Admirals Chase 6 and Summer Points 11 and 12 – Sunday 08-Sep-19
Fun Thursday 4 – Thursday 12-Sep-19
This is the last of the fun Thursdays run by the police group. Jeff Stratford would love as many of you as possible to come along. Safety boats will be manned from 2pm and some very short, simple races will be run starting at 6pm promptly, thus avoiding the need for navigation lights. They usually have the BBQ lit afterwards…
I want to thank Jeff and his cheerful team for making these Thursday afternoons happen; many club members have been able to enjoy the lake when otherwise they would not.
BARTS BASH – Sunday 15-Sep-19
Rob Mitchell is once again (thankfully!) taking charge of this race, founded to remember that great Olympic sailor Andrew (Bart) Simpson. On this day all around the World, the race is held. Course lengths are measured, and each club submits their results from which a world-wide set of results is produced. Yes, a chance to be a true world champion!
Chew has been in the list of top-number of entries on a couple of occasions and I know Rob would dearly like us to top the list again (though he might struggle to write down all the finishing times!!). There will be a large committee boat team to record the numbers.
A £5 charitable donation is asked to enter – this year’s chosen charity is our own CLADS. It would help Rob enormously if you could enter online before the day.
Link as follows which needs to be completed with the club identified as the venue:- https://www.bartsbash.com/sign-up/individual
Start time is 11.00. Rob will give a briefing of how the race will run – there will be separate fleet starts so the line will not be intimidatingly crowded, and everyone expects there to be a huge range of experience.
PLEASE – even if you only plan to race once this year, make this THE one. Boats of all shapes and sizes will be most welcome.
First Aid Course – Saturday 14-Sep-19
This is a whole day course – it is water oriented, lots of practical and it’s is the RYA recognised course run by a RYA instructor. You get the RYA first aid manual and certificate valid for 3 years which all instructors must have. The cost is £25, I have checked and elsewhere they charge £95 so it is a cracking deal.
Could people please book via webcollect but if they have any problems with that or any questions please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Topper and Optimist Open Meeting – Sunday 22-Sep-19
The plans are drawn up and a huge team of helpers organised to make this annual junior event happen. It will be one of the selection events for junior sailors hoping to gain places in RYA training squads for the winter.
If anyone would like more information about this, contact Nick Edmonds at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Officer, Chris Goldhawk, will be in charge and, weather permitting, there should be no restriction on people wanting to simply have a sail. In any event, it promises to be a great spectacle so do come along and watch.
Lake & Cake 6 – Saturday 28-Sep-19
Meet in the bar at 1:45 rigged & ready. Ladies of any standard of sailing are warmly invited to join in this Saturday, which is all about the camaraderie and fun and, if you would like to team up with a more experienced sailor on the day, this can be arranged. This is the last lake n’ cake this year (although I’m sure the ladies will find a reason to keep going out in a group over the winter). If you would like to be added to the lake & cake email contact list and WhatsApp group please contact Rosie on email@example.com
Flying Fifteen/Fireball and Merlin Rocket Open – Sat. 12-Oct-19 and Sun -Oct-19
Volunteers to help with this big open meeting will be very gratefully received by the organiser, our Solo fleet captain,
Errol Edwards – firstname.lastname@example.org
OR – volunteer direct on Dutyman
OR – contact Tom Skailes on email@example.com
Being a part of the team running these exciting events is a great way to better understand what goes on. No-one gets placed outside their comfort zone – the Race Officers (Rob Mitchell in this case), go to great lengths to explain everything so that all involved pull together.
RYA Level 2 Direct Assessments
We are offering members a limited number of opportunities during the weekend 21/22-Sep-19 to be directly assessed as being fully up to RYA Level 2 (Basic Skills) standard. Not everyone learns to sail on a formal training course, but at some time may want or need to be awarded an RYA Level 2 (Basic Skills) qualification. That’s what these sessions are for – to check whether your knowledge, sailing ability and awareness on the water gained through experience are up to L2 standard.
The session will involve going out with one of the club’s Senior Instructors and covering as many practical and theoretical aspects of the RYA Level 2 syllabus as the Instructor feels are appropriate to test, dependent on your experience and demonstrated ability.
The sessions are likely to last up to half a day, but the duration is flexible at the discretion of the Instructor. The session will cost £55 to cover the Instructor’s expenses and club costs.
Do get in touch if you are interested. First come first served – but before asking me for one of these sessions, do refresh your understanding of the current RYA Level 2 (Basic Skills) syllabus! Have a look on the RYA Website, or ask me for a copy – Dave Orme, Training Co-ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, please keep sending me any pictures of your summer sailing exploits to cheer us up as autumn looms large. I shall look forward to the tales of Chew member heroics in the bar….
John Smalley – email@example.com