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Commodores Blog End April 2021

Published 13:12 on 3 May 2021

Training has been the main topic in April.5 members of SSC undertook Part 1 of a Dinghy Instructor course in difficult conditions, but all performed extremely well and will proceed onto Part 2 when mix households should be possible. Upon completion this will really bolster our pool of resources to support the running of RYA Dinghy courses.

On the topic of RYA courses we are pleased to announce that we have concluded an RYA L1 dinghy course that appears to be almost fully booked with 10 students. This course will be well supported by our existing and hopefully our new. to be. Dinghy Instructors.

One of our existing Dinghy Instructors will be attending a pre assessment to hopefully enrol on a course to become a Senior Instructor. This is a role that we are lacking at the club and where there is a National shortage.

We also ran a Power Boat refresher course in April and will be running a limited Power boat course early May to support two members that need to secure this qualification as part of their Dinghy Instructor course.

A message to all Safety and Power boat drivers to access the Duty Roster and cover several gaps we have in the roster. May is looking noticeably light and requires names to cover the various events.

Finally, Dawn has arranged for a First Aid course in May as we have several members undertaking roster duties who current First Aid has expired.

Its good to see dinghy racing getting off to such a good start. On average there are 10 dinghies competing in each weekend race which is great and would be fabulous if we can get this to 15.

A big thankyou to Ken and Alison Barnetson and to Adam Davies Brown for installing and repairing the fence alongside the boatyard. Between these three over a weekend, they were able to complete this task.

SLAUGHDEN OPEN DAY we are opening the club on Sunday 23rd May from 11am to 4pm to encourage people to come and talk to us about the club, what we offer and membership. We are not planning to take people onto the water but to spend time with visitors and share our passion for the club. The more members we have on site on the day the more time we can spend talking to our visitors. If you can spare some time on 23rd please let Dawn know on clubcoordinator@slaughdensailingclub.co.uk or give Dawn a call.

What to look out for in May 2021

  • Racing every Sunday and Thursday see calendar.
  • Tuesday evening Informal sailing and Kayaking from 18.00 hours.
  • First Aid course Tuesday 11th May (Part 1)
  • May Cruise Saturday 15th May
  • Committee meeting Thursday 20th May
  • Slipway Washdown Saturday 22nd May Volunteers wanted
  • Slaughden Open Day Sunday 23rd May from 11am
  • May Public Holiday Cruise Saturday 29th May
  • Look out for Novice races and Pop-up races during May refer calendar.

Last updated 13:12 on 3 May 2021

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