The winning pictures from the club photo competition have now been printed on the draft for next years club calendar.
We plan to offer two versions - one large wall version as in previous years and a smaller desk version suitable for shelves, desks etc.
Examples are on show in the Club Room along with sheets on which orders can be made. The costs will be £8 for the large and £5 for the desk version.
The annual Macmillan Coffee morning run in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support took place on Sunday. The day proved very successful with nearly £1200 being raised for the charity - an increase on last year. Once again the teas, coffees, and cakes proved very popular with bacon butties a welcome addition to the day.
Marilyn expresses a "huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along today to help and for all your work leading up to ‘the day’ itself. "
The 'Guess the cake weight' was won by Alan Hoy, while the huge teddy was named 'Richard' by our Vice Commodore.
With a lovely breeze 24 boats headed down river to the end of Millbeach for the start where we found our race officials Malcolm Green along with George and Viv Whitchurch already on station and awaiting everyone’s arrival. Whilst getting ready for the start and fine tuning the art of manoeuvring Jess Pickering was seen to rapidly exit the back of the boat and see it then shoot off with the crew not aware that he was on his own until a fast capsize notified him of his single handed sailing. Having practiced their boat speed on the way down to the start all the fleet were up to speed and eager to get going. However it turned out that that they had been practicing too hard and a large number were over the line and everyone was called back to have another go. When we were all away a fast fetch down to Doctor was followed by a very rapid reach back to the club. The short beat up to Nipper was followed by a run to the finish. The fleet was dominated by the fireballs who made up a quarter of the competitors and headed the results with the top 3 places, Dave Hall, Mark Maskell, Maria Richards. The cruisers were won by John Gibson and Sue Sheppard with a guest appearance on the helm by Charlie Stewart. Meanwhile a group of youngsters had their own version on the lake.
Work Parties will be starting soon and will be on Sundays
Please put these dates in your diaries. Work parties start at 10.00hrs and bring gloves and wear stout boots and warm protective clothing. Free lunch and refreshments will be provided.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet members from all sections of the Club. The more people who turn up, the more we can get done and the more we can keep costs down and avoid hiring external contractors resulting in lower subscriptions!
See you then!
Laying Up Supper
Saturday 19th November
At Forrester Park
3 course meal followed by a disco
19:00 for 19.30
Carriages at midnight
£40 per head