It was great to see so many friends at the club yesterday to celebrate the New Year. Thank you for your patience while the Flags kindly supported by their partners and some good friends familiarised themselves with the bar and galley facilities and your favourite tipples. We will be even slicker next time!
For many of us it was a welcome return to the Club and an opportunity to look forward to warmer days, kind breezes and adventures afloat. In the meantime, our debt of gratitude to Steve the Bosun, new ManCom Member Neil and others who have had an eye to members’ boats and our club facilities during the recent period of unkind weather. We are coming through pretty much unscathed, not least with their kind diligence.
While we remain bunkered down we know of one or two members who have been on their travels further afield, racing in the Med and cruising in the Caribbean. Already our days are getting a little longer and we can plan and look forward to our own ventures. In the meantime, we are very envious and look forward to reading your trip reports in due course.
Yesterday marked the re-opening of the clubhouse after the Holidays and now we look forward to Burns Night, the very popular Carvery Lunches and much, much more. Do read the regular comms which provide all the details.
Work continues on the new training and changing room building with the particular focus continuing on the internal kit-out. Toby and the team are keeping very busy. Work continues on track for the new building to be open in time for the new sailing season.
Finally to note that all members will have received their annual invoices shortly after the AGM. If not already settled, a timely reminder to arrange this as soon as possible.
Your Flag Officers, Catherine, Philip and Quentin
Paul Babington has supplied a small number of 2024 Club Calendars, for sale in the club office, first come first served.
£15.00 each with Paul donating £5 to the club for each sold.