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Commodores Blog August 2019

Published 09:42 on 2 Sep 2019

Congratulations to our Juniors who participated in the AYC Regatta. A really spirited effort in some very challenging conditions. This was a learning curve that will have helped all those that took part and benefited them all in one way or another. Well done to Richard Stevens for bringing home some silverware and to all others for some credible race performances. The Juniors would also like to express a big thank you for the support of all the parents that were present throughout the week.

The SSC Juniors celebrated their efforts in being part of this event with an evening out at Prezzo.

Aldeburgh School Sports day was a big success with about 22 children being taken onto the water by various club members in Wayfarers. Feedback from many of these kids was 10 / 10 for sailing, the best event of the week! Thanks to Leslie for coordinating this session and all those that helmed on the day, namely Hillas S, Martin L and Peter L along with help from Lizzie C and Simon C who helped launch and recover boats. It was also great that we could call upon our new buoyancy aids which were purchased as a result of a donation form Aldeburgh Town Council in 2019.

The weather during most of August has been wonderful (although very windy during the Junior Regatta). Consequently, it has been great to see so many members using the facilities at the club and creating a lively atmosphere. It is also good to report that membership keeps on growing with enquiries being received on a frequent basis. Andrew Freese our Membership Secretary has done a great job keeping on top of these and all other changes that need to be managed.

You may have noticed that the old deflated rib Patch and trailer have now departed from the club as will the Sand Hopper day boat in the compound. The club secured in total £1040 for these disposals much of which will go into our training budget for a new boat(s).

If you are around on Saturday 7th September SSC have a pitch at the Sizewell Station Family day from 13.00 to 18.00 hours. Pop along and say hello if you are in the area or would like to volunteer – refer to Dawn S.

Also see below we have 2 fabulous Club Talks by Robert and Nigel – Be sure to diarise these and come along. Please let Robert and Nigel know respectively if you plan to attend.

What can we look forward to in September?

  • Friday 6th September pm – Committee meeting Clubhouse
  • Saturday 7th September – Sizewell Station Family Day 13.00 hours to 18.00 hours. Slaughden Sailing Club will be represented.
  • Friday 13th to 22nd September RYA Southampton Boat Show
  • Saturday 21st September Club Talk and Supper (Fish and Chips) Painting Suffolk Landscapes in oils by Robert Tindall. 19.00 to 21.00 hours.
  • Wednesday 25th September Club Talk and Supper. The History of Orfordness from WW1 to Present day by Nigel Hemmings 19.00 to 21.00 hours.
  • SSC race programme refer to Calendar

At the time of writing the dinghy park tidy up work party was imminent on 31st August. I hope this goes well, attendance is good and outcome productive.

Last updated 16:16 on 2 October 2019

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