The Annual General Meeting will take place on WEDNESDAY 4th November 2015 at 7:30pm in the Clubhouse.
All members of the Club are invited to attend and may join in the discussions at the meeting, although only Full and Honorary members are entitled to vote.
Please make every effort to attend, as the AGM is the main forum for all members to have their say about the running of the club. We will be serving some snacks before the start of the Meeting, with free coffee & tea available.
From Sunday 8 November and throughout the Frostbite series you will be able to indulge in a plate of home-made soup and a roll at Sunday lunchtimes. No need to pre-order – turn up, sail (or not) and sup. The demand for a more substantial meal as well has dwindled over recent years and coupled with the earlier lunch break after the first race it has become increasingly difficult to lay anything on. So this year we have dropped the baked potatoes and fillings of previous years. Instead you may wish to try one of the range of artisan pies now on offer. Again, no need to pre-order – straight from freezer to microwave to plate whenever you want it.
With the nights drawing in and the sailing season beginning to wind-down, Winter Development works are being planned. Building on last year’s drive to improve both the sailing and the facilities at the Club, this year’s Winter Working parties will focus on further sailing improvements, landscaping and Clubhouse improvements. In particular, we are looking at more tree ’management,’ improving & landscaping the berthing and shoreline, and improving the Bar area, along with a number of safety and maintenance works.
As last year, there will be numerous tasks for all ages and abilities with a focus on enjoying working together, so there is no need to feel shy - and yes, there will be more bonfire duties. Details will follow nearer the time by Club email, but in the interim, please note the following 2015 Work Party dates for your diaries,
- 7th November
- 21st November
- 5th December
- 19th December
Bart’s Bash is taking place on Sunday 20th September at 1pm. This is the second race of the day.
Those of you who took part last year will remember how enjoyable the day was. We had 32 boats on the water, taking part in a Guinness World Record attempt, with many more supporters ashore.
As a global event 2014 produced the following statistics:
• Event held in over 60 countries
• 30,734 sailors
• 87,228,403 metres sailed
• The Largest Sailing Race in the World certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
All of which means that Redesmere Sailing Club now holds a Guinness World Record (along with many other sailing clubs – but we don’t mention that!)
This year we aim to beat our own record of 32 boat taking part in the race and, through Barts Buddies, to encourage friends, family and work colleagues to share our enjoyment of sailing. Why not invite a friend to crew for you or simply offer them a trip round the first buoy and back. The more people we have on the water, the better.
Why not arrive early and practice during the first race of the day and then stay on for the third – hopefully you will find out what you have been missing.
As an added incentive, after the race, home-made pulled pork baps, coleslaw and BBQ sauce will be on sale. And, as usual, the bar and galley will be open so please make every effort to come and join us for this fun day.