Cruiser Pound Break In It appears a boat in row A has been broken into and batteries have been stolen. There is also evidence of other boats being opened and left open, access and exit was made using unsecured ladders. From today’s date any ladders not padlocked to trailers or boats will be removed to ensure that thefts cannot happen on site in this manner as per the club bye-law. Please attend the club asap to secure your ladders to help the club make it as difficult as possible for thieves to operate on site.
CCTV footage will be analysed for any possible evidence.
Events in brief:
- Saturday 2nd November 0900 – 1200 England v South Africa Rugby World Cup Final in the Bar area. If you wish to have a bacon roll at the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible
- Saturday 2nd November 1300 Dinghy Race Winter 1
- Sunday 3rd November (Masts Taken down by crane driver) – After pontoons have been lifted ashore
- Friday 8th November Quiz Night. 20.00
- Saturday 9th November Cinema Night 1700 – 2300 Please sign up here
- Friday 22nd November Quiz night. 20.00
- Saturday 30th November AGM, Awards Ceremony and Free Light Buffet 1500 – 1730 (Crew Members, Temporary Members, Honorary Members, children of Family Members, and Student Members under the age of 18 are welcome to join us after approximately 1600 as per the club rules for non voting membership types)
- Saturday 7th December Xmas Party 19.30 – 01.00 Please sign up here Message from John Rushmer, we will be offering a finger buffet for our Xmas party and I would like to hear from you if you can lend a hand with preparing the food for the evening. Tickets cost £5 payable on the night and free for under 16’s. Disco is now all booked. I will be meeting the DJ at the club in a couple of weeks to discuss the evening so if you have any requests please let me know and I will pass on. We’ve listened to comments from last year’s event and will be keeping the music volume lower so members can talk and catch up. Music volume will be increased later in the evening for some dancing approximately between 10 pm and 10.30 pm. There is also a sign up sheet at the club, please add your name as soon as possible to help with planning by selecting the link above or signing up on the main foyer noticeboard. This event takes a lot of organisation so please help make it a success with your support. Thank you. John Rushmer.
- Friday 13th December Quiz Night 20.00
- Saturday 14th December Christmas Card Competition Prize giving 1300. If you have a young person entering the competition please sign up here. Enter Competition Here
- 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
Rugby World Cup Final Saturday 2nd November 0900 – 1200 England v South Africa Rugby World Cup Final in the Bar area. If you wish to have a bacon roll at the event please email email@example.com as soon as possible
Biscuits from the Coffee Club Please note that the biscuits at the club are for those that purchase coffee, tea or squash and not for general eating. Also note that under 16’s must not help themselves to these as they are funded by those that purchase the drinks mentioned. It would be appreciated if parents and those looking after children at the club could pass on this message to younger members. Thank you in advance.
Volunteers Sought for Club Launch Maintenance over the winter The club launch will be recovered soon and the club are seeking volunteers to help with maintenance tasks a full list of tasks can be found at the linked address and on the participatory board at the club. Please sign up here and thank you for volunteering Please sign up here
Masts on the Lawn over the Winter Please note that all masts must be placed bordering the Hedge by the slipway on the lawn this year. This is due to the area next to the creek being required for a possible build of a solid marquee structure over the winter period. Thank you.
(Update) 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! Please sign up here
Due to technical issues with playing the second film at the Cinema Night on Saturday the 9th of November between 1700 and 2200 we will now be showing ” MAIDEN” instead of “FOLLOWING SEAS”. Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line….. Select here to view the Trailer for “Maiden”
Thank you to all who helped over the weekend with the pound cleanup, cruiser recoveries, Open Coaching and Dinghy Pound reorganisation. Because of your hard work we have dinghy spaces now for approximately 12 more dinghy owning memberships. If anyone recognises the tender in the photo please be aware it was floating around the dinghy pound today and we would be grateful if it could be retrieved as soon as possible.
RYA Training in 2019/2020 A message from Julie Stanley our RYA Principal at the club. Well done to Paul, Paul, Jim, Rui, Isaac and Ian who all completed their Power Boat Level 2 Certificate over the weekend. We will be running another course in the Spring. I’m hoping to be able to run some theory courses in the winter, either Day Skipper Theory or Yacht Master Theory and maybe some one off refreshers on navigation and radio use. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
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. Enter Competition Here
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ. AGM 2019 Saturday 30TH November 1500. (Crew Members, Temporary Members, Honorary Members, children of Family Members, and Student Members under the age of 18 are not able to join us until after approximately 1600 as per the club rules for non voting membership types)
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
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. Thirdly 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. Finally to avoid incidents of foresails unfurling whilst ashore and potentially causing damage to boats please ensure that they are removed for the winter. Thank you in advance.
Winterising your boat Phil Pascoe has prepared a useful guide to putting your boat to bed for the winter. Please follow the link below.
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
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
Day Skipper or Yacht Master theory courses this winter Can you let me know if you would be interested in either of these courses, they will probably be on a Tuesday evening at the club and the cost will be approximately £350 and last between 12 and 16 weeks. Julierose586@gmail.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