Lake and Cake 4 – Saturday 31-Jul-21
The next lake & cake is only 9 days away, so enough time to bake some scrumptious cakes? The weather forecast is currently looking good at a very comfortable 20°C and moderate breeze.
Meet by the Gazebo at 1:45 rigged & ready to sail for a great afternoon on the water
If you would like to be added to the Lake & Cake WhatsApp group contact Rosie on email@example.com
Chew Stoke Primary Sailing
Every Wednesday afternoon during the summer school term, 6 pupils from Chew Stoke Primary School, years 5&6 have been visiting Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club to take sailing lessons from instructors and volunteers from All Aboard Watersports. Wednesday 14th July was their last session. All 6 children and their parents have been very complimentary about their experiences at the sailing club and they have all enjoyed themselves immensely. Roll on next Summer term when the next cohort are already eager to start to learn to sail.
Chew’s very own ‘duel in the Sun’
It will almost certainly have escaped the notice of most of you, but for the past few years there has been building a deep and sorely felt animosity between two of our group members; I am referring to the leaders of CLADS – Steve Nash – and the Avon & Somerset police groups. – our chief powerboat instructor, Jeff Stratford.
They are both the proud owners of Topper Omega dinghies. (These fine but rather bulky boats were once the weapon of choice for the prestigious Endeavour Trophy for Class Association National Champions).
The bitterness and rivalry came to a head last Saturday when I was asked to arrange a race – if not to the death, as near as!
To cut a long story short, and I have to say, against ALL the odds and pre-race betting, Jeff Stratford and the police galleon won the day. The pictures tell the tale. and I can re-assure you that amicable relations have resumed between the protagonists – until next year I suspect!
Lunch on the Lake – Saturday 14-Aug-21
Saturday 14-Aug-21 (weather permitting) GP14 (sail number 10562) will be dropping anchor and sails and having lunch on the lake. In preparation for dinghy cruising later in the year and throughout 2022 Chew Valley Lake is the perfect safe environment to hone those skills and discuss the necessary equipment and boat set up required for safe coastal navigation. So come alongside, raft up (rope fenders will be available, I can even show you how to make them for your own boat!) have lunch and a chat. All welcome. Those with anchors are especially welcome 🙂
Response has already been positive and I am hoping for good weather to guarantee a successful and fun first Lunch on the Lake event.
For more in-depth detail see the Facebook post, posted 17-Jul-21 https://www.facebook.com/groups/23614742012 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
RNLI – Tea and Cakes beside the Lake – Friday 03-Sep-21 3pm -6pm
Come and enjoy an afternoon beside the lake! And support the RNLI at the same time.
Tea, coffee, cakes and more. Cash Bar.
Ticket £5. Children under 10 free.
Contact Tim Gracey – 01725 854623
Hopefully you have all been enjoying the good weather and are looking forward to more sunny days in the summer holidays.
John Smalley – email@example.com