Midsummer at St Pierre Pill

Chain Inspection 2019

Many thanks to everyone who turned up on Saturday and Sunday for the Annual Chain Inspection.

Saturday’s work went extremely well, thanks to your sterling efforts, just a couple of short problem areas were left to be inspected on Sunday.

Thanks also to Tom and Walt who arrived early on Sunday and managed to finish off most of the problems and get the remaining rope ‘lead-in’s’ laid.

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Lydney Yacht Club Rally and Boat Jumble

Saturday 8th June

2019 AGM

Dear Members,

An excellent turnout last night thank you – I hope everybody was satisfied with the outcome.

A reminder that at the next meeting, Wednesday February 6th, Mac has kindly organised an illustrated talk on the Severn Princess – no, that is not our new Vice Commodore, but the ferry that ran before the bridge was opened!




Day Skipper Theory Course at SARA

The Course is;

Monday and Wednesday each week, 3 hours per session at 6.30 pm for a total of 6 weeks.

Commencing Monday 7th January and concluding Wednesday 13 February.

Cost £250 non members £220 members.

This includes the student pack £40, but students will need to bring a plotter and dividers, pencils (HB AND BB) and eraser.

Club Burgee

New in, a quantity of Rot Proof Burgees for your pride and joy!

£10 each, available from Russell Kilby at the December meeting!

Club Meeting

As the Club will be hosting a guest speaker this Wednesday

Dan Houston, Classic Sailor editor, would be delighted to give a talk about Classic Sailor

As James is away in France he has asked me to chair the meeting! I propose to rapid fire through the club business in order to give Dan Houston the floor!

Feel free to donate a plate of sandwiches and nibbles for the "interval" to share with Griff Rhys Jones and Dan Houston.....note, sorry Griff cannot make Wednesday! Do make the effort to come along and make the evening a success!

Darrell Holland

Sailing Instructor Roger on “Tokoloshi” took Ingrid and David through some practical sailing in the Pill.

Bringing the yacht alongside the Pontoon plus spring off!

Detailed explanation and visual evidence of Prop Walk etc.

Tea and biscuits provided during and after the session!

Tom and his boys with David boarded a sailable yacht "Tokoloshi" and a very pleasant sail and motor to the Boat Inn.

Helmed in turn by Harry and Tim, who proved to be capable of holding a course at 9 years old.

They did good!

I think they must have eaten their own weight in snacks during the trip!

On arrival a rib type vessel had just been launched by a LWB but then he had us all going round in circles whilst he loaded gear for his trip up to Tintern!

After 10 minutes we made it clear that he would help all the 5 waiting boats if he hung off the inside of the pontoon to load up!

It eventually clicked and we all rafted up on to the LWB so we could get the thirsty crews ashore for refreshments!

All returned safely to the Pill with no encounters with who could have loikly caused mischief!

All agreed " We must do it again"!

Darrell Holland

Trip to boat inn

Darrell Holland 26 May

Great sail today with Tom and Roger weather not as bad as forecasted!

Bluebell and Lorna enjoyed the sailing.