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The Log of the Year Competition post date: mon 30 mar 15 Every year the club has a competition for the best sailing log. So please get yours ready and entered.
To do so send it to this year's judge, (last years winner) June Bird,
by email or by post to: June Bird whose details are in the SSC Membership Year Book.
Entries must be in by the closing date of Friday 10th April, with the result announced at the
Fitting Out Supper on Saturday 18th April. We are keen to learn about your sailing adventures, so get your entries in please.
Paul Eaton
Woolverstone Regatta Sat 9 May This year is the 20th anniversary of the Woolverstone Project (sailing for the disabled) and we are celebrating with a regatta on 9th May at RHYC. Local Sailing Clubs have been invited to send an adult crew and a junior to compete using the Access dinghies (which the disabled sailors use) and the winner’s trophy will be presented by our Patron, Paul Heiney. We hope to raise disability awareness and raise funds towards the purchase of a Wheely boat to provide access to the water to severely disabled people.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you would be interested in taking part. A couple of Club members have already shown interest and it would be good to fly the SSC flag! Leslie Downing
Powerboat Refresher Date Change The one day Power Boat Refresher Course originally planned for Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April has been moved to Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April. We overlooked the fact that 4/5th fell over Easter Weekend and the take up as you can imagine was down. There are 3 slots available on Saturday and 6 slots on Sunday - first come and you are in. Please email Peter Samuels asap or call on 07803 855505 Peter Samuels
Verandah Check out the progress of the new verandah, construction is well underway ... photos are in the Photo Gallery
Fitting Out Supper Sat 18 Apr Mark the start of the new sailing season with the Fitting Out Supper on Saturday 18 April at 19h00 in the Clubhouse.
Contact June Bird (june.bird AT hotmail.com) if you'd like to attend - just £8.00!
Click on the thumbnail for more details about the food!
For Sale   Club Wayfarer for sale, fibreglass and comes with a mainsail, a large jib, a cover and a launching trolley. £650.
See the sales & wants page for more details
OOD Course Sat 28 March The second OOD course, kindly being run by Di Munro, will be held on Saturday 28 March at 10.30. If you are on the OOD duty roster (see the OOD column in the year book programme) it is important that you attend one of the training sessions. The session will last about 90 minutes and is good fun, as well as being informative. You will learn how to set a race course, how the starting sequence works and what that flagpole at the front of the clubhouse is for. Even if you are not scheduled to OOD it is a useful skill to have and you could always help out when people need to swap dates.
First Aid Course Sat 21 Mar Five SSC members completed their First Aid Refresher course. Our thanks to Catherine Tye for delivering another interesting and stimulating course, and to the five of her kayaking friends who made up numbers. Catherine has already been booked for next year’s course so hopefully we can fill the places next time... and well done to those who are now 'up to date’!
Clubhouse Talk Fri 13 March Thirty five people came to a splendid illustrated talk by Michael and Janette about their sail around Britain in Moonshine. We all started off in Suffolk, sailed up the East coast, calling in for a dram(?) of mead at Lindisfarne. Further up we turned into the Caledonian Canal, braved the waters of Loch Ness and emerged on the West coast for a spell of cruising around the beautiful seas of the Western Isles. We were treated to a dram of malt from one of the Islay distilleries, and crossed the Sea to Ireland.
After an interlude for coffee and cakes (thanks to the cake bakers) we resumed our travels back across to Wales and then south to England, round Land's End, along the crowded and expensive south coast and back home to the Alde.
A fantastic talk for a fantastic trip. Thanks to Michael & Janette and all the dolphins who made the evening so enjoyable!
Lifeboat Visit Tue 10 March Twenty club members were taken on a fascinating guided tour of the Lifeboat and Lifeboat Station on the evening of Tuesday 10th March. Coxswain Steve Saint enthralled us with many true stories of how life on the Lifeboat team really is and dazzled us with facts and figures and a very shiny Lifeboat.
Many of those on the visit were surprised to hear that all but 2 members of the Lifeboat team of 20 are unpaid volunteers and that the RNLI is completely funded by donation. All enjoyed the tour and club members and their guests showed their appreciation by making a very generous cash donation to the RNLI as they left.
Photographs from the visit can now be seen in the Photo Gallery
Boat Insurance   ins_quote GJW Direct have agreed to donate 10% of the value of any boat insurance policy (including renewal) taken out by an SSC member. Click on the thumbnail to see if you can save on your insurance costs - and benefit SSC too!
Get a quote via the thumbnail link which will remain on the front page of our website.
Newsletter   The latest edition of 'Slaughden Sails' is now available on the newsletter page
Work Party Sun 1 March A big thank you to all who turned out to the Dinghy Park Tidy Party. All had a lovely time in the sunshine, mowing, cutting, strimming, clearing and cleaning, followed by sausages in bread roll, a drink and a chat.
A great way to start the season - and here is the result, a very smart Dinghy Park!
Photographs from the Work Party can now be seen in the Photo Gallery
Burns Night Sat 24 Jan A super if somewhat boisterous evening was had by all. Thanks to the organisers - Pris, Penny, Mel & Mr Burns, to all the workers on the day - setting tables, cooking, serving, making desserts and to Janette & Michael for addressing the Haggis and toasting Robbie Burns.
Lang may yer lum reek
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