Cruiser Class October Newsletter

In line with past traditions, it is the turn of Mr 𝕷𝖊𝖋𝖋𝖊 to compose this newsletter.

We had hoped to tell you the tales of some members of the Tuesday Group who hired a canal boat from Ely and went to St Ives. However due to a misunderstanding of the complexities of operating an automatic lock in high winds and the rather strict bail conditions imposed it is not possible to elaborate. Needless to say, many of the hostelries along the Great Ouse were grateful for their patronage.

 

Commodore’s Day

 Another one of those Agincourt Days : you had to be there to believe it.

The Cruiser Class put on a wonderful display, festooning their boats with many different flags, not quite in the traditional dressed overall way, but effective non the less. We even manage to entice the Commodore of Queenborough Yacht Club to bring two boats to join in the festivities. Our Commodore Richard Stone was invited to judge the bed making competition but instead took wine with us all.

 

13th November Cruiser Class AGM 1730 and Laying Up Supper 1900hrs for 1930

This year the Laying Up Supper will be in the Club House on the 13th November and hopefully we will be having Kelly Tolhurst MP as our guest of honour. Hopefully she can enlighten us about the funny side of politics.

Booking forms can be downloaded from the Cruiser class page here Please fill in and return them to John Marshall seen4you@gmail.com or Bob Turk  rjturk@talktalk.net   Preferably pay by BACS to  Medway Yacht Club Cruiser Class or Cheque and form into the office.
 
Before the Meal there will be the Class AGM in the library at 1730 . We have not had a AGM for two years so this is your opportunity to come along and have your say and vote for your committee.

 

Cruising

It’s coming to the end of the season and not many of you are venturing away. The last Queenborough weekend proved to be a success with 18 people sitting down to dinner in the Queen Phillipa.

This was due to be the last one of the season but if there is a calling for one more (9th October), then please let John Marshall know

Don’t forget the class runs a WhatsApp group aimed at cruises and any other yachty matters: if you want to know more contact Bob Turk

 

 

 General News
The Bosun (Steve Porter) hopes to fit the white rubbing strip which the cruiser class supplied to the inside of the Jetty this month. The Scrubbing trolley is due for a sand blasting and repainting this winter after which new white rubbing strips will be replacing the current black ones. Once again these were supplied by the Cruiser Class.

The club is due to replace the CCTV system this winter and the Cruiser Class has bought the cameras that are going to cover the car park.

It’s that time of year when we have to think about getting our boats out of the water for the winter: don’t forget to book your hauling out and relaunching, forms are in the office . Pay now for both and get it at 2021 prices.

Medway Yacht Club 200 Club.

The club runs a 200 club which gives prizes every month with the cash left over going to finance extras for the club. So far it has raised enough to buy a defibrillator and a pair of high definition binoculars for the race hut and Saxon.. Contact Sue Banister in the office for details of how to join.

Racing

The Club Autumn Series is due to start on the 24th of October and runs for 6 weeks. It’s a really good time to have a cruise with a purpose . To this end there will be a white sail class for the not hardened racer. Entry forms can be found on the club website .

The Club currently needs a trot boat driver for the morning of the 21st and 28th of November.

That’s all for now folks, if you have enjoyed reading the newsletters don’t forget to pay your subscriptions for which we will be sending out reminders! For all those that have paid, thank-you very much .