Cheques Unfortunately due to the way that banks now operate and costs and manpower to process them with immediate effect they will not be accepted by the club. Several other options will be made available and detailed after the AGM at the end of November. The only circumstance where a cheque will be accepted is as a returnable deposit for the club function room hire. Apologies if this causes inconvenience however it has become a necessary step due to the reasons above.
Children’s Christmas Card Competition This year Sue Mitchell is running a Christmas card design competition for members children and grandchildren. There will be prizes for the winners of each group and your children’s designs will be used by the club to send to local sailing clubs in December and sell to members in support of the RNLI. The winning designs will also be awarded with six copies each of their designs on cards to send to their families and friends for Christmas. The theme of the cards is Nautical Christmas and there are three age groups, Group One: Under 5’s, Group 2: 6-8 years, Group 3: 9-11 years. Please produce all cards on thin coloured or white card A4 size maximum with the artists name on the back, phone number and age. There will be a box on the table in the wet room for your children’s entries and the prize giving will take place on Saturday the 14th December at 1300 in the function room. Closing date for entries is the 30th November.
Applications to stay on the moorings over the winter. As owners of cruisers are aware any member who wishes to keep their cruiser on the moorings over the winter needs to apply so that the moorings maintenance can be managed effectively. All cruiser owners that do not apply please ensure that your boat is recovered ashore by the 1st November. If you are a deep water mooring holder that does not come ashore please ensure you have adequate insurance in place and also complete the form at the link provided, this is to provide contact details for when your mooring is serviced. Closing date to apply to stay on the moorings over the winter is the 1st October 2019. http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/event/application-to-leave-cruiser-on-the-moorings-over-the-winter-2019/
Missing Cups Whilst a member was maintaining and restocking the coffee and tea area at the club it was found that 6 to 8 white china mugs with a strawberry design were missing. These were donated to the club and we would like them returned, these mugs are for everyone to use within the club and not to be removed. Thank you.
Website Update Due to popular demand a weather station has been fitted and is now operational at the club. This details live weather via the Hythe Sailing Club website at a link on the right hand side along with local Southampton Tides. Alternatively you can download the Weather Underground App or select the link to open up the page for the clubs location. Once you have registered you can set the page to show Centigrade instead of Fahrenheit for temperature in the settings from a menu on the top right. https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ISOUTH503
Beaulieu River Bucklers Hard yacht harbour will be closed to visitors from 23 September 2019 until 31 Jan 2020, full opening 31 March 2020. The closure if to allow upgrading and dredging operations. If you are intending to visit the river to anchor or try to find a mooring buoy please listen on channel 68 and watch out for large vessels moving in the river at night.
Laser 2 Sails. the sails for the clubs Laser 2 have disappeared from the sail store. Does anyone know where they are?
Can anyone help. I need to move my Laser from Winchester to the club? Thank you.Richard
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/
Club Jetty Refurbishment – Meeting for Members 12th October 3pm 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 participatory hours 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 Cleanup and Dinghy Pound Re-organisation 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 re-organise 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:
Events in brief: See below and select the link to sign up electronically.
Open Coaching Weekend 14th and 15th September 10am. Please come along and help out if you can for your participatory hours. Looking for Safety Boat Driver, Safety Boat Crew (No qualification needed) and members to help run the event. The more the merrier. Don’t forget you can Kayak and camp at the club plus use the BBQ/Galley. We hope to see you there!
HSC/SWSA Race/Rally to Yarmouth Saturday 14th and 15th September. This ever popular HSC rally combined with a HSC / SWSA passage race is now fully booked. Have a great weekend!
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