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This sunday (4/12/16)

This weekend as their is a gap in the chilly willy series we are going to be doing a bit of short course racing and the race officer refresher briefing. The idea is to launch a selection of club boats so we can rotate round after each race so everyone will get chance to do a bit of RO, racing and safety cover. which are about 10-15 minutes each. everyone is welcome, if you are new to the club or a less experienced sailor its a great way to meet the regulars and have a go.

As I said previously as its a training session I will lay on soup and a roll for afterwards, please let me know if you are coming so I can plan for numbers.

the plan is to have a quick briefing at 10:30 with a view to being afloat in time for the first start at 11:00 or a little after.

Thanks Richard

some of us don’t have to work you know!

A note from bill on behalf of our retired members:

Hi Richard
A Short note for web site.

For those of us who are retired or between jobs. John Williamson has been organising short race fun on Wednesday mornings if the weather is kind. The turnout has been more than the recent Sundays with 7 boats out the last two weeks.
All will be welcome.

“It’s not bad weather just the wrong clothes ”

thanks Bill

Christmas dinner

The Christmas dinner will be on the 11th of December, at 2:30 after sailing, it’s £10 per head the menu is:


Soup or Smoked Salmon


Beef, Turkey or Veggie Roast with all the trimmings


Christmas Pud or Apple Pie.

the sign up sheet will be by the Galley.

And now for something completely different

When Nigel was putting the Chilly Willy series together he allowed a gap for a working party on the 4th of December. He didn’t reckon on the sheer industriousness of the October working party getting through the whole jobs list and leaving us nothing to do! So instead of a working party we will just have to go for a sail instead!

As its a one off event we are going to try something a bit different and run a combined short course using the club boats and race officers’ refresher briefing that day. Full details to follow but the rough idea is turn up ready to go afloat for 11am as usual kitted out to sail and/or go out in the committee boat. We will put out a selection of club boats depending on the wind strength and rotate through the committee & rescue boats so everyone gets a go at short course racing and setting short courses.

(as its a briefing day I will do a pot of soup for afterwards)

Duties sign up and mowers


Dave Grummitt has asked me to post an appeal for mowers as we only have two runners at present and there is a limit the miracles he can work with some now extremely old engines! What Dave is looking for engines to transplant onto the existing decks. what he is after is any machine with a Briggs and Stratton engine 450 or simular, (it doesn’t matter if it needs a service or the deck as rotten).

for those of you who are looking for it here is the link for the current series duties sign up, just to be clear the rule is sign up before you race or results your results will be struck.

Chilly Willy duties sign up

observation of the silence this sunday

In order that we are able to observe the remembrance silence this Sunday the start will be slightly later, please rig as you would normally do but do not launch, a gun will be sounded at 11:00 and 11:02 to mark the start and finish. The RO will start the race once everyone is afloat.

Thanks Richard


Website Replacement

The club has been for a little while now been running with two websites whilst we have been testing the new sailing club manager (SCM) software. ( and shortly we will be merging the two onto one so it is important to ensure that you are receiving the email notices from SCM.

To that end this notice is going to be reproduced on both the new and old mailing list. Please can you check that you have received this message from the new system. These will appear with the subject line “Message from Stewartby Water Sports Club” If you do not see the message, firstly please check you spam folder (Gmail users have reported this as a problem) and if you still don’t see it let us know via the contact us section of either site.

Cook required

£8/hr or on a they keep the profits basis.
To run the club galley on Sunday afternoon (11-4) from March through to November and Wednesday evenings during BST.

The exact hours and details of the role are negotiable, our current setup is:
we buy in precooked meals from a catering supplier who delivers directly to site reheated and served by members, We would be interested in a candidate who could do this in place of the volunteers or would want to take on more hours to cook from scratch.

on both days the meals are pre-booked by sailors before the first race (about an hour and a half in advance). on Wednesdays There are 2 options of hot meal usually typical dishes are fish pie, curry lasagne or similar. Sunday’s meals are pannis and jacket potatoes. Numbers vary but we are typically between 10 and 25 covers.
for further information please email or phone Gerry on 01767 312221

Thanks Richard Hargreaves

Richard Hargreaves

Well done

well done to everyone at the working party heres the jobs list:


if I may say so it was a truly blinding performance!


see you all next Saturday for this:







FREE LUNCH (now I have you attention is a working party this weekend!)

a few more jobs have been messaged in so the full jobs list is now:

-Tree cutting

-Brush cutting round the road bases

-Build the bonfire in preparation for our fabulous bonfire night celebration following the sprint 15 open on the 5th of the November

-Tidy Garages and improve kit storage

-Remove up and over door structures form garages

-Repair and inflate jockey wheels and tyres on safety boats.

-Deep clean the kitchen and fridges in preparation for the audit on Monday

-Hang the new blinds in the clubhouse.

-Fill up fuel store

-Inflate both the rescue boats

-Measure up between the race hut and the committee boat to cost up for a possible shore supply

its 9:45 start for a brew and a briefing just before 10.  And Claire is in charge in the galley for the aforementioned free lunch for all volunteer’s.

Thanks Richard