underway these named planks will be available (based on condition) if you want them to collect from the club.

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


Commodores Fitting Out Dinner 2019 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – 1930-2300
Please select link below to view menu and pricing, to book either complete the booking sheet on the main noticeboard at the club or email social@hythesailingclub.co.uk:
Many Thanks
John Rushmer

Hythe Sailing Club Annual Commodores Dinner

Training Courses Update
FIRST AID COURSE – Saturday 9th March.
We are planning to run a First Aid course on Saturday 9th March at the Club, the cost of the course will be £60 which included the handbook.
VHF Course
We are trying to put together another VHF course in early April have a couple of people signed up already.

Please let me know if you would like to be on these courses or sign up on the list at the Club.  Thanks, Julie. Training@hscsailingclub.co.uk.





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