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Audrey Batten's funeral

Friday 14th November, 2.30pm
Westerleigh Crematorium BS37 8QP


Reminder - Annual Celebration Supper and Prizegiving

Saturday 8th November, bar open 6.45, meal served promptly at 7.15

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18-24 year olds - a fantastic opportunity

The Sailing Committee would be delighted to hear from anyone who might like to be nominated for this amazing opportunity: A competition open to someone age 18-24 to sail the China to USA leg of the Clipper race in March/April 2016

Closing date is November 6th (has to be at the the foundation by 14th). If you are interested please complete an application form and send it to Helen Martin, Vice Commodore
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Sad News of Club Member Audrey Batten.

As some of you may have already heard Audrey Batten sadly passed away on Saturday October 25th just a few months short of her 90th Birthday.
Audrey had been a long standing and stalwart member of the Club, and many of our older members will well remember her with humour and affection. She never took to the water herself, but was quite content to stay on dry land and look after the sailor’s needs when racing had finished In the early days, she can be remembered for regularly walking down the slipway and greeting her late husband Max with a mug of tea as he finished a race ! Also when club members attended other Club’s Open Meetings it was usual to see us gathering together around our ‘away headquarters’, Max’s caravanette, whilst Audrey brewed up tea or coffee for us all.

Later on she became involved in club affairs, firstly helping keep a record of all the club trophies, and then for over 20 years she worked hard running the galley at the Club with hot pasties being one of the specialities she served up for hungry racers. She loved to chat and keep abreast of what was happening and took a keen interest in all the news and activities of club members. Just about everybody knew Audrey, and Audrey knew everybody ! She was enough of a character to be featured in the Chew Book, along with Max, as they both for many years had contributed to, and became substantial figures of, the Club, and consequently they together had been awarded joint Life Membership.

Audrey had not been well in recent years, following deteriorating health and a series of mini strokes, but although frail, she remained reasonably mobile, although spending most of her time sitting in her favourite chair. However, with the help of daily visits by her caring family and friends she had been able to continue living alone in her own bungalow home at Frenchay. Despite her failing health, she continued to be keenly interested in everyone, club members included, and was fully alert, lucid and chatty right up to her final stroke on Saturday.

She is survived by their two sons Chris and ‘young’ Max who both were active sailing members of the Club for many years, and now Alex, one of her four grandchildren is also a current member. Tim, whose wedding she managed to attend last year, and David & Amanda are the other three grandchildren. Recently Audrey had a lovely picture taken with her new great-granddaughter Matilda. She will be so sadly missed by her loving family and friends alike.
The funeral arrangements have yet to be arranged. We will send details as soon as we know them.

Dot & David Macklin



Scarecrows Galore

Those of you who drive around the valley with your eyes open – and I hope you all do – cant fail to notice the Scarecrows that have been put in place again this year; some 129 of them in all.

Well that’s because the annual October appeal on behalf of a young lad named Harvey Hext, who is suffering from Neuroblastoma, is upon us again. I don’t intend to go into the details of his illness because these and details of his appeal can be found on his website by typing “Fan Harvey Hext – Justgiving” into your browser or Google.

Mary and I felt it about time that we both, together with the Sailing Club, got involved in this, a community charity and so we have made our own scarecrow. It now proudly stands at the outer entrance gate to the club. No, it’s not the best exhibit in the valley but it is there to draw your attention to the charity appeal. By the way it is supposed to represent Captain Pugwash as he would appear in modern day sailing apparel.

Our Commodore Mike Thompson has given his blessing to the club making a donation; something that I assume will require rubber stamping by the General Committee. Also a donation box is now sited on Georges Bar. I am sure George wont object!

All we ask is that you put in any spare change (or notes) that you may have in the box to support a deserving cause.
Many thanks for your anticipated support,

Brian and Mary Brooks H2


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Notice of the 47th AGM
22nd Oct 2014

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Amendment to this NOR at the request of the RS 200 Class Association
ENTRY FEE - £ 35.00
Saturday 18th October
Briefing 11.15am (NOT 12.00)
First Race start 12.00 (NOT 13.00)

Chew Valley Solo Open Report 2014

The October Newsletter is now online, download it here

CVLSC Annual Celebration Supper
and Prizegiving

Saturday 8th Nov 7.00pm.
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Ladies Day Report
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Wayfarer Twilight Race: Click here.

Read about the BUSA Western Team Trials here

A new book about the History of CVLSC has now been produced, click here for the full story


The laser fleet have created some training videos. See them here

WiFi internet is now available in the club.


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