Shirehampton Sailing Club
Sailing reportsAlthough Sunday 15th was blown away especially that the author left his gear at home, the sailing has been pretty good. Saturday 14th saw a new Lightning sailing well on the water. We also saw an Entreprise sailing well on the water since the previous Newsletter.
Unfortunately, the number of sails is small until the end of the year but I am sure that we will enjoy every minute of them.
New MembersI am pleased to inform that new members (Norman, Andrew and his family, Jade and Bill) have joined as either full members or family members. I believe that we should see them on the water soon. If you do not recognize anyone, feel free to say “hello” and make them feel at home.
Social eventsI have completely forgotten during the September monthly meeting to talk about this subject. However, we have the possibility to do a couple of social events i.e. end of October and end of January. They could be either a Skittle event or a Quiz night. Please let me know if you are interested and I will start the process.
Safety boat help guideThere will be a new safety boat help guide that will amongst other things includes the use of radio, launching, recovering capsized boats, etc. This help guide is hoped to be derived from the RYA and/or other clubs. If you have any suggestions, please drop me a line.
Fundraising through the internetWe have just had a few unplanned expenses. I would like to take this opportunity to remind that the club website offers various ways to raise fund:
- Easysearch : search engine that bring back to the club some of their profit.
- Easyfundraising: fundraising website that gives money back to the club e.g. John Lewis gives 2.5% back for every purchase through Easyfundraising.
- Nobel Marine (click on Noble Marine): for new applications only and until the applicant stops paying.
- RYA workshop: for every RYA products purchased through the link, the club will receive money.
Club rulesThe proposed club rules had been circulated for some time. There will be some modifications that I will circulate soon. The duties of the Commodore, Vice-Commodore and Rear Commodore have not been listed. Therefore, I will amend the club rules with those duties added. I am hoping to do it in the next week or so.
Future of the clubIn the last few weeks, a questionnaire about the future of the club has been circulated. We have so far received 12 responses or 20%. If you have not filled the questionnaire, do not forget to do it before the AGM. I have attached a copy to this Newsletter.
AGMAs explained in the previous Newsletter, the AGM will take place on Monday 21st October from 2000 with the October meeting starting from 1930. Contrary to previous years, there will be no “Other Business”. Therefore, the Agenda will be distributed in a separate email two weeks prior to the AGM with a draft version attached to this email. If you have any proposal you wish to push forward, feel free to send it or them to me by email.
2014 TSDThe 2014 Try Sailing Day is likely to take place on the 10th May assuming that we have a strong feedback on the questionnaire on this subject. If you are a double hander boat owner, it would be much appreciated if you could reserve this date for nothing but the TSD.
Website updateThere have been a couple of updates on the website. The automatic reminder about the next 5 events has been changed such as the reminder is much easier to read. Let me know if the reading of those automatic reminders is not satisfactory.
The Newsletter distribution is expected to be changed in the New Year. The change is required to simplify the workload of the webmaster. Everyone registered in the members’ section will receive notification email pointing to the Newsletter. If there are too many objections, I will reconsider this approach.
Sailing calendarCheck the sailing calendar page