The multitude of sailors that turned up ready for the first race of the season were in for a bit of a wait for the wind to fill in, but at least the sun was shining! The OD opted to plan an early lunch with the the aim of having two races back to back. The waiting continued, and as Poppy was about to head out in a canoe, grandad Jim eagerly changed plans as the wind started to fill in, and got their boat back to the water’s edge. That killed what wind was there, and Poppy got to do some canoeing.
Shortly afterwards racing was cancelled for the day. Perhaps it’ll start next week?
Not only did Spring start last week, but we’re now into Summer Time – yes, the clocks went forward an hour last night!
That means that the sailing season starts today! So get down to the club and enjoy this glorious weather, meet up with sailing friends old and new, and you could even go racing…
Can you believe it?! A week before racing starts and the wet weekend takes its toll on the lake level.
Friday update – All boats have been moved off the first row, but water still remains high for those boats at the foot of the embankment. If your boat is there, please check it’s safe.
Keith Thomas wonders whether Alex and Robin are praying rather than sorting chains
With the new season just a week away it’s been a busy weekend (in miserable weather) preparing the club and grounds.
One final working party next Saturday if you can spare a couple of hours to help out it would be much appreciated. As a treat we’ll start the season the very next day. Are you ready
Our very best wishes and congratulations go to Alex Leonard and Olivia Storey on this, their wedding day.
We hope you have all enjoyed your Christmas and New Year celebrations and are looking forward to the 2017 season. In addition to various working parties to prepare the clubhouse and grounds, there are a couple of socials to enjoy
- 21 January – Burns’ night supper **Cancelled**
- 19 February – late Winter walk
Keep an eye out for further details
Members who have left their boats on site should check that they are secured appropriately during the current weather conditions. You can then settle down and enjoy your Christmas celebrations!
Associate membership of the RYA is a newly created category available to our members. If joining online a discount of £5 can be claimed by use of code TCPP5. So spouses could buy their other half membership at the discounted rate, or kids could put this code in their parents stocking!
Another option would be a club tie as we have recently purchased a small supply of ties emblazoned with the club logo. Pick one up at the children’s party this Sunday