Function Room Booking. The function room has been booked consistently this year and this is great to see. A friendly reminder please return the room clean and tidy as it was found before the event by midday the day after the function. Thank you in advance.
Use of the Club Jetty by Cruisers overnight. Please ensure that you do not use the club Jetty for overnight stays unless it is for an emergency or emergency repairs authorised by a member of the General Committee. Thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter and following our club bye-laws.
Club Magazine Autumn/Winter 2019. After a very active year for members the new magazine is now published and can be viewed at this link. Thank you all those that contributed to this edition. Enjoy! http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/autumn-winter-magazine-2019-final/
Saturday 9th November Cinema Night 1700 – 2100. Join us for a new addition to the House Events Calendar this year. We hope to see you there!
Club Almoner Sought. Please see below a role description for a co-opted position at the club for 2019/2020. This is a very important role and ensures that we look after our members when they need our support the most. If you can help with this role please email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no requirement to attend meetings in this role, all updates of issues or concerns can be passed on to the Membership Secretary or Commodore. Select here for more information about the position. Role description ALMONER
RYA Club Members Satisfaction Survey Results Thank you all members who took the time to complete this survey. The results are very encouraging that we are moving the club forward as a Committee with the members support. These results are very important for the future planning of the clubs facilities. The results from the RYA are attached here http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/2019/09/27/bulletin-27-september-2019/hythe-southampton-sailing-club-member-satisfaction-survey-report-2019/ and also a link to a response by the club regarding any feedback we can work on for the future. http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/you-said-we-did-complete/
Recycling Tyres The club have now sent all tyres that were on Club Grounds for recycling. If you have tyres and wheels for disposal please organise for them to be disposed of yourselves and leave them with your trailer. The club used the company at the link here. http://www.agtyrerecycling.global/
Empty Cans Disposal Please ensure that you do not put empty cans in the glass bin. Thank you in advance.
AGM 2019 Saturday 30TH November 1500. Please make sure you have completed committee nomination forms and proposals to the Hon Sec by 2nd November.
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
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.
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.
Applications to stay on the moorings over the winter. The application list is now closed however if you do want to apply please email email@example.com and your request will be forwarded to the relevant team.
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/
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 please attend the club on the day.
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 contact Christian Clague at email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Events in brief:
- Saturday 5th October Cruiser Race Autumn 4 1500
- Saturday 5th October Dinghy Race Autumn 5 1500
- Saturday 5th October Kayak Club 1500 (changed from the 6th October)
- Sunday 6th October Radio Sailing 1500
- Saturday 12th October Open Coaching 0900
- Sunday 12th October Open Coaching 1000
- Sunday 13th October Cruiser Race Autumn 5 1115
- Saturday 19th October Cruiser Race Autumn 6 1445
- Saturday 19th October Dinghy Race Autumn 6 1500
- Sunday 20th October Radio Sailing 1400
- Sunday 26th October Pack up Club Boats 1000
- Friday 8th November Quiz Night. 20.00
- Saturday 9th November Cinema Night 1830 – 2300
- Friday 22nd November Quiz night. 20.00
- Saturday 7th December Xmas Party 19.30 – 01.00
- Friday 13th December Quiz Night 20.00
- Tuesday 24th December Carols and Mince pies 20.00-22.00
- Thursday 26th December Commodore at Home 13.00 – 15.00
- Tuesday 31st December New Years Eve Fancy Dress 70’s, 80’s (Optional) with American Supper 20.00 – 01.00
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