Thanks to everyone who turned up for the work party last Saturday? Particularly Rick who brought his new waterproof digger! and did a fabulous job of expanding the launch area along with Julian and George Tam. A great turnout by the existing and new members who turned up to help paint windows, cut all the thistles back to the front, clear more ground on the south shore for extra berthing, jet clean the safety boat and clean and store all the club boats ready for the winter, and for Ian who did a great job boxing in the pipework on
The club house had a face lift when volunteers painted the club house during the work party today. Despite the weather threatened to be cold and windy with the possibility of snow, we had a much better turn out of volunteers, which meant that we had to tackle indoor jobs including painting the club room. Les brought his scaffolding which made it easier to tackle all those hard to reach areas and at one point it looked like an episode of DIY SOS! Thanks go to everyone who gave up their time to help.
There was a great turnout for the start of the Brass Monkey Series. The 14 boats enjoyed light winds and lovely sunshine for the first race. Lets hope that the weather continues to improve every Sunday.
Do you recognise any of these boats? An audit of stickers and berths has been undertaken at the work party today. These are some of the boats which have been removed to the graveyard. If you recognise them please contact a Jayne Rowland, Paul Newman or Mark Heaton immediately. There where many boats without current 2017 stickers which will be removed soon. PLEASE PUT YOUR STICKERS ON
The early spring series was won by Andy Jones in his new Devoti D-Zero with Joe Sargent in his Laser Radial a very close second (0.8). The silver fleet was won by Cameron Duffield in his laser radial, with his sister, Catrina hot on his heels in her Topper for second place. The bronze fleet was won by Stewart and Richard Thomas in their Enterprise. Runner up was Carol and Richard in their scorpion.
It is the spring open regatta on Sunday. There will be 4 races,of which 3 will count, starting at 10:30am. Don’t forget that members have had problems with the very slow moving lorry travelling on the road towards the club.
Dinghy Cruising Adventures If you are interested in using your dinghy for other than racing why not an adventure with sandwiches and ginger beer? Would you be interested in how to start, what you might need to know, what to practice and where to go? We are holding a session to discuss the options, come along to the club on Monday 11 May 2015 19.00. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are coming or if you are unable to make it I can send you a summary of the programme forward.