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Gurnard Sailing Club – Member Update May 2013
Spring is in the air and we’ve had some great sailing recently. Welcome to the May edition of the newsletter. Although we try to include as much information as we can in these newsletters, please do check the website regularly for updates and more immediate information. If you want any news included here or on the website, speak to Mike Elsom or email email@example.com
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FROM THE COMMODORE
The warmer and longer days see the club becoming more active, with increasing turnouts for racing on Sunday mornings and now Wednesday evenings. Cadet training has started on Thursday and Friday evenings plus sailing on bank holiday Mondays and some Saturday afternoons. It seems that the rather long winter is finally over. Please support the club and all the volunteers who make this possible by taking part in as many sailing and social events as you can.
It is great to see new members joining the club, and I would like to invite all those who have joined over the last year to meet me and other members during the evening of Friday 24th May, more details will be emailed to you.
Finally, let me thank Chris Evans, Chris Atherton and Chris Symons for organising training at the club as well as everyone who has helped deliver the various courses over the last few years.
Since 1st January, Chris Gill, Ash Holmes and Chris Monk, have re-joined the club and we warmly welcome new members: Ra Hennessy; James Flynn; Tom Sewell and Charlotte Sewell of Cowes . Zoe Smith of Cowes; Laura Brock of Cowes; Mike Cowan of Gurnard; Peter, Deborah, Natasha & Annabelle Murphy-Latham of Cowes; Anthony Haines & Bonnie Williams of Cowes; Alan, Sarah, Harvey and Oscar Hamilton of Clamerkin; Mark Burton of Cowes; Rohan, Lisa And Yves Didier of Cowes; Paul Helliwell of Cowes; Peter Lubbock of Cowes; Barry, Kelly, Thomas and Hannah of Binstead and the Perkins family.
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Wednesday evening sailing has started, the first two sessions were beautiful evenings with good turnouts. It is great to see so many junior members participating in the racing.
This weekend’s races are trophy races, usual start times (first gun 1020) with one race on Sunday and two on Monday.
Bean’s challenge will now be held on Saturday 18th May. Details are still being worked out but watch the website for more information.
Thanks to Chris Symons for arranging the RS500 and RS100 racing last Saturday – a little chilly and breezy but enjoyed by those who came along!
DINGHY WEEK 2013
Preparations are well underway for this year’s SailSpy dinghy week and SpenceWillard Junior Regatta. A dedicated area for dinghy week information is now available on the website – click the link from the main menu bar – where you will find an entry form and notice of race. More information will be posted here and a dedicated dinghy week newsletter will be emailed to you shortly.
The boatsites are now being managed by Julian Metcalf and Mike Elsom (but mainly Julian). Boat stickers will be available from Julian in the club next weekend (12th May) and hopefully on cadet evenings. Please ensure your boat is parked in the right spot and that the sticker is fixed to the lower mast or transom. Please also ensure that your trolley tyres are pumped up to help other members who might need to move your boat. And remember to put boats back in their proper spaces and not to block the main access areas.
Many thanks to all those that have volunteered so far for the kitchen, we now are moving into the busy time of the year with Wednesday evening racing and training evenings all started, or starting soon. We will be offering a meal on Wednesday evenings even if the racing is cancelled so please come along and support the volunteers. If anyone feels the urge to put on a supper or social event at the club please contact Steve Cole who will endeavour to make it as painless as possible. For those of you enjoying the food provided please ensure you return your empty plates to the kitchen – thanks
A reminder for those who have yet to nominate themselves for duties. The Dutyman system will be auto-populated for the second half of the year towards the middle of May. This means that those members who have not volunteered for a duty will be automatically given a duty. So please sign-up now to avoid being given an inconvenient slot. Jane Edmunds is happy to help with all Dutyman queries Jane.firstname.lastname@example.org
BRING AND BUY SALE FOR KIDS GEAR
Annika Tomlinson is keen to arrange a bring and buy sale for those parents who want to sell, buy or swap their children’s sailing gear. Hopefully this will be during a cadet evening. To help her gauge the level of support, if you are interested in this please email Annika on email@example.com or phone 07798 735345
Thanks to all who supported the sausage & mash dinner at the club in April to raise money for IYWAC. Almost £3,000 was raised and pictures of the evening can be seen in the gallery section of the website
Wanderer sail number 1049. Good condition comes with a combi-trailer, main, furling jib, outboard fittings, metal and wooden centre plate. £2800. Tel 01983 523440
Laser sail number 143597. Fair to good condition. Full and radial rig, sails been kept rolled in tubular sail bag and brand new 4.7 sail but no lower mast section. Launching trolley. £1400. Tel 01983 523440
2012 Twincat 15 Sport twin trapeze with asymmetric spinnaker. Complete with cover and trolley. Delivery can be arranged, training available. £4,695.00 (new boat also available £ 5,995.00 (not including cover) Ian Brett tel 01604 843374 or 07808689677
There are a number of parents looking for Picos for Thursday night training so now is a good time to advertise if you have a Pico for sale.
To advertise your boat in this newsletter, send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
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