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Commodores Blog May 2019

Published 12:54 on 4 Jun 2019

Betty Brown

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Betty Brown following a short illness. Bettys celebration of her life was held on Thursday 23rd May and attended by members of Slaughden Sailing Club.

Betty and Maurice Brown were both very hard working and committed members of the club for many years, if not from its foundation.

Push the Boat Out

One of the most successful Push the Boat Out events at the club with circa 64 people attending on the day. Opportunities to sail in dinghies, cruisers or to launch a Kayak , Canoe or Paddle board were on offer.

A huge thankyou to all of the volunteers on the day of which there were about 30 and in particular to Dawn our Social Secretary for planning and allowing us to execute such a smooth and efficient event. Already the event has contributed positively to our membership numbers.

The new buoyancy aids (15 in total) that we purchased following a donation from Aldeburgh Town Council came in particularly useful.

Italian Night

26 members attended a very enjoyable Italian night dinner and a big welcome to any 'first timers' that attended. The main course selection was scrumptious as were the wonderful selection of Italian puddings that followed. A big thanks to all those that assisted in the preparation of the food and sweets and for making the evening go so well.

Training

Tuesday night Adult support and Teenage sailing sessions have started and are being very well supported. If you are interested in coming along then please talk to Leslie who will be able to outline the format.

Congratulations to the following members that have successfully qualified for their RYA Power Boat Level 2 – Richard Stevens, Richard Thompson and Scott Hunt. In addition to Daisy Hyland from Orford sailing club who passed the RYA Safety Boat course and consequently qualified as a Senior Dinghy Instructor for Orford.

The RYA course enabled us to test the new Honda engine on our larger rib. Suffice to say all went well and we now have two excellent support boats. You may also notice we have a brand new purpose built launch trailer for Pegasus which is stored in the rib shed. A big thankyou to David Pegg for the design and manufacture of this trailer which comes with a trailer winch for ease of recovery.

Dinghy Race events

Attendance is looking very positive to date with abig thanks to Dave Ashton for circulating reminders – let's keep it going and make the effort to join in as many races as you can.

Look out for what is going on in June

  • Let's have as many attendees participating in a new event dropped into the calendar for Saturday 8th June – Topper fun race. Its open to everyone and if successful could be repeated later in the year.
  • RYA Power boat course on 8th / 9th June – 1 vacancy still to fill
  • Saturday 15th June AYC Wayfarer Regatta – SSC members welcome.
  • Saturday 15th June Snape Cruise and Picnic
  • Saturday 22nd June – Round the Island race
  • Volunteers needed for Slipway Washdown refer to the Calendar

Last updated 14:15 on 11 August 2019

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