Events in brief:
- Saturday 12th October Club Jetty Refurbishment Meeting 1500 (Function Room)
- Sunday 13th October Cruiser Race Autumn 5 1115
- Saturday 19th October Power Boat Course (Fully Booked)
- Saturday 19th October Cruiser Race Autumn 6 1445
- Saturday 19th October Dinghy Race Autumn 6 1500
- Sunday 20th October Power Boat Course (Fully Booked)
- Sunday 20th October Radio Sailing 1400
- Saturday 26th October Open Coaching 0900
- Saturday 26th October Pound Clean up and Dinghy Pound Re-organisation 1000
- Sunday 27th October Open Coaching 1000
- Saturday 27th October Pack up Club Boats 1000
- Sunday 27th October Pound Clean up and Dinghy Pound Re-organisation 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
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ. Trailers in Cruiser Pound Spaces/Dinghies by the creek/Parking in the Cruiser Pound/Boats Left plugged in to mains in the pound. Due to a very successful year of attracting new Cruiser Owning members to the club there is a need to adjust the position of some trailers in the pound this means that Pound Spaces may be moved around to facilitate more space. The club will only move empty trailers, if a boat needs to be moved with a cruiser on the trailer the owner will be contacted to discuss. Secondly please remove all dinghies from the side of the creek as soon as possible except for those without a pound space in deep water moorings. For those with deep water moorings please check with email@example.com to find out where your allocated space is. This is to enable recovery of the pontoons into the creek and then ashore very soon. With regards to parking in the cruiser pound rows please do not leave your vehicle in the rows if you are not on site due to the large number of cruisers being recovered at this time of year. Lastly cruisers in accordance with the bye laws and for fire safety reasons must not be left plugged into the mains if you are not on site, they must be completely disconnected at the power supply box. Thank you in advance.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ. Tractor Booking to recover Cruisers. This is a very busy time of year for recovering of cruisers into the pound. Please ensure that you always phone the tractor driver when you put your name in the book even if the name is already down, this enables clear planning for the date you have chosen. Also please make sure that all cruisers are put an an angle for storage in your pound space and that no items are left around your trailer on the ground except dinghies under the front or back of your cruiser or storage boxes which are away from the fence.
Request from New Club Member. (Trailer Wanted) New member Richard Atkinson is looking to buy a trailer or borrow a trailer for his 27 foot bilge keel. Either a platform for the club trailer or a wheeled version. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist and the message will be passed on.
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.
New to the Hythe Sailing Club Shop Blazer badges/cap badges/camp blanket badges are now for sale in the shop. They are 9.5 cm (3 and 3/4 inches) in diameter and are of a good robust quality. Selling for £14.50 each. To order please follow the link. http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/product/blazer-badges/
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.
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!
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/
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.
In line with our rules all the positions below are open for election at this AGM. If you feel you can take an active role in the club management please complete the nomination form from the clubhouse and return it to me with any agenda items you would like to be discussed by 2 November 2019. The agenda for the meeting will be published by 16 November 2019.
Commodore, Rear Commodore Sailing, Rear Commodore House.
Hon Secretary, Hon Mooring Secretary, Hon Treasurer, Hon Membership Secretary.
General Committee Positions
Bosun, Mooring Master, Cruiser Representative/Assistant Bosun, Health and Safety Secretary, Dinghy Representative/IT Manager, RYA Principle.
The following rule changes have been proposed and will appear as item 8 on the agenda.
Vote to abolish the joining fee and increase the Admin/Keys Fee to £25
The following rules would have the relevant sentence removed: 4.2.3 – 4.2.4 – 4.2.5 – 4.2.7 – 4.2.12 – 4.2.13 – 4.2.15
Vote to change the participatory hours to 12 (1 per month) also a vote to amend the rules to say that if you do not complete your hours at the end of each year you pay the surcharge. At the moment this is difficult, unnecessary and controversial to manage.
The current rules state:
4.7.6 Members who declare themselves as participatory and fail to produce evidence of their work party hours shall be declared as non-participatory for the coming year and be subject to the membership subscription surcharge for both the coming and previous year on their next subscription renewal invoice.
4.7.7 A non-participatory member providing evidence of not less than the time agreed by AGM of work party contributions by the 31st December of the current year shall be entitled to a retrospective refund of the membership surcharge and has the option to declare himself or herself as participatory for the following year.
Removal of 4.7.7 and changing 4.7.6 as below:
4.7.6 Members who declare themselves as participatory and fail to produce evidence of their work party hours shall be charged the annual membership subscription surcharge upon renewal at the end of the year.
Change the rule around number of General Committee meetings per year. The view being that the current rule is out dated due to the increased use of IT to communicate.
The current rules state:
3.1.2 The Committee shall meet nominally each month on no less than 10 occasions a year to review and manage Club affairs. Committee meetings shall have a quorum of at least 60% of Committee members for binding decisions.
Changing 3.1.2 to as below:
3.1.2 The Committee shall meet as and when required to review and manage Club affairs no less than 8 times per year. Committee meetings shall have a quorum of at least 60% of Committee members for binding decisions.
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.
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 email@example.com
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