Bulletin 8th November 2019

//Bulletin 8th November 2019

Bulletin 8th November 2019

**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ** Cruiser Pound Break In (Ladders) (Update) More CCTV is being installed on site and extra security lighting in the area of the pound where access was gained.  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. Ladders that were not locked up have now been removed and safely stored.  If your ladder has been removed please see any member of the Mooring and Pound Team to recover.  If you are approached by anyone on site that should not be there please do not believe any story that they tell you about items left on site that are there’s and ask them to leave immediately, there has been a reported incident where a member of the public was on site taking photos of rope by the gate saying it belonged to them and that they found it when in fact it belonged to a member.  If in doubt please call 999. 

Events in brief:  

  • 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

RYA Training Noticeboard There is now a separate RYA training noticeboard at the club to the left of the main noticeboard ion the main entrance.  If you are looking to take part in courses please sign up on this board or email training@hythesailingclub.co.uk.  If there is a course not on the board that you would like to do please let us know at the training email address and we can look into your request.

(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”

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

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.

RYA Training in 2019/2020
DAY SKIPPER COURSE  (theory) we have 5 places available on this course which will be run on Tuesday evenings at the club from 7pm, the cost is between £200 and £225 depending on numbers and the cost of the books etc which are £45.  We aim to start toward the end of November.
YACHT MASTER COURSE (theory) we have 3 places available for this course which will be run mostly on Mondays and some Fridays when we cannot use the club room on a Monday.   The cost of this course will be between £250 and £275 plus the cost of the books etc which are £45.  Again we aim to start toward the end of November.

Please email Training@hythesailingclub.co.uk if you are interested.  

 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)

Winterising your boat Phil Pascoe has prepared a useful guide to putting your boat to bed for the winter. Please follow the link below.


Label Tags With the recent increase in new members and boats we are working hard to make the most of the space we have. One issue is identifying what belongs to who. We have had some self adhesive labels made and we would like all Cruiser, Dinghy, Tender and Kayak owners to label their craft trailers and outboards. By the notice board in the wet area lobby you will find a box with all you need, including hard copy list of members names and Membership numbers, pens, wipes for cleaning, UPVC squares and zip ties for those who don’t or can’t stick labels directly on their craft. Can you please make sure they are visible even when covers are on. Cruiser owners can you also attach one to your cradle or trailer.  All property not marked by the end of October 2019 will be moved and potentially could be treated by the club as abandoned which is something we would like to avoid as a club.  If you have any difficulty in attending the club to complete this please email Dave Wright at commodore@hythesailingclub.co.uk to indicate what property you have at the club and give permission for stickers to be placed on your items.

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

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

For Sale Westerly Centaur 1979. £4000 ono. Reconditioned Yanmar Engine (Good Runner) Based at Lymington River with Dinghy, no outboard. Please email margaret.newman@gmail.com if you would like to arrange a viewing. John and Ted Trim have viewed the boat and looked over the boat.  Please follow the link to see a write up on their observations. http://hythesailingclub.co.uk/centuar-basic-review-by-member/


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