Over 100 people at Push the Boat out Day – Andrew Martyn-Johns, Vice President
Despite the weather being decidedly unwelcoming 115 potential sailors were taken out on the water on Saturday. A brisk wind and some torrential downpours made life exciting for our visitors as well as our volunteer helms but the day passed almost without accident; the exception being Brian Brooks who made a theatrical exit from the pontoon into 8 feet of water. Asked afterwards why he did it he claimed that he’d always wanted to make a bit of a splash…….
Thanks go to our volunteer helms who managed to keep a fleet of 9 boats out on the water for most of the day in some very tiring conditions. Four Flying Fifteens, 2 Wayfarers, 2 RS Visions and a GOS 16 provided plenty of variety for our visitors. Thanks also to our team of demonstrators, meeters and greeters and Rob in the galley who made the visitors feel really welcome. The feedback from our visitors was very positive and we hope to sign up several new members as a result. It was a long day for our volunteers but all agreed that it had been very worthwhile.
Sailing Report – Rob Mitchell, Commodore
Last Thursday evening saw 10 boats on the water for the first improvers session and some active training going on and plenty of advice available and so come down and enjoy some relaxed sailing and a great way to finish the day.
Sunday brought champagne sailing for the racing, Chew Crew and Feva training and so the club was lively and with the sun and a good breeze, it was amazing sailing. The racing saw the start of the early summer morning and afternoon series with two races for each and so four in the day in those conditions felt to some of us like an open meeting event and without doubt most slept well on Sunday night.