The club have unfortunately been forced to postpone the open meetings scheduled for 12th and 19th October.
On 12th October we were scheduled to host the D-Zero and Enterprise Opens and on 19th October we were scheduled to host the British Moth and Lightning Opens.
It is envisigaged that at least some of these opens will be rescheduled for Saturday 9th November and confirmation is expected in the next few days.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Big thank you to those members who helped out at the September work party. A massive amount of work was done in clearing the overgrown areas on the roadway.
Why we are running these
When we rented the site the minimum work was okay to keep the landlord happy, with the work generally being carried out by a small number of members and then the two ‘turbo-charged’ February work-party weekends. However, unlike many other clubs we are now in the enviable position of actually owning our site and being the current custodians we now have an obligation to ensure we maintain it to an acceptable level.
Creating the right environment helps maintain memberships levels, helps in attracting new members and ensures the ecology of the site is optimised. Managing the ecology is really important morally but also practically as it supports the club development plans (planning permission obligations) also proactively managing the land stops areas getting overgrown which in turn negatively affects the wind pattern over the lake, this latter point affects all sailing members.
So, if you want to enjoy more predictable wind across the lake, stock up your log-burner supplies or do your bit for the natural environment, the next work-party is planned for Saturday 5th October 9.30-13.00.
Many of you took part in the online training survey in January this year, asking you what training opportunities you'd like for the upcoming 2019 season (adult and youth).
Looking forward to a great season!