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.
New in, a quantity of Rot Proof Burgees for your pride and joy!
£10 each, available from Russell Kilby at the December 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 www.classicsailor.com
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!
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 26 May
Great sail today with Tom and Roger weather not as bad as forecasted!
Bluebell and Lorna enjoyed the sailing.
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 the two back chains and a couple of short problem areas were left to be inspected on Sunday.
Thanks to those members who arrived early on Sunday most of the two back chains were inspected.
Unfortunately, there are still a few small areas that we were unable to lift, these will need buoying with extra barrels to loosen them from the mud, then inspected later, preferably at low tide.
Thanks to James we did get some new barrels on Saturday but they were roped up and have already been deployed.
So, more new barrels are still needed, if anyone can get hold of any and bring them to the Pill they will be gratefully received.
Waders Flock to the Pill
But not the feathered variety.
Well done to everyone who heaved, shoved, paddled and made tea.
We now have the pontoon extension in place ready for the season.
James Boyce to CDYC
A big thank you to all the members (16) who attended the AGM last night.
Here is a list of Officers so you know who to contact
Vice Commodore TBA
Rear Commodore Darrell
Membership Secretary Darrell
Harbour Master Mike
Assistant Harbourmaster Mac
Training Officers Roger and Charles
Web Master Mike
Sailing/Events Secretary Gordon
We awarded the Trophies last night to the following
Ferry Bell Mac
Dewhurst Trophy Darrell
Dalynwen Trophy Hugh
Charston Rock Trophy Mike
Needham Cup Pete
McNaught Trophy Martin
Nul Trophy Rhys
Commodores Trophy Russell
Congratulations to all.
Many thanks to Gordon for retrieving the trophies and preparing the list, also to Hugh for getting them engraved.
A reminder that the meeting on 7th February will start at 7.30pm. I am hoping to circulate the Minutes before the meeting so we only have to deal with Matters Arising.
This will be followed by a talk from Pete Muskett from the RYA about ‘Club Development’
Many thanks again