September Newsletter 2016

Hi all.
Thank you club members.
We are only a small club member wise but I never cease to be amazed at your generosity and willingness to take on and complete tasks which benefit the whole club.
We now have constant hot water in the both changing rooms and the galley. Our thanks must go to Sandy Lavelle for installing a new electric boiler. No excuse for not washing our hands now.
If you look on the website all the race results are up to date. Our thanks must go to Chris Barlow and Pat Jones for all the work they have put into it.
Clubhouse poster. A new poster designed and produced by Pat can be seen as you enter the Club. Thanks Pat.

Clubhouse renovation.
Along with some improvements already made outside the Committee have decided that now is the time to smarten up on the inside. We propose to decorate the main area. ie The walls; ceiling; and woodwork over a three day period in October and also if time permits the changing rooms. I realize that most of the members work during the week, so this appeal is to the lucky few who have retired or have time on their hands or wish to dodge the shopping! We are hoping to attract a small group of willing volunteers of around 4 – 6 people who in a midweek period of three days can complete the decoration. If you are able to offer help for one, two or even three days would you email me clivechapman@outlook.com or give me a ring on 01747 841062. The second week of October 10 – 12th would be favorite at present. Thank you in advance.

Duties
With only 9 sailing Sundays to the end of the season we still have vacancies for duties over the next two weeks. Can you help? Use the website to indicate availability if you can. The rest of the season I am pleased to say is covered.

Sailing.
Annual points and Pursuit series yet to be finished as is Autumn points and Pursuit. There are only two All in Series race days left and these results go towards a whole variety of awards.
The weather as always is a factor we can’t control. The winds have been very variable from drifters to hold onto your hats. This weekend the winds will be on the lighter side for the All in series races.
See you on the water or carrying a paint brush!!

Regards to all

Clive Chapman
Commodore

Author: Lois

A member since about 1992. I crew for Chris and we have had various boats but our favourite is 'Spriteful' a 1954 Merlin Rocket which Chris has re-decked. We sail a lot with the C.V.R.D.A. (classic and vintage racing dinghy association) but we learnt to race at Shearwater and enjoy our Sundays there, even if they are rarer these days! Having been treasurer for the past few years I look forward to my year as Commodore in 2015.