"What's Happening on the Water WC 29/10/2018
Published 23:22 on 31 Oct 2018
"What's Happening on the Water"
Last Friday saw a most successful evening when we entertained our neighbouring clubs at the Annual Prize Giving for the "Sea and Harbour Interclub 2018 Series." 52 people came to the supper. The Prize Giving followed, presented by the Rear Commodore Keith Barkway. Normally it is our turn every three years to offer our premises for the event. Following a meeting that evening with all neighbouring clubs, it was decided the CSC premises are just perfect and would be used each year for this event, with each club hosting in turns, the prize giving.
Last Friday saw the craning out which went according to plan. I would ask all Cruiser owners to make sure their link lines are sunk well below the water line with a heavy weight, so as not to cause the "Winter Scow Series" a safety issue in being caught up with shallow lines. I urge you to make sure they are suitably set by this coming Sunday as the following Saturday 10th the River racing commences. Any link lines that are still floating on the water or just below may be subject to removal. Thank you in advance.
This weekend the Winter Dinghy Series got underway. For the first time the Finn Fleet had their own start, followed by Class 4. After a few tweaks by the Class Captain and Race Officer all seemed well. It gave the opportunity for two races to be run. The Scows started their series also in the Harbour but will return to the river on the weekend of the 10th and 11th November.
I will be arranging with the Race Officers on the 11th November, (100years of the Armistice) to delay the start listed at 11am, both at the club and in the harbour to respect the two minutes silence.
Many of our youngsters attended the Spinnaker Sailing Club at Ringwood last Saturday to improve and hone their skills in their respective boats.
We are holding another Seminar for Race Officers and Assistants on Saturday 15th December. We will start at 9.30am in the training room. The last 45minutes will be spent on the Launches. We hope to finish by 12noon. I would like to see people who have been Race officers but are not aware of the latest legislation, as well those who are keen to support the club in these positions that are so important to support our Rule One. This is to promote safe enjoyable sailing for all. If you are proposing to attend, please email me so we can allow for appropriate numbers in the Training Room.
I would like to thank Vice Commodore Bridget Allen, Luke Ridout and their team for providing a much bigger area for Dinghy space and a greater launching area. I am sure this will be of great advantage for the success of our ever growing fleet during this Winter's Sailing.
Stuart Percival Sailing Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 23:22 on 31 October 2018