Category: news letter

Farewell Commodore’s Cogitations

At the AGM, I was very pleased to see Ian Lee elected as our new commodore, bringing to the end my stint at the helm of 3 years (and a bit due to the delayed AGM!!). I’m not going anyhere – having been elected sailing secretary and rear commodore (thanks for the flag now hanging …

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David and Margaret Burnham memories

David and Margaret have recently been awarded an RYA Lifetime achievement award (see this post for why). David has written these recollections of the last few years, along with a few photos.  It makes you feel very old to get a “lifetime achievement” award, but we are very honoured to receive it. We would like …

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8 out of 10 Jybaz do Southport

Saturday 24th June saw the annual 12 hour race on the marine lake in Southport, hosted by Southport Sailing Club. The event is a team event for either under 18s or under 20s. Rudyard entered the U20 event with a team of 15 who had a broad range of experience. Unfortunately the boat that the …

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Information for New and Novice Sailors

The first stages of sailing are often daunting, so here are some of the options and support available to you in your early months and years of sailing. Complete Novice – Training Its best to start off with an RYA training course. We run these at regular intervals through the year. Book early as they …

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Commodores Cogitations 2016 #4 We are Finalists

Firstly a reminder that working parties are on again this weekend. Sorry about the slight hiccup with the communications about the snow, it was good to see that those that did go down to the club had a productive time!!!!!! Pictures below. We have today received fantastic news. We have been selected as one of …

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Commodore’s Cogitations #3 Duties

Its that time of the year when the commodore spends hours hunched over a computer sorting out Year Books, Calendars and Duties. I have published the first version of the Calendar for 2016 here. The Year book is in first draft format and will be circulated electronically soon. I need some important information from you …

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Commodores Cogitations #8 – Duties – whats expected

I have had quite a few questions about duties, so I thought I would summarize what’s involved. By now you will have had notification from Dutyman about which ones you have been allocated, please remember members volunteering to help out and give their time is essential to the smooth running of our club. If you can’t make …

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Duties – what next?

You will have received duty emails recently. It is important that you follow these instructions so we know you are able to do your duties. Remember it is your responsibility to arrange a swap if you can’t make the date. I took into account the preferences of all those who emailed me with holiday dates. …

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