After months of working parties, we are finally nearing the start of the Season!
On Saturday 14th March, 2015, we will be having our 'final' working party, and by around 4.00 pm, we hope to have the Club and Clubhouse ready for the first races of the season on Sunday.
We are by no means finished, and the dredging is still ongoing, however the Committee felt that we needed to thank the members for all their support in getting so much work done over the winter, therefore, even if you cannot come to the working party itself, please come down on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm to join us in a bite to eat, free tea and coffee and one drink from the bar or even one of our new 'posh' coffees.
Sunday 22nd February - UPDATE
Please note that the leader, location and start time for the Winter Walk has been changed, due to the original leader being unavailable.
David Wainwright has kindly offered to lead the walk and the new starting/finishing point will be: THE VALE INN, ADLINGTON ROAD, BOLLINGTON. We will be meeting around 10.30 am, and David will lead a walk around the Bollington area of approximately 2 hours, ending back up at the Pub.
There is a public car across park the road from the pub. If you would like to have a meal afterwards at the Pub, which David assures me is well known for its food, please let David know, so he can inform the pub as to how many to expect.
For a look at their menu, see their website: www.valeinn.co.uk
Please note, the pub is child friendly, but does not allow dogs.
The main Social Sailing season has been over for some weeks and the Racing season has now closed until March next year, but the Club has been anything but quiet at the weekends as preparations for the forthcoming dredging works and actions to improve the sailing wind are ongoing.
You can help!
Working Parties will alternate Sundays and Saturdays each week, commencing Sunday 4th January, so please make every effort to attend at least one or two. There are all sorts of tasks available including
- change/renew Clubhouse locks to improve Members access (if you have chisels or other suitable tools, please bring along)
- drainage options for the Laser Park
- over-water tree trimming (chain-saw)
- onshore wood cutting (for bonfire or removal by anyone interested, chain-saws welcome)
- 'pruning’ of trimmed tree boughs for branches to go on bonfire
- steadying timber whilst others saw it
- bonfire monitoring (and feeding)
- safety boat cover
- rearrange Clubhouse locking, for improved Member access
- install Clubhouse lighting modifications and OD hut power facilities
- refill Social storage shed
- clean buoys, marks & Committee Boat
- transfer club sails etc from Oppi shed to Clubhouse
- 'make sense' of the Maintenance Shed, so that we can all find tools for the next phase of the works
In a slight change to the original program of events. The social sailing day, planning for Saturday 25th Oct, has moved forward one day to Sunday 26th Oct. The 26th was originally reserved for racing, specifically the Autumn and Junior events, this event will not be run on the day but will continue as normal the following week. On Saturday 25th October the lake will be used for the Comet Open event.
We have taken the decision to schedule a Social Sail/Start Racing Regatta on Sunday 26th October instead of the planned club racing (Autumn Series, Junior Championship and Novice Championship races 13-15). It will run from 11 am to 3.30 pm with plenty of opportunity for all to enjoy time on the water in a fun, social atmosphere.
Should you just wish to social sail, there will be ample opportunity. But, if Bart's Bash gave you a taste for social racing, why not join in with a few short races, just for the fun of it. Regular Sunday racers will also be around having fun, racing one another and hopefully offering useful advice if required.