Bulletin 30th August 2019

//Bulletin 30th August 2019

Bulletin 30th August 2019

Security Notice There have been some thefts from the club and due to this the club has invested in CCTV and will be looking at installing other security improvements.  Something that has been noted is club house doors being left insecure and the gate when on manual not being padlocked.  To ensure we keep our club secure if you are on site after 6pm please ensure that the club house front and rear doors are locked by pulling them too when you leave.  Also whilst the gate is on manual please ensure that when you enter and leave site at all the times the padlock is locked.  Thank you in advance for keeping our club secure and helping to prevent possible future thefts.

Front Gate The gate has now been repaired and Eric MacVicar has agreed to coordinate future issues. Thank you!  If you find the gate “acting up” please let Eric know on ericmacv@outlook.com or speak to him directly, his boat is conveniently next to the gate…

Afternoon Tea at Hythe Sailing Club (Sunday October 6th 2019) Bookings required by 22nd September.  (Please book early if you wish to attend, the running of the event will depend on numbers that sign up) Come and join us for Afternoon tea, sandwiches and cakes. This is a strictly ticket only event. £17.00 per person. please let me know by September 22nd. pay on the day. Open to members and their guests. There will be two sittings for this event.

The HSC Afternoon Tea

Finger Sandwiches
Homemade sausage rolls-made with homemade sweet chilli jam, blackwater pork and topped with Sesame Seeds
Homemade Bacon and Gruyere tarts (made with Clayton’s free range eggs)
Homemade Bruschetta topped with Shredded smoked chicken from Uptons of Bassett smoked chicken, cranberry, walnuts and fresh chives
Homemade Blinis topped with cream cheese and Chalk Stream Foods Trout
Homemade cheese straws made with Lyburn Farm cheese and offered with Rosemary& garlic dipping oil from the Cold Pressed Oil company
Homemade scones topped with cream , Jam from the Real Jam& Chutney company and strawberries
Homemade Gin & Tonic tray bake with Wyrd Spirits Gin
Homemade Coffee & Walnut cake made with Coffee from the Anvil Coffee Roasters

To sign up for this event please follow the link and fill in the form, we hope to see you there! http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/event/afternoon-tea-at-hythe-sailing-club-sunday-october-6th-2019/

Participatory Work Party Volunteers Sought. In preparation of the Jetty area ready for work to be carried out underneath a work party is needed to place rubble and shingle to form a working surface around the first two piles.  If you can assist with this please sign up at the link. http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/event/work-party-to-prepare-jetty-working-area-around-jetty-piles-shifting-rubble-and-shingle/


The club is about to start work on an extensive reconstruction of the jetty. This is subject to legal, environmental and financial constraints so the planned method is fairly complicated and will require a mix of skilled and unskilled work by club volunteers, over a period of two or three years. This will be eligible for work party credits in the usual way.

It will be an interesting project and in order to explain the scheme to members there will be a meeting at the club at 3.00pm on Saturday 12th October. We intend to show slides of the existing structure and the proposed improvements, together with working drawings. Please put this in your diary, especially if you have offered to volunteer or intend to do so.

Pound Space Cleaning and disposal of unwanted rubbish  Sean Callen has kindly offered to help facilitate members cleaning up their pound spaces.  To enable this to take place he will have a key to the skip on site for you to dispose of rubbish around your Cruiser Pound Space.  Please fill out the form below for dates that you wish to have access to the skip as Sean will be monitoring the type of rubbish disposed of due to some restrictions as detailed below.  In accordance with the bye-laws all pound spaces must have no rubbish or items around them and everything must be stored either on your trailer or in a box within the footprint area of your pound space.  Items not stored correctly will be removed on the weekend of the 26th and 27th October.  There is also an area for wood and bricks that you can move items to if you wish.

  • No hazardous materials (for example paints and other items)
  • No flares
  • No household waste (boat waste only)
  • No metals this should be disposed of in the metal skip provided

Pound Cleanup and Dinghy Pound Reorganization Weekend (Participatory Hours) Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October On this weekend the Pound Master will be working with members to clean up the pound spaces in the Cruiser Pound.  There is also a plan to clean up and reorganize the Dinghy Pound.  If you have a dinghy that is padlocked please ensure that it is taken off before this weekend to enable the dinghy pound to be cleared.  This plan is to enable more dinghy owners to join the club which is a benefit to us all so please help where you can. To assist with this planned event please sign up at the link: http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/event/pound-clean-up-and-dinghy-pound-reorganization-october-26th-and-27th-2019/

AGM 2019 Saturday 30TH November 1500.  The AGM this year will be a bit different to incorporate an Awards Ceremony followed by a light buffet funded by the Social Fund.  We hope members will join us to congratulate those receiving awards for their hard work supporting the club and to vote on next years General Committee positions.  The itinerary is below and Crew Members are welcome to join us at approximately 4pm after the main meeting has been completed.

1500 – AGM, 1600 (Approximately) – Awards Ceremony, 1630 – Light Buffet for all members.

If you are interested in being part of the General Committee please complete the form at the link and the current member in that role will be in touch to discuss the role profile, all positions are  open for full members to apply and be voted for at the AGM: http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/?p=5350&preview=true

Volunteers sought for AI, DI and SI In 2020 there will be an opportunity to develop your skills if you wish sponsored by the club to become an Assistant Dinghy Instructor, Dinghy Instructor or Senior Instructor.  In return for the club paying for the training it would be expected that you volunteer to attend and support Open Coaching Events 6 – 8 times a year.  If you would like to take up this opportunity please select the link and fill in the form. http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=5078&preview=true

Pontoons Recovery into the Creek between 27th and 31st October and Pontoon Lift Out with the Crane Sunday 3rd November Between the 27th and 31st October 1200 there will be a work party to recover the pontoons into the creek please volunteer if you can assist when the date and time is confirmed.  On the 3rd the pontoons will be recovered onto the shore (likely to be from 9 am time to be confirmed) and help for this would be greatly appreciated, please ensure that your tender is removed from the creek wall by the Sunday 27th October.  To help out with these participatory tasks please complete the form below and thank you in advance for your help:

Masts taken down Sunday 3rd November The crane will be on site on Sunday 3rd November for masts to be taken down after the pontoons have been recovered from the creek, to request that the crane driver take your mast down please complete the form below:

Rallies, Saunters and Sail in Company 2020 Due to the success of members running events on the water this year the club would like to ask for volunteers to OOD Rallies, Saunters or Sail in Companies with destinations proposed by that OOD.  If you have an event you would like to run as OOD to a specific location next year to complete your participatory hours please fill in the form by selecting the link below: http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/2019/07/30/rally-ood-volunteer-for-2020-with-location-and-proposed-dates-if-volunteering-for-more-than-one-event-please-complete-a-second-form/

Membership for 2020.  The results of the responses to this have now been received and will be considered once prices have been obtained. Thank you for assisting with the gathering of the information to see if this is a viable option for the future. 

Events in brief:  See below and select the link to sign up electronically. 

SWSA Cruiser BD5 Race/HSC CR AUT1 – Saturday 31st August 1200

HSC Dinghy Race Autumn 1 – Saturday 31st August 1100

Kayak Club Sunday 8th September 1700 – To sign up for this event or to help with safety boat cover (Safety Boat Driver or Safety Boat Crew) please follow this link and fill in the short form. http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/event/kayak-club-5/

HSC/SWSA Race/Rally to Yarmouth Saturday 14th and 15th September.  More details to follow. To sign up to join us please select this link: http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/event/hsc-swsa-race-rally-to-yarmouth/

The New Hythe Sailing Club Shop is now live: You can now access the shop online via the website once you are logged in. The shop page is available when you hover your mouse over the Member Area tab at the top of the page or at this link http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/shop/ 

For Sale – Classic , Swedish built sailing cruiser with GRP hull , wooden uppers and teak deck

“Baltic Lady”, a Vindo 40, is reluctantly for sail owing to lack of time to sail her. She is a really nice looking boat with a long keel making her exceptionally stable and sea kindly. Her hull is GRP so whilst she has the appearance of a classic there aren’t the risks and maintenance associated with a wooden hull. Her decks are teak and she has wooden uppers and cockpit and has a traditional feel. Being of Swedish origins she is very well built and very sound.
She is 5 berth ( 6 if hammock berth included ) with two cabins , a galley area , chart table and separate heads with a pull out basin . She is powered by a Volvo 2030 engine and has the usual array of instrumentation including radar, and a chart plotter etc.
She is in good order and ready to sail.
I have her on the market with Network Yacht Brokers at Lymington (see link for details  : https://www.networkyachtbrokers.com/boats_for_sale/Vindo_40-04441.html/ ) at £24,450 but am open to reasonable offers below this and will include a tender and trailer within the price.
She is on the left side of the club (looking out to sea) and is the last boat on the left next to the water. If you are interested give me a call and I would be delighted to show you around.

Dave Quirk  Tel 01962 736965


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