|Veranda Naming Ceremony||Sat 18 Apr||More than forty Club members gathered in the sunshine to celebrate the official naming of the Maurice Brown Veranda. The Commodore made a short speech after which Maurice responded with some very moving words of thanks. Members raised a glass of bubbly in tribute to Maurice, to the new verandah, and in thanks to all those who contributed to the project. Some photographs of the occasion can now be seen in the Photo Gallery|
|Fitting Out Supper||Sat 18 Apr||The Clubhouse was full to capacity for the Fitting Out Supper on Saturday 18 April. June Bird cooked up a wonderful lamb tagine and various members supplied an incredible array of desserts. The Log of the Year award was presented to Michael and Janette for their log detailing their recent voyage around Britain (there is a copy in the Clubhouse), and Leslie organised a raffle to raise funds to support the SSC team in the Woolverstone Regatta. Many thanks to June, and to all who helped make for such a fun-filled evening.|
|Powerboat course results||Sat 11 Apr||Congratulations to Peter Lock and David Pegg who passed Power Boat L1 & L2 at the SSC powerboat course on Saturday.|
|Introduction to Dinghy Racing||Sat 02 May||I'm running an 'Introduction to Dinghy Racing' day on Sat 2nd May. Click on the image left to see more details. The day is for anyone who hasn't raced before. The idea is to give you confidence and skills to join in the racing at Slaughden. If you've planning to attend/interested/have any questions, let me know: contact details in yearbook.|
|Woolverstone Regatta||Sat 09 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!|
|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 Mar||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!
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