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Commodores Blog End March 2021

Published 12:55 on 1 Apr 2021

The first race in our calendar is due to take place on Saturday 11th April at 11am following several false starts linked to the pandemic. Racing can be in single handed dinghies or double handed dinghies maned by households. We would ask that you arrive at the club for races earlier than normal to ensure there are sufficient distancing when launching. Likewise, upon return to the club if there a few boats arriving at the slipway hold off until the area is clear to the recover your dinghies.

All being well the sailing season will then continue most weekends and Thursday pm.

For members visiting the club please ensure that you do not exceed a cluster of 6 people and maintain social distancing where mixed households or individuals are involved.

Please refer to the duty roster to help with Safety / Power boat cover and OOD duties. The programme has now been populated in the calendar throughout the year. Both patrol boats have had their annual service in March with the main rib Harry D2 being antifouled thanks to Leslie Downing and Andy Smith.

There is an organised gathering for the Dinghy work parties which are restricting in numbers to 6. I am pleased to announce that the work party on Saturday 10th April and the work party on Wednesday 21st April are both fully subscribed. A big thank you to Simon Cusworth for organising these work parties.

IF you have missed out on these work parties then there is still a chance to get involved as a third work party is in the calendar for Saturday 1st May so please go onto the Roster and volunteer or speak to Simon direct on 07743611086

In addition there is a Fence repair work party on the following dates where volunteers are required.

Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th and Saturday 24th April, all starting at 9.30. Please email clubcoordinator@slaughdensailingclub.co.uk to join any of these groups.

We also have 2 slots vacant for the Slipway washdown on Saturday 24th April that can be booked via the Duty Roster.

.and finally there is a pre- season Club boat maintenance day being organised by our BOSUN Andy Smith on Sunday 4th April from 10am . Andy would appreciate help in checking that the Club boats are fit for purpose. Please e mail clubcoordinator@slaughdensailingclub.co.uk if you can assist.

As you can see above a variety of events underway to get the club ship shape for the 2021. We are a volunteer club that relies upon all members to undertake one or more tasks throughout the year.

What is in the calendar for April 2021

  • Committee meeting Thursday 1st April
  • Dinghy Instructor Part 1 qualifications (5 club members enrolled) Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th April
  • Sunday and Thursday pm racing refer to calendar
  • Work Parties as above, refer to the calendar
  • Dinghy Shake Out Sail refer to the calendar all welcome
  • Tuesday evening Informal Sailing starts on 11th May from 6pm.

Last updated 12:55 on 1 April 2021

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