Commodores Blog August 2020
Published 09:11 on 1 Sep 2020
Well done to all the Juniors that participated in the Aldeburgh Junior Race week. It
was great to see so many Slaughden Juniors involved and to hear that they all had
an enjoyable time followed by a Pizza celebration at the end of the week. Likewise,
the Adults who raced the following week in the Adult Regatta during some
Coronavirus is still with us so a further reminder to everyone to continue to sign in
upon every visit to the club. The club recently had a close call and it was invaluable
to be able, within hours. pull together a comprehensive list of known members that
were at the club during a pre- defined period. This information would have been
passed to NHS Track and Trace to accelerate their contact scheme. Fortunately,
this was a false alarm but a great test of our process and response time.
I hope all members enjoyed reading the recent Newsletter. A big thankyou to Terry
Sheppey for compiling this informative issue and to all those that contributed.
Please be aware that we have created a number of new dinghy positions in the
dinghy park to the right hand side of the pedestrian path as you enter the club, In the
event that members are driving into the club via the drive in gate would you please
be more vigilant when manoeuvring your vehicle.
A big thankyou to Stephen Foxall and Anne Dowden for hosting the Old Gaffers
Association (OGA) over the weekend of 29th / 30th August at Slaughden. At the time
of writing feedback is pending how the weekend unfolded as there were some strong
winds and showers to contend with. A further thankyou to Richard Pilgrim for the
loan and assembly of his marque for this event.
The Committee will shortly be turning its attention to the AGM which is due in
November. These events take a lot of planning which is made more complicated with
the uncertainty of COVID. It is not clear yet whether we will be able to organise an
event but nonetheless the Committee will need to go through the motions and
What can we look forward to in September?
Friday 4th September pm Committee meeting Clubhouse
Sunday 6th September Slipway Washdown.
Sunday 6th September Dinghy racing Autumn Series 2.
Sunday 13th September Dinghy racing Autumn Series 3.
Sunday 20th September Dinghy racing Autumn Series 4.
Sunday 27th September Dinghy racing Autumn Series 5.
Wednesday 30th - Wednesday night Talk
Note Safety Boat cover required for race series 3 to 5.
Last updated 09:13 on 1 September 2020